This coffee will be fresh roasted for you. We expect Caffe Vita Coffee Roasting Co will roast and ship this coffee in 1-2 business days depending on their roasting schedule.
This is the Caffe Del Sol brought to you by Caffe Vita Coffee Roasting Co. This is Caffe Vita's signature espresso blend and is rich and complex with aromas of dark chocolate, butterscotch and praline. In the cup you'll find a deep, silky, amber crema with a sweet, caramel finish. Caffe Del Sol is great for cold brew and iced coffee as well.
Fantastic in both Americano and milk based. Good balance of chocolate notes.
Now that I’m almost out, this has been my favorite bean / roast so far. Even when I screw up the pull a little it turns out great!
Caffe Vita has a strong family of beans but Caffe Del Sol is, unfortunately, the runt of the litter. It's the Freddo of the Corleone espresso famiglia. Surprisingly mediocre. Good espresso is always bitter, but this the 'bad' bitter, not the 'good' bitter, and, like Freddo, lacks imagination and the essential "FORZA!" a good espresso should have. This is one bean that should, like Luca Brasi, sleep with the fishes.
Loved the smokey notes. Would recommend for those who like mocha’s
Good. A bit light.
This made a tasty, balanced latte and I'd try a slightly darker roast next time.
Balanced espresso. Hint of fruitiness
Really good and fragrant. Made cold brew with it.
Delicious. Would order again.
Solid coffee. Easy to drink. Not particularly interesting or complex
The bean was slightly dry, and I think that caused some issues with my espresso machine. I could not get a properly infused shot, which was disappointing because I was really excited about this one. I was sent a sticker, and it is currently on my Hydroflask. I would be interested in trying another variety from this roaster. Because I use a Breville, rather than a boiler, I don't think I was able to experience the flavor the way it was intended.
really good but I liked alma , the coffee we had last week slightly better
This has been the best coffee I have received yet. I love this coffee and it hits the spot. It's nothing out of the ordinary when it comes to the notes, however, the simplicity on this coffee is perfectly well balanced.
Enjoyed it very much...definitely picked up the chocolate notes....
This one was amazing! Agree that it is rich and has depth, but with a smooth finish. Thank you for the excellent choice!
Smooth, chocolatey with a light body. One of my favorites
Great taste and goes very well with milk.
Great as espresso, nice and smooth.
We expected to love this based on the description, but it turned out to have an unpleasantly sour note! Please believe me when I say that this is nitpicking in a sea of awesome; but there are definitely coffees we've loved more.
Very very good, although I got a lot more fruit notes than the tasting notes suggest. Didn't notice much praline or caramel.
Damn this stuff is good. Solid crema. Works great in my espresso machine, not a hint of burnt coffee. Amazing strong flavor.
Nice flavor as a latte.. the praline notes definitely came through. Would get this again.
I don't usually rate the coffees, they're all relativley good, but this was was just horrible. Over roasted, and shocking to the tongue. I just couldn't make it work.
I made this is a french press and in latte form, I felt like it was smooth (low acidity) but not bodied enough. I also do not own a drip machine anymore, so please let me know a better method to bring out the notes.
This coffee made as an espresso has a really strong flavor. Too strong for me but I am sure there are others that will like it. As an iced coffee this is great!
I love this coffee! It's delicious black and has a wonderful scent
Great coffee, great taste
This is a coffee I know and love well! I love the aromas in this coffee both whole bean and brewed and the caramel flavors in the brewed coffee are outstanding. I miss living near a Vita, and definitely was happy to see this show up!
god damn, so dank! perfectly rich and chocolately, which i love. good as an americano, but even more fire with milk in a latte! can't wait to try more from caffe vita
Praline flavor is too forward
I really liked this one, it was bitter but sweet enough to drink with just a little creamer.
Less flavorful. Passion House is my favorite so far.
This one has been my absolute favorite so far!!! Its wonderful as a sipping espresso as well as a lovely latte!
Overall good espresso, I liked the dark and rich flavors.
I think it was this one that was really good
A bit strong for me
This one was my favorite so far.
Too bitter for me
Good full bodied espresso. Notes of chocolate at the beginning and caramel at the end.
Fantastic, full body taste!
Really nice, very smooth. Not quite as rich and delicious as Tradewinds or Good Folks, but overall still really happy with this coffee!
