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Middle Fork Roasters Full City Espresso - Whole Bean

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Product Description

When it comes to Full City Espresso, owner Matt Parrish, uses his own secret formula to roast coffee beans specifically for espresso machines. The full city roast is comparable to a medium espresso roast, also called a light French or continental roast. The beans are perfectly roasted to medium with little surface oiliness to worry about gumming up your brewing equipment. Tasters found this to have a light and fruity aroma, and a full-bodied flavor.

  • 12 ounces of Premium Whole Bean Coffee
  • 100% Arabica Medium Roast Espresso Blend
  • Roasted in Seattle

How Does it Compare?

SCG Tasting Notes:

Sugary Body, Slightly Smokey, Warm Chocolate, Pleasant Fattiness

Tips and Tricks

SCG Recommended Brew Methods:

  • Espresso

Additional Information

Manufacturer Middle Fork Roasters
Product Weight (lbs.) 0.7500
Coffee by Type Whole Bean
Roast Level Dark
Superauto Recommended No

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Is this bean good for automatic espresso machines? Also is this an oily bean as that is what seems to hurt my machine?
A shopper on Jan 9, 2014
Best Answer: Yes, unfortunately this Middle Fork Roasters Full City is a bit too oily for a super automatic machine. Look for a bean that is a medium or light roast, as the longer a bean is roasted the more surface oils appear, and "full city" is used when a bean has been roasted very dark. I'd suggest checking our the Velton's Bonsai or the Zoka Paladino for a few medium roasts that are still full flavored but safe to use for super automatic machines.
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Good beans, good shot....Review by Kevin
Live out on the East Coast and getting good beans is a chore. The Hudson Valley is picking up, but is no where near what Seattle does. Great taste, solid shot. Made a big difference in the morning. When the bag was empty, I was planning on how to get more. Thanks for the Seattle in a bag :) (Posted on 2/4/2016)
One of my favorite roasters and blendsReview by Michael
Medium to Dark roast - smooth, strong flavor with no bitterness. Love it! (Posted on 6/7/2015)
Chocolate bomb!Review by Fillmore
Although the web description of this espresso blend does say "full city" I was surprise at the oil on the surface of these beans. I thought I made a poor selection but was pleasantly surprised at the deep chocolate shots that Middle Fork pulled. Easily the best I've had in quite a while. Highly recommended !! (Posted on 11/20/2014)
Excellent espressoReview by Michael from Wynnewood
This roast is better than my local roaster's $8.99 espresso, although the difference is maybe not worth the extra $6 per pound. I'm not very good at articulating subtle differences in taste, but I do prefer the Middle Fork Espresso. I have tried them side-by-side, and the Middle Fork blend just seems a bit richer and smoother - not as harsh as the more heavily roasted local blend. Treat yourself! (Posted on 8/19/2014)
Great espresoReview by Michael from Wynnewood
I really like this espresso. It's expensive when compared to my local roaster's dark espresso ($8.99), but I like it better. More complex flavor, and I don't always want the full jolt of a dark oily bean. (Posted on 8/11/2014)
great coffee!Review by salera
Well of course your ability to brew a good espresso is important, but starting with the right bean makes it way easier. I found this blend when the store I shop at were out of all whole bean espresso roasts other than it. Well I decided to give it a chance and WOW. I am not going back! Love the flavors in the roast and the uniformity between bags. (Posted on 6/26/2013)
This is my favorite overallReview by PM
This has my favorite balance of flavors and is the one that I most often use for my morning 2 oz (Posted on 1/14/2013)
greeat bean good job !!Review by rich
great bean!! (Posted on 12/14/2012)
My favorite espresso, Full City RoastReview by Damman
Makes a great espresso that stands up well in a latte. Mild, rich sweet flavor with no hint of bitterness. The flavor excels slightly overextracted at about 30-32 seconds expressing time on my Rancillio Silvia.

Great Taste

(Posted on 3/2/2012)

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