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Organic Espresso

Regular price $18.00
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Description

Info:  Blend of Central American & Indonesian Coffees

Tasting Notes: Milk Chocolate, Stone Fruit, Smooth

MASL:  900-1600

Best Prepared

Preparing a perfect espresso involves precise techniques and attention to detail. Here's a step-by-step guide on the best way to prepare espresso using an espresso machine:

Ingredients and Equipment:

  • Fresh and high-quality espresso beans (whole)
  • Espresso machine (with a portafilter)
  • Coffee grinder (for whole beans)
  • Clean, cold water
  • Tamper
  • Espresso cups

Instructions:

  1. Choose the Right Espresso Beans: Start with fresh, high-quality espresso beans. The type of beans and their roast level can greatly affect the flavor of your espresso. Choose beans that match your taste preferences.
  2. Grind the Coffee Beans: Grind the coffee beans just before brewing. Espresso requires a fine grind, similar to table salt. Adjust the grind size on your grinder to achieve this consistency.
  3. Preheat the Espresso Machine: Turn on your espresso machine and allow it to preheat. A properly heated machine ensures that the water reaches the ideal brewing temperature.
  4. Prepare the Portafilter: Remove the portafilter (the handle) from the machine's group head. Place it on a stable surface. Ensure it's clean and dry.
  5. Dose the Coffee Grounds: Depending on your machine and the size of your portafilter, you'll need a specific amount of coffee grounds. A common starting point is around 18-20 grams of coffee for a double shot (two ounces) of espresso. Adjust the amount to your taste.
  6. Distribute and Level the Grounds: Evenly distribute the coffee grounds in the portafilter. Then, use a tamper to apply gentle, even pressure to the grounds. The goal is to create a level, compacted puck of coffee.
  7. Insert the Portafilter: Insert the loaded portafilter back into the group head of the espresso machine.
  8. Brew the Espresso: Start the espresso extraction by activating the machine. The hot water will be forced through the compacted coffee grounds at high pressure. A standard shot of espresso typically takes about 25-30 seconds to brew.
  9. Watch the Extraction: Observe the espresso as it flows into your cup. The ideal espresso shot should have a steady stream of coffee with a thick, golden crema on top. Adjust the grind size, dose, or extraction time if necessary to achieve the desired results.
  10. Serve Immediately: Espresso is best enjoyed immediately after extraction. Serve it in pre-warmed espresso cups to preserve its temperature.
  11. Enjoy: Sip and savor your espresso. Espresso is typically served as a shot, but you can also use it as a base for other espresso-based drinks like lattes, cappuccinos, and Americanos.
  12. Clean the Machine: After making espresso, be sure to clean the portafilter, group head, and other components of your espresso machine to maintain its performance.

Remember that making great espresso requires practice and experimentation. Factors like bean type, grind size, dose, and extraction time can all be adjusted to achieve your preferred flavor profile. The key is to maintain consistency in your process and make adjustments based on taste.

Size: 12oz
Grind: Whole Bean
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Brewed From The Ground Up

At Geva, we take pride in being "brewed from the ground up," a testament to our journey from humble beginnings to becoming a leader in the coffee and tea industry.

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Geva is deeply committed to ethical sourcing, ensuring that every bean and leaf in our selection is procured with a strong emphasis on fairness, sustainability, and respect for the environment. We partner with growers and suppliers who share our values, fostering relationships that support ethical practices and contribute positively to communities.

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