Workhorse Coffee BeansHorsham Coffee Roaster
Tasting notes: Nutty, chocolate body with sweet caramel, orange and citrus notes
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.
Costa Rica El Higuito Honey 20%
Varietal: Caturra and Catuai
Altitude: 1700 masl
This coffee comes from a small family farm that has been producing speciality coffee since 2016. Luis and his wife Rosemary started their micro mill, Montanas de Oro in 2016 to enable them to process small microlots from their 2 hectare farm in the Leon Cortez region of Tarrazu. They grow both Caturra and Catuai and produce a range of different microlots that include washed, honey and naturals.
We selected a honey processed lot from a range of samples sent to us just after the harvest. This one really stood out with great balance and excellent sweetness and fruit character.
The coffee for this microlot was first hand harvested to select only perfectly ripe cherry. After harvesting the cherry is left to rest in large tanks overnight. In the morning the cherry is depulped to remove just a small amount of fruit. The idea is to leave a significant amount of mucilage on the coffee, sometimes referred to as a 'red honey' process. After the pulping stage the coffee was dried on raised beds. To avoid over fermentation the coffee was turned every 30 minutes to ensure even drying and to prevent the build up of mold. The total drying time took approximately 12 days.
Rwanda Bwishaza Co-operative Washing station, 30% (relationship coffee)
Varietal: Red Bourbon
We first visited Rwanda in 2014 and over the last few years we've developed some very close relationships within the Rwandan coffee community. We first visited Bwishaza co-operative in 2015 and have been buying coffee from them every year. You can read more about this via our transparency report.
Bwishaza co-operative is located north of Kibuye close to lake Kivu. You can view the exact location via the link to google maps. The co-operative produces a wide range of speciality lots using techniques that focus on really good quality control. We've selected this lot for our Workhorse blend and feature other coffees from Bwishaza as single origins in our Relationship coffee collection.
Process: Pulped Natural
Altitude: +-1000 masl
Recanto is a large farm that grows a wide range of varietals and focuses on producing really great coffees. We've selected this particular coffee as it has a traditional nutty, chocolate, sweet profile that works particularly well in a blend designed for espresso. The farm is both Rainforest Alliance and UTZ certified. You can also purchase this coffee as a single origin from Brazil.
Ideal for: Espresso. Works very well in milk based drinks. If you like a slightly darker roast filter coffee or cafetiere with lots of body, and tend to use milk, then this will work well too.
- We recommending buying whole bean coffee and grinding before brewing. We also sell 250g bags pre-ground. 1kg bags are available as wholebean only.
- Same working day dispatch on orders placed pre 10am.
Great coffee and service
We are delighted with our coffee! It is delicious
What a lovely blend. Tastes amazing from my Moka pot. Will definitely be purchasing more as it’s up there as one of the best I’ve tasted. Thanks guys :D