The Monkey Bite Espresso was blended and roasted for you by Bird Rock Coffee Roasters. Named for the harrowing monkey attack that Bird Rock's founder Chuck suffered through in Kenya, this espresso is a top seller at their cafes. This seasonal blend is carefully crafted and tested to be pulled as delicious straight espresso while it also works well in a traditional milk-based drink like a cortado. Works great as a brewed cup of coffee as well!
A bit different than my usual —- fruitier and less chocolate/sweet— but a nice change
Felt bland to me but also I got a metallic after taste somewhat consistently on this one even changing brewing methods.
Nice and bright with oat milk.
Very interesting. 18 grams in, 37 grams out yielded a syrupy bodied and rich cup then 18 grams in 44 grams out released the dried fruit, almost candied orange flavor. I'm more into traditional espresso these days but this one was good!
Actually get a lot of yeast and dough, but I don't hate it. Other than than, a bit of chocolate. Makes for a warm and full coffee.
Brewed in the Ratio 8 coffee maker. 55g beans, medium grind (24/40 - Baratza Encore). 1.2L of water.
Great bright yet roasted espresso blend
I really liked it. would enjoy more flavors just as bold and different. But I definitely love variety.
Very strong to me. Did taste the brown sugar notes just a bit but didn’t taste any hints of fruit at all. I made both pour over and french press and it was just extremely strong to me. A bit bitter. Not smooth at all.
First shot gave me a bright, clean acidity. The ones later were nutty. Although not spectacular as an espresso (not bad), this makes for a thoroughly enjoyable milk drink.
Didn’t seem to brew robustly - came out more watery than most. Had a little bitter, grainy taste. Couldn’t taste berries or brown sugar hints advertised. Not awful, just not great.