This coffee will be fresh roasted for you. We expect Kaldi's Coffee Roasting Co. will roast and ship this coffee in 1-2 business days depending on their roasting schedule.
This is the Cafe Malta brought to you by Kaldi's Coffee Roasting Co. Cafe Malta is a vestal blend, combining coffees that stand up well during long roasting. A great espresso for those who like to drink short, strong, and dark shots with a rich golden crema. A great drip and espresso coffee with a rich roasted flavor that excites the dark roast connoisseur. This blend is bittersweet with notes of smoke and dark chocolate.
I’m giving this coffee three stars not because it’s bad but because of how earthy it is. If you like earthy flavors this is for you. But if you want richer sweeter flavors this one probably isn’t for you. I’ve tried different settings and can’t overcome it. Also, I find the mouth feel to be grainy which isn’t my thing as much.
Update: Moving to 4 stars. I found a setting that offered a less earthy and more well rounded flavor. 200g water, 12g beans ground at setting 32 on a 1Zpresso JX-Pro, at 185ºF.
It was wonderful. It had a medium roast flavor that I really liked.
Such a complex and full-bodied taste, with none of the acidity. My favorite roast so far!
Good enough--nothing remarkable compared to the other coffees I've received.
Loved this blend--rich and well-balanced. Good flavor!
Too bitter. Not as strong a flavor as previous options.
I liked the richness of this coffee.
I’m making it as espresso and it’s wonderful. Sweet and complex
Great taste, very smooth, love the texture
The smoke flavor was just a touch rough on me in the cup, but top line taste regardless. Truly one of those ‘nose in the bag in between grinds’ bags.
This is a bold blend that really wakes me up. Easy to grind.
Love the chocolate notes!
Fine but not something I'd order again. Personally, I only noticed the smoky/roasty-ness and no other distinctive flavors (of chocolate or anything else).
This is very close to the Parisi one that I loved!
I think this coffee is weak. More like a blond type brew. This does not excite the dark roast connoisseur.
Perfect for my liking
Excellent cup of coffee. Prepared via pour over every morning. Fantastic, smooth, and rich.
Love this - so rich, we used this both in our drip machine and our expresso - wonderful flavor both ways!
Loved this one. Dark and oily in all the right ways. Brewed through a french press and Aero Press.
Good but a bit too bitter
Too smoky and bitter
My fav dark roast so far.
Way too much roast on this one. I didn't like it at all.
The after taste is a bit sharp and the body is a bit lemony hence the 4 not 5. These are flavors/qualities we don’t like as much.
Not bad but not exceptional.
Easy to brew and tasty. Started using my french press more often and it was a great match
Rich but had a slight burnt taste and smell.
Did not like the dark roast of this one
One of my recent favorites! Came just to say so. Love the smoky richness.
I loved this one
It was just ok.
Not my favorite
Excellent taste. Might be my favorite coffee from you!
This is the rich, dark roast I love that somehow also manages to be SO SMOOTH. Perfection.
Loved the flavor
YAS love this one and the compostible package.
This was an outstanding cup of coffee. I would have a difficult time say precisely why, but it was a cut above. The perfect cup for a slow Sunday morning.
***I ordered the coffee from Kaldi's, as well as a few different roasts. They do not disappoint.
A little too dark for me. Also don't like the smoky flavor.
fantastic cold brew
This coffee was great In hot and cold brews. I enjoyed this coffee a lot. It wasn’t too acidic or bitter.
This was one of my favorites I’ve tried in a while. It was a fantastically rich dark roast.
Loved the taste
Very distinct dark chocolate notes with a hint of stone fruit
Not that dark
I loved this coffee! It is so different than the previous ones, but just as delicious. I loved that it was a little stronger and richer in taste.
Good, but not quite on par with some of the recent ones in terms of balance, flavor, (lack of) acidity.
Like the dark roast, like the change in pace from the medium-dark roasts we've gotten so far. This one is particularly good in americanos which is what I'm accustomed to drinking. It's very good! Just waiting for a 'wow' factor to give a bag 5 stars. :)
Too dark and bitter:(
Overroasted, oily, burnt. Terrible for espresso.
John & Michelle
Strong, Rich. Not bitter. Excellent espresso bean.
Didn’t really have any flavor. I could see the appeal if you put fancy stuff in your lattes, but I don’t.
Way too acidic for me. Heartburn in a cup.