Good, but a little lightly flavored- I think I like something a bit more bold. The advertised flavor notes are accurate though.
Near perfect coffee. Best thing that’s ever been through my machine out of dozens of blends.
Rich smooth with lots of cocoa notes
good strength and chocolate notes. not burnt very smooth
I liked it, but it was a little on the darker side, where the acidity was a little strong for my palette.
I love this coffee! It is so smooth. Favorite so far. Can drink black, which I have never done before.
Very enjoyable for espresso
Very smooth and flavorful
I really enjoyed this. This is a new favorite.
Great roasty flavors, made very nice milk drinks
This is by far my favorite espresso since I joined Misto Box. I may take this one each time for at least awhile.
Great. Wasn't as special as Equator before it. Consistent shots with these beans is a plus but again, nothing special.
The most beautiful pull of any espresso I have ever made. Slightly darker roast, very consistent with every pull. Intense chocolate flavor.
Can have a bad aftertaste -- am I grinding too fine? Timing of shot is always around 30s. ???
This coffee is SMOOTH, Then it says silky, it means it. I really liked this coffee. I do taste the praline and butterscotch, but it kind of just tastes like it has butter in it. So smooth.
I had this in person in Seattle a few months ago and brought some home because it was so good. I was happily surprised when this came in my box! One if not my most favorite coffee in recent memory.
A little too dark for regular coffee, I have to try it in my espresso maker still
Coffee isn’t bad but the roast is yet again much darker than preferred.
Love this coffee! made with our espresso machine and came out with a beautiful crema!
Just as described. Great in an Americano or a latte
Best coffee that I’ve received so far!
Another home run. Chocolately and delicious!
Much better than previous (we're getting closer). Has a great, rich fast and can taste the sweet finish (a big winner for me personally).
Too chocalate-ly, not sure I like the caramel finish
Solid espresso. Thick crema.
Lovely and smooth. Great flavor.
The taste is there. It is smooth and light to drink. It walks a line between sweetness and acidity which is refreshing. The crema is dark as described.
Wasn't great for Americano's, tasted a little weak.
The flavor was good but too weak. It also didn’t create much crema for an espresso. I prefer an espresso that isn’t quite so light and thin.
Not bad, a little too bitter for my taste. Nice crema though. Pretty straightforward espresso blend. Would not try again.
Underwhelming. While the flavors were there, it was extremely subtle and it fell a little flat for us. Rich and complex would not be the terms we would use to describe this coffee.
I'd had this before but it was delicious!
Tasty - very similar to what we usually purchase.
I'm an espresso novice so I'm sure there's a lot of user error here but I couldn't get a shot that didn't have a pretty noticeable bitter aftertaste
Too weak for espresso.
Good, but tasted a bit too much like traditional italian espresso. Still looking for something with a bit more citrus/floral notes and sweetness.
Enjoyable, smooth with low acidity.
PERFECT flavor! Pulls great espresso shots and makes a delicious Mocha! Definitely one of my favorites!
I thought this was good. It had a great aroma, seemed to lack a lot of flavor, but we did just buy a new espresso machine so still learning how to use it.
Love the flavor!!! Definitely a favorite of mine!
Love the chocolate and caramel notes.
These guys are right up the street so I've had a decent amount of their stuff. Big fan of this one. Chocolate notes are intense, like hot chocolate. Very sweet and full-bodied with very little acidity.
This is an amazing coffee. I really liked the chocolate and caramel notes both on the aroma and taste. Enjoyed it very much. Great pick!
I think it's growing on me but it's not what I'm used to and I wasn't a fan at first. But I can drink it black now and I actually do like it.
Aromas were accurate but with a fruitier taste, which I understand is a bit of a limitation with Medium beans. I prefer a bit on the bolder side of a medium roast.
Smooth dark roast with a great cacao taste. Perfect winter choice for a hot black coffee. Don't go ruining this amazing pick with sugar and milk lol
It has a good roasty, earthy, darker taste to it.
Smooth and rich flavor, Definitely agree it has a silky finish. Very much enjoyed this coffee!
Overall a very satisfying coffee. Was very balanced with the light chocolate and caramel flavors
Really enjoyed this one. It's at its best on a ristretto pull.
really liked this coffee, not too many bold fruity flavors,(which i dont like) just smooth!
