Great tasting coffee!
Makes a lovely coffee - rich and smooth. Just how we like it. Probably the best beans we have tried. Will certainly be buying more of this.
I was gifted a coffee subscription earlier this year - and this blend happened to be the last batch. To say I love it is an understatement. Perhaps the best way to capture my love for this blend is by saying that I've since bought 5kg of this bean so I don't run out for a loooooong time. Love it.
This is a great roast that is reliable and consistent enough for daily use but has enough interest to always impress when serving others. For me ~2/3 of the time milk and 1/3 short or long black. My wife exclusively with milk. When we moved house in 2018 our local cafe sold these beans and we missed them after 2020 lockdowns provoked a change in our local shops.
As a blend for milk-based drink, I like the rich, balanced and consistent flavour that these beans produce. It is certainly not an blend with exotic notes such as wild berries but nonetheless a very enjoyable and sophisticated experience.
Candyman is our flagship espresso blend, launched in 2010. It’s our daily labour of love, a constant work-in-progress: making superlative tastiness from the raw components that we insist on buying well, ourselves (ie not just from the importer as is common practice) All this to create sweet, balanced espresso, with or without milk.
Served Black: grape, plum, lemon pastry, dark chocolate
With milk: sweet, malted milk, macadamia butter
Components are frequently rotated to ensure broad consistency of the taste profile, cycling through direct purchases from the same producers who also make up our favourite featured “single” coffee products.
Candyman features the following coffees:
22nd November onwards:
- Smallholders of Todos Santos Cuchumatán, Huehuetenango, Guatemala
- Erwin Argueta (Huehuetenango, Guatemala)
- Ahmed Abatemam, cherry-dried (Jimma, Ethiopia)
Time: 28 seconds