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Coffee Factory - Black Bear Espresso Blend

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The Coffee Factory Black Bear Espresso blend has become their flagship Coffee. It’s a classic Brazilian based espresso blend. Expect sweet, nutty satisfying malt chocolate flavour.

Awarded 2 star ‘Great Taste Awards’ three years running.

From The Coffee Factory:

Black Bear Espresso is roasted and blended to produce a delicious, easy drink coffee. It has become our flagship coffee appealing to a wide range of taste buds. Made from 100% arabica beans from South & Central America, we roast the beans to medium/dark enabling full caramelisation without creating any bitterness that would otherwise occur. Resulting in a Full bodied, smooth, consistently sweet cherries and chocolatey espresso. Perfect to drink as a straight espresso and integrates perfectly with milk for a deep, chocolatey flat white.

We find this works best with a brew recipe of:

Dose: 19 – 20 grams
Brew time: 24 – 26 secs
Brew weight: 33 – 35 grams

Great for: Espresso, Milky, With milk
Roast Profile: medium/dark

When do we roast and post your coffee?

We roast all coffee, fresh weekly on Monday & Tuesday. We despatch orders throughout the week. Any orders received after 11:00 in the morning on a Tuesday will be processed on following roasting days.

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Tasting record

Method Dose Grind Time Volume Comments
e.g. Espresso 18g Vario 1E 25secs 30ml A bit finer next time would be better.