Looking to level up your coffee game?
Experiment with Espresso!
A strong swallow of liquid black gold – that’s how a coffee connoisseur would describe an espresso shot. Espresso coffee beans are ground fine and brewed hot and fast under an ideal pressure of 9 bars to yield a highly concentrated and flavourful cup. A good cuppa of espresso is distinguished by its foamy crema and a host of various flavor notes depending on the quality of coffee used. A favorite among coffee lovers around the world, the espresso is often consumed as it is, but more popularly with steamed or frothed milk (cappuccinos/flat whites/lattes) and often also mixed with chocolate.
What do you want from your coffee?
A spectrum of flavours and a combination of variables including brewing ratio, time and temperature come together to give you a good shot of espresso. Acidity, aroma, crema, body, aftertaste, and flavour notes are the factors that determine the overall quality of your cup.
An over-extracted cup results in intense bitterness and lingering bitter aftertaste while an under-extracted cup is noted for its heightened unpleasant acidity and often accompanying sourness. To achieve the perfect shot, you will need to experiment with the type of coffee used, brewing time, coffee-to-water ratio (dose and size of your espresso shot) and grind size. Varying these factors will help you achieve different results. Keep experimenting till you find what works best for you!
Craft Coffee for Espresso Brewing
Making exceptionally good espresso can be extremely challenging. Espresso enthusiasts know that to make the perfect liquid gold, you will need to begin with the best espresso coffee beans.
At Naivo Café, we bring you tailored espresso roasts using coffees produced at various origins. We also offer signature blends curated for espresso with distinct flavour profiles approved by the experts who test our blends. Our craft coffees are roasted in small batches and are profiled to shine the spotlight on various cup characteristics that set the quality of our products apart from mass produced coffees in the market. Below are some of our popular espresso roasts that are sure to delight you:
Ambedo: A caramelly-nutty blend with notes of grapefruit, blackberries, and dried dates.
Attikan White Mist: A medium dark roast that yields a bold coffee expressing a lovely plethora of dark chocolate notes harmoniously dancing with nutty aromas and a rounded cedar finish.
Finca San Ramon (Nicaragua): Delivers a sweet and subtly tangy cup with notes of cinnamon, caramel, and tamarind. This lot also exhibits a balanced but pleasant acidity.
Gowri Anaerobic Naturals (India): Espresso geeks will love our anaerobic fermented coffee offering with distinguishable notes of mango, guava, and cashew.
Moganad Black Honey (India): A rich, complex cup of coffee with notes of apricot, black currant, and maple syrup.
The first step on your journey to espresso perfection is buying coffee beans from a brand that curates and tailors specific coffees for espresso. At Naivo, our focus is on perfecting each coffee for the brewing method it is intended to be used for. Whether you are a seasoned espresso connoisseur or a future one beginning your voyage to espresso perfection, we have a wide variety of beans to choose from that will help you pull that perfect shot!