Toffee - Espresso Blend - Jāzeps Grosvalds

KALVE Coffee continues to celebrate the achievements of legendary masters of Latvian visual art, this time dedicating its most relevant Toffee espresso blend to the pioneer of Latvian modernism, Jāzeps Grosvalds.

Jāzeps Grosvalds, known as Joe among his family and friends, is one of the most prominent figures in Latvian art - not only classical modernism pioneer , but also the originator of several nationally important topics that formed the basis for the modern art of the newly independent country of Latvia.

In August 1913, Joe and his brother Olgert went on a trip to Spain, where they visited several cities including Barcelona, Madrid, Toledo, Cordoba, Seville and Granada. In the city of Seville, the artist was in a constantly excited mood and he felt like he was in a real oriental fairy tale. He was particularly fascinated by the gardens of the Alcázar Palace: “Everywhere flowers – rose and almond blossoms and soft, perfumed air; decoration for the Arabian Nights,” Joe writes in his diary. The teeth of the medieval towers behind the mimosas curtain or rose net and the former minaret or Hiralda tower between palm trees on dark blue sky background – this is the visual formula that allowed Grosvalds to become aware of color the role of expression, their emotional and aesthetic effects, which will appear so strongly in his later works.

Artwork: Jāzeps Grosvalds. Alcazar garden in Seville. (1913, collection of the Latvian National Museum of Art)



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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