Origin: Blended Body: Full-bodied Roast: Medium/Dark Roast (4) Summary of taste: Very sweet with a chocolate hit Whittard recommends: Using an espresso machine and enjoying as a single or double shot When to drink: After dinner
Bourbon Arabica beans are known for their deep, buttery chocolate flavours, characterised by a strong sweetness and lightly fruity overtones. As Bourbon plants generally yield fewer coffee cherries, they’re one of the rarer varieties of bean – and with the right processing and roast they can produce a wonderfully well-balanced coffee. Our Bourbon Espresso is a case in point…
Combining the creamy sweetness and nutty complexity of Bourbon beans from Brazil and El Salvador, with the dark chocolate sophistication of those from Sumatra, this full-bodied blend provides the perfect espresso to top off a regal feast. Now, where are those Bourbon biscuits..?
We've been buying and enjoying Whittard's espresso for a while now, but by happenstance had to try the Bourbon as the usual beans we buy were out of stock. We were not disappointed! This is delicious, strong and smooth and the crema is second to none. It has none of the bitter, harshness that can be synonymous with strong espresso and, on our second 1kg bag, there is no variation. Highly recommended.
23rd March 2014 Posted by
The nicest coffee that i have bought to date.
Nutty & sweet
11th July 2013 Posted by
This coffee was my introduction to drinking black espresso blends, and I have to admit it's spoilt me for many harsher Italian espressos! Even black, it's powerfully creamy and rich, with nutty notes and a slight sweetness, without so much of the tarry ashiness of most espresso blends. Definitely a favourite.
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9th July 2013 Posted by
My son and I have tried the whole range of coffee beans that Whittards offr, and a few more. This little number we came across towards the end of our journey.
It meets my aims of a strong coffee and exceeds it by also providing multilayered tastes beyond that. not only nutty, but fruity. This gives me a tick in every box to indicate a wonderful coffee experience. This is my main bi-weekly purchase now.