Whole Latte Love Monaco Whole Bean Espresso

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Using only the finest beans from Central America, Indonesia and Africa, our Signature Espresso brings together some of the most sought-after beans in the world. Monaco is roasted light to create a nutty flavor, along with hints of tangy fruit and spice. The unique combination of these beans creates a smooth, rich texture for the perfect shot of crema-topped espresso. To complement its complex character, Monaco has a fairly bright, lingering finish for a sweet, fulfilling cup of coffee from beginning to end.

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Body (light, medium, full)

Body is the distinct texture and thickness of a beverage that defines how it feels when it sits on your tongue, sometimes referred to as mouthfeel. For example, hot chocolate has an extremely full body, while a beverage such as iced tea has a very light body. When it comes to the body of coffee, lighter roasts have a lighter body, and vice versa. Monaco has a delicate, light-bodied texture that brings out its fruity flavors and lets the blend’s notes of spice shine. This lighter body also makes Monaco a perfect espresso to enjoy with breakfast.

Acidity (smooth, balanced, bright)

Acidity is marked by the tangy sensation it creates on the back and sides of the tongue. For example, a tart citrus fruit has an extremely bright acidity, while more mild fruits would have less acidity, making them balanced like an apple, or smooth like a banana. Acidity is perhaps the most striking flavor characteristic in a cup of coffee, and light roasts are known for a much brighter acidity than darker roasts. Monaco is nicely balanced with most of the brightness coming through in the finish. No matter how you prepare this coffee, the true depth of the flavors and aromas are well complemented by Monaco’s pleasingly subtle smoothness.

Roast (light, medium, dark)

Every coffee requires its own type of roast to capture the best aroma and flavor, so finding the right roast is as much a science as an art. Each variety of coffee bean is microbatch-roasted separately, then combined to create Monaco. Microbatch-roasting guarantees that the beans are not over-roasted and never burnt, so every cup you drink will be rich with the peak flavors of the coffee. Monaco uses a unique combination of coffee beans that are best enjoyed at a light to medium roast.


This 100% Arabica blend combines some of the best beans from Central America, Indonesia and Africa.

Caffeine Content

We measured the caffeine content for all of our blends. For a typical single shot of espresso, we used 7 grams of ground coffee. Monaco contains 65.37 milligrams in a 1.5 oz shot.

World Ranking

Monaco combines the finest quality beans in the world, all ranked in the top 10.

Perfect Pairings and Uses

Monaco is great by itself, or prepared as a cappuccino or latte. Its citric notes are well pronounced, so they’ll come through in any milk drink. As a smooth light espresso, it's also just the thing to round off light lunch meats like chicken or turkey. Not too heavy with a golden light crema, this coffee also goes very well with hard, medium aged cheddars and fruit.

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Flavor Notes
Aroma Notes: Heady & rich
Taste Notes: Nutty with hints of tangy fruits & spice
Finish Notes: Smooth, rich texture
Palate Notes: Creamy mouth feel
Roast Profile
Roast Profile: Medium Light, City
Best For Brewing
Espresso: Yes
Drip & Espresso: Yes
Drip: Yes
Pour Over: Yes
French Press: Yes
Moka Pot: Yes
Coffee Condition
Whole Bean: Yes
Coffee State
Regular Caffeine: Yes
Coffee Botanical
Species: Arabica & Robusta
Coffee Packaging
Container: Bag
Container Size: 1lb or 5lb
Coffee Type
Blend: Yes
Coffee Origin
Country of Origin: Central America, Africa & Indonesia
Where Roasted: USA
Country Imported From: USA
Customer Review: 4.3 Stars

Whole Latte Love Coffees

Posted By: DanMoraldo
Nov 11, 2010 11:24AM
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Coffee and espresso are our passions, here at Whole Latte Love. The pursuit of its perfection has led us to form relationships with and offer products from more than 60 manufacturers. We carry some of the most advanced equipment on the market, from grinders to espresso machines, frothers and more. But, as many coffee lovers will attest, great beverages must start with quality coffee. All the equipment in the world won't be able to help you brew gourmet espresso from charred beans; which is why we introduced Whole Latte Love Signature coffee as a way for customers to get great tasting drinks at affordable prices. The patriarch of our line of coffee is the venerable and ever-popular Malabar Gold. Created by a nuclear physicist turned coffee roaster, Malabar gold is easily recognized by its deep, rich crema that can last for more than 20 minutes. This blend of Monsooned Malabar, De Luxe Indian Robusta and select Arabica has been roasted in the light Northern Italian tradition to deliver mellow coffee and espresso with low acidity. Another fan favorite is our distinct dark-roast espresso, Buzzopolis. This collection of Columbian, Costa Rican, Mexican and Sumatran beans is well balanced and bright. Buzzopolis is celebrated for its smoky flavors of plumb, spice and berry that deliver full-bodied beverages. This blend is smooth enough for espresso, but it is also well liked by cappuccino and latte drinkers as it has the ability to stand out in milk-based beverages. Reflection, our decaf espresso, brews sweet, well-balanced drinks that won't keep you up at night. It packs decadent flavors caramel and chocolate punctuated by fruity notes. Reflection is a blend of fine Central American, Indonesian and African beans. For drip coffee drinkers, Ethereal and Unconditional offer unique taste profiles and aromas. Unconditional is a decaffeinated blend of Columbian, African and Indonesian coffees micro-batch roasted for unparalleled results. Unconditional features mouth-watering flavors of hazelnut, toffee and plum with a bright body and medium acidity. Ethereal, on the other hand, is a full-bodied coffee with hints of red wine, spice, chocolate and berry. It is a dark roast that is ideal for breakfast and a great companion for bread and pastries. We also have two samplers to choose from, if you want a taste of all our coffees. Each of our signature coffee has a colorful label adorned with artwork from Whole Latte Love employees and customers.

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