We brewed this espresso as coffee through an aeropress. It was a balanced tasting coffee, though lacked the flavor profile of a typical espresso roast. It was fairly mild, and not all that "roasty." Did not try it as espresso.
Deep, dark flavor, but a bit on the muted side.
I’m judging very harshly so that I have room to go higher with other coffees.
That said, this was, in my inexperienced opinion, very good. The aroma was incredible! However, I think I would like to explore something a bit sweeter, if possible, even if that means a light roast. But I would happily buy this coffee again!
I’m still exploring to figure out what I like. This was great - thoroughly enjoyed it straight out of the espresso machine, black, with nothing added. I did end up pulling longer shots with a little more water than usual; I found it to be quite pleasing and wake up the aroma a bit more.
Also, this seemed to grind very, very consistently. It only took me 3 tries to dial in to balance grind, volume, and pressure! That’s really good for me, a total beginner.
Now to try something else! :)
Love this one too. So far, you guys have us figured out :-)
Zoe & Harlan
Smooth and caramelly and definitely what we were looking for! Sweet without putting sugar in.
I was disappointed to get this brand as I live in Seattle and this is found at all grocery chains here. I'm looking for mistobox to provide something I can't get from any grocery store.
I didn't think that the flavor was that complex or very interesting, but since I'm using a la pavoni and quite new, there is quite a bit of variation. I did however notice a burnt bean and an under roasted bean as well as an assortment of misshapen beans.
wonderful cup of joe
24grams of coffee for 35-48grams espresso in 30 seconds of extraction. 1-3 ratio steamed milk for a Latte.
I was unable to get an extraction that was pleasing to the taste. I found it coffee to be overly bitter with a strong after taste. I prefer a smoother, sweeter chocolate flavor.
Jess and Rob
Liked the roast and the chocolate and butterscotch flavours.
Fresh and great consistency
I enjoyed this coffee but did not get any of the caramel notes.
I think I would like to try a coffee described as fruity, as I always go for coffees with a chocolate descriptor.
Enjoyed. Using a Jura nowadays since purchase as opposed to drip/French press. Not sure if it helps with picking from that type of extraction. Looking forward to the Ethiopian I received!
A little weak, perhaps not quite dark enough of a roast. Decent flavor.
I have only made two lattes so far with this coffee. The first one was very interesting...it had a different flavor, maybe a little nutty like walnuts. I used about 17 grams of coffee and it was about a 27 second shot for 2 ounces. With the second latte I used 18.3 grams of coffee and it was a 31 second 2 ounce shot. This latte was a little smokey and lost its more unique flavor. I will end the next shot sooner. I have a Profitec 600 espresso machine. This expresso machine has the ability to change the brew temperature. Mine is set at 199 degrees right now. Do you have a certain brew profile you recommend with this coffee (grams, temperature, timing)?
Overall, I think for my next coffee I would like one that is a little more like milk chocolate than dark chocolate with a sweet carmel note, but not too nutty.
This espresso pulled well with a nice crema. I like the flavor description of this one, however, when I used these beans in a latte it didn't really taste like anything. I think the flavors were too subtle to stand up to all the milk in a latte.
In our household we drink Americanos and lattes. This coffee worked fine for an Americano but was possibly too mild for a latte.
Rich and dark chocolate flavor. Goes well with milk and is fantastic as a mocha.
The Caffe del Sol made nice espresso, though the roast was slightly lighter than I prefer. I roast my own to about full city+. Light enough that almost no oils come to the surface after resting. I look for dried fruit, spice, bitter cocoa flavors, I think.
Very complex flavor and I could taste the caramel. It was a little too light but overall it was good but not great.
At first I wasn't on board with the bean, but I realized I was adding too much water when making it as an Americano. It isn't as bold/in your face as the Stumptown Hairbender, but a much more subtle flavor. It's fantastic as an espresso.
Super yummy! I used a stovetop espresso maker to brew. Loved it.
Smooth without being too heavy. Tasting notes are about right. One star off because I think I prefer something with a slightly brighter note.
Liked this coffee- did have hints of chocolate and some light fruitiness in the finish. I prefer something a bit more nutty but enjoyed this. Brewed well in my espresso machine.
