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Rocket Man Espresso Roast

Rocket Man

House Espresso Roast

Regular price£12.79

The best roast for espresso has to be dark. As you roast coffee beans, they start to develop those nutty, burnt toast flavours and aromas. This intense combination is what makes Rocket Man so punchy, and why you'll love it as a standalone espresso or as a base for your favourite milky coffee.


48 Hour Tracked: Free when you spend £40+

48 Hour Tracked: £3.95

24 Hour Tracked: £5.95

We roast coffee weekly so it always arrives fresh to your door. When you order coffee beans online we'll send it straight off to the roastery to be roasted in the next batch - this will be the following Monday.

Introducing Espresso Roast, the newest addition to the Barista & Co collection, crafted with passion by award-winning roasters in small batches in Dorset. This blend features a meticulously selected combination of premium beans from Rwanda, Ethiopia, and Brazil, ensuring a unique and unforgettable sensory experience.

We've always said that best coffee roast for espresso should be dark. That's because the darker you roast coffee beans, the more of those burnt toast tasting notes come through. These are the notes that pair perfectly with the sweetness of steamed milk, a flavour combo not to be missed!

If you like espresso based drinks, such as the nations favourite flat white, give Rocket Man espresso roast a go. Not only is it dark roasted, but we've added a small amount of Robusta. The Robusta bean is known for it's punchy flavour and high caffeine content, making this an intense coffee for espresso lovers.

Our Dark Espresso Roast offers an intense, bold flavour profile with hints of dark chocolate and nuts that espresso enthusiasts will appreciate. This blend is perfect for coffee aficionados who enjoy strong and complex flavours and want to enjoy it as a short espresso shot or with milk, resulting in a deliciously smooth and velvety finish.

Our roast masters have carefully selected the beans and applied their expertise to roast them to perfection, ensuring a consistent, rich and full-bodied taste in every cup. We have crafted this blend with care and precision, creating a well-balanced and deeply satisfying coffee.

At Barista & Co, we believe that coffee should be an experience, not just a drink. That's why we're proud to present our Espresso Roast, the perfect choice for coffee lovers who appreciate high-quality coffee without sacrificing convenience. So, if you want to take your at-home espresso game to the next level, give our Espresso Roast a try and experience the difference.

Pulling the Perfect Espresso Shot

To get the best possible flavour from our Espresso Roast, we recommend using a home espresso machine with a portafilter. When it comes to the best machines, we'd recommend a single boiler espresso machine such. It's easy to set up and learn how to use, you'll be pouring your first flat white within 30 minutes of turning it on. Once you've mastered the basics, it's a fully customisable espresso machine so you can control the temperature and pressure to really start perfecting your shots.

To prepare a shot of espresso, start by grinding your Espresso Roast coffee beans to a fine consistency. The ideal grind size will be slightly finer than table salt.

Next, dose the portafilter with 18-21 grams of ground coffee, tamp it down with a tamper, and lock it into your espresso machine. Make sure your machine is set to the correct temperature and pressure for an espresso shot. Then, turn on the machine and wait for the shot to be extracted.

For milk-based drinks, such as lattes or cappuccinos, froth the milk separately and pour it over the shot of espresso. The rich, full-bodied flavour of Espresso Roast pairs perfectly with milk, creating a smooth and velvety finish.

Overall, Espresso Roast is the perfect coffee for home baristas who want to elevate their espresso game. Its dark roast profile and complex flavour notes make it a standout choice for anyone who appreciates a rich, full-bodied cup of coffee.

Our preground filter coffee can be used straight away and is compatible with the One Brew, cafetiere's, filter brewers such as the Brew It Stick and Aeropress. Follow the instructions on your coffee maker to make a delicious brew at home, work or on the go.

We always recommend whole bean coffee for the best tasting cup. If you choose whole bean, you will need to grind your coffee before you can brew it. Some coffee makers have integrated grinders, but in most cases you will need to invest in order to make great tasting coffee.

