Cupping Notes
Like emerging from the woods and rising above the tree line, Timberline Espresso is free of the baggage of old-world espresso, while still containing traditional components. So, what makes perfect espresso? Well, the elusive nature of great espresso and the wide range of variables that affect what an espresso shot tastes like make perfection very complicated. Our approach to roasting Timberline espresso is modern—what we would call a full medium or “Full City” roast—and it sits nicely in milk drinks. For each drink we make in our shop, we pull a triple shot to best showcase coffee beans from  Guatemala, Ethiopia and Brazil. This blend majors on caramel notes with a balanced acidity that is present but not strange, and has a delightful nutty finish with spiced undertones.