With each blend, we hope to achieve that unattainable quality, that little something extra that otherwise cannot be found in a coffee.

Chiaroscuro Blend (Formerly Viennese Blend)

Cupping notes : Smoky, Mild fruit notes, Layered
Roast level : MEDIUM-DARK

The word Chiaroscuro (key-are-oh-SKOO-row) combines the Italian term for “light” chiaro and “dark” scuro. It was first used to describe art- most notably from the Italian painter Caravaggio.  His dramatic use of light and dark largely influenced the Baroque artists who followed.  Likewise our Chiroscuro Blend is a complex coffee, layers with smoky caramel punctuated by mildly bright fruit notes.

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Elysian Blend

Cupping notes : Complex, Dynamic, Blueberry
Roast level : MEDIUM-LIGHT

Elysian refers to a state of bliss or happiness, simply put – heavenly. The Elysian Blend can be characterized as a very rich, full bodied blend with a lot of depth and complexity in flavor. This makes it a good after dinner coffee to enjoy with dessert.

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French Roast

Cupping notes : Pungent, Smoky, Deep
Roast level : DARK

We choose the coffees for this blend for their ability to be enhanced by a deep, dark roast. This allows for intense flavors such as baker’s chocolate, sweet graham cracker and aromatic, cedar-like wood to accompany rich smokiness in both flavor and aroma. A lightly syrupy mouthfeel and low acidity allow this intensely flavorful coffee to both counter and complement rich desserts or a fresh baked morning pastry.

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Jack London Blend (Formerly Breakfast Blend)

Cupping notes : Ample-bodied, Forest floor, Licorice
Roast level : MEDIUM-DARK

We are located in the Jack London Square District of Oakland where the author, Jack London, spent much of his youth.  Though well known for his travels, London invariably returned to Oakland which he consider home for most of his short life.  This blend now pays homage to the novelist and adventurer Jack London, in name as in spirit. It’s bold, dark and hearty.  With lower acidity, our medium dark roast highlights the bean’s savory full-bodied notes.

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Organic French Roast

Fair Trade/Organic

Cupping notes : Smooth smoke, Caramelized sugar, Silky body
Roast level : DARK

This is our darkest Fair Trade/Organic certified blend. We thoughtfully selected the coffees that make up this blend in order to maintain some of their individual aroma and flavor attributes while standing up to the intensity of the unique way that we roast them. The result is a dark roasted coffee with sweetly smoky flavor, light body and just a glimmer of lemony citrus notes; a perfect way to ease into your morning and a great complement to an evening meal.

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Organic Golden Gate House Blend

Fair Trade/Organic

Cupping notes : Chocolate, Caramel, Butterscotch
Roast level : MEDIUM

Whether approaching by sea or from within the San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate Strait imbues a sense of magic and wonder. The stunning landscapes and picture perfect sunsets inspired us here at Mr. Espresso to create a blend that attempts to capture its grace and majesty. Dark chocolate, sweet caramel and fruit toned acidity seamlessly blend together to create our homage to this wonder of nature.

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Organic Seven Bridges Blend

Fair Trade/Organic

Cupping notes : Velvety body, Complex sugars, Sweet acidity
Roast level : MEDIUM-DARK

There are seven bridges that keep the people of the Bay Area connected, and the Seven Bridges Blend pays homage to the diversity of people and tastes in the San Francisco Bay Area.

A blend of Fair Trade and organic certified coffees, the Seven Bridges Blend is a velvety bodied blend with depth and a complex, multilayer flavor dynamic. A favorite among customers and chefs alike, this blend can be found at some of the finest dining establishments around the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Villanova Blend

Cupping notes : Sweet Chocolate, Vanilla, Cherry
Roast level : MEDIUM

Named after the restaurant that Carlo’s brother Franco Di Ruocco owned, Ristorante Villanova (Oakland circa 1980) – and the house blend that was served there. Its mild intensity embodies the essential characteristics of a classic American roast, yet reflects our passion for traditional, wood fired roasting. The Villanova Blend is sweet enough to serve as a dessert coffee and mild enough to enjoy throughout the day.

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Decaffeinated

Decaffeinated French Roast

Water Processed

Cupping notes : Rich, Smoky, Low-toned acidity
Roast level : DARK

The choice to use water processed decaf coffees for our Decaffeinated French Roast was necessitated by our desire to deliver our customers a delicious dark roast without caffeine or compromise. A silky mouthfeel and low-toned acidity enables the rich smoky flavor to linger without interruption through the long, resonant finish.

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Decaffeinated House

Water Processed

Cupping notes : Smooth, Well balanced, Medium body
Roast level : MEDIUM-DARK

This is a blend of water processed decaffeinated Latin American coffees combining to make a smooth, full flavored coffee with medium body and well balanced acidity.

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Decaffeinated Elysian

Water Processed

Cupping notes : Caramelized sugar, Fruit notes, Silky mouth feel
Roast level : MEDIUM-LIGHT

This is a blend of African and Indonesian beans decaffeinated by a water process developed in Switzerland, which is considered the most natural method of decaffeinating coffee. Decaffeinated Elysian Blend is a hearty and full flavored blend, which is most unusual of water processed coffees.

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Organic Decaffeinated House Blend

Water Processed/Fair Trade/Organic

Cupping notes : Velvety body, Complex sugars, Sweet acidity
Roast level : MEDIUM

Modeled after our Organic Seven Bridges Blend, this coffee has all the positive characteristics of the Organic Seven Bridges Blend without the caffeine. A good alternative for after dinner enjoyment or simply for those who are caffeine sensitive. The coffee is 99.9% caffeine free.

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