The three roasts above, performed as 800g batches in our 1kg Probatino, outline a few standard approaches that all produced great results, each with minimal gas adjustments. The shortest roast (14:22) also happens to be the lightest, at around a 62 Colortrack, and accented the caramel and dried fruit notes the best. The longest (16:05) roast is the darkest, fully 1 minute into 2nd Crack at a 72 Colortrack, offering incredible heft, persistence of crema, and strong dark chocolate flavors.


Below, you can find some example extractions I was happy with, using our La Marzocco GS3. The coffee performs excellently as an espresso. Straight shots are incredibly chocolaty and display huge buttery body. Diluted in an Americano, 78 Espresso Blend maintains sweetness, and stands up to milk. In a cappuccino or latte, the big chocolate and baker’s spice cuts through milkiness with sweet intensity. This espresso is so smooth, Barry White is blushing.

Origin Information

East Africa, Latin America

Background Details

Our Espresso Blend is a custom-built classic espresso blend, and its namesake is Royal Coffee’s birth year, 1978. Keeping a heavy and sweet profile in mind, this new blend is great all by its lonesome, but has enough flavor to saturate even the milkiest drinks with chocolaty goodness. This is a hefty blend designed to satisfy the customer with a sweet tooth.Our quality control and trading teams started by sampling, blending, roasting, tasting, and testing eligible lots. The classic espresso profile that resulted is comprised of deep and fruity African coffees and clean Latin American lots that provide huge body and ample sweetness. What’s more, we’ve done all the workshopping with you in mind, so you can rely on a consistent coffee in the roaster and in your demitasse.Here’s to your success, and to many more years of excellent coffee!