My husband and I got on the coffee-snob train during the pandemic and after testing quite a few espresso bean brands, Cuckoo espresso is now that only espresso we buy! Creates a delicious shot every time - or my preference, an americano. Highly recommend!
Once dialed in (which is not difficult), these beans produce decent espresso. Nicely balanced flavor, not over-roasted IMO. The crema doesn't last long and the mouthfeel is a bit watery, but otherwise quite enjoyable. I will probably buy more down the road.
Thanks for your feedback. What were your settings (dose/grind size/water temp)? I find that you can increase the body by grinding slightly finer and lowering your water temp. Also, you wanna make sure your flow rate isn't too high - that can water down your cup. Most espresso blends are either over developed or over roasted. I try to balance the two so you can make adjustments to your specific liking. If you over roast, you can easily increase the body, but at the same time you most likely extract bitter roast flavors because the bean becomes too brittle. I'd be happy to work with you on developing a roast profile that works for you if you like - just let me know!