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This is the Vero Espresso brought to you by Mela Coffee Roasting Company. This Fair Trade and Organic certified espresso is a combination of Sumatran and Honduran coffees. Vero is intended to be an ideal option for anyone that prefers a more traditional espresso with rich dark chocolate and baking spice notes and a syrupy, sweet body.
I loved how smooth the finish was. This is one of my favorite
EDIT: I changed my recipe to get more of a bloom and it is FANTASTIC! Completely changed its complexity.
honestly not sure why, but it was just kinda boring. Not creamy, or caramel, nothing interesting.
This has a little bit of a funky aftertaste
this coffee is amazing.
A great combination of flavors despite being a fairly dark roast, tastes like a great Italian espresso.
The coffee bag arrived torn so the beans were spread inside the courier bag and as a result I found the coffee very stale.
Not bold enough. I like a really strong, dark, bold espresso.
Made very good espresso.
Good body and easy to dial in, but the taste was one-sided and not very interesting.
Probably my fav so far; good for espresso or drip
Very balanced espresso, light acidity at the end, especially for a sumatra. The lower acidity is easier for me to drink and blends well with milk drinks. It would be nearly perfect if it was slightly more bold.
Not my taste - a bit too earthy.
This was smokier in flavor and a darker roast than expected, but pretty easy to dial in.
Dana & AJ
We did not love this one, it had an astringent/smokey flavor we did not love, and it was very difficult to dial in for some reason unlike all the others. Oh well :)
Excellent balance, complex flavors without being too dark. One of the best I've ever had.
Really enjoying this one. Used with with both a Breville Barista Express and with my new Linea Mini.
The Linea Mini, being the powerhouse that it is, actually requires a finer grind, and brings out new flavor notes
By far, this is the best dark roasted coffee that I have. Its bold and strong.
Really liked this one! Just dark enough to be rich bit not burnt. Rich, chocolaty lovely in a mocha, or capo. Great straight as well. If you like traditional espresso, this is a hit!
Love the chocolate deep flavors.
Very rich with no bitterness. Loved it!
Too bitter and strong. Did not like!
Great!! Very smooth!
Generally I’m not the biggest fan of a smoke flavor even as a backdrop, but the enhanced-classic blend going here fully made it work for me.
Yum, I love this one
Solid choice for espresso. Rich and dark with decent crema. I prefer a slightly oilier bean, but this is good.
This is my favorite coffee by far. I primarily used it in my Mika pot and it has the creamiest, sweet taste. Love love love
Smooth, rich and well-balanced. I quite liked this roast.
very acidic and too many lingering bitter notes
Really liked this one. Strong flavor.
Good coffee, less subtlety than expected.
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too rough around the edges for me as some dark roasts are (at least for me)
Not my favorite. A bit too dark.
Jason & Julie
So delicious! Like a nice warm mug of hot chocolate.
Bold and delicious
The tasting notes are right, I just don’t like dark roast espressos that much. This has a bitter flavor that is a little over cooked.
Honestly very temperamental, the Smokey quality was just unpleasant, lacked any real depth.
Not sure what was up with this coffee. I'm pretty sure I've had it before and don't remember not liking it. The beans were dry and in the sette 270, that means grounds everywhere! I couldn't seem to get it dialed in either, small adjustments to the grind size did nothing, and if I went with a coarser grind, the water seemed like it was just pouring through.
Not as complex or smooth. Did not care for this flavor.
This coffee was fine, but didn't stand out compared to others we've tried.
Do not like this at all, at least not black.
Chocolate notes very clear.
This was excellent. Closest yet to my preferred classic espresso taste. Smokier the better!
I don’t like when the beans are so oily. It affects the grind and flavor.
too bold and beans were burnt
Liked this one. Want it again
Makes great Espresso, very good latte too. Bold and classic espresso flavour
Mela's description is accurate -- lots of dark chocolate flavor, no bitterness. Super consistent pull. Espresso and crema don't separate in the cup. Really big beans -- perhaps dispelling the belief the "peabody" size beans are better. I love this and will get more.
My 2nd bag wasn't so great. Less flavor, I couldn't get a consistent pull. Something off with this bag.
too bold and smoky
Would have been five stars but liked the Equator Jaguar Espresso better. This was good, but not as remarkable. Solid, drinkable.
better than my last batch.
Great espresso, easy to drink
Delicious!! Loved how mellow and rich this was.
A bit challenging for me to tune this one to my espresso machine. When I did, it came out great! I enjoyed it best as a cortado.
This one was too dark and for some reason didn't cooperate with our espresso machine. Very watery.
Too dark for our liking
favorite of the espressos so far! Great flavor, not bitter.
This is absolutely not what I look for in an espresso. The flavor note of "smoky" is an understatement, and burnt would be more apropos. I am very much not interested in dark roast (traditional) espresso beans.
Solid, no unique flavor
I really enjoyed this coffee. Good flavor but no too heavy on any one note.