Enjoyable taste. I liked the rich, dark taste of this coffee.
Smooth with light caramel flavors. Overall good, but it is a little bitter.
I use a French Press so I ground the beans to the coarsest setting I could. Then I used approximately a 1:14 coffee/water ratio. I brewed the coffee for 3 minutes. This gave me a relatively strong brew and mostly negated the bitterness that I had been experiencing, but not entirely.
With a light amount of cream the bitterness isas taken away and resulted in a great brew.
It was a really good coffee. Smelled amazing, tasted great. It was a bit bitter though, it especially gave off a bitter aftertaste. I had ground the beans at the coarsest setting and then experimented a lot with the amount of water used and brew time and still came out a bit too bitter for my taste so I believe as suggested in previous emails, that it might be too strong a coffee for me.
Worked very well with a small amount of condensed milk to sweeten, with a find grind the extraction was perfect without too much packing
I like the deep rich flavor, but the after taste has a sharp high note that is unpleasant to me. Almost bitter, if I could describe it.
Look forward to next! Thank you:)
The coffee was very simple to me. It didn't have much crema and it was very smooth tasting and I tend to like more bidder stronger tasting espressos
very smooth. I like it with not much acidity.
Would like more flavors.
Versatile as an espresso or pressed coffee
Slightly dull in flavor
Bitterness shows through
Excellent blend of espresso. Medium body as described. Very smooth and rich.
Solid but not spectacular. Definitely got the chocolate notes, but didn't get much complexity.
Very smooth. Great taste.
medium roast balanced, good flavor, not bitter, good for latte or just a shot
Very smooth. It had a nice roasted sugar taste to it. I enjoyed the slight dark chocolate taste, but I would have liked a bit more of it.
a little bitter
It was a bit light in flavor. It wasn't bad but was not as flavorful as I expected.
Lighter roast. Not very strong. Mild flavor.
Enjoyed it. Used it for both straight espresso and also cafe au laits which I really enjoy. Was relatively mild and earthy, I thought. Good.
Very difficult coffee to work with. Very hard to dial in on a consistent basis. I went back to a coffee I'm very familiar with to see if it was because of weather\humidity swings; but was able to use the know recipe without issue. The coffee was very water soluble which made it difficult to find a proper tamping method and grind setting on a daily basis to prevent channeling while also getting good extraction times. Because of this there I could never find a good recipe to dial the coffee into. As such I wouldn't recommend it.
We liked it!!! A little too mild for me tho and caremely. Thats why i only rated it a 4. Cant wait to try the other one!!
Very versatile coffee with noticeable differences via pour over or espresso machine. Really loved the rich, chocolate flavor especially via pour over!
Too acidic with few other flavors to balance it out
I tried this in both a French press and espresso machine. Definitely better in the French press. Was smooth and complex. As espresso shot, came out sour and bitter.
Tastes like soil. Unpleasant.
Very nicely balanced, the chocolate comes in nicely and also detect some other flavors that I can't quite recognize yet. Overall, very highly rated espresso from my perspective
I thought this blend was okay, perhaps a bit too dark and almost too much of an earthy flavour to it. Still enjoyed it but feel there's some room for new flavours as well.
Bold, thick, rich and syrupy. Very nice aroma.
Tastes way better than costco coffee :)
The crema is a delicious taste within this coffee! Really enjoyed it in my iced latte
I would get this again. Love it.
I drank it all in espresso shots/lattes. A few times I thought I had a reasonable extraction time (i.e., not super duper fast) and it tasted a bit more acidic than I would like. The last couple shots I had of it were yummy though, so maybe it/my grinder changed over time?
Excellent. Thick and rich but not boring. Really enjoyed it.
Excellent. Thick and rich but not boring. Really enjoyed it.
It was good but again not too interesting. We like the profile but keep going back to the first bag as our favorites.
Delicious. Could taste the chocolate.
Strong and rich flavor. Definitely enjoyed this one.
This coffee is not out there with crazy flavors, and wild tasting notes but rather a very traditional "old man espresso" in the most wonderful of ways. Very easy to dial in my shot, and produced a wonderful classic espresso flavor and aroma.
Surprisingly did not like. Used to drink Vicace’s dolce regularly, so tried pulling caffe del sol as ristretto’s 18g in 22g out, but couldn’t ever get the grind dialed in.
