We created Ispirazione Napoli as a blend of Robusta from Uganda touched with Arabica from South America. We carefully selected coffees that could stand up to the intense roasting this blend calls for – bold coffees that would develop the gritty yet beautiful aromas, tastes, and textures that reflect Naples’ deep-rooted coffee history and traditions.
It takes real skill to roast to the intensity they do in Naples. As we push coffee further into to such extreme roasting degrees, a split-second could mean the difference between a beautiful, intense roast and a carbonized failure. Therefore we started with Robusta beans that are particularly dense and rich in oils, allowing us to develop it for longer before it burns away. A fine grind helps bringing out the extremely thick body and delicious bitter notes that linger in its aftertaste.
Ispirazione Napoli pays tribute to the short, strong and dark espressos of this southern Italian coastal city – a thing of grit and beauty. It’s a velvety, creamy cup with an extremely thick body and a kiss of pleasant bitterness in its aftertaste