This coffee will be fresh roasted for you. We expect Intelligentsia Coffee will roast and ship this coffee in 1-2 business days depending on their roasting schedule.
This is the Black Cat Analog Direct Trade Espresso brought to you by Intelligentsia Coffee. Full-bodied and well-rounded, this blend produces consistently sweet and chocolatey espressos that are a joy for the barista to pair perfectly with milk or taste rich and decadent when sipped on its own.
Meh, difficult for espresso with inconsistent results and bitter notes for such a light roast.
Chocolate, thick creamy goodness in milk. I picked up on subtle nutty notes when drinking plain.
18g in 45g out in 24 seconds.
Loved this. Thick crema, smooth taste, very delicious.
Good coffee, just a little strong for my taste.
The taste of chocolate and caramel makes a wonderful start to the day.
The description for this coffee is spot on, but the notes are subtle. It has a beautiful aroma and the beans are of excellent quality. it could benefit from a slightly darker roast.
I've had this before and really like it but this time I just couldn't get it dialed in well. No matter what I did it was bitter.
Well balanced, less fruity than others but went great with pastry.
LOVE LOVE LOVE this coffee! The chocolateyness is delicious!!
This was much to dark for me.
Smooth flavor and full bodied. One of the best coffees so far.
Taste has come out lighter than expected, but prefer this one in a latte over straight. Adds great chocolatey notes and smells overall. Not my favorite of the few I've received so far, but certainly a good espresso overall.
About five years ago my friend highly recommended the Intelligentsia coffee. Unfortunately, the nearest Intelligentsia coffee shop is in Pasadena, CA. When I was there I tried their coffee and was very impressed. Now I have chance to brew that coffee myself. It is wonderful.
Surprisingly meh. It was almost a week old when it arrived and it never smelled or tasted really fresh. Decent espresso but a little tough to pull a good shot.
This is great. Not too sweet. Has some depth.
One of my favorite espressos.
Love love love this one!
We do not like dark roasts and never drink espresso, so this was not a match for us.
The best coffee I’ve had in a long time. New favorite. Dark, bold roasted flavor. Very pleasant.
Great and balanced
Had a hard time pulling shots that were not sour, tried extraction times from 28s-42s and most were bitter.
Not quite as rich as I prefer
First sniff: The smell when I opened the box was medicore and almost non-existent. This could be that I received it nearly 7 days after it was roasted since Intelligentsia didnt ship it out in a timely manner. The coffee has slight notes of cocoa and a nuttiness reminiscent of walnuts. I didnt get much caramel to be honest.
First cup: The aroma of the espresso did indeed have cocoa sweetness to it although it was muted compared to the initial sniff. The nutty notes were brought forward above the cocoa notes and they definitely had a walnut aroma, at least for me. I got a slight hint of the sweetness of caramel in the original tasting notes but they definitely weren't a forward taste. The nuttiness was what took the front seat for me. I ultimately made it a long black and added a small amount of half and half and some stevia and the fat from the half and half brought forth the walnut notes and enhanced the caramel notes although still not enough to consider it a caramel forward blend.
All in all not a great brew but enough flavor to enjoy but I am looking forward to my next bag which is specifically made to be brewed as an espresso. Sadly, I had hoped for more from Intelligentsia but will need to find some of their espresso blends to compare and contrast against.
It’s decent but it tastes slightly acidic which I do not like.
I've had several intelligentsia coffees. This one is certainly not a favorite of mine.
Yum. Consistently good, love the body, great winter coffee.
Wonderful Carmel flavor and aroma
Best way to brew is in Aeropress.
Tasted great on espresso. Very well balanced.
Great for Lattes.
Loved it, sweet and smooth.
Just ok for me. I wasn't able to get any bold flavors from my shots.
Update 1 year later with upgraded espresso machine: very nice coffee. really consistent shots and balanced taste.