Coffee Review - Ernesto's Espresso by Nossa Familia
  • Nossa Familia

    Portland, Oregon
  • Ernesto's Espresso

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: February 2011
Origin: Fazenda Cachoeira da Grama, Mogiana Region, Minas Gerais State. Price: $10.00/12 ounces

Blind Assessment: Notes of sweet nut, caramel and aromatic wood in aroma and cup. Full body, syrupy mouthfeel and a finish enlivened by a bitter-edged chocolate and more aromatic wood.

Notes: A blend named after a family patriarch, Ernesto’s Espresso is, as the name suggests, intended to be brewed as espresso. Building on six generations of coffee production in Brazil, Nossa Familia is an Oregon-based roaster focused on importing coffee from the family’s farms. Visit or call 800-525-1610 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Although evaluated as a standard brewed coffee, this blend displays the rounded acidity, full body and aromatic wood notes that play well in espresso brewing.


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