Our philosophy is that the best farmers, the best beans, and the best roasts make the best cup of coffee. Each of our specialty flavored coffees, single-origins, and varietal blends are made from 100% Arabica coffee (except for some of our espresso blends), and packaged to order for guaranteed freshness. J.L. Hufford purchases only from the top 3% of the highest quality Arabica coffee grown. Our coffee buyers have traveled to many coffee producing countries to find and inspect some of the world's greatest coffees. To us, all aspects of buying and processing coffee are important, like adherence to rigid quality control standards. Multiple tests are conducted on the coffee samples once they are brought back to the states. Using state-of-the-art lab equipment and trained coffee cuppers, our roasters analyze many aspects of the beans: moisture percentage, the amount of defects, the bean size, and most importantly, the actual cup quality. Each coffee is rated on over 20 different taste characteristics before we purchase a single bean. Immediately after roasting the bean, the coffee is packaged into nitrogen-flushed bags. This process forces nitrogen into the package, replacing the oxygen, that would otherwise quickly age the coffee. The nitrogen preserves the wonderful flavor characteristics of fresh-roasted coffee. For flavored coffees, flavor oils are added in a cup-tested proportion such that just the right amount of each flavor is infused into the bean during the appropriate minutes of roasting. Enjoy this or any of J.L. Hufford's coffees in one of several grind sizes or whole bean.
|Name:||J.L. Hufford Italian Espresso Blend Coffee - 1 lb|
I received this as a free sample when ordering the Rancilio Rocky. I consider myself a coffee (and tea) connoisseur. I either hand grind my beans or use my Rancilio. I order beans from all over the country and Canada from artisan roasters and bigger ones. I read the Coffee review for ratings. I store beans in airtight containers by Airscape. Espresso craft in this country has gone in the direction of sweetness, partly perhaps a reflection of our food tastes. What has been missed is that this roast, while providing a luscious espresso, fails as a cappuccino or for someone who say enjoys a bolder taste. An Italian style coffee experience jolt. In all my trials, this blend by JL Hufford has become my benchmark. It has sweetness but it also has the power to punch through milk. It is two tiered, providing the warm chocolate notes as well as the bracing dark roast notes. It satisfies consistently . A great cappuccino perhaps must be made with a blend. Well done. A fine and artful creation.