Blackstrap Espresso

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$14.00 / 12 Ounces
Countries
Brazil, Guatemala & Ethiopia
Regions
Mogiana, Santa Rosa & ECX
Varieties
Bourbon, Caturra, Catuai, Catimor, Icatu, Mondo Novo, Pacas, Typica & Heirloom
Processes
Natural & Washed
Altitudes
1200 - 1900 Meters
Tasting Notes
Heavy, Molasses, Caramel

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Blackstrap Espresso

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.blackstrap-yummy.jpg1-blackstrap-espresso.jpgblackstrap-secondary2.jpg


Customer Reviews

Rating 5/5 Based on 8 product reviews
  1. Rating
    Blackstrap Beans

    Written By Unknown
    28th Jul 2014

    Excellent!


  2. Rating
    Fantastic Espresso

    Written By Andy
    16th Jul 2014

    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.


  3. Rating
    Sweet espresso

    Written By Unknown
    2nd Jun 2014

    We've been enjoying using the Blackstrap espresso in our machine. Makes a crazy good macchiato. So glad to have found you guys!


  4. Rating
    I quite like

    Written By ReubenMa
    4th May 2014

    This is a beautiful shot with very good light-weight.


  5. Rating
    May make the best iced latte ever

    Written By Unknown
    20th Apr 2014

    I am constantly in search of espresso to home brew, with emphasis on iced lattes. Blackstrap compares really well with some of the best I drank in Italy and in Israel. Strong (or should I say hearty), but just right, with edges of sweetness--syrupy goodness.
    If you really like Black Cat Intelligentsia or Counter Culture Toscano, this is better in my opinion. And now it's right there in your local Whole Foods. If they don't carry this specific variety, ask for it!


  6. Rating
    Aromatic, Creamy, Smooth, Flavorful, and with Crema Galore!

    Written By Mark Motyl
    22nd Jan 2014

    I could not be more pleased with my recent purchase of Blackstrap Espresso from Irving Farm. I received the meticulously packaged beans just three days after they were roasted. The espressos made with these beans were the best I have had. It appeared there was a solid 1/8 of an inch of crema (the most I have ever seen), and the espresso was so rich, creamy, and satisfying, I had a rare third cup this morning. My quest for the best readily obtainable coffee is over.


  7. Rating
    Espresso that gives the best of Rome a run!

    Written By Bahrenburg
    16th Mar 2013

    Like everything about Blackstrap, particular its rich creme mouthfeel and carmel/chocolate aftertaste after the initial jolt.

    Am taste testing my way around North American roasts trying to replicate my favorite barista in Roma. Have been a Stumptown Hairbender drinker for years, but Irving's Blackstrap and Forty Ninth parallel Old Style Espresso are as flavorful and a touch more to my liking.

    Query: How much caffeine does a double shot of Blackstrap contain?


  8. Rating
    GOOD

    Written By SIR SCOTT
    25th Feb 2013

    GOOD



Micro-lots:

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.

Single Origins:

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.

Blends:

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.

Decaf:

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.

Whole Bean:

Select this option to receive whole bean coffee that can be ground to your preference just before brewing.

Coarsest (French Press):

Select this option to receive coffee ground for metal screen brewing devices (e.g., French press).

Coarser (Percolator):

Select this option to receive coffee ground for percolator or other similar brewing devices.

Medium (Auto-drip):

Select this option to receive coffee ground for flat-bottom filters, such as those used on automatic coffee makers or Kalita Wave brewers.

Finer (Cone Filter):

Select this option to receive coffee ground for cone-shaped brewers such as Melitta, Chemex, or any common pour-over cone brewing device.

Finest (Espresso):

Select this option to receive coffee ground for espresso brewing (e.g. espresso machine or stove-top Moka pot).

Weekly

12oz per week (About enough coffee to brew 10 cups each week.)

Bi-Weekly

12oz every two weeks (About enough coffee to brew 5 cups each week.)

Monthly

12oz each month (About enough coffee to brew 2 to 3 cups each week.)