BLENDS FOR ESPRESSO, PERC AND PLUNGER
la Casa, our signature blend (formerly known as Tropicana): the house blend is an Italian style espresso coffee, blended from five of the worlds “A” grade green beans and roasted to perfection. Balanced, sweet and mild acidity, medium body with smooth consistency texture and density. The flavour is hazelnut with bittersweet chocolate finish and cherry notes. You’ll get a superior tasting espresso coffee, with thick crema, no bitterness and a pleasant dark chocolate and malt, honey floral sweetness after taste. A premium, consistently good quality espresso blend.Seasonal Organics is a small batch roasted, organic specialty coffee line from la Casa del Caffe.
Seasonal Organics 3 Bean Blend is 100% Organic Arabica beans from Mexico Organic Chiapas, Colombia Fairtrade Organic and PNG Kokoda Organic. The beans are NASAA Organic Certified, mostly Shade grown, hand picked and sun dried. Flavours are cocoa, hazelnut and sweet delicate fruit. We have created a Medium roast profile to bring out the dark chocolate notes and to retain the delicate fruity sweetness. It is full-bodied, smooth and well balanced.
Colombian Blend: The Colombian Blend uses the highest quality Colombian beans, this coffee is medium body, full flavoured with a mellow (or creamy) acidity and pronounced caramel sweetness and a nutty undertone.
Viva Brasil: The Viva Brasil Blend is roasted using the highest quality beans from the worlds largest grower of coffee, Brasil. A rich blend of arabica beans from the Cerrado Region in Brasil are used to create this exciting new blend. More than 50% Rainforest Alliance Certified, it is full of flavour yet a little more mild than the sound of a vuvuzela!
Finca Kassandra, Mexico, Rainforest Alliance Certified: A delicate high grown estate coffee. Soft body, with distinct floral and citrus notes. Beautifully prepared beans from one of Mexico’s leading estates. This coffee grows under shade trees and is hand picked, washed and sorted at the Finca's own mills.
INDEPENDENT ANALYSIS of la Casa del Caffe, la Casa Blend
by Julian Melbourne, Quality Espresso Training Centre
The following tests were undertaken on a Futurmat F3 espresso machine and Mazzer Super Jolly Grinder.
The first impression I had when I’ve started to analyze your coffee was quite positive because the coffee beans were amazingly fresh and the aroma surrounded my office instantly. Once opened, the beans were not “sweated”, the oils and fats were still inside the beans and that meant a very rich emulsion when preparing the espresso shots.
I have used a single dose, 30ml extraction over a 28 second delivery time to get the perfect balance between acidity, bitterness, sweetness and body.
In my opinion it is the best espresso because the cup is very complete from all the sensory points: very rich and fresh aroma (no burnt nor piquant), good body, a little bit of acidity, low bitterness, thick and brown crema.