Posted on 02 November 2010 by Nate
Whether you’re a Rancilio Silvia owner or you’re currently in the market for a home espresso machine, you’ve probably already made some decisions, if not convictions, regarding your favorite choice of bean for home espresso. While we all have a personal favorite when it comes to espresso blends or single origin beans, it is true that some varieties work better for one machine than another.
After two years of trial and error, the Rancilio Silvia Blog has narrowed the list down to our top three espresso choices for use in the Silvia. Enjoy…
Redline from Metropolis Coffee
The marquis offering from Metropolis Coffee Company in Chicago, the rich, chocolate flavors of this blend are ideally suited for straight espresso from the Rancilio Silvia. However, with the marvelous steaming capabilities of the machine, this is also a terrific blend for use in milk drinks.
Amaro Espresso from Novo Coffee
Novo Coffee in Denver has nurtured several beautiful espresso offerings over the last three years, but after tasting the Amaro Espresso from Ethiopia, we’re hooked. This blend produces a superb shot with the Rancilio Silvia. We can’t wait to see what they offer next.
Hair Bender from Stumptown Coffee
Portland-based Stumptown Coffee has been a mainstay with the Rancilio Sivlia crowd for some time. The roaster’s Hair Bender blend incorporates varietals from the world’s major coffee growing regions into a symphony of caramel complexity. This is a “must try” for any Rancilio Silvia owner.