I tried Peruvian and Ethiopian single origins. Peruvian was very light and slightly thin in taste, but as it was advised Peruvian contained less caffeine, I should have prepared for that. It was still enjoyable, but not memorable. Ethiopian tasted good and enjoyable, but again, lacking some depth comparing with Ethiopian I had tried at other cafes. Having said that, coffee was quite enjoyable and well-executed. Food was really good and tasty. Service was excellent. I went there with a group, and they handled all orders quite well and did not show any stress. They looked to be happy to have had us. I cannot wait to visit Esprosini again to try more blends and single origins. It is worth visiting.
For the full review and fabulous photos visit http://bit.ly/12dpcri We converged and found Esprosini at the front of a new industrial estate with an outdoor area leading to the coffee shop and the Roastmax roaster. Inside was like a fusion of Puk Espresso, because of the art gallery, and Bellissimo Coffee, because of the inconspicuous mezzanine level. With the hoppers void of single origins, we went for 3 long Macchiatos on the Out of Africa blend. The lure of beans from Burundi in the blend proved overwhelming. There was depth of flavour up front that mellowed out as it cooled. While we were discussing the next course, Mario arrived with two short macchiatos on a single origin from Cuba, grown in the mountain region of Provincia de Guantanamo. We didn’t have to order them, what great service! It was a winner – there was a subtle, earthy spiciness. As we were joking that our first Cuban was a coffee, Mario said that tobacco aromas were particularly apparent when the husks separated during roasting. We had to try the house blend – the Roastmaster’s Edition, as lattes. The blend works perfectly with milk – it was easy drinking. If you like milk-based coffee, then this blend will leave you happy. Esprosini is a coffee oasis in the industrial setting. The homeward detour to seek out this coffee roaster in Kelvin Grove, proved to be a stroke of genius.
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