The Core All Grind Plus offers 50 grind settings from fine to coarse, allowing you to grind your coffee beans for every type of brewer. Below are our grind size recommendations and settings for the Core All Grind Plus so you can experiment with different styles of coffee.

Grind Size Setting Recommendations:

Cold Brew Cafetiere Filter Moka Espresso
cold brew grind size cafetiere grind size filter grind size moka pot grind size espresso grind size
Grind Size Coarse Medium Coarse Medium Medium Fine Fine
Grind Setting 50-44 44-34 34-15 15-7 7-1

What sizes is Espresso Roast available in? Espresso Roast is available in 350g bags and 1kg bags.

Is the 350g bag available in filter ground or whole bean? The 350g bag is available in filter ground, specifically for manual brewers such as cafetières or Aeropresses.

Is the 1kg bag available in filter ground? No, the 1kg bag is only available in whole bean.

Is Espresso Roast available on subscription? Yes, Espresso Roast is available on subscription. You can choose the frequency of your subscription, with options ranging from every 1 to 8 weeks. By subscribing, you'll save 10% on every delivery.

Can I pause or cancel my subscription at any time? Yes, you can pause or cancel your subscription at any time, with no commitment.

What flavours can I expect from Espresso Roast? Espresso Roast is a dark roast blend, featuring tasting notes of dark chocolate, treacle, and walnut.

What type of coffee drink is Espresso Roast best suited for? Espresso Roast is ideal for espresso shots or milk-based drinks such as lattes or cappuccinos, due to its bold flavour profile.

How do I prepare Espresso Roast for espresso shots? We recommend using a home espresso machine with a portafilter, grinding the coffee beans to a fine consistency and dosing the portafilter with 18-21 grams of ground coffee.

What is the origin of the beans used in Espresso Roast? Espresso Roast is crafted using premium beans from Rwanda, Ethiopia, and Brazil, chosen for their unique flavour profiles and carefully blended to create a rich, complex taste.

What is the difference between single origin and blend coffees? Single origin coffee comes from a specific region or farm, while blend coffee is a mixture of beans from multiple origins. Single origin coffees typically have a more distinct flavour profile, while blends aim to create a consistent taste across different batches.

Which is better: single origin or blend coffee? It ultimately comes down to personal preference. Single origin coffees offer a unique taste that highlights the specific characteristics of the region or farm they come from, while blends aim for consistency and balance. Some coffee lovers prefer the variety and complexity of single origin coffees, while others prefer the reliable taste of blends.

Does Espresso Roast use single origin or blend beans? Espresso Roast is a blend coffee, crafted using premium beans from Rwanda, Ethiopia, and Brazil. The specific beans are carefully selected and blended to create a rich, complex flavour profile.

Can I taste the individual flavours of each origin in Espresso Roast? While the flavours of each origin are blended together to create a unique taste, you may still be able to detect some individual notes in Espresso Roast. For example, the nuttiness of Brazilian coffee, the sweetness of Ethiopian coffee, and the acidity of Rwandan coffee may all be present in the blend.

If I prefer single origin coffee, should I still try Espresso Roast? Absolutely! While Espresso Roast is a blend coffee, it offers a rich and complex taste profile that may appeal to coffee lovers who enjoy single origin coffees. The dark roast profile and flavour notes of dark chocolate, treacle, and walnut make it a standout choice for anyone who appreciates a full-bodied cup of coffee.

Does whole bean coffee stay fresh for longer? Yes, whole bean coffee typically stays fresh for longer than pre-ground coffee. This is because when coffee beans are left whole, they retain their natural oils and flavours for a longer period of time. Once the beans are ground, the surface area is increased, which exposes more of the oils and flavours to air, light, and moisture. This can lead to oxidation and degradation of the coffee, resulting in a loss of flavour and aroma.

