This is a single origin estate coffee which means it is not grown alongside or with any others plantations so there is less chance of cross pollinization of the coffee bean.
This is grown with the Arabica coffee bush, there are two coffee bushes the other is Robusta, but this coffee bush produces bitter, harsh coffee, a lot more caffiene and prone to more diseases, if a farmer specialises in Robusta it is certified and trustworthy but not always the best quality.
From Whittards, this is a medium roast from South-America, they sell this in different ways.
FRESHLY GROUND IN THE SHOP [3 DIFFERENT BAG SIZES AVAILABLE] FOR ANY MACHINE
I purchased 500g of freshly ground coffee ground for a caftiere. This is £14 but in store you can get a 10% discount of the 500g bag, but that offer is subject to change.
You can ask the well-trained assistants in store for help and guidance on machines you may have and the best grinds to use for that machine. Tey are freindly and approachable.
This coffee once brewed was delicious, smooth, aromatic and fresh tasting.
Storing this was easy, in an air tight container. I drink and cook with coffee and this size lasted a month. If you use the correct measuring spoon and quanity this will help you get the most out of your coffee.
I would say if you apply the hot water straight from the kettle it would not only risk breaking the cafetiere glass but also burning this wonderful coffee.
Whittard’s Columbian coffee is best bought from the shop where you can see the beans ground to order to the correct size for your coffee maker. The great thing about it is you can buy as much or as little as you like. Freshly ground coffee as we all know, loses its flavour after time. I am a bit of a fan of Columbian coffee as a rule but out of the ones I've tried (mainly supermarket brands) Whittard’s is my favourite. I drink my coffee black and unsweetened so I have no idea what it’s like with milk, cream or sugar. The flavour is strong but importantly for black coffee drinkers, it is so smooth, it lacks that nasty sharp kick that some coffees have which makes it a pleasure to drink, I also think it has slight vanilla overtones but maybe I’m pretending to be Oz Clarke. Coffee often suffers from the problem that the smell is far better than the taste. Non-coffee drinkers often say they love the smell but the taste is too much. At the risk of sounding like an ad, Whittard’s Columbian coffee tastes like it smells and is understated enough for first time coffee drinkers but with enough other flavours to keep hardened addicts happy. The other good thing is they frequently have coffees and teas to test in the shop and if you ask nicely they’ll usually give you a tester of the variety you would like to try.
The most popular of the Whittard coffees, with an unbeatable variety of intricate flavours. Strong coffee taste, rich & creamy, gently piquant, with a lovely nutty character.