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Roast level: Medium/light
Tasting notes: Sweet, complex with fruit notes over a base of creamy chocolate.
Detailed description: Our goal with Crosstown Espresso is sheer bliss. Crosstown has a sweet, velvety chocolate base that reminds us of Willy Wonka opening up the taps. The blend, consisting of two or three different coffees, has a high-toned component designed to give the shot a complex, bright finish. Crosstown is named after our goal for our espresso roast: to make our customers drive across our home town to get our espresso and milk drinks.
Brewing recommendations: Rest 3-5 days after roast. We brew our espresso with a 18 gram dose in a VST basket. Final yield is 40-43 grams of liquid espresso coffee. The total shot time varies from 24-30 seconds.
Pair With: As straight espresso, try it with a bit of dark chocolate, candied nuts or chocolate cake. For milk drinks, you can't go wrong with a plain or chocolate croissant or a biscotti.
A cup of coffee is practically a religious experience for us. We revere it, we crave it and we anticipate brewing and drinking it every day. Every coffee has a story, a history of soil, people and culture that make each one special. And it’s that combination that keeps us curious to learn about and eager to experience the next cup.
Even here in Northern California’s wine country, we believe that coffee has no culinary peer. Over 400 flavor compounds make up the unique aroma and taste that we experience when we smell and drink it. It’s that moment of astonishment at the cupping table when we crack the crust of a coffee with the right combination of those 400 compounds that drives us to find the best and highest quality lots available anywhere.
At Black Oak Coffee Roasters, we seek to express the true origin character of our coffees. Origin character is what tells the coffee’s story most vividly. We look for ripe, voluptuous sweetness and body to carry the coffee’s personality over the palate. And we want our coffee to linger in your head after you’ve tasted it, like a passage from your favorite novel.