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4 New Bolivians + 1 New Burundi!

Whooppeeeeee new coffeeeeeees! I like new coffee days!

So much so they make me do strange things, LIKE BE NICE!

Tell ya what, try these new coffees? Maybe just 1? Or a few? OR STOCK UP ON THEM ALL?! If you do, and you order before 13:00 hrs tomorrow (that’ll be Wednesday the 25th of April) you can have 17% off them ALL with the discount code ITSNICETOBENICE. Add the coffees you like the look of to your basket and make sure to enter that code into the discount code box in the top right hand corner + click apply to knock 17% off the prices you see below.

Why 17? I just made it up. Pulled it out of my – pocket 😉 and it is nice to be nice, remember that folks. It’s also nice to see Gary’s eyes bulge when he sees his morning roast list and is confused by how much of the new coffees you’ve all ordered and he has to scoop and roast mwhaha >:) SO – please help me surprise Gary early tomorrow morning? He is from t’north and will say something like eeeeeeeey? Feel free to write him some messages in the comments box on your orders, I’ll make sure the office show him them all 😀

Bebeto Mamani
Caranavi, Bolivia
Papaya, pomegranate, milk chocolate
In the cup this makes me think of soft, sweet fruits. It begins with a subtle, sticky papaya before you get a burst of pomegranate with a floral edge. As it finishes, it takes a left turn, leaving a milk chocolate aftertaste which lingers delightfully.
https://www.hasbean.co.uk/products/bolivia-bebeto-mamani
£7.00 for 250g, £26.60 for 1kg

La Linda Washed Longberry
Bolinda, Caranavi, Bolivia
Fruit juice, jasmine, lemon zest
In the cup expect plenty of sweetness right off the bat, maybe you meant to put some sugar in your morning cuppa but were tired and accidentally put it in your fruit juice! Following this there’s a delicate and floral turn towards jasmine with hints of lemon zest, and a long yet sweet finish.
https://www.hasbean.co.uk/products/bolivia-la-linda-washed-longberry
£9.00 for 250g, £34.20 for 1kg​

La Linda Washed Caturra
Bolinda, Caranavi, Bolivia
Horlicks, chocolate orange
In the cup this reminds me of Horlicks mixed with a Terry’s Chocolate Orange – little bit of malt, plenty of chocolate and a shoulder of orange, yum! There’s also a thick and almost buttery mouthfeel that really makes this coffee super chuggable.
https://www.hasbean.co.uk/products/bolivia-la-linda-washed-caturra
£7.50 for 250g, £28.50 for 1kg

Finca El Fuerte Washed Caturra
Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Nougat, milk chocolate, dried red apple
In the cup I get really sweet squishy nougat mixed with melted milk chocolate meeting a bag of dried red apple slices. It’s a sweet, rounded and super balanced cup.
https://www.hasbean.co.uk/products/bolivia-finca-el-fuerte-washed-caturra
£7.50 for 250g, £28.50 for 1kg

Kirundo Natural Bourbon
Kirundo County, Burundi
Cacao nibs, bruised plums, treacle toffee
In the cup this complex coffee is a mix of cacao nibs, bruised plums and treacle toffee with a big viscous body. Amazingly balanced for the complexity too.
https://www.hasbean.co.uk/products/burundi-kirundo-natural-bourbon
£8.00 for 250g, £30.40 for 1kg

March 19th New Coffees

It’s that wonderful time again! The time where I let you know about exciting new coffees that have just gone on the website! These might be the last changes for a little bit but the wait will totally be worth it because THE BOLIVIANS ARE COMING!! And they’ll be next : D but for now, deliciousness from Burundi, Yemen and Colombia + a blend of 3 Peaberries…

Kibingo Washed Bourbon
Kayanza, Burundi
Lime cordial, brown sugar, jasmine
In the cup expect lime cordial sweetened with brown sugar that gets a jasmine floral edge as it starts to cool. Add to this dark chocolate and blackcurrant on the finish and you have yourself a really delicious cup.
https://www.hasbean.co.uk/products/burundi-kibingo-washed-bourbon
£8.00 for 250g, £30.40 for 1kg.

Haraaz Red Cherry Natural
Haraaz, Yemen
Black cherry, cacao, allspice
In the cup this is gloopy black cherry & cacao, a classic combination! It’s got a unique spiciness that makes this very special though – sweet allspice to begin with, shifting to a subtle black pepper aftertaste and a little shoulder of oolong tea too.
https://www.hasbean.co.uk/products/yemen-haraaz-red-cherry-natural
£9.00 for 250g, £34.20 for 1kg.

