Fresh Fuit, Mouth-Coating, Caramelized Sugars
Traditional espresso has always been thought of within the confines of a deeply developed blend of two or three origins. While these blends can be extraordinarily delicious and pair well with milk, we got to thinking: Why limit espresso to that definition?
Green coffee quality continues to improve, and we have access to some exceptional beans. In honor of these beans, and with a sense of endless possibilities—a life with no limits— we’ve decided to shake things up and highlight the dynamic nature of single origin espressos. No Limits is a non-traditional style espresso that will feature the most versatile, seasonal, single origin we can find.
Why? Because, we like to geek out. Because we love the unlimited possibilities that reside in these beans. Because nothing can match the joy of a perfect, complex, and intriguing espresso.
Current in-season offering: Colombia Red Honey Aponte
Grown at over 2,150 meters above sea level, the Caturra variety is processed using the Red Honey method. This method leaves a ton of sticky mucilage on the surface of the coffee bean producing a most excellent flavor profile. A syrupy body with vibrant citrus fruits leaves the finish with a long-lasting sweet chocolate. We are pleased to feature this Red Honey offering as our second round of No Limits.
Specific flavor notes vary based on what’s in-season. You can expect everything you love in a great filter coffee— but as espresso. Think: crisp, clear flavors, unparalleled cleanliness, mouth-coating body, fresh fruits with a lingering caramelizing sugar sweetness. In milk, No Limits provides enough depth to pack a punch in your Latte, but rocks in smaller ratios, like Macchiatos and Cappuccinos. While it sings sweetest as espresso, it has no limits. Throw it in your morning pour over and enjoy a richly sweet cup.
Recommended Espresso Parameters: 20g dry coffee, 45g liquid espresso, 27-32 seconds @ 9 bars