What are espresso coffee beans?
There are a lot of misconceptions about what an espresso coffee bean actually is. In reality, espresso coffee beans aren't necessarily a particular type of bean -they're simply finely ground coffee beans. The crucial difference is the grind - coffee beans for espresso should be finely ground. When making espresso, it's also essential to have very hot water at a high pressure to make this devious drink come to life.
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Colombian Coffee Beans
This robust and full-bodied espresso bean will leave a good impression with a hint of dark chocolate.
This delicious blend is a great fit for all espresso lovers and is primarily grown for glass house coffee. Shop Colombian coffee beans.
Yellow Bourbon Brazilian Coffee Beans
A sweet-tasting bean with light caramel undertones. Shop Brazilian coffee beans.
Single Origin Nicaraguan Coffee Beans
This bean is smooth-bodied and grown in one of the top coffee-harvesting regions in the world, Nicaragua. Shop Nicaraguan coffee beans.
Award Winning Buena Vista
The perfect balance of with hints of sweet peach tied together with a spicy kick.
Limited Edition Costa Rican
Costa Rican espresso is some of the best in the world, and this one is no exception.
Single Origin Papua New Guinea Coffee Beans
A classic, smooth taste and medium-bodied bean. Shop PNG coffee beans.
Premium Roasted Swiss Water Decaf
Grown in the high-altitude mountains of Columbia, this is one of the most popular sweet and fruity coffee on the market. Shop decaf coffee beans.
Guatemalan Coffee Beans
Spicy and crispy, this bean only has limited availability and is a favourite among customers. Shop Guatemalan coffee beans.
Organic Jungle Bean Coffee
With a heavy and rich body, this is the perfect bean for a strong shot of espresso. Shop organic coffee beans.
Types of Espresso Coffee Beans
While any bean can be used for an espresso, the most popular choice and one that is considered to be the best espresso coffee beans by many coffee connoisseurs is dark roasted beans. This type of bean is less acidic, which is ideal because - as most espresso lovers know - espresso tends to err on the bitter and acidic side to start with. Therefore, choosing a dark roast will help bring out thorough deep flavours.
Some people prefer a lighter roast, which produces a different tasting - but still delicious espresso shot.
Ways of brewing espresso coffee beans
There are many ways to make a great shot of espresso. Of course, the most popular way is to use an espresso machine. There are a large number of coffee makers on the market that can pull the perfect shot. However, there are also simpler (and more affordable) like a French press, AeroPress and a Moka pot.
How to store espresso coffee
The best way to store your espresso beans is to keep them ungrounded. This helps to keep the flavours more pronounced and last longer. After opening a bag of coffee, make sure always to reseal the bag to ensure freshness.
How long does espresso coffee last
Espresso coffee can last a considerable amount of time. However, even when it does go off, it usually won't make the drinker sick; it will just lose a lot of its flavour and may taste bitter.
Do you need an espresso machine for espresso coffee
While many people assume that espresso machines are the only way to make a great shot of espresso, this is not actually true. Espresso shots can be made using a Moka pot, French press or AeroPress.
What coffee bean is used for espresso?
Any freshly roasted coffee beans can be used for espresso, but they must be ground finely first.
Are our espresso beans and coffee beans the same?
Yes, espresso beans and whole coffee beans that have been ground finely.
Can you use regular coffee beans in an espresso machine?
Yes, but it is highly recommended to use a darker roast to avoid a sour taste.
What are the strongest espresso coffee beans?
If you want to make a very strong espresso, we recommend using a dark roasted coffee.