Whole Latte Love Monaco Whole Bean Espresso

$11.86
Reg. $13.95
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4 out of 5 stars based on 8 customer reviews

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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.

Origins

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

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Posted By: DanMoraldo
Nov 11, 2010 11:24AM
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