Great taste. Like a classic Italian Espresso. Brewed in a Miele CM-6350 Espresso Machine.
Too strong for me..
Good taste. well balanced.
To dark for me
Rose Marie & Mike
Loved it, Dark and smooth, used in Espresso machine for lattes
Not a fan. It’s super oily and the flavor is way too intense for me.
So far, the best coffee
This is the best coffee I have ever had. I have been making iced coffees in the morning lately and this coffee is absolutely perfect for it. I love everything about this one!
too dark, burnt
Nice easy drinking every day coffee
Love the boldness!
Bold and strong in both taste and scent. A great blend.
Bold for sure-maybe a bit too much
This one has an immediate strong, sharp flavor that falls off quickly, making it a pretty simple coffee. It’s a good basic cup of coffee. Tastes good both black and with cream.
our favorite so far.
Nothing super special about this one.
We really like the notes of chocolate
Very rich, deep and full bodied
This one was okay, but it had a weird aftertaste that kind of tasted like old coffee.
Delicious chocolate aroma
Best yet! Rich, smooth, slightly nutty notes.
This was almost a 5 star. Well balanced, great as espresso or cappuccino.
I did not pick this and did not enjoy it. Please do not send medium bodied coffee
super nutty and smoky really nice bold flavor. One of my favorites ever with this taste profile
Loved the chocolate tones. Very bold and full bodied. Excellent choice
Definitely my new favorite. Rich and dark with a great espresso shot. Love!
Probably my least favorite so far
Nicole & Ben
A touch too smoky, but overall good.
Rich and smooth. Loved this coffee.
Wife loved it
We tried this coffee in both the Chemex and French press - would recommend using in the French press over the Chemex. Great taste, and extremely smooth.
my favorite so far...
Not my favorite. Pretty bitter
From this, I’ve learned I don’t prefer the dark smoky flavor!
disappointing and undrinkable as expresso. No body, too thin, watery. I need a darker roast. I am looking for better Espresso in your offerings.
Kathleen and Holger
Good coffee with a little too much smoky flavor for my liking.
I like dark strong, dark, espresso grind coffee, and this one fulfilled those requirements.
Too smoky and overpowering for my mornings. Had a bitter aftertaste that I didn't like.
Jillian and Kyle
I liked this one a lot. Very smooth and warm while still being rich. I barely had to put any sugar in this! None of that fruity acidity that I hate.
Not my favorite. Didn’t have a rich flavor I usually enjoy.
UGH! We were so excited after our first coffee to get this next one. Unfortunately it is not good. It's everything we don't like, grassy, earthy, bitter...... Super bummed. Is it returnable? Sorry to be so candid.
This is exactly the taste of what I usually drink. Brown, roast with no after taste. It is great because it is what I like, but on the other hand it isn't a new experience.
It was good don’t get me wrong, but nothing about it stood out to me.
Amazing. One of the best coffees I have had. Would buy again
Theresa and Donald
It was nice. had some good flavors, not as strong as we would like. Overall an excellent choice
Just ok, not as smooth and a bit bitter
This coffee is exactly what I like. Great pick! Send more like this
Nice and dark and smooth
Really enjoyed the rich flavors
Can't seem to make a good latte with this coffee, too bitter. Going to try it as a breakfast coffee.
Good cup of coffee, but I like the caramel notes in the French roast better than the chocolate notes in the cafe malta. Looking forward to the Italian roast that’s coming next!
I only gave this one 5 stars due to the fact that it there is no higher rating. One of the best coffee's I have ever brewed.
Quiet, smooth, slightly acidic finish which livens it up. Would be a nice dessert coffee. Not an incredibly defined middle.
I really like this one, but I don’t think it’s as rich as the previous coffee that I had sent to me. It’s still very good & I enjoy the deep flavor very much
It’s tasted slightly acidic for my taste
Not a chocolate fan
We loved the smooth texture, the perfectly medium body, and the earthiness of the flavor. My wife - Jen - sums it up...."I just want more of it...its the perfect cup of coffee I could have every day".
very good- tasted like fancy people coffee, i felt slightly wealthier drinking it
Smooth and flavorful
Daniel & Stephanie
Not as strong as we would have liked or expected.
This was a very low quality bean for espresso and overly sweet.
Please cancel and refund my subscription if this is the quality of product to be expected.
I am sure the coffee is great, but I want to use it for expresso and do not have the correct grinder for that. Can you send the next batch ground for expresso??
