Has Bean Premium Espresso Blend 2011 (Limited Edition Retro Blend)

Summary

Bean name Has Bean Premium Espresso Blend 2011 (Limited Edition Retro Blend)
Other info Blend - see description for bean content

Description

THIS IS BACK FOR ONE WEEK ONLY. A CHRISTMAS SPECIAL RETRO BLEND, IN OUR OLD STYLE PACKAGING.

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 who 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.

Has Bean Premium Espresso Blend consists of Brazil Fazenda Cachoeria for sweetness (33%), Guatemala El Bosque Red Bourbon for acidity (33%), and Celebes Torja Kalosi for body and mouthfeel (33%).

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

Roasting Information:
Tough to roast this one. Take it into second without a doubt, but not too far, you don't want greasy beans, just enough to have specks of oil showing. Be careful it can run away.

"Quick Look" Guide:
Smooth, balanced, sweet, nutty.

Good Filter: Yes, Good Espresso: Yes

Cupping notes

Clean cup None/8
Sweetness None/8
Acidity None/8
Mouthfeel None/8
Flavour None/8
Aftertaste None/8
Balance None/8
Overall None/8
Correction +None
Total None

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