UK Orders

  • Free Delivery Royal Mail 48 Tracked | Orders Over £40
  • Free Express Delivery DPD | Orders Over £100
  • Standard Delivery | Royal Mail 48 Hour Tracked - £3.95
  • Express Delivery | Royal Mail 24 Hour Tracked - £5.95

Orders placed before 1pm will dispatch on the same day. Orders placed after 1pm will dispatch on the following working day. Our carriers will attempt to deliver twice and also leave a collection card. If they are unable to deliver and you do not collect your parcel, the goods will be returned to us and you will be liable to pay any additional delivery charge.

Please note: once your order has been placed it is unlikely we will be able to change it as our warehouse processes orders immediately. 

International Orders

  • We deliver internationally through Royal Mail International Standard
    • Europe delivery 3-5 working days
    • Worldwide delivery 6-7 working days
  • For international shipments outside of our delivery countries please contact Forward2Me or another parcel forwarder
  • Depending on your delivery location you may be required to pay import duties and charges
  • It is your responsibility to return any unwanted items before a refund will be processed

View our Shipping Page for a full list of international shipping costs. 

Exchanges & Refunds

 We want you to be happy with your purchase. We have a 30 days returns policy and we will offer a refund or exchange as long as we receive the goods back within 30 days of the delivery date. 

Please ensure you say whether you require a refund or exchange in the notes. 

Unwanted Items

  • The product and retail packaging must be unused and in perfect saleable condition
  • Tapes or labels must not be applied to the product packaging
  • Please note we are permitted by law to reduce your refund to reflect any reduction in the value of the goods caused by your handling
  • If you would like to exchange or send an undamaged and unused item back, you are responsible for the delivery back to Barista & Co Coffee and any associated delivery fee for the replacement. You should ensure you have a proof of postage and insurance.
  • We cannot offer exchanges and refunds for coffee as it is a foodstuff
  • We cannot offer exchanges and refunds for gift cards or customised products
  • If you have ordered multiple items and request a refund for part of the order you will be charged £3.95 if this takes the original order value below our free delivery value of £40, this is not charged if you request an exchange
  • Exchanges and refunds can only be process after you request a refund through your account
  • Items sent back without a request will not be processed and you will be liable to pay shipping if you would like the goods back
    • Your refund or exchange will be provided once the goods have been received and inspected
    • For exchanges we will not charge delivery for the second order as long as the value is over £20
    • From your request we aim to process refunds within 5 working days however your bank may also take time to process the refund
    • If you have not received a refund within 10 days, please email


    Damaged or Wrong Items Delivered

    • If you receive a damaged or broken item we will happily replace this for you
    • A replacement request must be submitted through your account
    • Once submitted we may request photographic evidence of the damage
    • We aim to dispatch replacements within 3 working days of submission
    • If we have sent the wrong item please submit a request through your account
    • Once processed we will provide a free returns label and kindly ask you send the item back to us

    Cancelled Orders

    • We process all orders immediately and we are unable to prevent shipments so please take care ordering the correct item
    • Once you receive your delivery, you are able to return as part of our unwanted item policy
    • It is your responsibility to pay the return shipping cost


    Returns Address

    Barista & Co C/O HCI Distribution
    4-6 Parkside
    Christchurch Road
    BH24 3SQ

    Please note: This policy does not include coffee machines as we have to use specialist shipping services. We are happy to accept unused returns for these items but return shipping charges will vary. 


    Customer Reviews

    Based on 13 reviews
    A Coffee To Wake Up To

    A lively coffee either with barista milk or black. Strong without being bitter.

    dawn parsons
    Rocket man coffee

    Strong but not bitter

    Lewis Sowerby
    Rocket Man!

    Great coffee, so much so I have made it a repeat order :)

    Keval Patel
    Best fresh roasted coffee

    Delicious every time!

    James Morton
    Rocket Man Espresso Roast - no rocket more a damp squib!!

    Sadly the 1kg offer of ROCKET MAN ESPRESSO ROAST at half price was somewhat misleading. As an expresso and using a fine grind the coffee failed to deliver on flavour and strength. Trying Cafetiere and using a medium grind and up to twice as much coffee as normal the resultant brew was uninspiring.

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