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I'm relatively new to coffee on the sort of serious level these forums aspire to, but I am learning... Last week I bought some Square Mile Autumn Espresso beans (from a coffee stall in Columbia Road market). My first thoughts were, this is not quite how I imagine espresso to be... then, following on, there was a sort of revelation. The coffee really does have the caramel and grapefruit flavours proclaimed on the packet, and there's a fantastic after taste. I usually drink my espresso without sugar, but this one I find works better with a bit of sweetening. Interesting stuff. Any other thoughts on these beans?
I picked up some Square Mile Winter Espresso Blend from one of their retailers and have just had a lovely chocolate hazelnut hit with a hint of yellow fruit (apricot or nectarine?) This is not the easiest coffee to dial in and took me several attempts. The double basket was not sufficient so I ended up using a triple basket and a little more coffee than usual. Approx 22g coffee, 29 seconds for 54 mls liquid - ground a little coarser than usual too In the cup the espresso sat well but came alive when a little semi-skimmed milk was added for a macchiato, but also retained its taste in a flat white. I've still got about 150g to enjoy (6 more doubles...) which will see me through the weekend. Best paired with a sweet rather than savoury accompaniment (in my opinion) This coffee can be purchased here