Espresso Milano is a newer blend that has been long in the making. Like many of our customers we are fans of Northern Italian style espresso, those sweet, viscous cups with a characteristic bite. A coffee that lingers pleasantly on the palate. We found that a small percentage of one component could often play a larger role than we would have expected and so we continued to tweak. For longer than we care to admit we have experimented with different origins and roast levels and finally, have produced a blend we feel has everything going for it: rich crema, tongue-coating lanolin body, attack and a lovely flavor profile.
Our original Willoughby's Espresso Blend has been a mainstay since the company began in 1985 and it will continue to be available indefinitely. We still think it's terrific but is a completely different style. It is a blend that is largely comprised of darker roasted coffee favored more in Southern Italy, whereas Espresso Milano is entirely of lighter roasted beans, thus they are sweeter. The blend is also a more complex one, incorporating the attributes of more components.
It took a very long time and coffee from five continents to make our Espresso Milano. We hope you enjoy it as much as did when we created it.