Intense, caramel, stone-fruit, raisin. Good with milk.
Fair Trade Organic Coffee
A Dark Roast blend, Raffinato Fair Trade Organic espresso is perfect for those looking for a traditional espresso, yet not quite as intense. It has all the flavors and aromas of a traditional Italian espresso, but less smoky and is great with milk. The best of both worlds – enjoy a delicious, premium espresso in the comfort of your own home. Our capsules fit all Nespresso® original machines, which were specially designed to take aluminum capsules.
ABOUT ESPRESSO AND OUR CAPSULES
First, espresso is not a roasting method, it does not refer to a bean or a blend. It is a method of preparing coffee by using pressurized hot water, forced over finely ground coffee, to produce a concentrated coffee with a deep, robust flavor. For many coffee drinkers, espresso is the very essence of the coffee bean, in its most pure form. It was also the first instant coffee, originally designed as something that could be quickly prepared, translated literally from Italian, “espresso” means express!
Meant to be enjoyed as a quick shot, a quick jolt, a traditional espresso drink is characterized by its small size and its silky crema which holds the aromatics longer, more aromatic, and more intense than your typical cup of Joe. Those of you that have tried to make a café quality espresso at home know, not an easy feat to accomplish! Now, Barrie House has a way for you to match the café espresso experience in your home. We have spent years perfecting our espresso blends, perfecting the grind, and finally to an Aluminum capsule with greater sustainability, greater protection, and better performance. All this with the goal to help you prepare that perfect espresso, at home.
HOW OUR COFFEE IS ROASTED
Because coffee can differ by variety, elevation, and processing, all coffee cannot be roasted the same. Because of this, the roast is the most important part of producing a really good coffee. Like all great family secrets, the art of roasting our specialty coffee has been passed down from one generation to the next. Family-owned since 1934 Barrie House has perfected the art of coffee roasting with these Nespresso compatible capsules in a style reminiscent of old-world Italian espressos We roast our premium coffee beans in vintage roasters with a novel drum design. This allows for better airflow and reduces the risk of over-roasting, which can cause a burnt flavor. Different compounds are developed during this roasting process at different times. By controlling the chemical reactions taking place in the bean during the roast, we can change or determine the flavors in the final cup!
Dark Roasts – Our Dark roast coffees have (obviously) been roasted longer than other types, resulting in a darker bean and a more full-bodied taste. This longer roast time curbs bright flavors and reduces the caffeine, so dark roast coffee is often less sour and more bitter than a lighter roast.
Blending – Prior to roasting, our roastmasters carefully blend the roasted beans to achieve the desired flavor profile. Once locked in, we duplicate that flavor profile for each of our unique Espresso offerings perfectly, every time.