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!
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.