Medium to dark rost are the best espresso beans, since they are soluble and extracted faster. The oils are rich and help make a richer cream. They also give the great consistency, body and taste of the espresso you want.
An extraordinary shot of Espresso is the aroma, its pungence, good taste and its tingles. This is more than just a cup of coffee. It could be the best coffee you've ever had, if it is well done.
The best way to make traditional espresso, or at least a darker-medium grilled bean is through the dark roast. The lower temperatures of espresso extraction make coffee smoother.
One way is to purchase beans from one source, but don't overlook a good mix. Some beans are mixed from different regions to create the perfect balance between sweet and bitter. And just remember to check THE ROAST DATE.
In the case of espresso mixtures often benefit. Most beans in Arabica are made from espresso of one origin. The quality of these beans is more complex than the cheaper Robusta. In every growing region, Arabica beans are grown worldwide with somewhat different features.
Robust beans are more caffeinated and bitter – but it can benefit from espresso. That is why certain espresso mixtures comprise a small amount of Robusta beans, between 20 to 25 percent. Robusta beans are also higher in caffeine so that if you want a jolt, they've their virtues.
Whatever you choose for the espresso bean, ensure a fine grind is used. If there are too many big bulbs in your cream, try a thinner grind. In addition to finely grinding, you also have to ensure that the filter basket is tamped correctly.
Other Questions about Coffee
OCM (OnCoffeeMakers.com) was started in 2007 with the first webpage about coffee machines. And for a number of years, we focused on helping people find their desired coffee machine (we still are helping folks with that! So, if you are looking for coffee machines for office or restaurants - check out the link).
In 2010, we started getting enquiries on restaurant marketing and we start to help food and beverage brands with their marketing. Below are campaigns and events that we have done over the years:
OCM's campaigns: F&B Marketing Ideas by OCM
OCM's Events: F&B Industry events by or with OCM
Check out this restaurant marketing guide to learn more about the many campaigns and companies we have worked with.
Since then, we have also created many marketing workshops and classes for the F&B industry. Many of these modules are still running in tertiary institutions such as Temasek Polytechnic Skillsfuture Academy and also ITE College East COC classes, below are some snippets of our lectures and workshops:
OCM’s F&B workshops: Food and Beverage Marketing Lectures | Workshops - click to watch classes on customer journey map, JTBD and more.
So, if you are looking for industry practitioners to help you scale your coffee or F&B businesses, do drop us a message or book an appointment. Do also check out our various social media platforms on regular F&B and coffee market updates:
For regular coffee (F&B) related videos: OCM Youtube
For Daily Coffee Inspiration (fun coffee content): OCM IG
For insights into the coffee (F&B) industry: OCM LinkedIN
PS: For the coffee lovers, we continue to share coffee articles (and videos) and have also started a free coffee class section (with free online coffee training supported by coffee partners).