Our World Famous Espresso Blend
The blend that made us famous! Formulated with over 30 years of espresso bar experience, our Trieste Caffe espresso blend is like no other espresso. No crappy Robustas or cheap Brazils. Only high quality washed Arabicas. Our espresso is modeled on the Northern Italian style inspired by Illy Caffe out of Trieste with an old-school Seattle style roast.
Our Trieste Caffe Espresso is a proprietary blend of 100% wet processed Arabica coffee beans. The individual coffees that make up Trieste are sampled for quality daily, roasted every day, and temperature adjusted depending on atmospheric conditions.
You could see we take it kind of seriously.
It’s a robust, complexly dense aromatic espresso with crema for days, and an uncanny temperature stability that does not sour as it cools. Brewing temperature should be around 193-194°F at 9 bars. We recommend 18 grams for a 1.5 ounce shot, excluding crema. There is a wide time window to work with on the bar – shot times range from 18 to 28 seconds. You know you got it right when you taste a nice anise finish in the cup.