shadow745 said:Can you suggest some espresso blends? The only problem I've experienced with flavored beans is that some flavors are overpowering when brewed as espresso. Thanks for any info. Later!
La Crema Coffee said:NEVER use flavored beans for espresso, if like vanilla, or hazelnut flavored beans are what you are refering to..
Blending isn't always necessary with espresso either. Some prefer single origin pulls to blends.
I personally feel that single origins for espresso lack the profile needed to stand up to the flavors and milks added to these types of drinks. I feel the only exception might be if you were pulling straight shots for your own enjoyment. There are as many different blends as there are stars in the sky when it comes to blending. I just happen to enjoy creating new blends, rather they are accidential or on purpose.
In any case No...No...No never use flavored coffee in your espresso machine.