Loved that the grind was a bit more course. We use a Keurig to brew the coffee and that seemed to work better. Also, loved the taste and flavor.
I like it. It's robust (full flavored), aromatic, and rich tasting.
The best cup of coffee had in awhile. Never bitter, great the whole cup even after cooled. A favorite of the entire family which is very hard to do.
The Coffee was GREAT! It really shined as fresh roasted. My lag in the next shipment is only because I was given much more quality coffee beans as a christmas gift. Once I finish those beans, I will accelerate delivery.
Good flavor and smooth
This is the roast I really loved!
Better, less acidity. Really like the darker roasts
Trevor and Sami
Good strong flavor! Beans have great color and have a nice oil gloss.
Nice clean balanced flavor. Great when used in an espresso machine
Great flavor and i love the richness
I liked this better than the French Roast. I have been drinking most of my mistobox coffees on the weekend, using my french press. This for me, tasted richer than the French Roast. Looking forward to the next, Italian roast.
Lois & Rob
Delicious! Love it!
I just finished the Classic French. Really enjoyed the coffee. looking forward to the next collection.
Uninteresting & lacks flavor.
Great coffee , among my preferred is the number 1 , very rich coffee flavors and smells like coffee heaven
For my second, I felt this coffee was too oily and seemed to be roasted too long for my liking. It smelled less like coffee and more like burnt cardboard. Not horrible, but not great either.
Cafe Malta was very good, much better than my first coffee. I like the rich chocolate taste. This was much more bold than my first coffee, which is what I prefer.
Love it!!! Strong but not overpowering. Great taste and smooth.
This one is not as smooth as the last one I was sent!
A little over-roasted and oily.
Really good coffee. Great flavor smooth finish.
I like it a lot! But, the first coffee I received, I liked better. I feel like the first one was a little bit stronger and more boldly flavored, but this one is no doubt very good as well.
It's good but not as good as the Dillanos Coffee Roaster's Double Dark Blend
There is a subtle flavor note I don’t care for although not sure how to describe it.
Nice coffee to make in pour over. Hint of sweetness makes this a lighter dark roast.
Fantastic! A splendid balance of dark, rich, chocolate with slight hint of smoke. Incredibly smooth. The aroma is intoxicating.
My favorite so far!
This coffee is weak and smells like coffee purchased at a gas station— I threw it away
My Cafe Malta from Kaldi’s Coffee arrived today and smells great- I was very excited. However, there are several holes in the bag and so I cannot ensure it’s freshness or maintain it. I was so disappointed by this. Can I return this bag for another that is more airtight?
Laurel & Garry
This one wasn't really anything special, but it'll do.
Love it. Right up my alley!
Not as dark or bold as I like. Seemed to lose/change flavor significantly as it cooled in my mug, so it was only good when it was fresh from the pot. Still a good quality coffee, very fresh.
We love it. Could drink it every day!
This coffee is not smoky, chocolate or rich. It's typical south american with unpleasant smell when the bag is first open. The smell was present in the previous bag. WOuld not buy Cafe Malta
Like my last shipment, when I brew this one using a medium-course grind (so my small one-cup drip machine doesn't get its nozzles crusted over), it comes out weak and with an herbal overtone that I don't like. If I fine-grind for espresso, and either brew a smaller amount in my dripper or a larger amount in my gold-filter Melita pour-over, I can get a pretty good flavor. But when I pull an espresso shot in my Barista, it just doesn't taste like espresso, altho the bag says it should work for either espresso or drip. But I loved the bag! If folds down very evenly and crimps well to keep each remaining quantity of beans fresh until you are ready to grind the next small batch. Most bags get all smushy and just don't work well after you first open them.
I think this is the best coffee I've ever had.
a little light & a little bitter
Rich taste, aroma and smoky flavor
Coffee was fine. Not the best nose, a little too skunk for my taste.
This coffee is great! Not bitter at all.
This is a middle of the road dark roast that feels flat on the palate. The subtle chocolate undertones are a bit chalky. The darkness of the roast tries to bolden the flavor, and it does to an extent, but I don’t get a smooth or rich depth of flavor with this coffee. As I said, it’s ok but just kind of flat.
Not much flavor, just flat.
I liked this one better than the 1st one. I enjoyed the flavours.
Rather bitter for my taste.
