Ispirazione Palermo Kazaar is inspired by this city’s multicultural character. Sicily once lay on the path of the ancient coffee trade and this crossroads of African and Arabic influence shaped their dark and Robusta-heavy cup profile. Ispirazione Palermo Kazaar captures the African and Arabian dark coffee influences and creates an intensely dark roast from the south that highlights the wild and spicy character of this blend. This coffee will delight you with its exceptional intensity, its audacious bitterness, and those peppery notes leaping out through the thick, syrupy body. The daring intensity of Ispirazione Palermo Kazaar comes from its two unwashed Robustas – a classic way to get a strong cup. A washed Robusta adds a creamy texture. Rounded off with a touch of Latin American Arabica, Ispirazione Palermo Kazaar is split roasted so each coffee’s characteristics can shine through. The Robustas bring audacious bitterness, body, and peppery notes. The Arabica lends sweetness to the blend.
Exceptionally Intense & Syrupy
Ispirazione Palermo Kazaar ’s daring intensity comes from blending four distinct coffees – it speaks to the multicultural heritage of Palermo. It’s a coastal city sitting on the edge of three continents, with centuries of Arabian, Byzantine and Spanish cultural influence shaping it. 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. These Robusta farmers process their coffee with the same care that washed Arabica farmers do. It helps add that elegant touch to the robustness in Ispirazione Palermo Kazaar . 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.
Did you catch the scent of spice drifting across the waters from Africa? You’ll taste the audacious bitterness and peppery notes leaping out through the thick syrupy body. Together the Arabica and Robusta balance each other out in this espresso. It reflects both the Palermo coastal lifestyle and its rich history. You can sit back in the sun and enjoy your Ispirazione Palermo Kazaar on the terrace, with everything from the food on your plate to the architecture surrounding you whispering the histories of all who’ve passed through Palermo.