Description About Upper Left Roasters - Espresso Blend
Upper Left’s Espresso Blend is an attempt at finding a way to craft a coffee roast that will offer that sweet and syrupy espresso flavor along with a delicate profile that doesn’t overwhelm the palate. The result of their experimentation is this blend of Central and South American beans roasted with higher heat than is typical for them. We love how easy this roast is to dial in, and we think it’s perfect for you whether you’re just getting started with coffee or a veteran home espresso enthusiast.
- Coffee Type: Whole Bean
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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!
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!
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!
About The Roaster
Roasted Fresh in Portland, Oregon
Opened in 2015, Upper Left Roasters emphasizes delicious roasts and community in their cafes. As a majority woman-owned & -operated roaster, they highlight ethical sourcing and supply chain management. Enjoy some of their tasty blends, year-round single origins, or limited time single origins and you surely will keep coming back for another cup.