Espresso is a brewing method. It is not a bean. It is not a blend. And it certainly is not a roast. To say otherwise is nothing more than marketing hype. That being said, you should espresso brew whatever beans that you like; light, medium, dark, Costa Rican, Brazillian, whatever. The “only” difference between our whole bean Espresso coffee and our Delectable Dark is the label on our bag. But if it makes you happy to buy a bag that says “Espresso”, then here it is for you. Enjoy!