Our Espresso Blend
Symbol is our ongoing effort to make a house espresso inspired by the long held traditions of Italian style espresso. This blend uses only high quality, fresh-roasted, in-season coffees. The result is a great tasting, easy drinking espresso that is symbolic of both coffee’s history and the role we see ourselves playing in it’s future.
Components: 2/3 – Dutra Estate, Brazil (semi-washed) 1/3 – Antiqua, Guatemala (washed)
Words from Rockford Roasting Company’s Roaster Ben:
For me, drinking coffee started somewhat as a habit. I liked drinking it, but only if it tasted good. As I learned about coffee it turned into a hobby. This hobby sent me on a search for better products, better techniques, and it taught me about the care that goes into a great cup of coffee. The transition from brewing at home to roasting beans on my own was a fairly natural one. It brought about by the desire for the best cup possible. I cared so much. I wanted more control over how the coffee tasted. I knew that if I started with a high quality product, and did my best to not roast too dark the result would be something that is enjoyable to drink. It would be something I could enjoy making. The results honestly blew me away, I can still taste the tangerine acidity and rustic sweetness of that first coffee from Ecuador I roasted. I let my friends try the coffee, and they were amazed as well’! ‘It’s not bitter at all.’ ‘If coffee always tasted like this, I would drink it more.’ ‘Wow, I don’t even think it needs cream and sugar!’ were among the comments I received from the first batch. Now, some time later, this habit has grown up into a business. The ‘I’ and ‘me’ in this story has turned into ‘us’ and ‘we’. With every roast we are still getting similar comments to the ones that I got from that first batch. Our notion of taking a high quality product we care about, and doing our best to keep the craft in our coffee is proving to be the foundation of the Rockford Roasting Co. -Cheers