Amazing! One of the best coffees I've had so far! Very rich & dark - perfect for my espresso machine! :)
Too light for our liking. But, did love the bold flavor
A little too light for my taste. Didn't much care for it as a drip coffee, but made a pretty decent cold brew.
Beans were not fresh when I opened the bag this morning. They were dry, no sign of oil on beans anywhere. Very disappointed in quality.
Not preferred. Has a sour taste.
Not a big fan
Wasn't very bold. Lacked any strong flavors.
Much closer to what I like.
This was good to okay. I gave it an okay as I felt the flavor wasn't bold as the previous two coffees.
Was simply too dark for my liking
Loved it. Perfect balance of bold flavor but low acidity
Bitter!! Backed off the amount of coffee we usually use and it was drinkable but we wouldn’t ever buy it.
Didn't really taste all that great. Gave off a burnt smell.
Dark and a little oily, which was nice, but the overall flavor was somewhat bland, resembling more of a diner coffee.
Loved it. Great cup of coffee.
This roast is delicious too! I have enjoyed all the coffee you have sent and am excited for another roaster to try. I did notice that the Verve seemed to have more oils on the beans which I prefer. I'm not sure if this is a freshness issue or just due to the different type of roast but just thought I'd mention that I like that.
I am updating my subscription to continue getting coffee.
So bitter and acidy! Not one of my favorites.
Light flavor, slightly acidic. Not a fan.
This one has been my favorite so far. It makes an excellent espresso and also a good cup for the aero press. Tastes good both black and with cream.
Found it a little acidic, but it was fine
Jennifer & Charlie
Did not like this at all. Tasted like chocolate milk. Yuck!
of smoke stronger chocolate flavor Not big on the stronger chocolate notes would give it a 3.5 if I could
Good, but not great.
I think I liked it better French Pressed than AeroPressed. It was kind of grassy (?) or acidic at first, but I think I've got a better brewing method, and I'm enjoying it a lot more now.
Send this again!
This is a bit sharp. And it is dry. Notes of wood, smoke, and dry. I was eating some mushrooms sauteed in butter, and this coffee cut through it nicely. That is the sharpness. I prefer coffees that are a bit more roasty and round, but I can't complain about this, it is good quality coffee. Complex.
There was a flavor it it that I didn't really like. Couldn't taste the chocolate. Not nearly as good as last box.
This has been one of my favorites - love the aroma and flavor. An all around win.
This coffee is wonderful. The flavor is very smooth. It's dark and rich. This is one of my favorites.
I enjoyed this roast! I'm still a novice espresso maker, but I liked the boldness and body of it.
Very good coffee. Beat out the last dark roast I got with the rich smoky flavor. Since it's more of a richer flavor, the coffee is smoother when you drink it. Made it using my V60 which made an excellent cup or multiple cups. After taste was similar to the actual taste of the coffee which was good. Overall a good dark roast, may have to try it as expresso.
This is the best coffee I've ever had. I'd like to only receive Kaldi's going forward unless you can recommend another with the same qualities.
Too light for my tastes.
made an awesome espresso, pretty smoky, chocolatey. some steamed and frothy milk was always a great addition. it made awesome lattes.
I did not care for the flavor.
I really didn't like this one. You already sent it to me before. I prefer to try a new coffee each month. Can I send this back?
Not strong and bold enough for me. I want a real espresso taste. It would make a good drip coffee though
Wasn't a huge fan of some of the notes in this coffee.
would prefer something more tailored for french press instead of espresso or drip.
Hands down best coffee you've sent so far. Whatever taste like this, is exactly what I'm looking for
This was good! I could definitely smell and taste the smokiness. I enjoyed it, but definitely liked it better in a latte or cappuccino rather than the aero press.
It was just ok. It went fast so can't remember what I did not like about it. Maybe a creamy or the chocolate taste?? I normally like rich/strong coffees. It did not grind evenly. I blended this with 1/4 portion of Kicking Horse Kick Ass. That blend was pretty good. FYI, I only have a french Press. Thanks looking forward to the Anodyne coffee.
Dark and delicious!
Did not taste good in drip. Ok with press.
This has been my absolute favorite. I have even looked into buying this regularly. It is bold, but has such a smooth finish.
This was very disappointing. Bland and ashy on every well-extracted espresso pull.
Excellent coffee. Very earthy and creamy.
Definitely an espresso bean, didn't get the required strength I like from Chemex.
