I was visiting my grandparents in Indiana over my Spring Break last week (which is very early yes I know but my uni finishes early) when I realized my next coffee shipment would not arrive likely 2-3 weeks after I run out of my current supply. I needed (more likely wanted) coffee for when I came back, and a local bakery my grandfather frequents brewed very decent coffee. They even ground new batches of drip right before brewing. Their coffee bean source is called The Refinery, and I picked up a 1lb bag of Ethiopian Harrar for $15 after taxes the day before I returned to school.
I am stunned to say that I am extremely impressed with this single origin for espresso, and is the first one I enjoy. It is very dark, darker than some roasts I have tried from Italy. I use only 11.5g of coffee to pull a double at a fairly coarse setting for my Elektra Micro Casa a Leva. Once I dialed my shot, I can confidently say I can produce gosh shots and god shots about 90% of the time.
This is a very wonderful earthy roast with notes of chocolate and a very slight hint of a fruit. The aftertaste will linger for up to a pleasant 30 minutes after drinking. It is a very forgiving roast as well.
Normally I will stick with a single coffee I have been using for some years now, but now I will keep my eye open for other coffees like this one. I may even order this coffee again in the future since this company does mail their coffee.