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Bourbon Espresso Coffee

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The perfect espresso to top off a regal feast...

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 coffee 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..?
  • Origin

    Brazil, El Salvador, Indonesia

  • Body


  • Roast

    Dark, Medium

  • Tastes like

    Very sweet with a chocolate hit

Brew the perfect cup

  The clue’s in the name: this coffee’s perfect for an espresso! We recommend using a stovetop to really highlight its depth and power. When making coffee always use freshly drawn and boiled water – wait a few seconds for the water to cool so you don’t scald the grinds. Cardinal rule? Never re-heat brewed coffee! Freshness is everything.

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* * * - - Rather Mediocre by Martin LS on 22nd May 2018

Went to buy some of the limited edition Huehuetenango and it had run out, so bought some of this instead as it was a dark roast. Not really very impressed unfortunately. Small, hard and rather bitter beans that make for a pretty ordinary cup of coffee. Won't be buying this one again.

Reply from Whittard, 23rd May 2018

"Hello Martin,

I’m very sorry to hear that our Bourbon Espresso Coffee didn’t meet your expectations.

You’ll be glad to hear that we offer a Taste Guarantee Policy at Whittard, which means you can return any product for an exchange or full refund if you feel it’s not up to scratch – just remember to enclose the original receipt if you're returning it by post or popping in store. That way you're free to try something new, without the risk of disappointment.

Best Wishes,
The Whittard of Chelsea customer service team. "

* - - - - I wish I had kept the receipt.... by John on 28th February 2018

No multilayers of taste for me, just creamy bland notes with a short lived smokey aftertaste. Maybe I got a poor batch , this was certainly nothing like the quality of coffee I usually buy from Whittards.

* * * - - Not fresh enough by Prem on 6th January 2018

The coffee tastes good, dark and full bodied. When using this in my machine the espresso is under extracted with a thin crema. It doesn’t perform as well as coffee I use that has a roasted on date within 1 week. I don’t think this coffee is fresh enough, would not buy again unless it has a roasted on date.

* * * * * So glad i chose this coffee by Susie on 3rd July 2017

After working a month in hand money was a bit tight. I Brought a shops own brand instant coffee omg awful. So I had to have a decent coffee. David's review dated Feb 15 on here. Has no comparison to shops own brand. This has excellent flavour aroma and smooth, I love a decent coffee and this ticks the box. I added the caramel hot chocolate to make a lovely mocha. Thank you Dave at Trentham shopping village for great customer service

* * * * * Delicious coffee by Pauline on 9th December 2016

This is one of our regular coffees that we buy for use in our Jura machine. Its robust but not overpowering or bitter, has good layers of flavour and crema, with a wonderful aroma

* * * * * Full flavoured but with some exotic notes as well. by Guy on 9th January 2016

I normally like totally full-on coffees like Old Brown Java and monsoon Malabar but I'm delighted I decided to give this a try. It has a pretty full-on flavour like the afore mentioned coffees with an added dose of other flavours to add interest. In an Aeropress it gives a beautiful, full flavour with a definite taste of orchids and lychees. In a Moka pot it has a biscuity, liquoricey taste. A new favourite!

* - - - - probably the worst coffee ever by david bates on 18th February 2015

i have tried many brands of coffee beans from supermarket own brands to expensive designer brands and cam honestly say this is the worst ever. Absolutely no taste less taste than supermarkets own brands value ranges best avoided. Shuld really have no stars

* * * * * Bourbon Espresso Beans by Emma on 8th May 2014

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.

* * * * * WB by William Bennett on 23rd March 2014

The nicest coffee that i have bought to date.

* * * * * Nutty & sweet by HS on 11th July 2013

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.

* * * * * Ohhhh My G...... by IPW on 9th July 2013

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.

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In the words of Frank Sinatra, ‘They’ve Got an Awful Lot of Coffee in Brazil’, and the country is the world’s dominant coffee supplier, producing over 3000kg of Arabica every year. Brazilian coffee are often heavy bodied and sweet, with deep chocolate and roasted nut flavours. They make the ideal base for a blend, but you’ll also find certain single estate coffees with a crisp acidity and fruity notes.

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