Finca La Chorrera Washed Caturra
Huila, Colombia
Milk chocolate, blackberry jam
In the cup expect classic Colombian milk chocolate mixed with blackberry jam, this coffee has a wonderfully smooth body and hints of Granny Smith acidity.
https://www.hasbean.co.uk/products/colombia-finca-la-chorrera-washed-caturra
£7.00 for 250g, £26.60 for 1kg.

Give Peas A Chance
The newest version of our Wildcard blend where we have a bit of fun with blending
Blackcurrant, liquorice, leather
In the cup you get blackcurrant from Kieni, liquorice from Tana Toraja and a delicate leather hint on the end from Fiaz at the Bibi Plantation. All we’re saying is, please give peas a chance.
40% Indian Bibi Washed Peaberry
40% Kenya Kieni Washed Peaberry
20% Sulawesi Tana Toraja Kalosi Washed Peaberry
https://www.hasbean.co.uk/products/give-peas-a-chance
£6.00 for 250g, £22.80 for 1kg.

As a little something special and to help get the ball rolling on these coffees I’m going to offer a sneaky Steve discount on them all until the end of tomorrow, it’s also a nice little prize for reading all the way to the bottom of this post because you should always read all the way to the bottom or who knows what you might miss out on?! If you order any (or all!) of the 4 coffees above between now and 23:59 pm on Tuesday the 20th of March and enter ‘Hasblog‘ into the discount code box it’ll knock a rather kind, generous and sneaky 15% off.

New Coffee Update

Hello you lovely people, Steve here with an update on a few new coffees that have gone onto the website over the last 2 weeks but unfortunately I haven’t found time to shout about.

It’s been a bit of a funny couple of weeks, lots of travelling for me mixed with super naff weather in the UK and then our water + electricity supplies trying to make friends : ( we’ve been doing our very best at Hasbean Towers to carry on as normal despite the challenges that have been thrown at us, but unfortunately I did slip a little letting you know about the most delicious new things to hit the website : ( BUT here we are! So let’s get on with the tasty…

Hilda Pacha Washed Caturra
Zamora – Chinchipe, Ecuador
Brown sugar, toffee, watermelon
In the cup this super sweet coffee reminds me of brown sugar and toffee, with a green apple and watermelon aftertaste.
https://www.hasbean.co.uk/products/ecuador-hilda-pacha-washed-caturra
£9.00 for 250g, £34.20 for 1kg.

Fazenda Inglaterra Pulped Natural Bourbon
Minas Gerais, Brazil
White sugar, Scottish tablet, walnut
In the cup expect white sugar sweetness that changes to Scottish tablet as it cools, there’s a red fruit acidity and walnut on the finish (for those of you wondering what Scottish tablet is – a medium-hard, sugary fudge style tasty treat)
https://www.hasbean.co.uk/products/brazil-fazenda-inglaterra-pulped-natural-bourbon
£6.00 for 250g, £33.00 for 1kg

Fazenda Inglaterra Natural
Minas Gerais, Brazil
Baker’s chocolate, date, pecan
In the cup expect bitter baker’s chocolate, with hints of date, muscovado sugar and pecan nut. Look out for the thick and gloopy mouthfeel too.
https://www.hasbean.co.uk/products/brazil-fazenda-inglaterra-natural
£7.00 for 250g, £26.60 for 1kg

Finca La Soledad Cold Fermentation Washed Catuai
Acatenango, Guatemala
Single cream, peach, orange
In the cup this coffee is like the other La Soledad, but brighter sharper and crisper. Expect single cream with a light syrup sweetness but a finish of peach, orange and green apple.
https://www.hasbean.co.uk/products/guatemala-finca-la-soledad-cold-ferment-washed-catuai
£7.50 for 250g, £28.50 for 1kg

Finca La Soledad Washed
Acatenango, Guatemala
Single cream, light syrup, white grape
In the cup this coffee is all about mouthfeel. Single cream with a light syrup sweetness with a white grape acidity and finish.
https://www.hasbean.co.uk/products/guatemala-finca-la-soledad-washed
£6.50 for 250g, £24.70 for 1kg

Finca Alaska Natural Bourbon
Apaneca-Ilamatepec, El Salvador
Raspberry jelly, creamy, sponge cake
In the cup this distinct coffee is a lot like a bowl of Auntie’s trifle. Raspberry jelly, creamy finish, hint of booze, a sponge sweetness and a complex fruit acidity. Party time!
https://www.hasbean.co.uk/products/el-salvador-finca-alaska-natural-bourbon
£10.00 for 250g, £38.00 for 1kg

