Bolivia Coffee Flowers 2015

Summary

Bean name Bolivia Coffee Flowers 2015
Country Bolivia
Region Bolivia - Various
Other info Coffee Flowers - Brew like tea

Description

Coffee flowers from our partners in Bolivia. Delicious when brewed like a tea.

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT COFFEE BUT COFFEE FLOWERS!

We know you like coffee, that's why you're here! But have you ever thought about trying a different part of the coffee plant? How about the flowers? Yes?! Well then, my friend, you're in the right place!

I had an idea, many moons ago, to brew the flowers from coffee trees as a delicious and tasty beverage. That idea how now become A Thing! Thanks to our partners in Bolivia, I've managed to get my hands on a very small amount of coffee flowers. They were painstakingly harvested from the trees just as they were about to fall off naturally.

The flowering process begins after a coffee harvest, when there’s normally a period of dry weather. During this time the coffee plant gets a little stressed because of the lack of water. Then the rainy season comes, which sparks the coffee plant into creating little blossom flowers. These flowers have one of the most amazing and powerful smells I have ever experienced (if you could make an aftershave of it then it'd be my smell of choice), and the appearance of these flowers marks the start of the process of the coffee plant creating its cherries for our lovely coffee beverages.

We've managed to get not just one, not just two, or even three or four, but five different varietals...

Bourbon
Geisha
Cepac
Caturra
Java

These are available in individual one-brew sachets, so you can try whichever you like the sound of more. They're also available in a pack of all five together, so you can enjoy the whole coffee flower rainbow.

So, what do they taste like?

Bourbon: jasmine, hibiscus and heavy sweetness.
Geisha: lemon zest, a posey of flowers, crisp astringency and a little sweet spice as it cools.
Cepac: artificial lemon, Lemsip, and floral. Very refreshing.
Caturra: sticky, sweet and simple. Very like cascara.
Java: delicate, honey, long spicy aftertaste and peppery as it cools.

You brew these like a tea. Asuper tasty, delicious and unique tea. We made a brew guide to make sure it was nice and simple. Click on the 'Video Review' tab to see it, or click here to travel to the brew guide.

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT COFFEE BUT COFFEE FLOWERS!

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