Has Bean Premium Espresso Blend 2010

Summary

Bean name Has Bean Premium Espresso Blend 2010
Other info Brazil Sao Judas for sweetness (40%), El Salv

Description

I didn't realise what a cornerstone of Has Bean Coffee this blend would become when I created its original incarnation. We have sold more of this and the 'Has Bean Espresso Blend' than any other coffee ever. The blend changes as crops rotate in and out according to the season, giving it a life of its own as it changes and develops. However, our goal always remains the same; to provide a balanced and flavour filled blend.

For me a roaster's espresso blend for home users should be:

1. Good in other brew methods as well as in espresso. This saves customers from needing to have two different blends to hand which is particularly useful for those that do not get through them too quickly.

2. Good in a cheaper home machine as well as a top of the range commercial machine.

3. Good across a range of temperatures and extraction times; it should be forgiving.

4. Just totally tasty.

I like both the Has Bean Premium Espresso Blend and the Has Bean Espresso Blend. Each excels in its own way. It is really a matter of whatever suits you. Some like a little robusta for crema and base, choosing the regular Espresso Blend, whilst others prefer the Premium Blend containing only arabica.

As mentioned, this blend differs slightly to the Has Bean Espresso Blend in that it contains 100% Arabica beans. The Premium Blend consists of Brazil Sao Judas for sweetness (40%), El Salvador Los Amates for body, acidity and sweetness (40%) and El Salvador La Ilusion (20%) for a fruity acidity.

In the cup this one has a rich base, followed by sweetness and fruit acidity, with a lovely sweet finish.

Cupping notes

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