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Workhorse Coffee Beans

Size: 250g
Grind: Whole Bean

Tasting notes: Nutty, chocolate body with sweet caramel, orange and citrus notes

Brewing: This coffee works well with all filter brewers and espresso. For filter we recommend a 1 - 15 brew ratio, and for espresso a 1 - 2.1 brew ratio. 

Filter: 17g - 250ml // Espresso: 18g - 38g

Workhorse Coffee Beans is built around the concept of consistency and reliability. The blend and roast style make this coffee suitable for all brew methods including espresso. 

These coffee beans feature our Rwanda relationship coffees produced by farmers in Rwanda that we've visited. This gives us consistency over the course of the year enabling us to provide a reliable and dependable taste profile. From time to time the ingredients will change but we aim to substitute similar coffees when changing this blend.

Our Workhorse blend is a light roast espresso and perfect if you like a bright, juicy but well-balanced espresso. If you are looking for a traditional Italian style espresso take a look at our Nova Blend. 

Rwanda Liza Washing station, 50% (relationship coffee)

Varietal –  Red Bourbon
Preparation – Washed
Altitude – 1600+ masl

Liza washing station is owned by Jean Paul (far left in the above picture). He is a second generation coffee farmer who has worked for many years as an agronomy consultant both in Rwanda and the Congo. His farm has about 6000 trees and he processes coffee from his own farm and from several hundred local small hold farmers within the community. The quality he produces is outstanding and this is due to his dedication and commitment to training local farmers and focusing on very careful hand sorting at the washing station. Jean Paul produces a variety of different microlots specifically for us, these include washed coffees and bespoke experimental process coffees. 

Brazil Daterra Estate 60%
Varietal: Various
Process: Pulped Natural
Altitude: 950-1250 masl

Daterra is a large and well established Rainforest Alliance certified coffee farm. The estate is covers an area that has 40% of the land dedicated to coffee production and 60% left as a private nature reserve. They focus on producing a wide range of coffees and we've selected a coffee with a flavour profile that is perfect for espresso.

Ideal for: Espresso. Works very well in milk-based drinks. If you like a medium roast filter coffee or cafetiere with lots of body and tend to use milk, then this will work well too.  You might notice that the components that make up this blend are very similar to our Nova blend. The key difference between the two is the roast profile. The Workhorse is roasted to highlight sweetness retaining some good acidity and fruit notes. The Nova roast is longer and resulting in a darker coffee with lower acidity and more chocolate notes.

  • We recommending buying whole bean coffee and grinding before brewing. We also sell 250g bags pre-ground. 1kg bags are available as wholebean only.

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      Customer Reviews

      Based on 280 reviews
      Ross Stringer
      Lovely coffee

      Delivered in good time. Freshly roasted, according to date. Great favourite. Would recommend. Have used with espresso machine and aeropress - excellent with both.

      Workhorse coffee blend

      The Workhorse is no slouch - peak of sweetness is just right.

      Workhouse Coffee Beans

      So far this is my preferred blend.

      Souzanna Wilson

      Workhorse Coffee Beans

      Simon Painter

      Wonderful smooth taste. 😀