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Essence, an espresso roast by Alma Coffee
$18.00
Espresso Roast | Dark Chocolate, Rich Caramel, Roasted Almonds

12 oz2 lb5 lb
Whole BeanRegular/Keurig (Ground)Pour Over (Ground)French Press (Ground)
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About this Coffee

Roast Story: 

Essence is your go-to traditional espresso coffee with warm chocolatey notes that pair beautifully with milk or in a standalone shot. We achieve this roast profile, we extended the roast longer than a typical espresso roast profile to break down the organic structure of the bean to ensure a high extraction in any espresso machine. In other words, Essence is meant to be mixed with milk or syrups without masking the natural coffee flavors embedded in the roast. 

 

Essence came about because we wanted to have an approachable espresso roast that was in par with the general expectation of what espresso is. The funny thing about this roast is that we prefer it on drip or French press here at Alma over espresso. That’s why—if you may have noticed our coffee lineup has a slight preference towards lighter roast coffees—we feature Soulmate medium roast on espresso at our café over our own Essence espresso roast. We share this not to steer you away from using Essence on your at-home espresso machine, but rather to challenge yourself to brew it in different ways and see what you discover.  

 

Origin Story: 

Finca La Unica was the second coffee farm added to the Alma Family Farms lineup. Leticia, one of the co-owners of Alma and a 5th generation coffee farmer is very proud of Finca La Unica for it’s high altitude, beauty, and strategic harmonious coffee growing amongst nature. When Leticia first took over La Unica, most of the land had been used for cattle grazing. With the help of the amazing farm team, this farm has blossomed to include perfectly aligned rows of coffee trees, strategically placed shade trees, and wild fruit and fauna to be found throughout. Finca La Unica truly is picture perfect! 

 

Roast: Espresso Roast

Tasting Notes: Dark Chocolate, Rich Caramel, Roasted Almonds

Process: Wet Wash

Region: Copan, Honduras

Farm: Finca Terrerito (Finca T)

Altitude: 1,000 Meters

Coffee Bag Size Chart

Bag Size

Cups (6oz)


12oz

~23 Cups


2lb

~60 Cups


5lb

~151 Cups

Grind Type Size Chart

Grind Type

For Brewing With


Whole Bean

All methods! You will need a grinder but grinding fresh before you brew is the best way to enjoy coffee!


Regular / Keurig

If you have a drip machine or keurig machine, this fine-medium grind will be the one for you. Gifting coffee to a friend? This is your safest best as it is the most common grind size.


Pour Over

If you have a chemex, V60, or other type of pour over method, this medium-coarse grind will be the one for you. This grind words best when using paper filters.


French Press

For any submersion brewing methods such as french press or cold brew. This extra coarse grind will be perfect for you!

Brewing Tips

To ensure the perfect cup, we recommend brewing Alma coffee by:


❤️ Using freshly ground coffee

❤️ Using 15 grams of coffee per 250ml of water (or about 2 tbsp of coffee per 6oz of water) for each serving

❤️ Using your preferred brewing method


Alma Coffee is meant to be fun and experimental. Adjust our measurements to your taste based on how you enjoy your fresh cup of coffee. Try unlocking new experiences with your favorite roast by brewing over Cold Brew or Espresso


Check out our Brew Guides for more!

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Freshly Roasted

We take pride in roasting fresh to order. When you place your order, you can be guaranteed your coffee was roasted within 32 hours of being shipped.

Sustainably Grown

Our farms are certified USDA organic and any other coffees we source are sourced with the most ethical and sustainable practices possible. Caring about our industry as a whole is our goal.

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