“Best Overall Profile.” That’s the actual name of the preset on the Decent Espresso DE1PRO. A bold claim! Especially for a service that can do literally thousands of different pressure profiles. Let’s give it a shot.
With 18.2 grams of coffee in, the profile starts the extraction with a low-pressure pre-infusion for 16 seconds at 4 bars of pressure, which shoots up to a consistent 9 bar, for a pouring time of 40 seconds at 87 degrees Celsius. The total weight of the espresso after extraction was at 42 ml, almost filling our espresso cup to the brim. Swipe to see the chart.
Again, we are using DC6, a blend of Guatemala Huehuetenango and Colombian coffees. Through the “Best Overall Profile” produced a caramel aroma and nutty flavor notes. Almost no bitterness at all, with a chocolate finish followed by a lingering tangy aftertaste coming from a very mild citric acidity. The latter was a bit of a surprise, judging by the quite lengthy extraction time we had using this profile. Texture was creamy. Sweetness? Balanced. This espresso reminded us of peanut butter cups which was a good start to our Monday.
Here’s the numerical breakdown on a 1-10 scale: