There was an old world belief that black swans did not exist. Upon their actual discovery, a metaphor emerged. A Black Swan is an event so improbable that when it occurs it changes everything. This is our modern take on the classic espresso; our way of making a darker roast taste great. Cappuccinos made with Black Swan taste like drinking chocolate -- hot chocolate made from melted bar chocolate instead of cocoa powder, made thick from the high percentage of cocoa butter. Straight shots are silky dark chocolate and amaretto.
With at least 7 days of rest, the sweetness matures and the body smooths to become thick and velvety at a 1:2 ratio. We find ourselves dosing a bit lower for this espresso, around 16 -17 grams, and look for about 32 - 34 grams in the cup in around 25 - 28 seconds.