I don't know how to describe it but this coffee had a taste that was just "coffee", without being muddled up in other unwanted notes.
very smooth flavor with a sweet body as described. I add a bit of half and half and enjoy as an everyday morning coffee.
Incredibly bitter. When I smelled the roast in the bag it smelled magical. Chocolate and mocha espresso dreams. Unfortunately once roasted it was just very bitter.
If you're in the market for a solid, chocolaty espresso then grab a bag of this - we loved it
did not like as espresso or aeropress
I thought it was good. Had good body to it and good aroma. After further consoderation I upped my score to 5 stars.
Nice nutty notes and fairly smooth. Could be richer.
We really enjoyed this coffee. We are looking forward to our next coffee shipment!!
Way to dark of a roast. Tastes very dirty. This does not match my preferences..
Great tasting! Tasted Fresh and Bold! Very happy with these beans.
Don’t really like this one too much. May be too smoky and too bold. Wasn’t a fan.
Too dark and smoky
Loved the chocolate notes and the notes of some spice definitely peeked out here and there. Thought it would taste a little heavy and darker but was surprisingly light.
Very traditional, easy to pour, holds up well over time. good dense flavor
It smelled amazing and had a nice crema once brewed, but the flavors fell a little flat. A bit too chocolatey and not enough other tones came through.
When I first opened the bag, I wasn't sure if I'd like it because of its darker roast. However I ended up surprisingly pleased. It's smoky without being burnt, and the chocolate notes bring me familiarity. I'm happy to have come across another coffee that's different, in a good way.
decent rich flavor but nothing exceptional.
Delicious, rich, and chocolatey
I am satisfied with it. The flavor profile is average for espresso. The consistency is closer lies toward the more viscous end of the espresso spectrum giving a nice dark espresso liquid color. The crema gives a nice golden brown color.
Excellent overall taste with a nice crema. This is one of my favorites!
Another good find.
Can't taste anything but the roast, which is bad.
Delicious, this is very smooth and the aroma is a favorite of mine. The finish is not too smoky and it has just the right amount of flavor. perfect for my aero press.
My taste have started to shift away from dark espresso roasts. A decent coffee, but not one I'd get again.
A little too much bitter after taste
Didn’t stand out but finished good on the palate. I think I wanted more deep flavor.
Smooth, not acidic. Loved it!
great for lattes
Rich and nutty, great for espresso. Good crema production. Worth a buy, not the very best, but pretty darn good.
Rich and yummy but didn't knock my socks off.
It had been freshly roasted, but the bag was only rolled up and taped, rather than sealed. The mail box smelled of great coffee scent when the package arrived. Sorry, but I didn't like it as well as my two local go to coffees from Fidalgo and Tony's.
Don't care for Smokey flavor, but otherwise good.
Really good coffee.... never had it freshly roasted like that before... I think I might be a Mistobox lifer
Good for aeropress, ok for espresso. Overall average
Most consistently good and balanced coffee I’ve received from MistoBox. I’m on my 3rd bag this year.
I like the flavor. This fits my pallet nicely. I need a finer grind through.
This was an awesome espresso. Really enjoyed every cup.
Loved it, had some guest drink mostbofbit up so I only had two cups. Would like to try again when available.
First "espresso" coffee that I've tried with my Oxo drip coffee maker (Barista Brain)- terrific coffee! Dark, smoky flavor with distinct chocolate, slight spice. I don't find it overly sweet and definitely not bitter- excellent coffee.
Is ok but won’t become one of my alltime favorites
Really enjoyed the strong and bold flavor of this coffee. Would’ve been nice if they had a little bit more caramel undertones. Overall one of my favorite dark roasts I’ve never had.
very citrussy. Mixed with a good dark roast and made a nice cup. Other than that though this had a disappointing "tea" like thinness. Need darker
One of our favorites. Very smooth with a great flavor. Would definitely like to get this again.
Please continue sending similar as this, it's delicious.
Trevor and Sami
Bitter flavor. Not as well rounded as an oily bean.
Such a beautiful flavor profile. I really loved the smoothness of this espresso, along with notes of chocolate. Made my lattes taste like s'mores! Delicious!
A little too dark for my taste.
Phil & Katie
Hearty, but a bit too bitter with our drip coffee maker. Would be great if I were able to make espresso, but would prefer not to buy again if I don't have the right equipment- it was too bitter.
I enjoyed this espresso. Creamy, light and no bitterness or aftertaste. Thank you for your attention to detail
Loved this coffee smooth chocolate not bitter at all
Just got an actual espresso maker so this is the first Mistobox roast I've used with that. A little on the darker side and continues to develop more smoky/bitter notes as it ages a bit. Definitely bold, and a touch of mild fruitiness. Overall this made some good espresso.
This coffee was excellent! Liked it a bit more than the first, perfect blend of medium, a little fruity but still works well in the expresso machine.
Usually coffee smells better than it tastes...not in this instance. So good, so smooth. Really love this coffee!
