Whenever we receive a new coffee, we roast it to different profiles in order to figure out where the coffee shines with perfection. For this year’s crop of Esmeralda Special, we took a small amount of both lots to a slightly darker roast profile. Although we decided that it wouldn’t quite work for our normal roast, we tried it as a Single Origin Espresso, and it shown through with distinction. Although we have very little of that roast left, we decided that it would be unkind to hoard it all for ourselves. So, while it lasts, you can purchase a pound of either lot for just over cost. We will also include a pound of La Bella Vita Espresso to help round out this unique espresso experience. Purchase this coffee here!(This coffee was roasted on Wednesday, August 12th.)

Mario Carnaval – Mario Carnaval is grown in the area that traditionally produces the top lots of Esmeralda Special. It was harvested during Panama’s Carnaval season in February. As a Single Origin espresso, Mario Carnaval jumps out of your demi. Pulled at 14 or 15 grams for about 20 seconds, it tastes like a super sweet lemondrop. We are selling this special roast in full pound packages, and we will also include a pound of La Bella Vita! This roast will sell out quickly, so purchase it now here!

Mario Pascua – Mario Pascua is also grown in the area that traditionally produces some of the top lots of La Esmeralda Special. As its name suggests, Pascua (Spanish for Easter) was harvested during Eastertide in the month of April. As a Single Origin espresso, Mario Pascua tastes like sweet nectar with just a hint of lemon. We are selling this special roast in full pound packages, and we will also include a pound of La Bella Vita! This roast will sell out quickly, so purchase it now here!