Umbria Coffees

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Nonprophet

#1: Post by Nonprophet »

Lately I'm finding that Umbria is my go-to more often than not. I especially enjoy Arco Etrusco and Gusto Crema--I use them for both double shots and milk drinks.
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Davidm

#2: Post by Davidm »

+1 on Umbria. I have been using their Gusto Crema and Bizzarri blends for Italian style espresso 14 in, 25 out.

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Nonprophet (original poster)

#3: Post by Nonprophet (original poster) » replying to Davidm »

It amuses me somewhat that on the Arco Etrusco bag it says: "Best for brewed or drip" but honestly--it's one of my faves for a latte. Go figure!
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#4: Post by bcrdukes »

What are the main differences between their Arco Etrusco and Gusto Crema roasts?
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#5: Post by Nonprophet (original poster) »

I really like both. Both (to me) are a medium/dark roast with that sweet, chocolately flavor that I really like. Lately, I notice that I'm grabbing the Gusto Crema more often than the Arco....which is really interesting because for over 2 years Arco has been my go-to!
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#6: Post by dparrish »

Gusto Crema is on my subscribed list. I like the fig notes I get, combined with milk chocolate. It goes great in milk or alone.

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#7: Post by Nonprophet (original poster) » replying to dparrish »

Yes, I really like--creamy and sweet.
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#8: Post by Jshot »

For the Gusto Crema, how are you pulling?

I contacted Umbria to find out directly and they stand by the following recipe:

14g in
2oz out
25sec
198 temp

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#9: Post by dparrish »

I like mine thick and syrupy, as I mostly drink in a cappuccino...18g in, 22g out, 25sec, 200F. But I think for a solo espresso, their recommendations are spot on.

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#10: Post by Jshot » replying to dparrish »

Thanks, I'll give that a try too.

What threw me was Umbria sticking to recommending a volume yield vs weight.