Certification: Rainforest Alliance.
Varietal: Bourbon, Caturra, Red Catuai, Cauvery/Catimor
Taste Notes: Chocolate, hazelnuts & morello cherry. Medium acidity, long and satisfying cocoa finish.
This is a combination of specially selected high quality Arabica coffee beans, blended and freshly roasted (medium roast) to achieve the sought-after taste profile of Fruit & Nut Chocolate.
This blend includes the following coffees:
Bourbon beans from Fina San Antonio estate, San Antonio, El Salvador. Washed, 1800-2000m.
Caturra beans from Medellin, Colombia. Fully Washed, 1700-2000m.
Red Catuai beans from Cachoeira farm, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Natural. 1100m.
Cauvery (Catimor) beans from Mysore, India. Natural. 1000-2000m.
Bourbon beans from Lam Dong, Vietnam. Fully Washed. 1000-1200m.
In case you don't know the background, Kev from coffeeblog.co.uk (that's me) decided to create The Coffeeworks, by asking coffeeblog readers what they're looking for in their coffee beans, and then giving them exactly that.
This wasn't only about taste, but of course taste was an important question, and one of the most commonly described favourite taste notes in coffee, was fruit & nut chocolate. So this medium roast blend of high quality Arabica coffee beans was chosen for this reason.
A really great blend to have at the start of the day. Easy to dial in and the flavour complements oat milk really nicely. If the other blend didn??t exist then this would be my fave!
Smooth lovely taste and aroma
Medium/full body, smooth, chocolatey and nutty but not so fruity. Enjoyed it.
I used the beans to make a cappuccino. They made me a tasty, smooth, enjoyable drink. I will buy again :-)
I probably need more practice but this didn't make great espresso using my Fracino Piccino Grinder and Sage Bambino Plus.
I'd previously set the grinder up for use with Crosby Coffee's Iron Men blend and was getting close to (in my opinion) perfect espresso with no bitter or sour tastes present after using 18g coffee and the double shot option on the Sage.
When I used this blend I was surprised just how far out the grinder was and just spent too much time trying to get it set for this blend; 250g only gives you 10-12 goes at this and being a noob at coffee I just spent the whole bag trying to find the right grind size.
The espresso was still ok to make a flat white with though. It's just after achieving close to perfection with the previous blend I could definitely taste bitterness using this blend for a 36g-40g espresso. Not horrible but not perfect either,
Cheers for that. Yes, different coffee beans can require quite a difference in grind size. At times you might find it's only a slight adjustment needed, but at other times dialing in can be a real task.