This powerhouse coffee is an ideal foundation for a first-rate cappuccino or caffe latte. Coffees from the Americas are combined with select Pacific Rim beans and roasted to a deep, dark, oily brown. This measured, but aggressive style of roast transforms the unique characteristics of beans from the two different continents into a hearty and supremely satisfying organic blend. One of the coffees used in our Espresso Sierra is from a farm called Santa Catarina, located in Chiapas, Mexico. This double certified coffee farm acts as an environmental buffer on the border of the Truinfo Biosphere Reserve. This misty cloudforest is in constant threat from deforestation but the fully shaded coffee farm helps protect it from illegal logging and soil erosion. Allegro has been buying coffee from St. Catarina since 1997.
The name means "beautiful song", and we take great care to make sure the flavor of this blend matches this image. We develop this complex Northern Italian style espresso like a great painter would organize his canvas. First, we create a base layer of low hues from heavy and nutty beans from the Americas, onto which we splash bursts of vibrant color from the fruit-kissed coffees of Ethiopia. This also makes an elegant drip-brewed coffee.
This hearty southern Italian-style espresso blend is powerfully aromatic with a rich, velvety finish. A blend of Latin American beans are roasted to a hearty, dark degree creating the perfect base for an espresso drink or for a luscious, full-flavored brewed coffee.