A bold roast with a heavy body and a spicy, almost old-world flavor. Ideal for espresso (duh) but also a delicious treat for a dark-roast lover who wields a mean french press.
Layers of flavor and texture starting with a sweet meyer lemon acidity, black cherry and marionberry fruitiness in deep tamarind chocolate liquor with spicy cardamom, clove and fresh tobacco mixed in. Bridging the gap between the old world and new with direct source relationships, high elevation coffees, and blending for balance in a complete espresso.
"Enjoyable but not excellent. I don't think I will be getting this again, middle forks Ethiopian was better in my opinion, and slightly cheaper. " (4 out of 5)
"I am typically a fan of dark roast coffees, however this was a full flavored rich brew that I really enjoyed. So much so, that I ordered a full bag once I tried it in my sampler! I brew with a French Press. " (5 out of 5)
"We're not fancy or coffee afficianados by any means. These are the first beans we have used with our new espresso machine, but we love them! A full-bodied roast that give great flavor to our lattes. Neither my husband nor I find the tobacco flavor to be overpowering." (5 out of 5)
"Great espresso. I loved the finish. One of our new go-to coffee makers. Herkimer is known for there quality!" (5 out of 5)
"Love this roast from Herkimer. Pulls a great shot for hot or iced lattes and has a lovely chocolatey/earthy taste to it. Optimum temperature to brew at is 199ºF to 201ºF. Extraction time lasts between 25-30 seconds. " (5 out of 5)
"Herkimer was one of my favorite places to grab coffee when I lived in Seattle, and even to my amateur espresso making skills, it's still one of my favorites. Hit this with a little whole steamed milk and you get a nice chocolate front and an earthy round tobacco end. I love it!" (5 out of 5)
"Herkimer's espresso blend is delicious if you're a fan of dark chocolatey coffees. It has very distinctive tobacco notes that I really enjoyed in the mornings relaxing in my recliner. My girlfriend found the tobacco a bit overpowering though, so your enjoyment of this blend is tied to that taste." (5 out of 5)
"My new favorite espresso. Great balance of bright citrus acidity, berry sweetness, and chocolatey roasted coffee flavors with subtle background spices that were more pronounced in milk drinks. Tasted best as a ristretto: 18g beans for 21-24g espresso in 25 seconds, using 199° water. " (5 out of 5)
"We drink it in the morning and it made a great cortado" (3 out of 5)