A long and dark roast inspired by the coming together of Sicilian coffee artistry with African and Arabian heritage, is guaranteed to spice things up.
At a crossroads of influence from African and Arabic traditions, multicultural Palermo inspired our long, dark roasting style with a high Robusta content. Full of heat and spice, this Ispirazione Palermo Macchiato pays tribute to their tastes and aromas. Both the intense, syrupy coffee and the nuts and spices of this recipe bring an unbeatable character to the cup.
We picked four bold coffees to pay homage to this history. Traditionally you’d look only to unwashed Robusta to bring brute strength. And that’s what you’ll find dominating the coffee blends of southern Italy. But our washed Robusta is a rare find that balances out the Ispirazione Palermo Kazaar coffee pod with its clean taste and creamy texture. The other coffees are Latin American Arabicas that lend a natural sweetness to Ispirazione Palermo Kazaar.
We split roast the coffees to bring out distinct qualities of each coffee in the Ispirazione Palermo Kazaar blend. Most of the Arabica and Robusta get an intense roast to develop their bitterness and body. We give the unwashed Robusta a shorter and lighter roast to bring out some of the finer aromatic notes. Ispirazione Palermo Kazaar ’s roast style reflects the Arab and African influence you see across southern Italy’s dark and intense coffees.