Campos' foray into the Southern Italian style of roasting and blending. Using the highest quality robusta coffee and roasting very dark, this one has the most aggressive flavour profile of all the Campos blends. The robusta component stays below 15%, but still delivers its comparatively harsh chocolaty influence on the whole blend. Overall, the blend comes through beautifully in milk coffees (chocolate milkshake flavour with the sweetness brought on by high quality arabicas) and quite well in black, though, again, a little on the more powerful side, so it is not for the faint hearted.
Interesting on the Robusta - most robusta are significantly lower in quality and taste- this one is grown at the same altitude as most specialty arabican coffees. Actually grown in a small patch right in the middle of arabican as an experiment by the grower. The sorting is as meticulous- and the product is as good as it can get when it comes to Robusta. We thought we just had to give this coffee a chance- and we are very happy with the results.
Beans: 85% Arabica, 15% High Altitude Rainforest Alliance Robusta
Style: Southern Italian
Tasting: Chocolate, Perfect with milk