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Oro Caffe for the Singolo espresso system

Verita

Location: Perugia, Italy

Origin: Peru; Brazil; Ethiopia; Sumatra, Indonesia; Nicaragua.

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $65.99/90 capsules

Review Date: July 2013

Agtron: 0/60

Aroma: 7

Body: 8

Flavor: 6

Aftertaste: 6

With Milk: 7

Blind Assessment:

Evaluated as espresso produced in a 40ml/1.35-ounce shot by a Singolo capsule espresso brewer with whole milk heated using a conventional steam wand. Shots from the tested samples of this blend were rather uneven in aroma and flavor, suggesting that blending may not have been sufficiently thorough before the coffee was ground and put in capsules. The mouthfeel was full and syrupy in all shots, but in flavor and finish some shots were dominated by a simple woody molasses, whereas others were livelier, with the wood note more aromatic, the molasses approaching carob, and hints of a tart fruit. The best shots were particularly impressive in three parts whole milk, where they displayed a roundly nuanced milk chocolate.

Notes:

This espresso was produced in Italy for the Singolo capsule espresso system. The Singolo capsules are biodegradable in their entirety, including the shell and seal. Visit www.singolo.ca for more information.

Who Should Drink It: At best a solid Italian-style espresso in the lighter-roasted style; at worst full-bodied but aromatically empty.


This review originally appeared in the July, 2013 tasting report: Three New Capsule Espresso Systems

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