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In Italy, an espresso is defined by 4 things, sometimes referred to as the "4 M"s: Machina, Mano, Macinazione and Miscela. In English these translate to Machine, Hand, Grinder and Blend. This blend, named for the viscous sweetness we've achieved, is a twist on a traditional Italian espresso blend, and we find it comes vividly to life when applied to the Macinazione, Mano and Machina. Soft, sweet Brazilian coffee serves as the base and gives the espresso its rich, velvety, heavy mouth-feel. We use the Latin American to add complexity and just a touch of acidity to keep it lively on the palate. Finally, the Yirgacheffe is added for sweetness and citric aromatics.
We love the way this espresso dances with layers of aromas and flavors, all announcing themselves in the thick viscous crema. Blackstrap is especially well suited to traditional combinations with milk, whether you prefer a small, more coffee-focused cappuccino, or the the sweeter, creamier cafe latte.
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I snagged this coffee after seeing it on the shelves while visiting a friend in NYC. I was impressed with the aroma and even more so with the flavor.
I first tried this at Grand Central about a year ago, recently bought another espresso machine and got this at Whole Foods!!! This coffee need to ground on coarser side or you won't get any flow (this is 22 on my Breville Smart Pro which goes to 60, so 3.5 on a 10 scale grinder). I like Honduras a bit better as it is stronger, but this is a fine sweet coffee for capuccinos, not so much for a strong espresso shot.
Supreme quality and taste. I fell in love with this bean during my travels through Grand Central. I haven't been through Grand Central in a few months so I ordered the beans online. More than satisfied with the product and will continue to order.
First time I have had the Blackstrap but have seen other favorable reviews so wanted to give it a try. Had my own problems dialing it in but once i found a sweet spot it was very good and consistent. Will definitely try it again. If you like bright and citrusy espressos this is not it. This is a deep espresso that reminds me of Italy.
Just wish it were sold in my area.
Sitting here this Saturday morning enjoying a yummy cappuccino drawn from the last handful of beans from my first 12oz bag I picked up a week ago, I now have to sort out how I'm going to manage this new addiction! Perhaps my local coffee roaster won't miss my regular purchase as I consider driving 40 miles to Irving Farm in the city. Can I afford such a premium coffee, a healthy 30% more in cost? How do I limit myself to two doubles a day? How long will it take to ship? I could have worse challenges. I'm going ALL-IN!!!
If you're looking for a consistent espresso that has no pungent after taste and has a smooth sienna color and texture then Blackstrap Espresso from Irving Farm is the one.
the roast is a little bit what you would usually find in espresso beans. The taste and consistency are amazing. I even used these beans with a coarser grind to make drip. It was fantastic. One of the best espressos i've had.
We've been enjoying using the Blackstrap espresso in our machine. Makes a crazy good macchiato. So glad to have found you guys!
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Available for limited times in small quantities, our carefully curated micro-lots are single origin coffees at their purest. Not only are the beans sourced from one farm, they're sourced from one micro-lot of land on that farm, ensuring a highly consistent flavor and experience. This is a wonderful way to sample the true, amazing potential of coffee. We've selected these lots despite their small quantity because we see something in them that's truly special--and we think you will, too.
True to their name, single origin coffees consist of beans sourced from a farm or community in one, specific region. Seasonal selections from around the world, our line of single origin coffees focuses on the highest quality product from coffee producers who take their work as seriously as we do.
Handcrafted from exceptional single origin coffees, our signature blends are carefully developed in our Hudson Valley roastery to please drinkers day after day, year round.
Offering exceptional flavor to coffee lovers who prefer to go without the caffeine, our Decaf selections stay true to taste with carefully blended, naturally water-processed decaffeinated coffees.
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12oz per week (About enough coffee to brew 10 cups each week.)
12oz every two weeks (About enough coffee to brew 5 cups each week.)
12oz each month (About enough coffee to brew 2 to 3 cups each week.)