Our Top Five Coffees

Discover the coffees at the heart of our collection, and the ones our fans come back to time and time again. We share the stories behind each of them and our equipment and serving suggestions for crafting the perfect cup – although these are just our personal recommendations, so enjoy experimenting to find your unique brewing style.

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Big Beans, Bold Flavour

All our coffee is “arabica” coffee, but within that species there are many varieties in existence. Maragogype – or “Elephant” – is one of the most recognisable: the beans are famously massive and prized for their unique flavour.

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Guatemala Elephant

BODY Full-bodied
ROAST Medium-dark
TASTES LIKE Dark chocolate & orange

Cultivated on the fertile volcanic slopes of Lake Atitlán, the giant, glossy Guatemala Maragogype beans are quite a curiosity, dwarfing most other beans at almost triple the size! They also trumpet a bold flavour, with deep roasted bass tones, soft fruity top notes, finished with a smooth, well-balanced chocolatey sweetness.

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Origin: Guatemala

Huehuetenango (“way-way-te-nan-go”) in western Guatemala is famed for its high-quality coffee; the name is Nahuatl for “place of the ancients”.

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Preparing the Perfect Cup…

This gutsy coffee deserves to be enjoyed as a strong espresso – try brewing it with a stovetop.

Stovetop
The Bialetti Moka Express Stovetop espresso maker produces rich, authentic Italian coffee in just minutes with its three-part system: a lower water chamber, a filter coffee basket and a top chamber for the finished coffee.

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Monsoon in a Coffee Cup

Monsoon Malabar’s unique process of exposure was discovered by chance back in the 16th century, as spice ships transported the beans back across the seas to Europe. Stored deep within the hold, the damp, humid conditions caused the beans to swell, neutralising any acidity and producing a deep, heavy sweetness – an immediate hit with Europeans.

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Monsoon Malabar

BODY Medium-bodied
ROAST Dark
TASTES LIKE Red wine & Brazil nut

One of India’s finest coffees, Monsoon Malabar is also one of the best-loved coffees in our range. Exceptionally smooth with a sweet, spicy kick, this coffee is unique to the lush Malabar Coast of Karnataka and Kerala, where it has protected status. Exposed for months on end, the Typica varietal Arabica beans are washed to a pale gold by the steamy storms of the monsoon season – the secret behind this coffee’s distinctive taste profile.

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Origin: India

Our Monsoon Malabar comes from the Karnataka region, on the northern stretch of the Malabar Coast in south-western India.

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Preparing the Perfect Cup…

We love a strong shot of this rich, dark coffee brewed in an AeroPress and served as a latte.

AeroPress
The AeroPress is one of the quickest and simplest ways to brew a really excellent cup of coffee, and works similarly to an espresso maker, with the coffee pressed through a compostable paper filter.

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A National Treasure

Coffee’s such an important part of Colombian culture that the National Federation of Coffee Growers of Colombia opened a theme park devoted to the drink in 1995. The National Coffee Park features museums, shows and even coffee-themed rollercoasters.

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SAn Agustin Colombia

BODY Medium-bodied
ROAST Medium
TASTES LIKE Lemon & walnut

This Colombian single origin coffee is cultivated on small farms clustered around the town of San Agustin in the Andean mountains. Flourishing under the shade of banana and rubber trees, the beans exude a wonderful caramel sweetness, tempered by a touch of lemon acidity and a nutty, chocolatey finish.

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Origin: Colombia

San Agustin is in the Colombian region of Huila, known for its excellent growing conditions.

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Preparing the Perfect Cup…

Try this sweet, complex coffee cold brewed or served over ice – it also makes a delicious filter coffee.

V60
Designed by leading Japanese coffee technologists Hario, the V60, which involves pouring hot water over the coffee and allowing it to drip through a filter, is the ideal gadget for a full-bodied, flavoursome cup.

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The World’s Best Coffee?

Widely acclaimed as one of the world’s best coffees, Jamaica Blue Mountain is also among the rarest – with an annual yield equalling approximately 0.1% of the coffee produced by Colombia! Its fame has led to many imitators, and Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee is now carefully protected by the Coffee Industry Board of Jamaica. In fact, only coffee certified by the board can be labelled as Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee.

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Jamaica Blue Mountain

BODY Full-bodied
ROAST Light
TASTES LIKE Jasmine & peach

Smooth away the blues with this deliciously mellow brew. With a delicate mildness and complexity of flavour, this world-famous coffee has been lightly roasted to preserve its layered tastes of herbs and spices, honeyed fruit and floral notes and crisp, elegant finish.

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Origin: Jamaica

The Blue Mountain region of eastern Jamaica is arguably the most famous coffee origin in the world – it’s also an area of stunning beauty and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Preparing the Perfect Cup…

The extraordinary taste profile of this coffee makes it perfect for brewing with a filter method like the V60, or serving as a short, strong espresso.

V60
Designed by leading Japanese coffee technologists Hario, the V60, which involves pouring hot water over the coffee and allowing it to drip through a filter, is the ideal gadget for a full-bodied, flavoursome cup.

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The Perfect Balance

The Santos coffee beans are grown on the rolling plains of Southern Brazil, yielding dark flavours of baking chocolate and stewed fruit, while beans sourced from the humid volcanic slopes of the Ijen Plateau on the island of Java add a lighter, creamier sweetness with just the right acidity. With its heady aroma and high-roasted boldness, we like to think this coffee has something of the mystery of Indonesia, and a touch of the party spirit of Brazil…

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Santos & Java

BODY Full-bodied
ROAST Dark
TASTES LIKE Burnt caramel & cream

Blending beans from either side of the globe, Brazil and Indonesia, our Santos & Java is a seductively dark, velveteen coffee with a powerful kick.

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Origin: Brazil and Indonesia

Our Santos beans come from Minas Gerais, a region near the Brazilian port of Santos; we’ve blended them with beans grown on the Ijen Plateau in Java, Indonesia.

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Preparing the Perfect Cup…

The caramel sweetness of this coffee works perfectly in a mocha: try brewing it in a cafetière, then adding a little hot chocolate and milk.

Cafetière
Otherwise known as the French press, cafetières are great for easy-going coffee with full force of flavour. This method of fully immersing the coffee throughout the brew time gives you a smooth cup, while retaining the grinds natural oils.

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