Ozone's flagship espresso blend has constantly evolved over the years but the goal has always stayed the same – pack as much sweetness, chocolate and caramel into an espresso as possible, along with the most, rich, smooth silky body achievable. The components change throughout the year in-line with the availability of fresh crop but Ozone work hard to maintain the taste profile and quality in the cup – a trusty friend of theirs that they can count on time and again.
The name Empire originates from Ozone's hometown, New Plymouth in New Zealand – Empire is the name of the first café that offered this blend. Ozone loved the idea so much that ever since, many a successful new venture has put their faith in their trusty friend.
- Flavour: Nougat, milk chocolate, caramel
- Origin: Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Ethiopia
- Farms: Nova Aliancia, Minas Gerais, Brazil / Santa Izabel, Minas Gerais, Brazil / El Yalcon, Huila, Colombia / Mokonesa, Guji, Ethiopia / San Patricio, Palencia, Guatemala
- Varietal: Mundo Novo, Catuai, Yellow Bourbon, Colombia Caturra, Ethiopia Heirloom, Bourbon, Caturra, Catisic, Catimor, Pacamara