The Underdog - Espresso


The Underdog is our house espresso blend featuring coffee specially chosen to deliver a sweet and syrupy espresso. We have tailored this blend to put a modern twist on the classic espresso. The Underdog is a blend composed of coffee from all three of the major growing regions; Latin America, East Africa and Indonesia. We continually taste and adjust this blend and each of its components to maintain the balance of flavours.

We’re not claiming perfection: we’re pursuing it. No matter what beans are in season, The Underdog will remain a sweet, syrupy, and balanced espresso blend that is delightful with or without milk.

For those of you at home who would like to brew along with us, here is the current recipe we use for dialing in Underdog:

  • Dose Weight: 19g
  • Shot Weight: 30g
  • Time: 30s

If you're new to espresso preparation dose weight refers to how much coffee we're putting into the portafilter. Shot weight refers to how much espresso there is the cup at the end of extraction. Time indicates how long it's taken to reach our desired shot weight. By using all three of these we can make the adjustments needed to reach perfection in each cup.

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David C.
Canada Canada

Sensational Coffee

Excellent brew!

Michelle D.
Canada Canada

Amazing staff

My favourite espresso beans so far! Also, the Delivery was so fast and beans are fresh. I always get a funny note which makes me smile.

Kayleigh G.
Canada Canada

Surpassed expectations thank you!

My customer service experience was textbook. What a great brand and product. The team really took the time to reach out to me and verify my custom order. There’s a lot of coffee options out there but this experience set you guys apart. I’ll be back soon!

Paul B.
Canada Canada


Whether espresso, poor over, or french press prepared, Underdog is great! But it shines best when Outpost Coffee Roasters serves it as an espresso. On first sip, it will bring you into the present; it’s yoga in a cup.

Teresa R.
Canada Canada

Underdog Espresso

I have espresso every day (with a little maple syrup...) for sweetener. I love this brand "The Underdog - Espresso" and I'm looking forward to trying "Left Hook" next. I have another bag of "The Underdog", so will jump into it after "Left Hook"! I love these brands of espresso, full bodied and perfect for my "half Italian/Irish" sides!

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