Wholesale Espresso Coffee Beans: Balanced, bright, smooth
Like a good espresso, beautiful aromas of nut, chocolate, and a small hint of lemon are present.
The initial taste is a good strength balance of cocoa and hazelnut, carried through by a velvety full body.
As it cools, the Ethiopian in the blend stands up, introducing notes of raisin, and green grape.
Don’t let the name put you off, this coffee doesn’t just make a great espresso, but would really stand out in a long Aeropress drink.
Containing carefully selected Central American and African beans that have been roasted together to produce a rich and smooth coffee.
This blend offers a wide flavour profile that works perfectly in any drink, including cappuccinos, lattes, espressos and much more.
The blend is mixed prior to the roasting process, producing a consistent medium roast evident in every bean.
The addition of African coffee in this blend gives a bright acidity that is perfect as an espresso – hence the name! With a sweet aftertaste, it is simply irresistible.
100% Arabica beans ensures your coffee is at the highest quality, and when you buy from Adams + Russell, they’re always flame roasted, hand packed and delivered fresh!
African Coffee Types
Coffee quality can depend on humidity, temperature, elevation, soil quality, rainfall and much more. Certain parts of Africa produce very high-quality beans because of these attributes, however it does depend on the region.
Africa produces a mix of Arabica and Robusta and has a wide variety of coffee varieties, you can read more detail on the main types on Palenque Coffee House, but below we have summarised it for you:
- Liberica – Usually grown in the Western parts of Africa, mainly in Liberia. The taste is similar to Robusta.
- Sadamo – A type of Arabica that is described as rich, spicy and chocolatey.
- Arabica – A high quality coffee that is usually grown in mountainous areas.
- Robusta – The African environment is perfect for growing Robusta which is why such a high volume of it is produced here.
- Excelsea – Grown on very tall trees and has similar characteristics to Liberica.
- Kouilou and Petit Indenize – Grown along the Ivory Coast on small trees.
- French Mission – A type of Bourbon that was planted by French Missionaries in East Africa in the 20th
- Bourbon – Planted in the 18th century on an island off the Eastern coast of Madagascar.
- Mayaguez – A type of Bourbon grown in Rwanda.
African Coffee Recipe
We have done some research and found a delicious African coffee cake recipe where this espresso blend can be used. You can find more African recipes on our Jamaican Blue Mountain Blogpost.
This one is from JamaFo and we have converted the American units for you.
Jamaican Coffee Cake
You will need:
- 384g all purpose flour
- 43g grounded coffee
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 201g sugar
- 1 medium egg
- 250ml milk
- 3 tablespoons Margarine, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Ingredients for Topping:
- 2 tablespoons Margarine, melted
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
- 1/2 cup(s) breadcrumbs or cornflakes
- 2 tablespoon(s) peanuts, chopped
- Combine flour, coffee, baking powder, salt and sugar. Mix well and set aside.
- Combine egg, milk, melted margarine (which was allowed to cool) and vanilla; mix well.
- Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture and pour in the liquid mixture. Mix quickly and lightly.
- Scrape the batter into a lightly greased baking tin.
- Combine all the ingredients for the topping and mix well. Sprinkle topping evenly over the surface of the batter.
- Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a skewer inserted, comes out clean.