“We shipped our E.S.E. Espresso Pods to our military in the Middle East recently,” said Joe Wells, co-founder and coffee at Island Joe’s Coffee, located in old town Key West, Florida. “One of our online customers has a friend serving overseas and wanted to send them something nice, so as he requested, we worked with our customer to send our 90 Mile Stretch Espresso Pods overseas.”
E.S.E (easy serving espresso pods) Espresso Pods are packed in a food safe filter package and contain 7 grams of ground espresso. There are several reasons for the creation of the espresso pods. They provide a consistent shot of espresso, the do not create as much clean up time, which helps control labor cost for hotels and restaurants, then for the home user, it is nice to be able to pull just one shot of espresso.
The E.S.E. Espresso Pods at Island Joe’s Coffee where created using their already world renown 90 Mile Stretch Espresso, which recently where rated 91 out of 100 by one of the world’s leading coffee experts Kenneth Davids from coffee review.com.
In Mr. David’s review of espresso pods, other coffee roasting companies which where included in the review where illyCaffe, Jolly Caffe, The Supreme Bean, Segafredo Zanetti, Lavazza, Lucaffe and Fazenda Aguas Claras, in all, there where 16 coffee roasters from Italy , two from Brazil and the U.S. in the review and the pods from Island Joes Coffee scored the highest with their 91 out of 100 rating.
Here is the review by Mr. Davids.
Blind Assessment: Produced from an ESE pod on a FrancisFrancis! pod brewer. Sweet, juicy-impressioned fruit dominates in the aroma (papaya? cherry?) with a hints of fir and leather. Syrupy mouthfeel and great richness and depth of sensation in the small cup, with continued low-acid fruit and fresh-cut fir notes. Superb finish: long, deep. In two parts milk good presence and chocolate-toned fruit, though just a touch flat and woody.
Wells went on to say, “We realize our espresso pods will, more than likely not win the war, but if they help in the slightest, to help some of our Armed Forces members be a little more alert, that is just fine with us, then just thinking we roasted this espresso blend in old town Key West , then through the help of one of our customers, some of the finest trained military members in the world are defending our country, while enjoying a shot of Island Joes Espresso, well it is a little overwhelming and a great honor.”