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Whole Bean Espresso

We’re fond of the opascope—a quaint tool for projecting handwriting and artwork onto larger surfaces—as it conjures the nostalgia of our childhood classrooms. We see it as a tool to amplify careful craftsmanship for everyone to experience and enjoy, just like our Opascope Espresso. Refreshing against a lineup of dense, chocolatey selections, it yields an effervescent shot striped with tropicalia.

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Flavor Profile

Juicy, vibrant, clean

  • Taste

    30% on a scale from Floral/ Fruity to Dark Chocolate
  • Roast

    30% on a scale from Light to Dark
An espresso shot in a glass sitting on a table.

Blend Story


This blend was originally made to be exclusively sold in the Bay Area. It was crafted—roasted, tasted, and tweaked—by a small group of folks in our Oakland roastery. We wanted to create an espresso blend that was as illuminated and boisterous as the community we found in our hometown, Oakland. As our brightest espresso blend, Opascope was so beloved we wanted everyone to experience it.

Roasting Profile

Small Batch Coffee, Fresh-Roasted Daily to Order

We employ the Japanese notion of Kaizen in our roasting practice. This idea of “good change” or “continuous improvement” drives our team to keep daily records of their tastings, always chasing better, more delicious, more consistent coffees.

We roast small batches on Loring machines around the world, so our coffee tastes not only luminous, but reliably consistent, from Tokyo to New York.

Coffee beans being roasted.