19grams - Italo Disco - Classic Espresso (Levertijd 2 weken)
Cupping score: 85
- Donkere chocolade
About this coffee
Specialty coffee and fully automatic machines do not go together? We think they do! We have seen in recent years a continuous increase in the performance of fully automatic machines, so we have now decided to take on this challenge and develop a fantastic Specialty Espresso for fully automatic machines.
The roasting profile is based on the classic Italian roasts - with a strong roasted note and pleasant sweetness. Perfect for your fully automatic machine as well!
The beans of Italo Disco are a Catuaí variety from Brazil. They come from the farm Santa Cecilia and are therefore special because they bring all the flavor of the Peaberry in the cup.
About the farm
The Brazilian Geisha coffee Santa Cecilia was grown on the family estate of Pedro Veloso. He is a third generation coffee producer. His family has been producing coffee in this privileged area for over 160 years. For the municipality of Carmo do Paranaíba, his activities are of great importance.
This is due, in part, to the fact that it is a very advanced property with high yield capacity: It is irrigated by a drip system with water intake from dams and reservoirs and has its own administration, workshop and quality laboratory. Pedro Veloso lives on site himself and structures his daily routine according to what happens on each farm. He spends his early mornings visiting the farms and overseeing harvesting and processing. Then, later in the day, he takes care of business by going to the trading room in Carmo, where he personally handles calls with international clients.
This, of course, does not mean, that you can't prepare the coffee in the portafilter machine or the espresso pot, but the coffee is just particularly well suited for fully automatic coffee machines.
The goal was to roast a coffee that still unfolds all its flavour diversity, but which can be given with a steady hand in the responsibility of a fully automatic machine.
This is the Italo Disco: the name stands in the best sense for this espresso. It is reminiscent of the Italian roasts of the 80s and 90s and lingers a minute longer in the roasting drum. The result is a 100% Arabica from the Santa Cecilia Farm in Brazil that comes across surprisingly clear and fine with a powerful punch of dark chocolate paired with subtle fruity flavours of cherry jam and caramel.
So now we have an excellent espresso that truly deserves the name Specialty Coffee yet has a broader application. Have fun trying it!