Achilles Coffee Roasters
Cortez Hill Espresso

Roaster Location: Flag of United States San Diego, California


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Roast Level: Medium
Bean Source Country: Americas Blend
Varietal: Bourbon/ Colombia/ Caturra

This Signature Espresso rotates depending on season. Since Espresso is such an integral part of a coffee shop, we crafted a roast to be noteworthyly drinkable either on its own, in a latte, or even as a Pour Over. We roast these beans specifically for Espresso. This allows for a sweet, well-balanced flavor that gives our Espresso a rich crema and Chocolate taste. We are so proud of our Espresso that we decided to name it after the community where we got our start. Cortez Hill is a lively community in the heart of Downtown San Diego. Named after the iconic El Cortez Hotel, its tower can be seen from almost anywhere Downtown. We opened the first Achilles Coffee Roasters across the street from the El Cortez Hotel in 2015 and we’ve been roasting there ever since.

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Roast Level: Medium
Medium roast coffee balances the beans' natural flavors and the roasting process, providing a well-rounded taste profile. When selecting a medium roast, look for a balance of acidity and sweetness, with caramel, nuts, and chocolate notes and a medium body.
Bean Source Country: Americas Blend
Latin American coffee beans often have flavor profiles characterized by bright acidity, medium to light body, and fruity or nutty notes.
Espresso is a concentrated coffee beverage brewed by forcing hot water through finely-ground coffee beans under high pressure. It is characterized by its rich flavor and distinctive crema—the creamy layer that forms on top of the extracted process. When evaluating espresso, coffee experts often focus on key tasting characteristics such as aroma, flavor, body, and aftertaste. Aroma refers to the fragrant smells released during brewing, while flavor encompasses the coffee's overall taste profile, including notes of sweetness, bitterness, acidity, and richness. Body refers to the coffee's texture or mouthfeel, with descriptors like full-bodied, medium-bodied, or light-bodied. Aftertaste, or the finish, pertains to the lingering flavors and sensations experienced after swallowing the coffee. A well-prepared espresso is prized for its balance and complexity, combining these sensory attributes into a harmonious whole.

Best Rated Roasts of Achilles Coffee Roasters

Achilles Coffee Roasters is a coffee roaster from San Diego, CA United States. We have 15 cataloged roasts with 2 total reviews with a score of 5.00.

International Rank: #98 out of 771
Ranking is based on a combination of reviews and popularity on
Name Roast Level Bean Source
- Honduras
Medium Dark Colombia
Light Tanzania
Dark Papua New Guinea
Light Kenya
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