Loved the bold flavor from the stovetop percolator, and appreciated the more muted but still smooth and rich taste from the drip machine. The description is spot on!
Again, all coffees have been very good. I have t stop using all 5 stars on my ratings so this one gets a 4.
Haven't tried it as an espresso yet, but it's good with a Chemex! Not getting the dark chocolate, but certainly smoky.
Enjoying this very much. Like this hot in my French press but tried it as a cold brew last week and it was potently delicious!
Not bad at all. Smooth, but benefits from a splash of cream.
Love this! Smooth and rich.
Good...but not a favorite...smoky... but chocolate...not so much
We like it better than the second bag of coffee, but still not as good as the first. Maybe it's the smoky flavor that detracts?
Bunny & Bunny
My favorite so far! Dark and delicious. Thank you!
Awesome flavor, slightly nutty. Would highly recommend.
Only discernible flavor is burned wood. Lifeless.
Was worried about the smoke notes in description but coffee was excellent. Really smooth and well balanced. Like this one a lot.
Nice afternoon cup
Perfectly acidic and dark. This is great alone or with some soy or almond milk. Lots of flavor. Not too roasty or burnt.
good flavor, very smooth
Great stuff! I had to adjust my water ratio a little bit since this one was so dark but once I got it right bam! Delicious chocolate notes that can't do you wrong...
Cafe Malta was good I could not say it was better or worse than the previous roast. I would call equal to the previous roast. I would put this coffee in the roast category. There was no acidic or sour flavors. The beans are pretty much on par with what I typically drink.
Just didn't have anything special about its flavor.
Nice and rich.
One of the best coffees that I have had!
Very roasty but I enjoyed the chocolateyness of it.
Loved this one!
Cara and Alex
Smooth, decently balanced but a little thin. We tasted more of a toffee flavor than chocolate. A short finish, but nice color and crema.
Perspective: this is the first coffee I've ever had without tons of cream and sugar so my tastes are...evolving. This was not a horrible coffee to drink though the bitterness was a bit strong. I really don't like smoke as a taste in any food but was willing to try. Didn't taste any chocolote notes at all but that's probably my taste buds not recognizing nuanced flavor yet. Overall ok.
Smooth and first pot was a little light. I think I would like it a tad stronger for mornings.
This coffee has a distinct, sweet smell, but I'm having trouble pinpointing the flavor profiles I'm getting out of both shots and pourovers. I think the "smokey" notes are a little overpowering, and I'm not really getting any chocolate taste out of it as a result. Would definitely prefer something less smokey next time around.
Dear Seth, THIS coffee. Man. What can I say? It's very very very good, we loved it.
Smooth, easy to drink, chocolatey. The office enjoyed this one a lot!
This one was tasty! It was very rich and I liked the hint of smoke.
Really nice again, enjoyed the chocolatey notes.
This coffee falls a little flat for me. I like the aroma, and it starts with a nice dark roasted flavor with some baking chocolate, but doesn't go any farther. This coffee really wakes up with some sweetness from a cookie or donut, but on its own I think it lacks a little depth.
Nice chocolate bitterness on the sides, this coffee is a bit flat as a drip cup. I couldn't taste or smell much complexity. However, that was not true in a mocha pot, were the singleness of the flavor seemed rich and deep.
Smells good but too toasted or roasty for us when we drink it.
I like this one more than the Dillanos, but I am learning i like slightly lighter roasts.
Almost tastes as good as coffee smells!
a little too dark for my taste. very strong. probably delicious for an espresso. but okay for aero-press.
Rich flavor. Mild smoke on the finish
Very smooth, great body
this has been a solid cup of coffee! Great for drip coffee, and excellent cold!
Really enjoy this coffee on my drive into work. Isn't bitter, very rich flavor, and tastes great even to my girlfriend (who isn't big on coffee at all)
I like it.
I found it to be too light. I made it twice, the second time I cut down on the water to coffee ratio and it was still too light
There is very little depth to the flavor. The coffee tastes pretty flat, borderline burnt.
Very good coffee. A little darker roast that I would usually shy away from. I'm glad I'm enjoying it!!
Too strong for my liking.
The beans are dark brown and oily with a smoky and deep scent. I smelled a hint of cinnamon, too. The coffee brewed into a deep brown color (not black) and, while it was fairly balanced, I tasted an earthiness that I didn't expect. I enjoyed this blend and would try it again.
I didn't really care for this one. I thought it was kind of bitter.