Great coffee! This was my introduction to specially coffee, and I am definitely impressed! The subtle caramel and sweetness is a wonderful complement.
I like it. Tastes good, both out of a consumer espresso machine and my aeropress
the crema on an espresso was lovely. Very bold and flavorful. As an americano or latte also enjoyable. A treat! :)
I like it but it tastes a little too earthy to me. I’d love something with less earthiness.
I haven't had a chance to make an espresso drink with it yet, but have been enjoying it using a french press. I truly enjoy this coffee. The blend of flavors is excellent and makes for an wonderful start to the day.
Loved this one. Perfect flavor and balance. More of this please.
Good anytime coffee. Not too strong, not too soft. Low acidity.
True to the description. On the darker side, brings out beautiful dark chocolate and sweet caramel. If possible, lower temps (91-93 celsius) really make it shine.
Might be my new favorite coffee. Tons of flavor, caramel flavors, appropriately dark.
This coffee gave me really bad heartburn every day that I pulled shots from it. I'd like NOT to have Caffe Vita coffee again. I'm sure it's good, but acidic content was too much for me.
Nice chocolate and caramel flavor but a little
A little flat for our tastes.
Bold and smooth flavor, slightly sweet.
Loved this coffee. It has nice strong notes of chocolate and caramel as stated. It's quite sweet and creates great crema. Really enjoyed this! Might just need to order another bag!
Slightly bitter but otherwise perfect
Really, really like this
Great chocolate flavor.
I’ve loved everything sent so far but this has been my absolute favorite. It’s smooth (yet complex) and just had a fantastic flavor. Has expressed perfectly every time!
Good, butterscotch comes through very subtly.
A bit flat. Difficult to taste hints of anything
When freshly ground, I could really pick up the chocolaty flavor. My wife thought it was good enough to drink without milk and sugar.
This coffee was really well balanced and worked well across several brewing methods.
Light and smooth on the palate.
This is one of my favorite coffee's to date. The taste is complex without being over acidic
Deep rich flavors, excellent creama perfect for my latte. I have tried two blends from Caffe Vita and both have been amazing
Flavor was very good. The chocolate and caramel undertones were just the right amount. The coffee, on the whole, was a bit too mild for the complexity.
great crema. Like the chocolate and caramel flavor.
Had a little bit of a cold so not sure if I was tasting all the flavors.
- Good low level of acidity and roast. Didn't taste overly burnt.
- Nice smooth and bold texture.
- Not too much flavor, though. Might be good to try a lightly flavored coffee that is popular?
This is a fantastic classic espresso.
Smooth AF, silky finish and not bitter. Best I've had yet.
This one was milder and less aromatic than expected. However, this coffee was quite nice as a cappuccino. A gentle milk chocolate.
Dark chocolate, carmeley, and rich, this one is pretty good. Not quite perfection, could maybe be nuttier for a more tasty cup. I do enjoy this one though.
Makes very good espresso- this is one I know very well from Seattle and have been very impressed with ever since my wife and were introduced to it many years ago. Good solid espresso that holds up well with cream
Good cold brew
Butterscotch. Rich mouthfeel.
Tastes like coffee! Rich flavor. We really liked this for espresso milk drinks.
This is definitely my favorite of the ones you have sent me. Not sure if I just got lucky with my brewing, but this was a perfect combo of sweet, caramely, with a bit of almost tropical fruit. Really enjoying it as both a shot, and also with milk.
Great crema, rich and creamy. Love it.
This espresso blend makes the best iced lattes, especially with whole milk.
just about the best espresso I've ever had; I wouldn't change a thing about this coffee.
I thought this had a very plain flavor.
This is my least favorite yet. I've been favoring lighter roasts and this one is dark enough that the oils are starting to appear.
This was terrible coffee, especially terrible for Espresso. Might as well buy Starbucks beans, these were everything wrong with most coffee beans. Overroasted, slimy and undrinkable.
This was better than the Lucent and had good crema and flavor. I thought the roast was about right and the flavor was more earthy than bright, but less earthy than the Lucent. If I were going to look for any improvement, it would be to retain the sweetness and chocolate notes of the coffee while adding just a touch more fruitiness to make the flavor fuller and more complex.