Don Carlos Washed Caturra
Bolinda, Caranavi, Bolivia
Mars Bar, tinned peaches
In the cup a Mars a day helps you work, rest, and drink coffee! There’s a Mars Bar mix of chocolate, nougat and caramel which is finished off with soft yellow fruit – think tinned peaches.
https://www.hasbean.co.uk/products/bolivia-don-carlos-washed-caturra
£7.00 for 250g, £26.60 for 1kg

Tana Toraja Kalosi Washed Peaberry
Pango Pango-Perindingan, Indonesia
Rambutan, cacao, elderflower
In the cup this is a bit of a confusing coffee as it’s a mix of both sweet and savory. Rambutan, cacao and delicate elderflower all compete in this unique cup.
https://www.hasbean.co.uk/products/sulawesi-tana-toraja-kalosi-washed-peaberry
£7.50 for 250g, £28.50 for 1kg

New Black Blend – Black Beauty!
50% Brazil Fazenda Inglaterra Natural Selection
25% Brazil Fazenda Cachoeira da Grama Pulped Natural Canario
25% Guatemala El Limon Natural Caturra
Dried fruit, brown sugar, fruit cake, almond, chocolate
In the cup this is a Dundee Cake! There’s the dried fruit and brown sugar of fruit cake, but also that subtle nutty almond edge. It’s got a shoulder of chocolate on the aftertaste too, but first and foremost it’s liquid cake!
https://www.hasbean.co.uk/products/black-beauty
£6.00 for 250g, £22.80 for 1kg

As a special Stevey treat and to start saying sorry for the lack of updates, how about 10% off all the above coffees? But only for a short time, because I can only be so nice! Place an order between now and 23:59 hrs on Tuesday the 13th of March + enter the discount code “hasblog” into the discount code box and click apply, it’ll knock 10% off all the above delicious delights : )

New Coffee Monday!

Hi everyone! It’s a new coffee kinda Monday! As I mentioned last week it’s a really exciting time of year for me (to be totally honest I’m generally excited for most of the year!) as I have a lot of new coffees to share with you all! Here’s a quick summary of all the new tasty + delicious coffees that have just gone live at hasbean.co.uk

El Salvador Finca San José Washed Red Bourbon
Cherry truffle, big body, red wine
In the cup I want you to imagine a cherry truffle chocolate that’s been drenched in red wine. This big bodied, well structured and balanced coffee finishes with milk chocolate and a gentle sherry like kick.​
https://www.hasbean.co.uk/products/el-salvador-finca-san-jose-washed-red-bourbon
£6.50 for 250g, £24.70 for 1kg.

El Salvador Finca San José Washed Amarangia Bourbon
Kit Kat, caramel, orange
In the cup this takes like someone took a Kit Kat chocolate bar and mashed it up with a pink wafer. In the mid palate expect carmel and high sweetness that finishes with pink grapefruit and oranges.
https://www.hasbean.co.uk/products/el-salvador-finca-san-jose-washed-amarangia-bourbon
£7.00 for 250g, £26.60 for 1kg.

El Salvador Finca San José Washed Elefante
Golden sugar, champagne, peach
In the cup a golden sugar like sweetness meets champagne in the most unlikely of pairings. The peach acidity and brown sugar sweetness runs through the aftertaste.
https://www.hasbean.co.uk/products/el-salvador-finca-san-jose-washed-elefante
£9.00 for 250g, £34.20 for 1kg.

Red Rum (new Red blend!)
40% El Salvador Finca Alaska Washed Bourbon
30% Kenya Kiriga Estate AB Washed
30% Guatemala El Limon Washed Caturra
https://www.hasbean.co.uk/products/red-rum
£6.00 for 250g, £22.80 for 1kg.

Rwanda Buf Nyarasiza Washed Red Bourbon
Passionfruit, apricot, panna cotta
In the cup this passionfruit creamy coffee also has apricot and hints of mango, it’s pretty much a tropical fruit panna cotta. The mouthfeel on this is really huge, but remains smooth and silky throughout.
https://www.hasbean.co.uk/products/rwanda-buf-nyarasiza-washed-red-bourbon
£7.50 for 250g, £28.50 for 1kg.

