Beansmith Coffee – Tigerlily Espresso

Beansmith Coffee – Tigerlily Espresso

Our premium espresso blend is named for its amazing striping in its buttery crema. This Northern Italian style espresso is carefully roasted to a “full city” roast, yielding a flavorful shot that’s not over-roasted or burnt tasting. Home baristas and coffee shop pros have been raving about this espresso, and we consider it to be our definitive blend.

This season’s Tigerlily presents a silky body with soft fruit notes and a hint of earthiness.

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Espresso blending is a relatively young art, and has gone through many trends over the course of the past 100 years.  Crema-obsessed traditional  Italian blends (that include robusta) have given way to  “bold” American French roast blends, and more recently, to a new world of lighter roasted blends and even single origin espressos that boast exciting notes of tangy goodness.

Whether it is to be used as the base of a frothy latte, or to be sipped as a stand-alone treat, Beansmith is always chasing the perfect shot.  We pull our inspiration from the art of blending that has come before us, but challenge ourselves to discover whatever is around the next corner, playing off the intense flavors of today’s specialty coffees.

We offer espressos that range from familiar to challenging, letting taste be our guide.

Now available at www.emerycoffee.com.

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Tanzania Peaberry

Beansmith Tanzania Peaberry Coffee Beans

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Peaberry is one of those coffee words that everyone knows, but a surprising number of people don’t understand. It’s pretty simple really. Coffee beans usually come in pairs inside their cherry, but sometimes there’s only one bean and it soaks up all the lovely flavor from the cherry for itself and that’s a peaberry.

While peaberries occur naturally, they don’t end up all in one lot naturally. The discerning eyes of sorters must spot the smaller, rounder beans and pick them out by hand. The intense extra work for a 100% peaberry lot definitely shows up in the cup. The clean, sweet flavors of this coffee from Tanzania are a direct result of of it being a full-on peaberry lot. Enjoy! (We sure do.)

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Papua New Guinea

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Love the artwork from this roaster! Papua New Guinea, located just north of Australia, has been involved in coffee production since 1926 when the first Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee seeds were planted. The coffee is produced without the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides due to cost and availability. This results in low levels of acidity and caffeine in a coffee known for full-bodied flavor with hints of mango and papaya. Please leave your thoughts and comments below.