Dialing In Our Espresso

Our Roasting and Quality Control teams have come together to set the parameters that keep our espressos tasting their best. You may find that your results vary, but these flavor profiles are quite reachable. If you have questions or find yourself having trouble dialing in, please don't hesitate to contact us.

These parameters are set in our lab with the following baselines:

Flying​ ​Monkey

Southpaw

Goal: Smooth chocolate in milk with a pleasant touch of acidity. Milk chocolate, graham cracker, and honey, with plenty of backbone. This espresso is best for long milk drinks.
Goal: Jabs of fruit, sugar, and spice with a floral aroma and clean finish. Featuring notes of caramel, peach, and sugar cane, Southpaw delivers a delightful punch.
Dose:​ 20 grams
Dose:​ 20 grams
Yield:​ 40-45 grams
Yield:​ 32-34 grams
Time:​ 28-33 seconds
Time:​ 26-28 seconds
Drop:​ 7-8 seconds (bottomless filter)
Drop:​ 6-8 seconds (bottomless filter)
Rest:​ 7-12 days off roast
Rest:​ 8-12 days off roast
This espresso is best dialed in with short milk—we recommend a capp. Dialing in by tasting Flying Monkey alone as a shot will overplay the acidity that is desirable in milk drinks.
This espresso is best dialed in as a straight, slightly ristretto shot.