“Excelso Gran Galope Narino” from Devine Coffee
roaster: Devine Coffee; Oxford, MS
origin: Narino; Colombia
Devine Coffee is a small batch roaster in Oxford, Mississippi. It’s led by Jimmy Devine who turned his coffee roasting hobby into a business. It’s ultra small batch coffees, with only a couple pounds being roasted at a time.
As many of you know most espressos are made using a blend of coffees. A single sourced coffee as an espresso is often unbalanced & lopsided in flavor, but this single origin does offer something different. This one has a creamy & buttery feel, with flavors of citrus and peach. It was good, not your classic espresso but a very nice drink. The beans come from the famous coffee producing region on Narino in Colombia, which is in Southern Colombia, just north of the equator.
Espresso Rating – 89pts.
This is a really great coffee, and it held very true to the espresso flavors as a pour-over coffee. It was creamy, yet light, and lots of orange flavor. It’s also a great summer coffee, and for only $12 it’s one of the best values we’ve ever reviewed.
Coffee Rating – 90pts.
Special thanks to Jimmy from Devine for the coffee, visit them at Devine.Coffee.
About our ratings – For both ratings (espresso & pour over) we’re looking at the flavor profile, along with drink-ability and balance. Reviewing the coffee as the espresso gives us extra insights into the nuanced flavors of the beans.