31 Reviews for Black Squirrel Espresso Blend
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Black Squirrel is an organic twist on classic coffeehouse espresso. Lying somewhere between a romantic Italian coffee bar and a new world cafe, this blend of organic espresso beans is punchy and sweet, yet smooth and refined. Made with home espresso aficionados in mind, it also makes a fantastic brewed cup!
Tasting Notes: Baker’s Cocoa, Brown Sugar, Macadamia
Aroma: Dried Cherry, Fig, Dark Chocolate
For a fine shot of espresso to start your day, we recommend using a scale. Weigh out 18 grams of organic espresso beans, grind for espresso then dose in a double-shot portafilter, tamp, and brew with 200° water for 22-27 seconds aiming for a target weight of 40 grams. Read more on our Espresso guide!
Fresh coffee means your order will take up to three business days to ship from our roastery. If you place an order on the weekend, it will not be processed until Monday. Don’t fret, you’ll get an email update when your box of happiness is on the way!
Sure! Here is approximately how long each of our package sizes lasts, based on mugs per day.
1 mug / day
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6 mugs / day
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8 mugs / day
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Your brew strength and mug size may vary!
Love this espresso roast. A medium roast is just the way to go for the Moka pot. I love this one. It gives a nice full body, with hints of chocolate and sweetness, just the way any espresso should taste. Peace Coffee has some great varieties and this is one of them.
— Miriam G.
Start my day everyday with a Black Squirrel Americano.
— David M.
Black Squirrel is one of my top 2 go-tos for my Americanos every morning! I literally watch the squirrels outside my window while sipping on my Black Squirrel Americano. I include Black Squirrel in nearly every order.
— Suzanne K.
Got as a gift…My son loves Black squirrel ❤️
— Brenda B.
Super fresh coffee! Great alternative to the usual dark and bitter espresso roasts.
— Hayden D.
I’ve tried a dozen and this is where I’ve landed. Great experience drinking!
— Daniel H.
Just got an espresso machine. This has been my favorite so far. The freshness when ordering from the website is so much better than buying in a store. My roast date was 10 days prior to receiving it. Started a subscription it’s that good!
— Christopher W.
I am a dark roast gal. My partner is a medium roast gal. I can’t believe how black squirrel is the best of both world, and the cleanest coffee I’ve ever tasted! So excited women are involved. (and my nickname is Squirrel) placing another order today…
— Allison R.
One of my favorite espresso beans! Bold but not bitter. With my Breville, Black Squirrel espressos have an inch of crema or more!
— Craig C.
We adore this coffee and have it as our “house” espresso blend. Works well in americanos and lattes!
— Adam M.
We love this coffee. It is our favorite of all the flavors. It is rich and tasty and not acidic. We don’t use an espresso machine, we just brew it like regular coffee. Yum!
— Neysa F.
Great for basic shot of espresso or as coffee.
— Graham N.
We consistently buy Black Squirrel Blend for our home espresso machine, and love it! We’ve never found an espresso bean we like more, and we’ve been drinking this for years. We’re always disappointed when we use something else.
— Mike H.
Satisfyingly caramelly and low-tartness stuff, when what you really want is your espresso to be espresso!
— Charles B.
We love this coffee in the fall and winter time in our Moka pot!
— Molly S.
Lovely coffee! Nothing compares to Peace coffee!
— Melissa E.
My wife and I drink 6 pounds of this a month :)!
— Nicholas R.
This espresso blend is the freshest off-the-shelf whole bean blend! We can’t go back to any other varieties.
— Heather Anne W.
I absolutely love this coffee! A local coffee shop sells it and now I buy it for my home espresso maker. It’s smooth, produces a nice crema, and isn’t bitter or acidic.
— Casey K.
Lovely espresso! Doesn’t taste bitter and great for lattes!
— Kristin M.
Absolutely love it. Makes an awesome espresso in my Profitec 500. Great for milk-based drinks too. My go-to subscription!
— Nick L.
Our favorite espresso beans. Nicely balanced dark flavor without tasting burnt. Fantastic as an espresso, an Americano, or even with some dark chocolate chips and frothed milk.
— Joanna H.
Smooth, deep, thoughtful. Espresso or drip, Black Squirrel is the only one for me.
— Sharon P.
My go to espresso! Its delicious!
— Ann E.
Yummy, smooth – a great medium roast!
— Andria F.
If you’re looking for a less caffeinated darker roast for a press late in the afternoon, this coffee is very chocolatey and is one you’ll want to return to!
— Jerielle H.
We alternate between this and the Birchwood Blend. Black Squirrel is a wonderful, creamy, rich coffee that works wonderfully as a brewed coffee as well as for espresso.
— Adam S.
Finally decided to get an espresso maker and this blend was the only reason I was successful. It is so good! We love Peace Coffee and are so grateful for all they do in our community. Keep doing what you are doing!
— Stacie W.
Great for espresso or mixing in with a light roast to create your own blend!
— David K.
My favorite roast! I have it every morning. I used to alternate this roast with the birchwood one and always found myself liking this one juuust a bit more! It’s incredibly smooth, very balanced and whenever I drink other coffee this is the high standard it has to live up to! I subscribe to the big ol’ bag and I don’t see myself ever looking back! Thanks Peace Coffee- you also have the most incredible and friendly customer service, love y’all!
— Michelle S.
Dark and creamy, very good!
— Elizabeth T.