Espresso is the method of extracting coffee, and not necessarily a type of coffee or roast profile. You can use any kind of coffee to make espresso, however some can be more forgiving than others. Dark roasts are typically used for espresso because the pronounced roast level translates into that rich, dark, bold espresso flavor that many are familiar with.
Lately more and more roasters have pushed for lighter roasted espresso offerings, which produce a shot full of unique tastes and high acidity. Here at New Harvest, we love all kinds of espresso, and whereas our Whisper espresso presents a more contemporary styled lighter profile, we wanted to offer something more traditional for the fans of that darker, “Italian style” espresso. Our Monster Espresso is the delicious result. Great for espresso or drip coffee!
All of our blends rotate ingredients throughout the year as fresh crops become available.
Current Components: Costa Rica La Rosa, Brazil Oberon
In 1960 a group of coffee producers came together to create COOPNARANJO, R.L., (Naranjo Coffee Growers and Multiple Services Cooperative, LLC) in order to pool their efforts for coffee processing. Since that time the Cooperative’s members have purchased their own mill and have implemented comprehensive measures to improve coffee quality and production in addition to educating the members about sustainable farming practices and providing agricultural technical assistance. La Rosa comes from four farms located in the Naranjo district in the West Valley region. Naranjo is divided into 29 coffee growing areas that are “blessed for coffee” enjoying near ideal growing conditions – soil, altitude, rainfall, and temperature – that combine to produce a unique coffee with delicate aroma, mild body and pleasing taste. The Cooperative has successfully improved the coffee production of its members and enhanced their communities socially, financially, and sustainably.
Oberon coffee could be described as the Queen of Brazilian coffees as only the best and finest coffees from Brazil’s Cerrado region find their way into Oberon. The Cerrado region is located in the southwestern part of the Minas Gerais state. It is a region famous for its homogeneous climate, altitude and product quality characteristics. Because it is mainly dry and flat, producers can worry less about the elements and focus more of their time and energy on producing great coffee. The cherries are picked at the best stage of their maturation, which allows the bean to absorb as much sweetness as possible. The Oberon is the perfect blend of the three main characteristics found in coffee (acidity, body, and sweetness), which makes for a very well-balanced coffee.