Ritual Coffee Roasters
ACE - Dual Purpose Espresso/ Drip

Roaster Location: Flag of United States San Francisco, California

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Roast Level: Light Medium
Bean Source Country: Guatemala
Process: Washed
Character: Full & sweet
Acidity: Vibrant
Farmers: Mario Barrera
Espresso

A sweet, sustainably sourced single-origin coffee, designed to be brewed any way you want to! About Ace: Ace is Ritual’s first true single-origin “Omni-roast.” What’s that, you ask? Well, historically we have developed roast profiles (let’s call them recipes) for each of our individual single-origin coffees based on the brew method associated with them, with most of the coffees geared toward filter roasts in our unique, lightly roasted, “let’s not get in the way of a good green coffee” style. This means most of our coffees are roasted specifically for drip or pour-over brewing methods- with the notable exception of our seasonal espresso blend and our “Sweet Tooth” line of single-origin espresso. These coffees are expressly earmarked and developed for espresso preparation (pressurized hot water forced through the grounds.) Being vastly different methods to prepare coffee, we haven’t been able to offer a single farm coffee that would perform amazingly as both a filter roast and an noteworthy espresso – until now. The lighter roasting style we’re known for often requires more care and precision during the brewing process, but we also realize that not everyone always has the time for that. This offering can be trusted to perform admirably no matter the method or level of precision – whether a scale or a scoop, you really can’t lose. The current Ace offering is: Bola de Oro, Guatemala Tastes like:dried fruits, toasted nuts, sugar cane About Bola de Oro: Bola de Oro lies just outside of Antigua, with a view of the Acatenango and Fuego volcanoes. Mario Barrera has been working his Caturra and Bourbón farm for 19 years now. An experienced 4th generation farmer, he has been working with veteran farm manager and exporter Luis Pedro Zelaya, of the renowned Bella Vista mill in Antigua. This work has given us the incredible fruited and floral coffee in this harvest!

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Roast Level: Light Medium
A Light Medium Roast coffee, sometimes referred to as a "City Roast" or "American Roast," lies between a light and medium roast. This roast level strikes a balance by preserving the coffee bean's unique characteristics while allowing for a moderate development of body and flavor. The beans have a medium brown color, exhibiting a slight sheen of oils, providing a more balanced and nuanced flavor profile. A Light Medium Roast typically highlights the coffee's inherent fruity, floral, or citrus notes, while also providing some of the deeper, richer flavors associated with medium roasts.
Bean Source Country: Guatemala
Guatemala is one of the main coffee-producing countries in Central America. Its volcanic soil and altitude make it ideal for producing quality arabica.
Coffee in Guatemala is grown in the high-altitude regions of the country. The country is known for producing high-quality Arabica beans, known for their well-balanced, rich, and complex flavors with notes of chocolate, fruit, and nuts with great acidity. The volcanic soil and favorable climate conditions contribute to the unique taste profile of Guatemalan coffee. The coffee industry is a significant part of the country's economy, with small-scale farmers and cooperatives being the primary producers. Guatemala represents around 2% of the world's coffee production, but due to its reputation for high quality, has an outsized impact in specialty roasts.
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.

Best Rated Roasts of Ritual Coffee Roasters

Ritual Coffee Roasters is a coffee roaster from San Francisco, CA United States. We have 9 cataloged roasts with 3 total reviews with a score of 4.67.

International Rank: #138 out of 835
Ranking is based on a combination of reviews and popularity on CoffeeRoast.com
Name Roast Level Bean Source
Medium Guatemala
Medium International Blend
Medium International Blend
Medium Costa Rica
Light Medium Honduras
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