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49th Parallel Coffee - Old School Espresso

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49th Parallel's Old School Espresso offers traditional flavors in an easy to work with package. Including classic notes of caramel, dark chocolate, and nuts, this is a roast that works wonderfully with milk in a mocha or latte, but makes a great pot of drip as well! Definitely one to check out for fans of a classic, rich espresso taste.

Roast Level
Medium
Approachability
Crowd Pleaser
Processing
  • Coffee Type: Whole Bean
  • Product Size: 12 oz
  • Direct Trade
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Recommended Brew Methods

A 2:1 water-to-coffee ratio for your espresso shot is recommended. Using a scale to dial in your shots makes the process faster and more accurate. Your espresso grind should be very fine and powdery. Shots should take 30-40 seconds to brew and be thick and syrupy. Don’t stress, adjustments are always needed to get your shots pulling just right!

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Start with a 16:1 water-to-coffee ratio for your dosing. You’ll want a medium grind size for drip brewing that’s finer than what you’d use for pourover. Make sure you give the filter basket a shake to evenly distribute the grounds in the filter for best results. Turn on your brewer and it’ll do the rest!

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For a French Press brew we recommend a 1:12 coffee to water ratio with coffee ground at the consistency of sea salt. Add your grounds to the brewing chamber. then add twice the water as there are grounds to the chamber. Stir gently and allow to bloom for about 30 seconds. Place the top on the press and allow it to steep for 4 minutes. Plunge the press slowly and enjoy!

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Superautos make brewing espresso easy. All you need to do is add beans to the hopper and press a button to pull yourself a shot. If your shot is a bit sour you’ll want to dial the grinder a little bit finer and try again. If it’s bitter, dial it a little coarser. You can find instructions on how to do this for your machine in the manual. Just remember to avoid oily beans that can clog your superauto’s grinder!

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About The Roaster

Roasted Fresh in Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver-based 49th Parallel Coffee is a fantastic craft roaster! Known for creating exciting beans that come from the most significant coffee hotbeds, each cup of 49th Parallel Coffee is made to celebrate and represent the specific region where their beans are grown. 49th's goal: to highlight local flavor characteristics, not mask it. The company is known for its approach to ethically sourced beans and emphasizes transparency.

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