I really liked these beans! They aren't citrusy or fruity so i was very happy about that. Roast level was pretty good, not too dark or light.
I really like this flavor blend. It smells amazing; the chocolate and smokiness really come through. The fruitiness was a pleasant surprise.
It tastes a little too burnt to me. Reminded me of Starbucks. I liked the chocolateyness of it though.
Great blend for my taste. Dark, bold, balanced, and sweet. No sour or bitter after taste. The description indicates "smoky" but I did not get those notes in the tasting (thankfully). Smooth and satisfying brewed in French Press. Will also brew in Pour Over and Espresso to see how it fares in those brews.
Liked the overall smooth and nutty taste
Dark chocolate notes were obvious and welcome. As my first order from Mistobox, I'm interested to see how the membership progresses!
Loved the notes of oakyness . The earthy chocolate was fantastic! Definitely a great start!
This dark roast does not have as rich a flavor as I would like. I typically brew french roast Barrington coffee, which is full of flavor and a dark roast. This one feels more like a starbucks, burned coffee flavor.
One dimensional, not a great espresso.
Not too high in acidity. Nice round chocolate body.
Love it! Very smooth. I like the flavor profile. Only comment, I do like it to have a bit more crema on the top but that is if I am being picky:) This is a great coffee and I really like it.
It’s very nice. I could drink every day. No complaints, but it doesn’t blow me away.
I loved the toasty on this one. I wouldn't mind having more of a smoky taste in coffees as I couldn't taste much in this one. The dark chocolate taste is very prominent and at first I was not fond if it but half way through the first cup I started to enjoy it. Overall I really like this coffee.
a bit too smoky and bitter for me.. looking for strong, rich flavor but not burnt tasting
Excellent flavor for my espresso brewing, I haven't tried it in my chemex yet but I suspect it will be a little too dark and bitter for me to want to drink black like that. Since this is an espresso blend and I got solely to try and get a great tasting espresso I'm satisfied regardless of if it suits my tastes made in other ways.
Espresso made from this bean is solid and deep without being syrupy. The finish falls slightly flat...thankfully it isn't a bitter finish, but the richness ends suddenly. I like this this bean but look forward to trying more!
Great in espresso machine
Better than Cafe Malta. Less chemical taste. I expected espresso roast to be darker like French or Italian. Maybe espresso only good when served as espresso.
Really great blend. Loved the chocolate flavors.
Decent espresso, but not terribly interesting. "Dark" was really the only flavor that seemed to be there.
Didn't care for it. Too earthy, or as my daughter says, tastes dirty.
This was very, very good, but I tend to like a little bolder, bigger flavor. However, if this is the only way to not get the burnt notes of the kinds of roasts found at Starbuks then it is fine for my purposes.
Has a little sour note at the end that I associate with lighter roasts. It’s pretty good, but I’m not in love with that sour note.
Epic! Absolutely delicious
Delicious. Great Crema and solid flavor when used as an espresso!
Good flavor profile but not quite strong/bold/rich enough
Very good cup of expresso but would not recommend as a regular brew. I used a percolator and it was just OK. When I made it in the espresso machine it was very bold full bodied and I could taste chocolate. Very enjoyable.
Interested in something even less sweet. The Dilano Special Dark Blend looks good.
Nice and smooth
Smokey and Spicy, the taste evolves nicely with milk and again with temperature to give very different flavors.
This one was good, I enjoyed it!
Best coffee you sent me so far! Absolutely my favorite.
Great taste and bold like I like it. I will buy again
The description says smokey, chocolate and bold - that is pretty accurate. Not perfect, my ideal coffee might have just as little more smoke and less chocolate, but very close. Still not as deep or flavorful as the first selection I was sent.
This coffee produced a nice shot with a wonderful aroma. The crema was not as good as others I have received.
Coffee quite good.
Packaging may be improved to true vaccum instead of a simple bag.
George & Bethel Ann
Not as good as the Intelligentsia. Smooth, but not bold. With stronger coffee, I add milk. I enjoyed this one black.
Makes a great Espresso. Would give 4 ½ stars if I could. Great crema, bold flavor, and no bitterness. Sweet and smoky notes make a great balance.
This was both rich and sweet with a little smoke.
I wasn’t able to pick up on any of the spices of sweetness, but it’s a good solid coffee.
We loved this one... so smooth, even after a week or two!
Mmmmmm smoky. =D
I would probably give it 4 1/2 stars-- very good flavor but sometimes had slightly bitter aftertaste--could have been the way I brewed it. My favorite is still the Dillanos Double Dark. Thank you
Really liked this one. The chocolate notes were just the right level, in comparison to the other flavors.
This is a wonderful traditional espresso. It's very middle ground in color, aroma, and flavor. It it very smooth and I am really enjoying it. I love the tiny hint of sweet and then the smoky finish.
very nice. great crema, smooth flavor but bold enough. I would give 4.5 stars if half stars were allowed.
Good as latte. Better as shot of espresso. Best as ristretto