Morocco - home of unique cuisine, spices and most everything delicious! Len was enamored with the Moroccan Espresso served to him at the Marrakesh Express coffee shop many years ago, and managed to wheedle the recipe out of the barista, including the spices and the secret ingredient of a flower essence.
With sharp spices like nutmeg and cinnamon and the flower blossom water with its fabulous fragrance, this is a cup of coffee that one of our regular Open House patrons told Len "This is simply the best espresso I have ever had!". It defies description and seems unlikely, but it's a time-honored approach to making sharp, fragrant, slightly bitter espresso that demands more than one cup.
8 ounce bags. Choose either Espresso grind or whole bean. This blend of Santa Izabel, Costa Rica Estate beans and Vietnamese Highland Robusta is high in crema and body.
All Aboard the Marrakesh Express!
Hop on the train! Bold flavor, smooth aftertaste. Not overly bitter, smooth and suitable for everyday coffee enjoyment. Yet, good enough to serve to company as it tastes like something thats not acquired often. I ordered the whole bean and use a burr mill which crushes the beans and will keep any oil present with the beans . Using a blade to gring often heats bean up snd loses the oil and flavor. This was a good blend, Ive enjoyed it for almost 2 months. I wrap my beans in a double plastic bag, and keep them at room temperature, in a sealed container. Air and light will lessen bean quality. Bottoms up! Yes, Im a bean snob .
Posted by Big T on Apr 1st 2023
High Value for the price!!
One of the best coffee's I've had.. and I'm a coffee snob.. not like a Seattle one though.. lol
Posted by Michael S Johnson on Jun 29th 2022
Year round favorite
This coffee transitioned me to drinking black coffee. It's just that good all on its own. No milk, no cream, no sugar, no monkfruit, no stevia...just the coffee.
Posted by Mel on Mar 29th 2022
From Brazil to Marrakesh
Chocozilla and Mocharagua were on the menu for the last month. Today I traveled to Morocco on the Marrakesh Express and will be staying awhile. MMM this is good. Reading Len's flavor profile for the Marrakesh Espress(o) I wasn't sure I would be on board, but I am. I'm trying the drip grind, and it's fine enough that the coffee has plenty of extraction time without generating off flavors. The spices add a highlight. Without the written description I wouldn't be able to identify them, but I am not an expert....In short, don't think this coffee resembles the traditional Fall coffee served in chain coffee shops. Sharp, slightly bitter and big on flavor.
Posted by Mel on Sep 30th 2021
I find the Marrekesh Express(o) to be rich but not bitter. There is a hint of the floral note on my back palate, and a mild chocolate note. All in all a nice drinking coffee for any hour. I would purchase again.
Posted by JoAnn Drolshagen on Sep 16th 2021
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