If you're looking for a really fine product from an artisan roaster - especially at a lower cost - consider some of the coffees from Deep Cello coffee. I particularly like Nostromo for espresso, but have used several of their other blends and roasts for French press and Kone pour-over too. The Deep Cello folks also provide a nice sampling offer so you can try out about 1/3 -1/2 pound very inexpensively.
There are no "espresso beans" there are only coffee beans and different roasts, espresso is a method of making coffee and can use any roast level you choose. The darker the roast, the more the coffee tastes like the roast and less like the beans. Very dark roasts like "espresso" are basically charcoal and have little if any of the flavor of the beans left.
In real life, my name is Wayne P. Anything I post is personal opinion and is only worth as much as anyone else's personal opinion. YMMV!
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