Moncton's oldest independent café :  celebrating coffee since 1999

Espresso

Expect a great espresso at Café Cognito

We serve Espresso Down East, a northern Italian style roast.  For home or office, try the espresso blends available for sale on the retail shelf, in ½ lb and 1 lb bags.  Buy in beans or we will grind to suit your espresso machine.


ESPRESSO DOWN EAST  … bold, long smooth finish, caramel and spicy flavour …
This bold espresso is a wonderful coffee, with a caramel and spicy flavour.  It produces a beautiful aroma and a thick, rich crema with a smooth finish.  This blend is also excellent brewed in any coffee maker, particularly a mocha pot.


ESPRESSO LESCARBOT  … bold and lively, complex character …
In 1606, two years after the founding of Acadie, Marc Lescarbot, a Parisian lawyer and poet, created the Neptune Theater.  Lescarbot took the role of Neptune during the theatre’s inaugural presentation and thus attire, greeted Governor Poutrincourt upon his return from voyage.   Espresso Lescarbot is very delightful and spicy, a blend of brown and dark roast beans which also makes a very good brewed coffee.

ESPRESSO ZYDECO   … smoky, rich, and spicy …
Our classic espresso is a darker southern Italian style roast. Rich with a pleasing heaviness and slightly nutty aftertaste, this intense espresso is also excellent brewed.


JITTERFREE Decaf SWP, Organic, Fair Trade …smooth, deep, and intense flavour... excellent when made in a drip coffee maker.  Expect rich taste with pleasing heaviness and slight nutty aftertaste.


MÉLANGE COGNITO BLEND  ...this distinguished blend is lively, smooth, spicy and rich, great for espresso and drip coffee...







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Dark Brown (Medium) Roasts...



Around 15 minutes, when the coffee beans in the roaster reach a high enough temperature, the cell walls of the beans begin to rupture and give off gas (mostly CO2).  Natural sugars start to caramelise becoming more flavourful and slightly less sweet.  Small shivers explode off the surface of occasional beans making ‘rice crisp’ sounds and leaving a miniature dark crater or a speck of oil.  From the time this starts until it sounds like your breakfast cereal, the character of Medium Roast is created; smooth, full, caramel.  Excellent for any brewing method, this is the roast for straight espresso, Northern Style, lively but not sour, sweet and spicy, strong but not bitter.


Dark Roasts…


 
As coffee keeps roasting it progresses to a ‘rolling’ second crack accompanied by staccato crackling static.  Natural sugars in the coffee beans continue to caramelize to toffee, acids are muted, and specs of oil appear on many beans.  Dark coffee has a more complex flavour, dark chocolate notes, and a hint of bitterness.  At this degree of roast, most of the individual characteristics of the original beans are lost, and new flavours are imbued by the roasting process.    Southern Style espresso made from a dark roast is intense, chocolate, and powerful enough to make great cappuccino and caffé latte.  It takes approximately 16 minutes to bring coffee to the dark side.