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.


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.

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