After reading all the raves, expected this to knock my socks off... but it was just okay. Tried every combination of grind/weight/tamper but couldn't get a proper extraction from these beans (water always ran through too fast, no matter how fine the grind).
My preference is a strong, full-flavored hit of caffeine in the morning. Sadly these beans didn't provide that; extractions were smooth but weak in flavour and provided no buzz.
This is a cracking blend, one of my top 5 ever.
It's really lively, great with a bit of milk or iced latte.
Smooth, delicate and just perfect for my morning cup of coffee. It starts lifting you up when it goes through the grinder and the smell is wafting through the kitchen. And it only gets better from there!
Love it! Full of flavour. My new favourite.
Loved this blend from Padre. Direct was out of stock of the Humbler blend from Proud Mary and so I gave thurs one a go. Zero disappointment from me, loved every cup I made from these beans. Milk based coffees for me
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Deliciously complex as espresso, the Seasonal espresso blend is mild and balanced. White or black, long or short, Seasonal has components that shine. Not packing an espresso machine set up at home - no probs, it makes for an excellent plunger, Aeropress or stovetop coffee too.
SEASONAL ESPRESSO BLEND DESCRIPTION
The OG, a Melbourne classic: roasted fresh in Brunswick East since 2008.
Our Seasonal Espresso Blend is a carefully balanced combination of our best drinking Central American and African coffees. This blend is full-bodied and complex, with a bright acidity and notes of malt, toffee, caramel and almond.
COLOMBIA GAITANIA 25%
Fully washed process - Typica and Cattura varietals from Agprocem & Asopep cooperatives based in Gaitania, Tolima.
BRAZIL SWEET ESPRESSO 25%
Natural & pulped natural process - Mundo Novo and Acaia varietals from Fazenda Nossa Senhora Aparecida (O’Coffee Estate) based in Alta Mogiana, Brazil.
ETHIOPIA YIRGACHEFFE BOJI 25%
Natural process - Ethiopia Heirloom varietals from the Boji washing station based in Bonde, Ethiopia.
GUATEMALA HUEHUETENAGO 25%
Fully washed process - Bourbon, Cattura and Catuai varietals from Unex Exporters based in Guatemala City, Guatemala.
IN THE CUP
COMPLEX, BALANCED, MALT, TOFFEE, CARAMEL, ALMONDS
- DOSE - 22.5g
- YIELD - 36g
- TIME - 28 - 33s
- TEMP - 94°C
- RATIO - 1:1.6
This recipe is for espresso and developed on a commercial coffee machine. Use as a guide to achieve your desired flavour preference. If you are unable to reproduce the exact result on your home machine, don’t panic, an alternative is to simply adjust your recipe using the ratio so it works best for your set up.