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This espresso was easy to pull, with a wide range of acceptable settings. The taste was pleasing with lot of cherry aromas initially. A great "base" espresso that is reasonably priced, but I like harder to work with beans that produce better flavor when pulled correctly (like Vivace).
This is an especially hard coffee to brew correctly, but once you have it figured out (and it takes a lot of wasted coffee to do so), you're rewarded with a brilliantly balanced cup of coffee with notes of caramel in the finish. Brew at 203F using a very fine grind to produce 1.25oz at 25 seconds.