49th Parallel Coffee- Epic Espresso

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  • – Floral, Clean, Sweet
  • – Washed Process
  • – Direct Trade
  • – Freshly Roasted in Vancouver, BC

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The result of 49th Parallel's search for the best, sweetest espresso, Epic Espresso is just that... epic! Roasted lighter than most espresso blends to showcase the floral notes and bright acidity, this coffee is noted for is complexity and balance of acidity and sweetness. 49th Parallel is constantly working to improve its excellence, which is shown in the quality of your cup. Enjoy!


Manufacturer 49th Parallel Coffee
Product Weight (lbs.) 1.0000
Coffee by Type Whole Bean
Roast Level Medium
Specialty Fair/Direct Trade
Superauto Recommended Yes
Size 1 pound


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Packaged for freshness...i.e.nitrogen flushed?
Shelf life after roasting?
James V on Mar 15, 2016
Best Answer: Hi James. I'm not sure if it's nitrogen flushed, but it's fresh and nice tasting. A bit bright, so no short pulls on espresso. Good crema. Great all around. So far have tried espresso, V60, Chemex, Behmor drip, and Aeropress. Wasn't disappointed, especially liked the Chemex. Sweet, nice acid, soft citrus maybe more orange. Medium body IMO. I've only tried one bag, so I can't comment on reproducibility. I'm a home roaster, and like to pick up some good quality beans for my own roast comparisons.
Reply · Report · Leslie B on Mar 16, 2016
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My semiautomatic espresso machine requires "non oily" beans. Would this coffee fit that description? Thank you.
A shopper on Sep 29, 2016
Best Answer: Yes, it's not oily at all. Used this coffee in my automatic espresso machine without any problem.
Reply · Report · Peter K on Sep 29, 2016
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How can you tell if the whole bean coffee you're buying is nitrogen flushed or how long it will be good for if you're buying it online?
Roadrunner on Apr 30, 2017
Best Answer: Hey Ken!

We partner with our roasters on a weekly roast-to-order basis, so while the bags are not generally nitrogen flushed, they'll usually arrive at your door within a week from roast date!

Hope this helps!
Reply · Report · Joshua SStaff on May 1, 2017
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How long after roast date do you sell this? I don't wish to purchase stale coffee. Thanks much.
A shopper on Nov 14, 2016
Best Answer: 49th Parallel is one of our Roast to Order brands! This means that we receive their coffee freshly roasted every week. We take stock of 49th's roasts at the beginning of each week, and recommend ordering by at least mid-week for the freshest possible beans. Then, depending on your location in relation to our WA warehouse you'll receive your coffee based on your chosen shipping speed.

Hope this helps!
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Great EspressoReview by Garret
Great tasting espresso. We are getting a very sweet caramel flavoring from it that is very nice. Would definitely recommend this espresso to everyone. (Posted on 11/7/2017)
All time favourite Espresso!Review by Fred
Introduced to me by a friend whom I am continually thanking. As someone else pointed out not a lot of Crema. Absolutely love the light and fruity flavour super clean. Also as someone else noted friends always ask for a 2nd cup. (Posted on 10/14/2017)
Interesting and surprising flavor!Review by junemarie
Loved this coffee...unexpected and flavorful blend.. hints of fruit, floral - just delicious. (Posted on 10/8/2017)
Unpleasantly surprisedReview by david
After reading all the great reviews I had pretty high hopes for this bean. I was pretty disappointed. I thought perhaps my grind was off but no, after multiple attempts going both directions I could not get a good shot. It was either too bright and sour, or just flat. Really lacks the depth and complexity it should have. Not sure what happened here. Also was surprised by how little crema it had. (Posted on 9/30/2017)
FruityReview by Chris
This is good I enjoyed it. Very fruity and flavorful. (Posted on 9/27/2017)
Great taste!Review by Marie
Great tasting coffee ! Would recommend for sure ! (Posted on 9/20/2017)
Great espresso coffeeReview by Matan
Well balanced with some sweet undertone (Posted on 9/15/2017)
peculiarReview by siciliangirl
This was my first purchase of beans from SCG and I'm sorry to say I have nothing good to say about this bean. I thought I would try a medium roast as of lately other vendors darker roasted beans have been acrid and harsh. It's not due to poor grind or grinder, machine etc. I have found some very sweet caramely beans but these just taste weird. I get no hints of fruit nor sweetness. I was pleased with the prompt ship and enjoy the machine demos on youtube but this was an expensive experiment. YUK (Posted on 7/8/2017)
Best medium roast hands downReview by Michel
This bean blend is the reason I drink coffee.

The beans are best the first 3 days after roasting, with strong chocolate notes. Day 4-8, the bitterness comes out so best to dial back the yield slightly, or shorten the shot depending on your machine/setup. After day 8, you can go back to normal yield and the bitterness will return as time goes on.

Even into the third week after roasting the predominant notes are still floral and chocolate.

I have had people say a latte made with this roast tastes better than hot chocolate, and is the only bean, where I know everyone will ask for a second cup. That good.

Note - roasted in Vancouver, BC in very small batches, and they run a mean donut shop as well!. You will find the bean profile not only changes day-to-day after roasting, but slightly between batches. They typical have to re profile the blend 2-3 times a year, as they rotate their bean sources.

Don't miss their other single source blends. (Posted on 2/28/2016)

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