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Original Espresso


Speciality House Coffee

In the cup:

CARAMEL, COCOA, HAZELNUT


Supporting the long term growth of coffee farmers and their communities is exactly what Original Espresso is about.

It's part of our ongoing commitment to sustainability, traceability and, of course, roasting top quality beans. An incredible espresso blend that is a good coffee to all people. Great with milk and great withouth.

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SPECIALITY COFFEE BLENDS

Much like whiskey, single origin coffees are prized in the coffee industry, while blends are often overlooked. This is partly because large chain coffee shops are known to blend good quality coffee mixed with larger quantities of poorer quality coffee. It's difficult to trace and judge the quality of this type of coffee.

Our Original Espresso is a blend, but the difference is that this is a blend of three carefully chosen coffees, all from fantastic coffee producers, and all with traceability.

We're really excited to showcase the coffee blend Original Espresso as part of our ongoing commitment to sustainability, traceability and, of course, roasting epic coffee to be enjoyed at home, at work, or in your favourite cafe.

The Story of Extract Original Espresso


  1. INTRODUCING CAUVERY PEAK COFFEE FARM, INDIA

    In 2021 we introduced an incredible Indian coffee from Cauvery Peak to the Extract Original house blend to join coffees from La Marianela in Colombia and a honey processed coffee from El Ingenio in El Salvador.

    This UTZ certified farm is run by Ramraj Ramesh and has been in his family for more than 70 years. We visited Cauvery Peak in 2019 anfd saw first hand the investments Mr Ramesh has made in infrastructure and environmental care for decades you can read more about some of his environmental practices in our grower stories.

  2. Extract Original named Top 5 in UK

    Extract Original is named one of the top 5 coffees in the UK the Lonely Planet Global Coffee Tour.

  3. INTRODUCING Sol Y Cafe, PERU

    In 2017 we gave Original Espresso a shake up with a new partnership with Sol y Café, an organic cooperative of small-scale growers growing coffee high in the Peruvian mountains. The cooperative provides farmers with the practical support they need to improve coffee quality and crop yield. You can read more of their story here.

    We topped this off with a hit of hazelnut in the form of the Guatemalan El Fogon, these two coffee growers joined our long standing Original staple, El Ingenio from El Salvador. Together the coffees produced a coffee with a big body of chocolate and subtle fruit notes.

  4. Welcoming El Ingenio

    In 2016 we welcomed a new coffee grower to the Original House blend, a honey-processed El Salvadorian coffee from El Ingenio, a farm on the Urrutia family estate. Shade grown and organically fertilised, we loved this coffee so much it's still part of the Original Espresso blend today. Read more about the El Ingenio farm in our coffee grower stories.

  5. INTRODUCING LA MARIANELA, COLOMBIA

    We kept the base of our 2014 coffee as the Yellow Bourbon coffee from Pantano in Brazil but added a relatively new coffee grower to the blend, the Colombian Marianela. Since 2014 La Marianela has become a long-lasting partnership which you can read more about in our grower stories.

  6. MILESTONE MOMENT: 1 tonne of coffee a week

    Our Original espresso turned out to be a huge success. Thanks to our newly refurbished vintage roaster, Betty, (read her story here) in 2012 we hit a milestone moment of roasting 1000 kilos of coffee each week.

  7. ORIGINAL ESPRESSO IS BORN

    After a few years of experimenting with roasting different coffees, in 2011, we created our first house-espresso. A signature coffee which would represent everything we stand for. Ethically sourced. Perfectly crafted. Great with milk and great without. A good coffee to all people.

    So, whilst on a coffee-sourcing trip to Brazil, we found an exclusive lot of the Yellow Bourbon Pantano coffee, a coffee grower we still work with today. Packed full of caramel flavours, this made up the base of the very first version of Original Espresso.


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