Essence was carefully grown and roasted for you by Alma Coffee. This Fully Washed coffee was grown 1,400 meters above sea level at Finca la Unica by Leticia Lopez Hutchins in Copan, Honduras. Essence was designed to fit your every need, whether that's for espresso, a trustworthy batch brew or a smooth velvety cold brew served over ice.
This is okay for a dark roast but seems to lack complexity of flavor
Nice chocolate notes, thick mouth feel and a moderate crema. A bit more acidic than I like, not bad but not my preferred flavor profile.
Average, taste wasn’t great and not that strong for me. Seemed dry and hard to brew.
nicely balanced, no bitterness at all.
Sort of bland...very smooth and not bitter, but too mild
Definitely taste the almond with dark chocolate.
Love this blend for our daily espressos!
Really enjoyed it as a change from my recent go to (Lavazza Super Crema) Most of the other "espresso" beans I've tried since getting an espresso machine (prior to mistobox) have resulted in sour fruit acid flavors and I really don't enjoy that. While the ALMA is lighter that what I was drinking I'm really enjoying this one!
Wasn't really a fan of this one.
A bit acidic for our taste. Hard to adjust grind and extraction time. Did not appreciate a lot of depth in the flavor profile.
Makes GREAT espresso and also tastes great
Not as flavorful as Good Folks Blend.
A little light for espresso but great flavor
Excellent taste. Nice and fresh. Smooth. A bit on the light side when used with milk drinks.
At times seemed a little bitter.
It tasted burnt.
This was smooth and a similar roast to the local brand we get. It was consistent and easy to dial in the grind.
Not really enjoying this one. I'm able to pull really nice-looking syrupy shots. Although its scent feels quite acidic, there's no acidity once I add about 4 ounces of frothed oat milk and it becomes a cappuccino.
The taste is bold (good) but too smoky (not so good).
Would be great to focus on beans that are targeted specifically towards espresso and cappuccino, and the roaster publishes a recommended recipe for it
Great drip, good espresso
2nd time cold brewing this one, great smooth nutty flavor over ice. Perfect caffeine punch to get you moving
The beans were too oily for our home espresso machine. Otherwise, it was very good.
Velvety and delicious
This one is outstanding! We love it!!! Definitely our favorite so far.
Alma was excellent. Fresh Balanced. Definitely felt the chocolate
Smooth, get hints of chocolate. Enjoyable, lighter than expected. Didn’t quite have that “oh wow that’s good” reaction.
Best one so far! Tastes delicious to me, right amount of acidity plus smokeyness. Loved it!
Not tasting the almond but a pleasant coffee.
Like the sweetness in milk drink.
Smells great out of the bag. But that didn't translate into a nice bold brew. This was bland and I threw the rest of the bag away.
liked a lot
Rich, very fragrant. Very flavorful, but I could have take a darker roast. Still, the best medium roast I have had.
Good brew. Played well with my creamer. Would have been five stars if not for a slightly acidic back end.
This one was a favorite of mine. I loved the dark chocolate notes. The perfect everyday coffee.
Good coffee. I'm finding I have to add more grinds to the french press to get the right strength. But tasty.
This was not roasted enough, please do not send this one again
Blah. Not much flavor.
Some deep flavor. A little bitter but not too much. Tasted a lot more of the chocolate than anything else
Good coffee, one of the best that was sent to us. Smooth, slightly bitter, but a good strong flavor.
Dark chocolate with almond and hints of fruit. Really enjoyed.
It wasn't terrible but it was missing the bold flavor that I'm used to with dark roasts. I drink my espresso as a cafe latte and the flavor gets lost in the milk.
Too bitter for me. Still looking for a less bitter option.
smooth taste but not bold enough
Very mild, subtle flavors. Almost a little too much so
Weak roast and very bitter.
Having had my 3rd espresso I find it to be bitter. It is an espresso roast.
Couldn’t get to it right away. Almost roasted 30 days ago but brewed beautifully. Rich and smooth clean flavor. Very nice and recommended.
Rich velvety espresso. So good!
Such an amazingly balanced dark roast with all the flavors of your favorite chocolate bar. The nutty smell but dark chocolate taste, I need more like this!
A little weak for my taste but I like the flavor
A little too nutty for my taste.
Very balanced. Went well with vanilla syrup and oat milk. Not too sweet
We’ve enjoyed this coffee a lot. Very rich and works well for all of our drinks.
Full flavor, nutty, really enjoyed it
I really enjoyed this coffee. Great as Espresso and Americano.
Very good chocolate notes
This coffee is awesome. You can definitely taste dark chocolate and almond, and it is very balanced. This has been a really great cup just as an americano. I usually make americanos, and really loved this. My wife had it with cream and sugar, as well as a latte. Both were good too!
complex- the best one yet
Loved it! perfect balance, just dark enough
Really liked it I think
Good flavor smooth finish
Brewed in french press. Hubby drinks it black, I have it with almond creamer or coconut milk. Very good. Smelled amazing coming out of the bag. Nice strong taste, goes down smooth.
Not a ton of flavor or aromatic
Flavorful but a little too acidic for me, I think. I wanted to love it!
My personal favorite.
Bitter flavor for expresso.
Not bad but too chocolatey for me.
Great taste and flavor
beautiful smell in the morning.
A wonderful cup of tasty coffee.
Love the smoothness and aroma but when paired with milk, not as strong as I would like
My go-to is Lavazza Super Crema, and I'm not sure this is quite that good, but it's good. I'd give it 4.5 if that option was here. I drink long blacks via an expresso machine. Had to dial the water back some to keep it from being too weak and sour.
Super flavorful. Nutty and Earthy I thought. Chocolatey and sweet, not at all bitter or sour. Easy to dial in that perfect shot on an espresso machine.
Tasted ok. A little bit acidic as an espresso but fine for lattes