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Caffe Cuidado – 100% Rainforest Alliance

Standard espresso roast

Blended from 100% Rainforest Alliance Certified™ Arabicas, Caffe Cuidado espresso is balanced, bright tasting and well-rounded with spicy and aromatic undertones throughout.

The Rainforest Alliance is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) working to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior. Based in New York City with offices throughout North and South America, Asia, Africa and Europe and program work in more than 100 countries, the organisation has earned a four star rating from Charity Navigator for more than five consecutive years. It was founded in 1987 by Daniel Katz, who serves on its board of directors, and is led by President Tensie Whelan.

Coffee Blending is necessary for espresso since a single coffee origin will lack the complexity desired.  It is important to remember that the advantage of espresso over other brewing methods is a result of the formation of the crema.  Without the crema the espresso would be strong, thick coffee.  The crema is an emulsified layer of tiny, smooth bubbles that trap aromatic compounds.  This layer coats the tongue and these small bubbles break over time allowing espresso to be enjoyed long after it has been consumed.  An aromatic coffee, therefore, is essential to a well prepared espresso blend.

Caffe Cuidado espresso blend is made up of a base of coffees from Brazil that contribute a non-overbearing flavour while still contributing to the body and sweetness of the coffee.

Small ratios of coffees from Colombia add body, acidity, and flavour to a coffee blend.  Since these coffees are often very acidic, they are used in small amounts.

To add complexity and brightness when blending espresso,  coffees from Honduras are used. Honduras coffee adds a powerful aroma of blueberries or raspberries and add richness and body when blending for espresso.

Tasting Notes:

Sharp citrus and floral flavours, along with cranberry and dried cherry notes.

250 grams ground to the level cafeteria.

Available in whole bean on request.