Costa Rica Don Mayo Finca Bella Vista Yellow Honey Caturra
Single cream, red grape, milk chocolate
In the cup I want you to think single cream meeting sweet red grapes. As it cools you’ll find milk chocolate and a thick but silky mouthfeel.
https://www.hasbean.co.uk/products/costa-rica-don-mayo-finca-bella-vista-yellow-honey-caturra
£6.50 for 250g, £24.70 for 1kg.

New Coffees!

Hi hi hello there folks!

Yes I know I normally post on social media when I have some new coffees to share with you but to be totally honest I’ve got so many on the way that I’m not sure I want to fill your newsfeeds with that many individual tweets, FB posts and Instagrams! So I’ve decided that I’m going to try and focus the releases into small batches where a couple of coffees will go on at once and then I’m going to do a blog post (just like this!) letting you know about all the new tasty and delicious things.

“OK shhh now Steve stop telling me about telling me things and how about you let me know about these new coffees that I came here to find out about?!”

Yeah yeah alright! I just like to chat sometimes so – heeeeey good lookin’ (that’s me!) whaaaaaat ya got cookin’…

5 coffees from Beto @ El Limon in Guatemala! And a naturally processed Canario from Fazenda de Cachoeira in Brazil I’ve got a big folder of pictures and videos from my recent visit to El Limon that I’m working to get up on Flickr for you to all enjoy, have selected some of my favourites as the product images for the new El Limons : )

Guatemala El Limon Natural Pacamara
Papaya, floral, blackcurrant
In the cup this is a sweet papaya blended up with a bunch of geraniums! At the start of the sip there’s papaya, then a twist towards floral and I’m going to be specific here – geranium, finally finishing off with blackberry. As it cools you can also expect to see a little black tea starting to appear, a delicious, layered and really interesting cup.
https://www.hasbean.co.uk/products/guatemala-el-limon-natural-pacamara
£9.00 for 250, £34.20 for 1kg

Guatemala El Limon Washed Pacamara
Orange mousse, blackcurrant
In the cup this coffee is super creamy and smooth, think orange mousse and a blackcurrant aftertaste that goes on and on.
https://www.hasbean.co.uk/products/guatemala-el-limon-washed-pacamara
£7.00 for 250g, £26.60 for 1kg

Guatemala El Limon Natural Caturra
Sultana, papaya, glacé cherry
In the cup think black tea with sultanas floating in it, shall we call it sulTEAna?! Then comes the acidity of papaya and glacé cherry, a really complex and interesting coffee.
https://www.hasbean.co.uk/products/guatemala-el-limon-natural-caturra
£6.50 for 250g, £24.70 for 1kg

Guatemala El Limon Black Honey x Natural
Marzipan, fig, hazelnut
In the cup this super sweet and complex cup immediately hits you with Marzipan, which is closely followed by something else sweet and delicious, fig! There’s then a really rather delicious hazelnut finish that is long and true.
https://www.hasbean.co.uk/products/guatemala-el-limon-black-honey-x-natural
£7.00 for 250g, £26.60 for 1kg

Guatemala El Limon Washed Pache
Yoghurt, lemon rind, dark chocolate
In the cup this reminds me of Greek yoghurt and lemon rind but the finish does a right turn into dark chocolate and delicate allspice.
https://www.hasbean.co.uk/products/guatemala-el-limon-washed-pache
£8.00 for 250g, £30.40 for 1kg

Brazil Fazenda Cachoeira da Grama Natural Canario
Cacao nibs, treacle toffee, peanut
In the cup this cup make me think of cacao nibs covered in treacle toffee. Its chewy mouthfeel finishes with a pleasant peanut crunch.
https://www.hasbean.co.uk/products/brazil-fazenda-cachoeira-da-grama-natural-canario
£6.50 for 250g, £24.70 for 1kg

Merry COFFEE !!

Tis the season to be jolly (and way over worked if you have a coffee website). With Christmas coming we wanted to make sure you had the widest range of coffees available. Were still adding now, but its been a real feast of new coffees, so I thought I’d share them with you. You can also keep an eye on new coffees at the link below

https://www.hasbean.co.uk/collections/new

Its not christmas if its not the cleverly names Christmas Filter and Christmas Espresso Blend. The Christmas filter is for ……. filter coffees and the Christmas espresso is for …..espresso. The confusing part is they both taste amazing in other brew methods so it makes a real mockery of it all.

https://www.hasbean.co.uk/collections/new/products/christmas-filter

https://www.hasbean.co.uk/collections/new/products/christmas-espresso

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There once was a time I wouldn’t buy Pacamara beans. I thought they all tasted savoury and meh ! I’d tasted other roasters ones, and I’d sample roasted a heap, and overtime mushroom soup. But I didn’t realise that if you roast them differently to other coffees you really can bring out something amazing. Now we have so many pacamaras we are spoiled.

