Breakfast Bomb 2011 Mk1, First Edition


Bean name Breakfast Bomb 2011 Mk1, First Edition
Other info Blend - see description for bean content


Available Roasted Only

A very, very long time ago (2003) we came up with the idea of roasting coffee, and selling it online. A very important part of selling coffee online at that time (and still very much so today) was to have a range of blends. One of the blends we felt we needed was a breakfast, high caffeine, unsubtle, in your face, big old wake-up blend. Not a sipping coffee, but a big, huge gulper. That blend was called 'Breakfast Bomb'.

Fast forward eight years and this coffee has remained a very important part of our line-up, a very popular blend. In fact, very little has changed with it over the years. Now it is time to revamp it and bring it up to a modern-day standard, as we have with all our other blends that make us so happy and that we are proud to bring to you.

Breakfast Bomb works well in espresso or filter (for my tastes) and is a pick me up. The blend for many years consisted of 80% Sumatra and 20% Robusta. That was it. We swapped the original Robusta as we went along for the very best one we had at that time but it otherwise stayed pretty much the same.

There is a reason that it has not really changed much, it kind of works, Indo's I tend to find have a far bigger effect on me personally with caffeine and the Robusta gives it more of a kick. It's a balancing act with that Robusta to get the effect but not the taste.

So why change it? Well, it's a bit of a sledge hammer without real deliciousness in the way we would really like, as the Robusta does impact on the flavour of the Sumatra quite a bit. The difficulty then is because of the huge flavours going on in the blend it is really tough to change component beans as no shrinking violets are allowed in the Breakfast Bomb.

The new blend still consists of Sumatra Raja Batak, the Sumatra we have been working with for a while, and for me is the best Sumatra we have ever had. It's a dream to blend with, having big body without any of the dirt. The next component is the Ethiopian Shakiso Natural, one of our special finds of this year, a huge natural processed coffee. For the final component we keep the Robusta, but not any old Robusta. We use 20% Indian Kapi Royal Robusta and we went to a huge amount of trouble to find this one. When we sourced this coffee we spent a lot of time and effort finding one that was the best Robusta we have ever tasted, grown at 2100 metres above sea level, it is hand picked, pulped natural processed and lots of time is taken in the preparation. Is it delicious on its own? No, is the simple answer, but what it brings to the blend is a caffeine kick that only Robustas have. It brings a chunk of body, but because it is only 20% of the total blend it doesn't bring any of that rubbery Robusta flavour along with it.

So, this is our modern-day take on an old classic. In the cup it's overtly big, with huge mouthfeel, it is lairy and full of caffeine. A real Breakfast Bomb.

50% Sumatra Raja Batak

30% Ethiopian Shakiso

20% Indian Kaapi Royal Pulp Nautral Robusta

Roasting Information:
This needs to be roasted well into second crack, with good healthy amounts of oil showing, otherwise it lacks the grunt this blend needs.

"Quick Look" Guide:
Overtly big, huge mouthfeel, lairy and full of caffeine.

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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