Our Espresso Blend
Symbol blend is what we as coffee professionals view as the perfect espresso mix. Inspired by the long held traditions of Italian style espresso, our Symbol Espresso 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.
80% – Dutra Estate, Brazil (semi-washed)
20% – El Palto Co-op, Peru (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