We have 8 different types (process and colour) from just one farm. We added the latest ones in the Yellow pacamaras this month

https://www.hasbean.co.uk/collections/new/products/nicaragua-finca-limoncillo-washed-yellow-pacamara

https://www.hasbean.co.uk/collections/new/products/nicaragua-finca-limoncillo-pulped-natural-yellow-pacamara

https://www.hasbean.co.uk/collections/new/products/nicaragua-finca-limoncillo-natural-yellow-pacamara

With this one causing us such a problem we couldn’t do our normal cupping notes, as we couldn’t decide if it was amazing or so different we couldn’t stock it.

https://www.hasbean.co.uk/collections/new/products/nicaragua-finca-limoncillo-funky-natural-yellow-pacamara

First time I’ve had to issue a warning on a coffee.

You can try them all here at a special price

https://www.hasbean.co.uk/collections/new/products/nicaragua-finca-limoncillo-yellow-pacamara-pack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While we are on packs, this time of year we always release the Potero Pack

https://www.hasbean.co.uk/collections/new/products/costa-rica-finca-el-potrero-pack

5 coffees all different honeys and a super special geisha to boot, sounds like perfect christmas drinking to me.

https://www.hasbean.co.uk/collections/new/products/costa-rica-finca-el-potrero-yellow-honey-bourbon

https://www.hasbean.co.uk/collections/new/products/costa-rica-finca-el-potrero-red-honey-bourbon

https://www.hasbean.co.uk/collections/new/products/costa-rica-finca-el-potrero-black-honey-bourbon

https://www.hasbean.co.uk/collections/new/products/costa-rica-finca-el-potrero-natural-bourbon

https://www.hasbean.co.uk/collections/new/products/costa-rica-finca-el-potrero-white-honey-geisha

While I have your Geisha attention how about another. A brand new farm this year for us Costa Rica Dona Daisy finca Don Pepe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.hasbean.co.uk/collections/new/products/costa-rica-dona-daisy-finca-don-pepe-red-honey-geisha

Ever heard of a farm called Finca De Licho ? Then why have you not been listening to me as I rave about them every year. We got offered just one bag of another pacamara from them and we jumped at it, not something you see every day

https://www.hasbean.co.uk/collections/new/products/costa-rica-finca-licho-honey-pacamara

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you came to The Manchester coffee festival in November, you will have witnessed the bromance of Alejandro Martinez of Finca Argentina in El Salvador and Brian from Kiriga in Kenya. It got us thinking what if we took both their coffees and made a blend, and here it is.

https://www.hasbean.co.uk/collections/new/products/when-brian-met-ale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You think I can’t top all these right ? Well lets have a go. One of my all time favourite coffees and producers is Neto from fame such as La Ilusion, Los Brumas, Alaska, Los Andes, and I’m always happy when this coffee arrives. Last year we had little to no natural, this year Neto did a little more for us, because for me, this natural makes the best cappuccino I’ve ever drunk. If you have never tried this coffee, you 100% have to !! Its amazing.

https://www.hasbean.co.uk/collections/new/products/el-salvador-finca-la-ilusion-washed-bourbon

https://www.hasbean.co.uk/collections/new/products/el-salvador-finca-la-ilusion-natural-bourbon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How crazy is this, all in a week we have added these coffees. But I’m still not done.

Every year we like to do something a little special for the very special Has Bean Fans. The die hards who trust us and like to have fun at the same time.

This year we have decided to do something really different. You have to trust me. I’m going to send you 2 x 125g bags of coffee. One marked 1 (for Christmas day) and 2 (for boxing day). You won’t know what they are, how they are from until I social media it on both days.

What I can tell you about them is one of them is a very special coffee you wiped out in just a couple of days because it won something, and one is a coffee we have had washed from Africa and we luckily fell upon 1 bag of natural from there that blew our mind. Both of them are not for sale now and one of them we never have sold it. And trust me this is what I will be drinking on both days, special coffees I want to share with special friends.

The fun part is they come in a lovely presentation box, and inside two christmas crackers.

https://www.hasbean.co.uk/products/steves-coffee-he-wants-you-to-drink-on-christmas-day-and-boxing-day-crackers

So you can see we have been busy. Trust me theres more too in the coming weeks, always exciting times around the corner, but I’m enjoying this corner very much.

You could always just buy my book

https://www.hasbean.co.uk/collections/books/products/coffeeography