Propeller Coffee

Ace Espresso

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Origin: Burundi; Colombia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $13.56/12 ounces

Review Date: June 2019

Agtron: 56/78

Aroma: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

With Milk: 9

Blind Assessment:

Evaluated as espresso. Deeply cocoa- and nut-toned, brightly fruit-forward. Cocoa powder, caramel, almond butter, dried black cherry, myrrh in aroma and small cup. Velvety mouthfeel, crisp, chocolaty and nut-toned finish. The milk shot leads with notes of black cherry and cocoa powder, supported by rich aromatic wood and almond butter.


This coffee tied for the second-highest rating in a tasting of “classic” espresso blends for Coffee Review’s June 2019 tasting report. Comprised of 50% Burundi Gakenke coffee and 50% coffee from Colombia, both wet-processed. Propeller is a Toronto-based micro-roaster with a dedication to careful selection and exceptional craft roasting of high-end coffees. Visit www.propellercoffee.com or call 416-479-3771 for more information.

The Bottom Line: Propeller’s Ace Espresso Blend comprises an ever-evolving series of components that seem to always hit the mark; this version is bright, sweetly tart, and singingly confident.

This review originally appeared in the June, 2019 tasting report: Exploring "Classic" Espresso Blends: North American Roasters

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