As always, it's fun to try a range of coffees to see what you prefer. Traditionally, medium-dark roasts are a better compliment to milk. This roast profile brings out more chocolate, toffee, caramel, and nut tasting notes which will no doubt be delicious in your homemade latte. Many of Bean Box's coffee roasters
have uniquely crafted blends for espresso
with these tasting notes. You can also try single origin coffees from Colombia
, and Brazil
which tend to provide a great base for espresso. We are seeing more of our roasters experiment with lighter roasts for their house espresso. Lighter roasts under pressure really shine with wild and vibrant tasting notes can range from earthy cucumber to fruit forward tangerine notes. It's really worth trying a shot of a lighter roast or in an Americano where you can appreciate the coffee by itself. However, with milk I would still guide you towards a medium-dark roast profile where the combination is delicious. Check out our espresso blend picks
and seasonally selected dark roasts
for some great choices for your latte.