A house-guest of mine who had recently spent a few months in Guatemala brought me a bag of Guatemalan coffee beans back for me as a gift. I have to say I was a little apprehensive at first as a prior experience of beans brought back from Costa Rica for me a few years ago was such that I threw the beans away. When I opened them and saw that they were a nice medium roast rather than a dark roast I thought that they at least had a chance of being able to produce some crema. To my great surprise and delight, the beans actually produced a rich, sweet crema, and overall a very pleasant cup of espresso.
So once I had used up the bag I thought I'd give Guatemalan beans another shot so went out to Amazon.com to see what I could see. I found a 2lb bag of Guatemalan Antigua blend medium roast beans from Copper Moon World Coffee for an incredibly good price and free shipping with my Amazon Prime membership, so decided to give them a try. Once again these are fantastic beans for making good espresso with rich crema. The flavor is a nice sweet with just a hint of bitterness, with no hint of sourness. Perfect! I really recommend them.
Here's a link to them at amazon.com Copper Moon Guatemalan Antigua Blend Medium Roast, Whole Bean, 2-Pound Bag
Kicking Horse Coffee Cliff Hanger Espresso Beans Review I noticed that one of the more popular espresso beans that visitors to...
- Espresso Maker Recommendation - Budget
- Espresso Maker Recommendation - Higher End
- 9 Steps to Making Espresso Like a Pro
- The Road to Perfect Crema
- The Golden Rule
- How to Make Espresso
- How to Make a Flat White
- How to Make Latte
- How to Make Cappuccino
- How to Make a True Macchiato
- How to Foam Milk for Espresso Coffee Drinks
- What are Espresso Coffee Beans
- How to Make Ice Blended Coffee
Most-Visited Pages in the last 30 Days
Crema is the essence of good espresso coffee. I like to think of it as the Holy Grail of espresso coffee. Without it you might as well pour ...
What to Look for in a Good Espresso Maker for the Home If you're going to make that perfect cup of espresso coffee, you're going ...
Typically the milk is prepared in a stainless-steel pitcher or "jug" as it is called in some countries. You need the pitcher to be...
By now you've probably studied my 9 steps to making perfect espresso coffee and the separate section on making perfect crema . In the s...
If you are new to making espresso coffee at home, it may take a little practice to be able to extract that perfect cup of espresso, that is ...
Update as of December 2016: It appears that the Breville Dual Boiler BES900XL that is the subject of my below review has been replaced...
What is a "Flat White"? Flat White Coffee in Tulip Cup More photos of flat-whites Flat White is an espresso-based drink th...
By now you've probably studied my 9 steps to making perfect espresso coffee and the separate lesson on making perfect crema . In the le...
Breville BCG800XL Smart Concical Burr Grinder Recommendation Breville BCG800XL Smart Grinder OMG! I'm in LOVE! But we'll g...
What Everyone Ought to Know About a True Macchiato Macchiato comes from the Italian word that means "stained". Quite literally...