Toffee - In the name of desire

KALVE's dedication to Felicita Pauļuka and the latest exhibition at the Latvian National Museum of Art, "IN THE NAME OF DESIRE", where the diversity of themes related to sexuality and sensuality in the history and present of Baltic visual arts is highlighted.

With this dedication, KALVE wishes to celebrate human diversity, unique inner and outer beauty, and the individual life stories of each of us!
It is important for us to build and be part of an inclusive society that is free from stereotypes and prejudices and is based on mutual respect, openness, and empathy.

Felicita Pauļuka (1925–2014) established the tradition of Latvian pastel painting in the second half of the 20th century and is known as one of the most outstanding portrait and nude painters in Latvian art. The artist herself emphasizes that there are no significant differences between a portrait and a nude in her painting, as the nude is an extension of the portrait. In Felicita's words: "The human body expresses not only the exterior but also the deeper essence, just like the face. The hands and feet also have their own life story. Therefore, for me, the nude is an extended portrait, involving the entire body and expressing the essence of a person."

Artwork: Felicita Pauļuka. Nude. Žanna II. 1973. Paper, pastel. 73.5x102. LNMM collection



Full-bodied and silky texture with caramel and walnut flavour notes and a dried fruit finish.

This is our most recent espresso blend, tailored to fit the preference of those coffee lovers, who prefer an intense cup with next-to-no acidity. By maintaining a stable roast curve and blending highly soluble coffees from Brazil and Colombia, we achieve a profile that is reminiscent of Toffee - sweet, buttery and intense. Besides that, we feel like this cup profile, which is loved by so many, can also be an ode to people who have helped shape events in the world, which is why this coffee will always represent something or someone of importance to us.

Roast info

This coffee is roasted for espresso, meaning that it will present with higher intensity, rich texture and sweetness, lower acidity and more distinct caramelization flavours. Espresso roasts have higher solubility, meaning that you will be able to access the coffee flavours with more ease. Even though it is more suited for espresso machines and mokka pots, you can definitely enjoy it in any other method as well if you're looking for a richer cup. Espresso roasts are at their best starting from 2 weeks from the roast date, so take your time with it.

Use and storage

Brew it at a ratio of 1:2.5. For example, use 18 grams of coffee and brew 46 grams of espresso, to dilute some of the intensity and increase silkiness.

We recommend you enjoy this coffee within 3 months of the roasting date.

Store in a dry and cool place, between +16 and +25 degrees.


Sustainable Coffee Trading

This coffee's cycle from farm to your cup has been one of honesty and hard work. We source our coffees from producers that use environmentally-friendly growing practices, roast it so that it's consistently good, package it in materials that either recycle or can be refilled and deliver the coffee with emissions in mind. Sustainability is one of our core values, and the path of our coffee demonstrates that.

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We believe that good specialty coffee has to be accessible to everyone, so we are very proud to work with partners who share this belief. If you wish to deliver a memorable coffee experience to your guests, get in touch with us and together we can make that happen.