Fudgy Brownie Spice Island Coffee Blend - Metropolis Coffee Company

Spice Island Espresso Capsule

Dark Roast

This perennial MetroFave is an award-winning blend that  rides the line between medium and dark, settling into a comfy spot that pleases just about everyone.

Flavor

Bold, decadent, low-acid espresso blend with stout body with rich crema. Sweet like milk chocolate.

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Product Story

In our first week of business in December 2003, I (Tony) arrived to open the café and found my dad (Jeff) sitting on the front counter chatting with Boris, the NY Bagel and Bialy delivery guy. It was around 4:30am and they were speaking Russian. I started stocking the pastry case, filling the condiment pitchers, turning on lights, etc. Something Boris said made my dad super excited and he pulled a large, knotty piece of ginger from his messenger bag. I’m not sure what led up to that.

He switched to English and told Boris that “In Indonesia a lot of people put some chunks of ginger in their coffee.” Boris hurried away quickly – something about more deliveries.

Undeterred, my dad brewed a press pot of Sumatra, cut some large and not-so-shapely knobs of ginger, straight from the root, and dropped them into two cups. It wasn’t yet 5am. To be authentic, we put it in a brew from Sumatra.

In the Spring, Sumatra became scarce, so we improvised, blending a bit of this with a bit of that, adjusting the roast profile, adding a puff of smoke and a drop of magic. Boom: Something close to Sumatra. An earthy, chocolatey coffee, chewy with body. Caramel. Smoooooooooth. We named it Spice Island, after the spice route originating in Oceania.

Best for:
  • DRIP COFFEE
  • ESPRESSO BLEND
  • COLD BREW COFFEE
  • FRENCH PRESS
  • COFFEE BEER
  • pourover

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We aim to create an approachable environment where everyone has a seat at the table and the bean benefits all.

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With every brew, we pour our passion and expertise into designing a cup of coffee with your pleasure and tastes in mind.

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Reviewed by Mollie B.
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45 - 54
Rated 5 out of 5

Flavor is very nice

Ok - really like the taste of these capsules. Better than all the nespresso ones I've tried! Only problem is they take an extra long time to brew for some reason. Maybe the materials used for the pod.

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A new favorite!

You won't be disappointed. This is a new favorite in my house and we will be looking to great a standing order.

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Rated 5 out of 5

Loved it

Just got a new espresso maker so tried these on a whim. Smooth and delicious. Definitely ordering again.

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Delicious and smooth, will definitely buy again

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Reviewed by Sheryl B.
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55 - 64
Rated 5 out of 5

nice flavor

May try this again at some point - my hubby like these pods better than nespresso.

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