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Spirit of Coffee

Roaster & cafe in Bergamo

Spirit of Coffee is a specialty coffee roastery and cafe founded by Gian Andrea in the town of Urgnano. He spent several years cutting his teeth at the Bugan Coffee Lab in Bergamo and attending specialty coffee courses before opening his own locale in 2019. Gian roasts in a northern European-style, so preferring light roasted coffee beans.

Spirit of Coffee is located less than 20 minutes drive from Bergamo, heading south towards Crema, in the quant town of Urgnano. You can pick up their freshly roasted beans in-store as well as enjoy breakfast or lunch with their selection of pastries and gourmet food.

Spirit of Coffee specialty coffee roaster and cafe in Urgnano (Bergamo), Italy
Updated 18 May 2021

In-store brew methods

  • Espresso?The iconic Italian espresso method uses a machine to force near-boiling water at high pressure through finely ground coffee and a portafilter.
    Espresso brewed coffee produces concentrated, rich flavours with crema on top.
  • Pour-over?The pour-over method uses a cone-shaped dripper with a paper filter. Near-boiling water is poured over medium-coarse ground coffee and passes through the paper filter. Different thicknesses of filter paper removes the coffee oils.
    Pour-over brewed coffee produces a cleaner taste with less bitterness.

Amenities

  • Buy specialty coffee in-store

Roaster information

Coffee type: only sells specialty coffee
Business type: independent, owner-operated
Established: 2019
Selling specialty since: 2019

Roasting and origin information

Packaged coffee available: whole beans, ground
Roasting profile: specific brew methods?A roasting profile for specific brew methods is when the roast is made specifically for espresso or for filter coffee. In general, a roasting profile for espresso is slightly darker than a roasting profile for filtered coffee.
A roasting profile for omni-roast is when a single roast is made for more than one brew method, such as for both espresso and filter coffee.
Spirit of Coffee primarily has roasting profiles for specific brew methods.
Tasting notes: brief tasting notes?Tasting notes are a flavour guide provided by the roaster that describe the taste of the roasted coffee when brewed.
Some roasters provide descriptive tasting notes, many provide brief tasting notes such as a list of similar flavours whereas others do not provide any tasting notes.
Spirit of Coffee tends to provide brief tasting notes.
Coffee estate: descriptive information?Coffee estate information is a description of the location where the green coffee beans were cultivated and the families involved.
Some roasters include detailed information of the estate, many include brief information whereas other roasters include minimal or no information.
Spirit of Coffee tends to include descriptive information about the coffee estate.
Cupping score: always provided?A cupping score is a quality rating determined by assessing the characteristics of the coffee. Sensory attributes such as the coffee's aroma, flavour, sweetness, acidity, body, and more, are used to determine the score. A cupping score from 80 to 100 is considered specialty coffee.
A few roasters include the cupping score for all of their coffees, others include it for some of their coffees whereas many roasters do not include a cupping score.
Spirit of Coffee tends to include cupping scores for all of their coffees.

Spirit of Coffee in Urgnano (Bergamo)

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