The perfect introduction to the wonderful world of espresso coffee, whether you're a seasoned coffee drinker or a relative newcomer. A 6-cup Grunwerg Café Olé Italian Style Espresso Coffee Maker, along with eight 227g bags of coffee specifically chosen for espresso use.
The Italian Style Espresso Coffee Maker by Grunwerg is a high quality stovetop solution. Constructed from durable aluminium, this light yet sturdy maker produces wonderful Italian style coffee without the hassle. Simple to use and clean, the Café Olé Italian Style Espresso Coffee Maker fits with both contemporary and traditional kitchens with its distinctive design.
Our Espresso Starter Pack includes the following coffees, pre-ground for immediate enjoyment:
Our premier blend of expertly roasted coffees from the very finest plantations in Central and South America, mixed with complex tones from African and Indian speciality beans for a deep, rich and full-bodied coffee. A slight hint of acidity is balanced beautifully with a mellow flavour in what we consider to be one of our greatest ever blends. Perfectly suitable for an exquisite espresso, Caffè Marcos forms the ideal base for all manner of coffee drinks. With a strength level of 8/10, flavour and aroma of 7/10, along with that low acidity characteristic, Caffè Marcos is sure to become your new favourite espresso coffee.
Not for the faint-hearted, our Buckaroo Blend is strong, darkly roasted and straight to the point, with a kick that's sure to get you moving first thing in the morning. While this blend is great in filter coffees, it really comes alive as an espresso, where the deep, rich aromas and powerful flavours are brought right to the forefront, giving your senses a wonderful wake-up call and lingering on the tongue long afterwards. Roasted to order, our Buckaroo blend with arrive to you with all the freshness and power sealed inside, ready to be enjoyed.
This is the crème de la crème of coffee blends, a robust, rich and bold coffee of the highest quality to spoil yourself with at any time of day. The strong blend makes an exquisite espresso that could be just the thing to give yourself a midday pick-me-up.
The same blend as our Continental coffee, but roasted slightly lighter so that the same great flavour is produced without the oily characteristics, making it ideal for smooth and intense espressos. While our Italian is classed as a strong coffee and is best enjoyed as an espresso, you don't need to feel restricted to that single drink. Why not start the day with Italian coffee beans as a base for your favourite filter coffees, and enjoy a powerful, full-flavoured experience.
With an intense, spicy taste and a wonderfully full body, this Sumatran-based blend is ideal for espressos, packing a strong punch that's not often encountered in blends, yet retaining a complexity of flavours that's not always easy to find in stronger coffees. The big, powerful flavours of Director's linger superbly on the tongue, but aren't so oppressive that you can't enjoy this blend filtered or prepared with a cafetiere. Our Director's blend is especially good for those who enjoy a bit more strength in their brew, and is roasted upon order to guarantee a fresh, aromatic coffee that's sure to become a favourite.
Monsoon Malabar, picked in the Malabar region of India, one of the wettest regions of southern India, undergoes an especially unique process to bring out the bean's fullest flavours. Straight after being harvested the Malabar beans are transported to open warehouses along the Malabar Coast, where they will be exposed to the harsh, moist winds of the area's monsoons for around three to four months. While they are stored in these open warehouses, the beans retain moisture from the monsoons and swell in size, losing much of their acidity in the process, resulting in a heavy bodied coffee that displays a wonderfully mellow flavour, with aromas of chocolate, spice and nuts. This strong coffee, unique to the coastal regions of Karnataka and Kerala, makes an excellent espresso when dark roasted, but also blends incredibly well with other varieties.
Our Ernesto coffee is a strong blend from South America, and we've added some powerful Ethiopian beans to make a perfect espresso combination. This blend takes its name from the renowned Italian coffee merchant, Ernesto Illy, whose passion for the finest espresso led to some of the greatest innovations in history of the industry. Under Illy's guidance extensive research was carried out into finding the perfect espresso, factoring in such minute measurements as the fineness of the grind and water temperature. Our Ernesto blend pays homage to the master and is similar in flavour and strength to his own signature blends.
Old Brown Java
Ideal for espresso, our strong Old Brown Java beans are aged as green beans for at least two years before being roasted, giving the coffee a heavier body and a powerful flavour, but very little acidity. The process of ageing beans is popular among many Javanese coffee producers and can last for as long as three years, during which green beans may be 'monsooned' by being exposed to the warm, moist air of the rainy seasons. As the green beans age they often begin to turn to a light brown colour, and the longer they are aged the more flavour they gain.