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Nova Espresso Blend

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Size: 250g
Grind: Whole Bean

Espresso blend tasting notes: Dark Chocolate, Nutty, Sweet Caramel

Brewing: This coffee works best as an espresso but can also be brewed for filter if you enjoy rich chocolate notes and lower acidity. For filter we recommend a 1 - 15 brew ratio, and for espresso a 1 - 2.1 brew ratio. 

Filter: 17g - 250ml // Espresso: 18g - 38g


Nova Espresso blend is our new take on a more traditional high-quality Italian style espresso blend. Based around a really good quality coffee from Brazil, this blend is roasted a touch darker than our Workhorse blend. We've developed the blend and roast style to suit espresso extraction and it's easy to work with and fairly forgiving. Althought the components are very similar to the Workhorse the roast is longer highlighting a lower acidity and more chocolate notes. It tastes great in milk and the dark chocolate notes really cut through, even in an 8oz latte. If you are looking for a bright, juicy espresso we'd suggest our Workhorse blend.

For espresso, we suggest a brew ratio of 1-2. For example, 18-gram dose to 36 grams of espresso. The timing is fairly forgiving with this one but something between 26 and 30 seconds is likely to yield the best results.   

Rwanda Liza Washing station, 40% (relationship coffee)
Varietal –  Red Bourbon
Preparation – Washed
Location – Near to Kamembe, South West Rwanda
Altitude – 1600+ masl

We first visited Rwanda in 2014 and over the last few years, we've developed some very close relationships within the Rwandan coffee community. We first visited Bwishaza co-operative in 2015 and have been buying coffee from them every year since our first visit.

Rwanda Liza Coffee

Liza washing station is owned by Jean-Paul (far left in the above picture). He is a second-generation coffee farmer who has worked for many years as an agronomy consultant both in Rwanda and the Congo. His farm has about 6000 trees and he processes coffee from his own farm and from several hundred local small-hold farmers within the community. The quality he produces is outstanding and this is due to his dedication and commitment to training local farmers and focusing on very careful hand sorting at the washing station. Jean-Paul produces a variety of different micro-lots specifically for us, these include washed coffees and bespoke experimental process coffees. 

Brazil Daterra Estate 60%
Varietal: Various
Process: Pulped Natural
Altitude: 950-1250 masl

Daterra is a large and well established Rainforest Alliance certified coffee farm. The estate is covers and area that has 40% of the land dedicated to coffee production and 60% left as a private nature reserve. They focus on producing a wide range of coffees and we've selected a coffee with a flavour profile that is perfect for espresso.

Ideal for: Espresso. Works very well in milk based drinks. If you like dark roast filter coffee or cafetiere with lots of body, and tend to use milk, then this will work well too.  

  • We recommending buying whole bean coffee and grinding before brewing. We also sell 250g bags pre-ground. 1kg bags are available as wholebean only.

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Why buy an espresso blend?

At Horsham Coffee Roaster our primary focus is to make sure that we roast all coffee to be suitable for multiple brew methods. This style of Omni roasting coffee tends to mean that light roast single origins will also work for espresso but only with the right equipment. This means you need a really good espresso coffee grinder (like a La Marzocco Lux D) and a great espresso machine. In addition, you also need the time and energy to develop your barista skills to get the best from single-origin espresso coffee.

Our Nova espresso blend has been created to make it much easier and more forgiving on equipment that might not be capable of producing amazing single-origin espresso. We do this buy using coffees and a blend ratio that helps to mute acidity making it more forgiving when brewing with typical home espresso equipment. We also tailor the roast to develop this coffee to highlight sweetness and chocolate notes which once again is more suitable for home espresso equipment.

Many of our wholesale customers choose to use Nova as it showcases a more traditional espresso blend flavour profile which means it's great with and without milk. 

If you are new to brewing coffee using and espresso blend then the Nova is a perfect starting point.

      Customer Reviews

      Based on 177 reviews
      Gary Ross

      The Nova coffee is fantastic, we love it.

      Really impressive for the price

      Really good quality considering the price. Really all rounder with good sweetness but also strength and enough punch to get you going in the morning!! Also really happy about the £15 min spend for free delivery. Much more palatable than some other roasters I’ve used


      Really nice coffee, I am very happy with this every morning :)


      Very nice coffee for espresso and timely delivery along with clear updates in terms of when shipped. Highly recommend!

      J P
      Excellent Flavour

      This is a lovely balanced coffee without an after taste. I find it to be a mild and satisfying taste. Makes a great espresso