Blending beans for espresso preparation is one of our most favorite things in all the land. Selecting delicious coffees to present as single-origins is always fun - don't get us wrong. But we love the process of identifying the flavors and textures that we want to appear in a Scarlet City shot and figuring out how to get them in there. That entails finding just the right beans to contribute the qualities we're looking for and seeing how they play with the other beans in the blend. Sometimes, we're surprised when a bean we love alone recedes or dominates when sharing a cup with other beans. Sometimes we're amazed when a bean that doesn't seem to be anything special on its own turns out to be the thing that brings out the best in its blend-mates. We craft our espresso blends not only to taste rich and complex on the palate with voluminous crema that lasts for days, but to perform well under a variety of preparation conditions, allowing baristas of any skill level and equipment to prepare great tasting espresso consistently. We think the experience, discrimination and love we give to this process sets us apart from others, but we know that you'll be the judge of that.