Rocket Espresso is one of our most-loved coffees, brewed in cafes, homes and offices up and down the UK.
With a heavy body, sweetness, bold mouthfeel and subtle fruit flavour Rocket is ethically sourced, perfectly crafted and out of this world.
Meet the growers behind Rocket Espresso
Rocket Espresso roast is made from two direct-impact ethical coffees. We have direct relationships with these coffee farmers and are working together to positively impact their communities.
The first coffee is from the mountains of northern Peru, farmed by a group of smallholders working together in an organic cooperative, Sol y Cafe. We started working with this cooperative in 2015 and have seen coffee quality improve year on year.
The second coffee, the Colombian Marianela, hails from an estate owned by agronomist Hernan Dorronsoro and one of Extract's longest standing partnerships. We've been working with La Marianela for over 10 years! The farm's optimum altitude and reliable rainfall produces juicy coffee cherries and unbeatable flavour.
How to brew Rocket Espresso
A full body and bold mouthfeel means Rocket Espresso is perfect with milk and can hold it's own against the sweetness of alt milks too. Using an espresso machine we recommend 18g finely ground coffee in, for 36g espresso out (a double shot) and a shot time of 25 to 30 seconds.
Meet the roaster
Rocket is always roasted on Bertha. A 120kg Probat roaster rescued from Bosnia in 2012. When we found Bertha, she was completely decommissioned, a pile of parts destined for scrap.
Over four years we rebuilt this machine, retro-fitting an afterburner to eliminate VOCs from it's emissions and drastically improving fuel efficiency.
Today, Bertha runs on just 40% of her original fuel consumption - a beautiful and efficient machine.