Sign of excellently roasted and fresh coffee beans? Besides the intoxicating aroma? Crema. And this newest batch is amazing. Chocolatey flavor, rich and complex, and lots and lots of crema. I declare it … yummy!
In the pic below you see what the espresso cup looked like immediately after I’d pulled the shot and then again after a minute of settling. Crema is like the head on a glass of beer – just bubbles of coffee goodness that slowly pop. And the change in level shows just how much of that shot was just bubbly crema.