We offer you here our shop's Coffee Santos.
It has a stronger roasting and darker beans, which is typical for Portuguese coffee blends that usually come with a lower arabica bean content.
Blend Santos Intenso
Café Santos Blend Intenso is a classic-dark roast of predominantly Robusta Beans. It contains 80 % Robusta beans and 20 % Arabica beans.
The result is a coffee with has a balanced acidity level and a persistent, full-bodied crema. Characteristic for the intenso blend is the nutty-chocolate reminiscent, wich builds up long-lasting notes in the aftertaste.
In total, there are three blends of "Café Santos". All are typically Portuguese.
A high proportion of robusta and a dark roast will create an extraordinary crema and will build a strong espresso. The best results are achieved with a sieve carrier machine, fine grinding of the coffee and high pressure. The ideal extraction time is 25 seconds for a normal espresso cup of about 30ml. The Café Santos mixes Forte, Intenso and Aromatico contain not only robusta beans but also a small portion of Arabica beans. The reason for this, is that it is highly wanted to enrich the strong body of the robusta bean with additional flavors. The result is a full-bodied, strong espresso with an extraordinary crema and a variety of flavors. Thus, in addition to the brewing a regular espresso, a full-bodied Café Crema can be made as well by using a coffee machine.
Small selected quantities of raw coffee are traditionally roasted very slowly. At the same time, roasting master Luis, a true expert and coffee specialist with 42 years of experience, constantly controls the roasting process. Each of the specially selected, washed green coffee varieties with their specific characteristics is harvested separately and roasted to the point. This gives the coffee an optimal variety of aromas and flavors. Cafe Santos, is a freshly roasted, strong, darker coffee in the typical style of Portuguese coffee culture.
Roasting changer - roasting makes the difference - enjoyment without regrets
Small selected quantities of raw coffee are traditionally roasted very slowly. At the same time, roasting master Luis, a true expert, and coffee specialist with 42 years of experience, constantly controls the roasting process. Each of the specially selected, washed green coffee varieties with their specific characteristics is harvested separately and roasted to the point. This gives the coffee an optimal variety of aromas and flavors.
The gentle, artisanal roasting of the drum roasting process minimizes the acids in the coffee. This is especially important regarding chlorogenic acid, which is common to cause stomach issues to some coffee drinkers.
Therefore the Santos & Knafla coffee is an enjoyment without regrets.
A good coffee - all natural, and without additives, for a reasonable price!
Cultivation – it starts with a plant and ends in a blend
The Arabica beans are probably the oldest coffee species. The Arabica green coffee from Colombia grows in climatically ideal conditions and is considered to be one of the highest quality coffee varieties worldwide.
The plants are sensitive to high temperatures, so they preferably growing in heights of 900-2000m above the sea level. The growth is slower due to the lower temperatures and the altitude. This way the beans have more time to develop an intense aroma until their harvesting.
This certainly contributes to the fact that the Arabica Coffee plant has twice as many chromosomes as the Robusta Coffee plant!
The additional effort involved in cultivation and harvesting is the reason for the higher prices of Arabica beans.
The Arabica beans give coffee a subtle variety of aromas, more acid, less body.
Robusta green coffee comes from Indonesia and is one of the most popular coffees. As its name implies, Coffea canephora is a "robust" type of coffee plant. The Robusta Coffee plants can endure higher temperatures at a lower altitude than the Arabica Coffee plants. The Robusta beans are known for their strong body with only a little acid and contain more caffeine than the Arabica.
Robusta is an indispensable part of the Portuguese coffee culture and serves as the basis for the Portuguese coffee blends. It plays its part in reducing acidity and creating a fascinating crema.
Filling quantity per package
Country of origin
Robusta - Indonesia
Arabica – Colombia
Roasted coffee beans
Contains caffeine by nature
Santos & Knafla LDA,
Rua Casal dos Vagares 39,
3030-141 Coimbra, Portugal