Our house coffee
E1 by Clifton Coffee
- Farm: Granja La Esperanza
- Region: Guatica
- Processing: Full wash & sun dried
- Medium Roast: Hints of orange, toffee, vanilla & rooibos
- Dark Roast Molasses, cocoa & dates
Our Coffee is served to the highest quality we can provide with all our Baristas undertaking training and competency test. We invest in the team and visit our roasters regularly to keep the knowledge and passion between us both to perfect what we serve.
Good beans will make good coffee, but to make great coffee the barista needs to understand the relationship between coffee, extraction times and flavour, using their skills to create beautiful, richly flavored espresso.
Preparing the shot of coffee in our Espresso Bar is where we combine a little bit of science and a little art to deliver a perfect balance every time.
Whilst pulling your shot our barista aims to:
- Have 18 grams of coffee in the basket (Ground on demand)
- 32 grams into the cup
- Extract at 93 degrees
- Extract in 28-30 seconds
- Ensure the coffee is ground and tamped to correctly to allow perfect flow
We also pride ourselves on our ability to make the perfect milk to accompany your shot. For us the perfect milk is about the correct temperature with the right velvety consistency.
These are guidelines that we adhere to but each cup is different in its own unique and individual way so from time to time some of the techniques may be adjusted to get the best flavours from our blend this benefits our relationship with our roasters
Here is a collection of brew guides that we have put together to help you brew great coffee at home.
Academy Espresso Bar
Unit A Hood Road
Barry CF62 5BE
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- Mon-Weds: 9am – 5pm
- Thurs – Sat: 9am – 11pm
- Sundays: 10am – 4pm