Colombia Tolima Supremo - Whole Bean Only
Our home-brew espresso machine was getting jammed when we were using Espresso Blend beans. We switched to Espresso Classico and have not had a problem since. The Espresso Blend beans appeared to contain a higher oil content than those of Espresso Classico, and that likely made the difference.
I used to drink Lattes or Americanos and assumed french-press or pour-over espresso coffee could not be good. Thought it took an espresso machine to enjoy espresso. Wrong, I was wrong, wrong, wrong. Mystic Monk Classico Espresso coffee made in a french press or pour-over cup is the best, richest, purest, most enjoyable coffee imaginable. It's wonderful by itself first thing in the morning, or along with a simple piece of toast. It would be perfect with a dessert or as an after dinner cup. I drink mine black and from a French press but can see it brewed and / or with cream or cream and sugar. Classico Espresso made it possible for me to kick "coffee houses" and their inexcusably expensive, burnt espresso drinks to the curb. I owe you, dear Monks!
I ordered both the espresso and the espresso classico. Both were good, but this one was much smoother and had a nice crema. I make it in my Italian moka pot and it reminds me of the Kimbo coffee that we used to buy when we lived in Naples, Italy. Wonderful!
A lot of Espresso is acidic and the aftertaste doesn't help. This one is smooth and it tastes great. I highly recommend it for anyone. I've only used my French Press to make it. It is definitely worth the purchase.
Got this a couple of weeks ago and thought I'd leave my impressions here. Made it using my Ascaso espresso machine. Took a while to dial in the right grind and dose amount, but when I did.. WOW! Hard to describe the intense fruit/woody notes and chocolate tones right off the bat, but it reminded me of a traditional Italian espresso. The crema was excellent, and it had a bittersweet note that was very strong at first, but backed off nicely before it became too bitter. Malty aftertaste was still with me 20 minutes after drinking. Good, syrupy body too. Sweetens a little in milk and makes a good capp, but I like the straight shot better. Going to be a regular on this one.