Brandmeesters Equito Melange 2021

250 grams for €7.60, from Brandmeesters.
Ground with Perfetto, Brewed with flair signature
2021, Mar 25

It has been really nice trying out some beans that are especially roasted for espresso. The Equito from Brandmeesters is a little more exotic and citrussy than the excellent Aficionado we tasted earlier and therefore a little less Italian. The finish is long and much sweeter, and reminds me of sweeter single malt whiskies such as Cardhu or Dalwhinnie. It was quite a lot harder to extract these beans properly using the flair, even with the super consistent Perfetto grinder. I had to grind quite fine to get a properly timed shot but when I hit the sweet spot the Equito proves a little more excitement and surprise than the robust Aficionado workhorse.