Espresso is a lovely word, conveying "expressly for you", "expressed from the machine" and "quickly enjoyed". On a practical note, very hot water is forced through finely-ground coffee creating a small "shot" of rich, thick liquid topped with a viscous crema. Espresso should look as beautiful as it tastes!
Espresso is not a type of coffee bean or roast; it is a method of making coffee.
Although any coffee can be run through your espresso machine, true espressos are blended to balance "sweetness", "acidity" and "bitterness" to create the desired taste profile.
Our seven espresso coffees cover the range of roast levels from our light "Sweet & Sassy" to full-body "Arte Scura" Vienna roast. You will also notice a trip around the world featuring coffee from South America, Africa, Asia and India to create our extensive pallet of exotic flavours.
For those who love espresso but want to avoid caffeine, be sure to try our Swiss Water Dark & Decaf blend. You will miss the buzz, but not the flavour!
Ambrosia: Vienna Roast
Varietal: Multiple Origins Score 86.3 Roast: Vienna Notes: Fruit, mushrooms, sweet smoke, caramel and cream Origin: Blend A complex blend of 5 coffees that are dry-processed, wet-processed and monsooned. There...
Arte Scura: Vienna Roast
Varietal: Multiple Origins Score: 87 Roast: Vienna Notes: Chocolate, rustic fruit accents Origin: Blend This is a blend of South American coffee producing an exotic espresso shot or intense...
Dark and Decaf - SWP: Vienna Roast
Varietal: Multiple Origins Score: 85 Roast: Vienna Notes: Bittersweet, carbon, chocolate Origin: Africa/Peru A blend of top grade beans naturally decaffeinated using the Swiss Water Process. Expect a...
Little Italy - Espresso Blend - Full City
Varietal: Multiple Origins Score: 86.0 Roast:: Full City Notes: Silky body, sweet cane sugar, floral hints, bittersweet chocolate Origin: Blend A sweet mild espresso. Mild acidity with texture...
Night Owl - Espresso Blend - Full City
Varietal: Multiple Origins Score: 85.5 Roast: Full City Notes: Bitter sweet chocolate, nuts, berry fruit, sweet molasses, peat. Origin: Blend A more aggressive chocolatey espresso blend with lots of body....
Sun Dance - Espresso Blend - Full City
Varietal: Multiple Origins Score: 86.0 Roast: Full City Notes: Sweet, low acidity, roasted almonds, hints of floral with earthy rustic under tones Origin: Blend This espresso has lots of...
Sweet & Sassy - Espresso Blend - Full City
Varietal: Multiple Origins Score: 85 Roast: Full City Notes: Refined sugars, dark cocoa, dried prune, roasted nuts Origin: Blend A sweet, clean espresso blend with a sharp sweetness, fruity tones...