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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.
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!
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.
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?
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.)