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Our friends at Legado Coffee Roasters created the Journeyman blend for espresso drinkers looking for good value for money. This entry-level alternative to their regular espresso blend and premium Holy Grail Blend is an affordable option while still offering great quality.
While we would only expect something very drinkable from Legado, we were quite impressed with the amount of flavour in this all-African blend. It's roasted in a classic style with lots of body and sweetness, but there's still plenty of nuance to enjoy in the cup, including some orange and apple flavours to accompany the traditional chocolatey notes.
While born to be an espresso blend, we wouldn't hesitate to encourage you to try it as an every-day-drinking filter coffee, or even in a bean to cup. Its balance, sweetness and pleasant mouth feel will definitely provide plenty of enjoyment and incredibly good value.
- Tasting notes: Bold, Sweet, Chocolate
- Brewing Method Suggestions: Aeropress, Stovetop & Espresso
- Current Blend: 50% Rwanda Inzovu, 50% Uganda Mt Elgon
Our Journeyman Blend is a new addition to our line-up. While single-origin coffees are justifiably lauded for their distinct and traceable flavours, we wanted to offer a coffee that provides customers both the quality that they have come to know, but also good value.
We have decided to create this product at the entry level of the Specialty Coffee category, so this coffee will generally score around 80/81.
This will be a seasonal blend, and for this season we have chosen 2 central African coffees. Rwanda Inzovu from Rwanda Trading Company provides some great acidity and fruitiness, where the Uganda Mt Elgon from the Great Lakes Coffee Company gives excellent boldness and chocolate notes.
We chose the name Journeyman, as journeymen were know as tradesmen newly qualified and gaining experience in their field. We see this blend as a ‘training ground’ for coffees that are entering the specialty category, to find a trade route and grow in potential. Rwanda & Uganda are two very exciting origins, growing massively in pushing out coffee exuding both quality and equality.