Onyx Coffee Lab
Monarch Espresso

Roaster Location: Flag of United States Rogers, Arkansas

5.00(1)

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Roast Level: Dark
Bean Source Country: International Blend
Espresso

Onyx Coffee Monarch Espresso, formerly named Red Queen, is our most developed roast. It is a flavor profile that we designed to work well with fats. This sweet dark roast coffee works extremely well with cream or as an espresso that has a high volume of milk. A very sweet sugar dense coffee that binds to the fats and creates multiple complex sugar browning notes from Swiss chocolate to cacao depending on the amount of milk added. Enjoy as drip or espresso. ESPRESSO PARAMETERS: 19.5 grams pulled 26-31 seconds for full potential.

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Latest Reviews and Tasting Notes

  • Susanna Paterson

    27 roasts rated, avg score of 4.33

    5.00 - Average

    Smooth, luxurious, dark, delicious

    Cupping Method:Had this as an Old Fashioned coffee cocktail (no alcohol) iced with Monarch espresso, orange oleo saccharin, cherry syrup and angostura and it is SOOO good!

    6 months ago · See more from Susanna

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Roast Level: Dark
Dark roast coffee features a more intense, robust flavor profile due to its longer roasting time. Therefore, when selecting a dark roast, expect less acidity, a full body, and flavors like dark chocolate, smokiness, and a hint of bitterness.
Bean Source Country: International Blend
International blend coffee refers to a blend of coffee beans sourced from different regions or countries worldwide. International blends combine beans with distinct flavor profiles and characteristics, resulting in a harmonious and complex cup of coffee. The quality of an international blend depends on the expertise of the coffee roaster, who carefully selects and combines beans to achieve a specific flavor and balance. Roasters who excel in crafting international blends have a deep understanding of the different growing regions, varietals, and processing methods.
Espresso
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.

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Onyx Coffee Lab is a coffee roaster from Rogers, AK United States. We have 55 cataloged roasts with 35 total reviews with a score of 4.37.

International Rank: #8 out of 862
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