Posts Tagged ‘100% Arabica’

The good news with Aromo’s easy serving espresso pods is that you won’t have one of those holiday nightmares…

You know the situation, where you bring home a straw donkey, or a bottle of Limoncello or Turkish wine… seemed great whilst on holiday…..but back home…..well, it just doesn’t seem the same!

Our ese espresso pods have been carefully crafted to match and exceed authentic espresso performance from across Europe… but the problem is which European espresso is right and how does coffee and espresso vary across Europe?

The two key variables in an espresso coffee, or an easy serving espresso recipe across Europe are Robusta content and roast colour

In the picture below, typical espresso would be roasted to 13 or more… the darker the bean … the more carbonised and the more aromatic coffee oil which is produced

Darker coffees tend to be atypical in southern Europe… Think Italian roast espresso

Dark, stiff, bitter and full, usually using lower grade Arabica and high Robusta, typically 30 > 50%,  but in practice anything up to 100%!

Conversely, our Nordic friends tend to prefer a lighter more acidic caffeine shot… typically 100% Arabica and using the finest original coffees available… import figures for coffees support the fact that little Robusta is used in Nordic coffee products

Here in the UK, and indeed in much of Benelux and Germany there is no such thing as a typical coffee or espresso recipe…it is very much down to price/ personal preference or brand.

The Uk is especially a case in point – with our tea drinking culture and the predominance of soluble / instant coffees…

Admittedly, 100% Robusta espresso might prove a hard sell…but anything from 70% Robusta on down would be more than acceptable to our palette …think this isn’t the UK? Then think again, as many of the UK’s major operators successfully offer product with 30 or 40% Robusta content and even Torrefacto….typically roasted to a medium dark level. The exclusion to this roast level being Starbucks, notorious in the trade for selling burnt, carbonised coffees which are ideal for / can deliver a coffee taste in those large milky buckets which they flog.

So if nothing else this proves that taste and what is good or bad, right or wrong, is nothing more than a factor of personal preference or national culture!!

Aromo ese espresso coffee pods taste great wherever you chose to drink them… we have sampled and analysed many of Europe’s finest coffees and espresso variants available….Trust us when we say we know a good espresso when we taste one as well as how to make the ideal easy serving espresso for you to enjoy!

The new E.S.E Espresso pod from aromo coffee is now out: BOUNCE

ESPRESSO COFFEE POD TASTING NOTES: For those of you out there who insist upon a 100% arabica espresso we offer this little piece of ‘sex on a stick’ Our old favourite the Brazilian Daterra Bourbon and more than a generous hint of Sumatran Mahandeling. Expect crema heaven with this thick and curvy bodied beauty between a typical French and Italian espresso roast… Creamy yet full and satisfying with the Sumatran providing a wonderful baritone of bitter sweet dark chocolate.

This is the easiest way to make a perfect cup of espresso based coffee every time. Can be used in most espresso coffee machines Good crema and smooth taste. Ideal for regular espresso coffees, Espresso, Cappuccinos, Americano and Lattes.

Box of 100 x Premium 44mm E.S.E. Easy serving espresso Coffee Pods for use in Espresso coffee machines  which use ESE single serve pods. This is pre-ground espresso coffee, a perfect balance of high quality 100% Arabica beans, contained in a handy paper ‘pod’ which is then sealed in a foil outer pack. Easy espresso means no mess, no fuss and it saves time and effort. Forget grinding coffee beans and tamping.

E.S.E espresso coffee pods made by Aromo Coffee Ltd are a favourite of the Monkey’s and he makes his espresso coffee using a 44mm E.S.E espresso coffee pod