Quester wrote:Interesting. I'm wondering if you like it even lighter than I do.
The espresso I'm getting at my favorite places in Denver is lighter than what I've had in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland. Tim Wendelboe, Coffee Collective, Johan & Nyström and others was a bit darker than my preference. Maybe I'm going to the wrong places.
Sounds like I have more to discover when it comes to Nordic shops that are extracting light roasts for espresso.
Re-read Dennis excelent post, he explains why that is so!
They use a light or a medium light espresso roast, those roasts are darker/ more developed than the nordic filter roasts that Dennis talk about. In fact there aren't really many places around that serve nordic "filter" roast for espresso, it also needs to be pointed out that the majority of the new nordic roasters are using darker roasts today then a few years back, as that is what the average customer want, so the mythical light loving scandinavian customer is exactly that a myth, or put in another way most scandinavian customers prefer a roast very similar to what the American customers prefer, why we have seen a drastic shift towards more developed roast.
Johan & Nystrøm is anything but light, it is also owned by a coffee chain.
The Coffee Collective is also more of a name, and you can find roasters who roast quite a bit ligther and who are pushing the boundaries, the coffee collective is in fact extremely conservative and do what works but aren't really the ones to go too if you want to explore.