Espresso Crema

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Our Espresso Crema blend: for billowing crema with a velvety body!

Espresso crema is popular with coffee shops and our home espresso users. It does exactly what it says on the tin: Produce Espresso Crema.

Ever Since Achille Gaggia invented the espresso machine crema has been an integral part of the experience of espresso. Extracting the coffee bean oils from this blend will help you produce that 'Guinness effect' we all want from good espresso.

Freshly roasted coffee will produce a thick layer of crema on top of a shot of espresso. Older coffee will produce less crema.

If you want 'the holy grail' of billowing crema, a crema espresso gourmet, then you need to try the following:

·       Choose a slightly darker roasted coffee.

·       Grind the beans to make ground coffee just before you brew

·       Make sure the coffee is freshly roasted.

·       Dial-in your grinder.

·       Instruct your espresso machine to dose the correct volume of hot water.

You can't help but produce a perfect espresso shot when you follow these rules.

Unlike most roasters, our open flame roasting process hardens the casing of our dark roast coffee beans. This means that we can roast our coffee slightly darker than other roasters without getting burnt flavours. Doing this helps to release carbon dioxide and develops the caramel flavours that this blend is so well known for.


We roast this blend until the natural oils start to emerge from the coffee bean. This gives the blend a traditional dark roast 'Italian Espresso' flavour and an excellent crema head.


This is a blend of coffees from around the world which all work together to create the consistency required by coffee shop owners who want to be able to guarantee a flavour and taste to their customers. It’s currently a blend of coffees from Ethiopia, Brazil and Vietnam but will change slightly in its make up throughout the year to create that consistently good crema.


100% Arabica Coffee for the perfect crema

Recommended preparation

This one, really is, just for espresso machine brewing, pure and simple.

2:1 Brewed Espresso: Coffee ratio

Lower temperatures, if you can, will soften the bitter elements. We’ve had great success down even as low as 86 degrees Celsius in our showroom.

30 Reviews
  • 5

    Published by Alan James on 24th Nov 2020

    This is a wonderful rich, smooth & deep tasting coffee, Chocolate and toffee at the front, a long smooth finish and no bitterness Wonderfull

  • 5
    Espresso Crema Beans

    Published by John T on 24th Nov 2020

    Wow this is a beautiful roast....wonderful aroma and a splendid crema. Took me right back to standing at the bar at St Eustachio in Rome.

  • 5
    Espresso Crema

    Published by Marcus Hinds on 2nd Aug 2020

    After trying most of the beans from Pumphreys over the last 10 years or so I consistently return to Espresso Crema as my standard go to bean. Good body well rounded robust flavour.

  • 5
    Fantastic Espresso

    Published by Mr Jonathan Thew on 20th Jul 2020

    My favourite Espresso coffee for use in my bean to cup. flawless cuppa every time

  • 5
    Espresso crema beans

    Published by Unknown on 20th Jul 2020

    Excellent quality and taste. The delivery was very good too.

  • 5
    Perfect Espresso

    Published by Emma on 19th Jul 2020

    Bought to use in a Sage espresso machine. Delivers a lovely crema as promised and a lovely deep flavour.

  • 4
    Espresso Crema

    Published by MR D SHIRTCLIFFE on 30th Jun 2020

    Good strong and smooth coffee, makes a decent Americano.

  • 5
    Espesso crema beans

    Published by Martyn Dunn on 19th May 2020

    Quite simply our favourite coffee. It is strong and the aroma is amazing. As i repair coffee machines domestic espresso machines, i always recommend these to my customers.

  • 4
    Espresso Crema

    Published by Derek Shirtcliffe on 13th May 2020

    Bought ground beans for a cafetière, to be used when brewing an Americano (white and black). It produces a deep satisfying drink. I will purchase this again.

  • 5

    Published by Sam on 5th May 2020

    Great and strong coffee. Perfectly fits for my coffee machine

  • 5
    Fantastic Espresso

    Published by Mr Jonathan Thew on 4th May 2020

    Delicious espresso every time with great crema and rich but not bitter taste

  • 5
    Espresso crema

    Published by Unknown on 8th Jan 2020

    Delicious coffee1 Absolutely the best, been ordering it for years now, the service has always been excellent and can't see me ever drinking any other coffee at home!

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