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Onobeano's Latte CBC Blend

SKU Latte

Starting at $6.25 / lb
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It's not hard to believe that most espresso machines are used more to brew espresso for use in espresso drinks than for shots of pure espresso (at least in this country), yet most espresso blends are concocted towards the goal of pulling a godshot.

Those that know me know I definitely march to a different drummer, so the origin of this espresso blend should not surprise anybody.

After years of (chasing that same goal) and experimenting with different espresso blends, it finally occurred to me that we don't drink espresso shots. We DO, however, really enjoy a nice latte - our evening lattes have become ritual at our house. Sorry all you espresso purists, but I must admit that neither of us really enjoy a shot of pure espresso. I finally realized that every blend I concocted, while decent as an espresso (with a pretty crema just like in the pictures), nothing was exceptional, even decent, for making lattes (or cappuccinos, et al.)!

This epiphany changed my approach, and after a bit of experimentation, the new goal was reached - WOW! We ended up with a rich, sweet, chocolatey shot that really bloomed in a cup of steamed milk. There is very little crema, but crema gets lost in an espresso drink anyway, right?

It was soooo good (no bitter taste here!), too good to keep to ourselves, that I decided to share it with all the rest of you espresso drink aficionados. For those of you who prefer flavored espresso drinks, you will find this blend works equally as well using flavored coffee creamers available at your local supermarket, although it does get VERY sweet.

Try this blend and see if it increases your enjoyment of your favorite espresso drink too. Onobeano's Latte Blend - also good in other espresso drinks.

Try before you stock up with a 1/2 pound sample!

Coffee Bean Matrix Attributes

  • Organic CertificationNo
  • Fair Trade CertifiedNo
  • Rainforest Alliance CertifiedNo
  • DecaffeinatedNo
  • Brightness:6
  • Body:6
  • Aroma:5
  • Complexity:4
  • Balance:6
  • Sweetness:7
  • Spicy:-
  • Chocolaty:heavy bean
  • Nutty:-
  • Buttery:heavy bean
  • Fruity:-
  • Flowery:-
  • Winey:-
  • Earthy:-

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by on December 14, 2009

This is a wonderful blend!!! It is very versatile. I did two different roasts with this: Full City and Vienna At Fully City, this is bright and chocolaty with some fruit - almost like a sweet Guatemalan with a dash of a Brazil plus something else for highlight. At Vienna (and I roasted on the dark side of Vienna) more nuts and chocolate came out while the fruit and brightness receded. The body became much fuller. No bitterness at all!!! I wish all major espresso chains carried this blend!!! You can roast it dark with out it becoming bitter. This is really a two for one blend: you can roast it lighter for a bright fruit laced latté or darker for a more full bodied chocolate nut latté.

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by on July 30, 2019

I'm a coffee hound. I order beans from all over the world and make my own blends for espresso. I tried the Onobeano Blend and love the taste and texture. It's very well-rounded, smooth, with a wonderful complex bittersweet finish. Thank you Friends at CBC.

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by on May 29, 2019

THINK MILK CHOCOLATE. Reported as a blend aimed at milk based coffee drinks - this one hit the mark. As a shot, it is sharp and flavorful but added to milk the creamy texture of milk chocolate blooms. Roasted to 260 degrees C (14 min) using a Kaldi Mini over gas flame.

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by on April 8, 2019

It's one of our favorites. I use a Behmor and do a full city roast. My coffee of the morning is a latte and this blend makes a smooth but full bodied drink. We love it.

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by on January 21, 2019

I’ve roasted w this twice now and it’s amazing. I’m using a Hottop and use their setting/program that they recommend in the back of the manuel where I drop in the beans after one min of the roaster in cooking mode. This allows the beans to be hit w a higher heat right away. The machine finishes around 20% heat and 100% fan. I let it roast up till about 395 bean degrees. If you do t roast this till about second crack the lighter beans seem to be a little undercooked. I get amazing crema w this variety. I’d love to hear how others are roasting it.

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by on December 11, 2018

I love this blend and this is 3rd time to purchase.

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by on July 8, 2018

Pleasantly surprised at its good balance and flavors, and will try again. Thanks

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by on June 11, 2018

If you like a chocolate flavor for a Latte this is the blend. I have tried to duplicate it by blending other beans, but haven't achieved this great taste. My wife won't buy Lattes from espresso stands anymore. She hasn't found one that compares to this roast in my Sonofressco and brewing in our Jura super automatic. Whatever you do, don't discontinue this blend.

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by on June 1, 2018

Use a Behmor 1600, roasted on P1+1:30, tasted a bit on the bitter side but could detect the undertones of a chocolate tickle. Plan to do the next roast on P1+1:00 to see if that will give me the sweetness I am looking for. This is my first foray into roasting a blend, have only tried single origin so far. Am excited about the prospect finding the right roast for this blend. Have not found that yet so no Love It till I do.

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by on March 7, 2018

this is my goto latte blend.. I roast it a little on the light side to achieve the best flavor

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by on February 7, 2018

Definitely on my rotation list. Good stand alone coffee as well. I needed a coffee that would stand up to almond milk and hot chocolate and this one wins the prize. A favorite for sure!

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by on December 15, 2014

The Obeano blend is my mainstay. I think I've tried every Chocolaty/Buttery item in the the Matrix, and I always fall back to the Obeano blend. I'm trying a new one this week to see if it is as good, we'll see. Al Flowers Central Virginia Piedmont

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by on April 27, 2014

Recently I bought 2 pounds to give this blend a try. I make 2 drinks each for my wife and I each morning. Here's what I make: 2 ounces of hot water - pull a 2 ounce shot on top of that in my Mini-Vivaldi. Then I steam about 5 ounces of milk and split it evenly between the 2 drinks. So, it's an Americano or a long black with steamed milk on top. This makes a first class drink. I roasted this blend about 30 seconds into 2nd crack in my RK drum.

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by on July 24, 2007

This blend is exactly as advertised. Sweet and chocolately and yummy. I'm a confessed latte lover and this blend is so sweet, I now use far less milk in my morning latte than I used to with other espresso blends.
Your words make me feel proud - mahalo nui loa "anonymous"!!

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by on September 30, 2010

This blend rocks! I love it!

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by on February 25, 2010

This is my first home roasted coffee, and it is Delicious!!! I drink cappuccino, and I could never find a bold enough flavor without introducing bitterness. I roast in a popper for 8 minutes to get a nice French roast and out comes perfection!!! I am from New Orleans and always drank coffee and chicory, but this blend is better without it. It makes Perfect Cappuccino....MMMMM

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by on April 15, 2008

Holy cow is this good! I am a total coffee roasting snob and even on my first batch - ever - I made a latte that was ten times better than anything I had done before. Its a fresh, smooth, flavorful latte. Great side benefit... my house now smells like chocolate and fresh roasted coffee!

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