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Weapons of Mass Destruction, or WMD for short, is a pretty unique and pioneering offering in the South African coffee space. You see, it's the first high quality blend that we've come across that is designed specifically for bean to cup, or fully automatic coffee machines.
WMD is part of the Manhattan Project, created by our friends at Truth, which aims to bring affordable offerings to those with a speciality coffee persuasion, with blends targeted at specific uses. This is one of their first offerings, and we're pretty excited about it.
Owners of a bean to cup coffee machine who love speciality coffee will be all too familiar with the challenge: many of those machines just aren't designed to deal with lighter roasts and denser beans. It makes for a very disappointing morning when your trusty automatic can't grind your freshly roasted coffee! WMD solves all of that, as it's been roasted specifically to be easy to grind in an automatic and offer an ideal extraction, without any of that nasty bitter roast flavour cheaper coffees often have.
In the cup, this blend offers everything you'd want from a high end coffee. It's sweet, has a lovely bright acidity, that isn't overpowering, and some delicious nutty notes. It's a coffee we wouldn't say no to in any brew method, but it's specifically formulated to give you the best bang for your buck in your bean to cup!
WMD comes in affordable and practical 2.25kg bags - perfect for higher volume office users.
In the blend
- 40% India Arabica Monsoon Malabar
- 15% India Robusta
- 45% El Salvador Arabica Red Honey Process
The Weapon of Mass Destruction (WMD) blend has been specifically engineered to present the Joy of the Extraordinary through fully automatic, bean-to-cup coffee machines, delivering a delicious and potent cup conveniently and cost-effectively. We like to call it bang for your buck. Quality and flavour are hallmarks of all our coffees; the challenge is to channel both through specialised, fully automatic espresso machines, which are hampered by their on-board grinding and extraction processes.
The solution: We have sourced softer green beans, developed a unique blend (40% India Arabica Monsoon Malabar; 15% India Robusta; 45% El Salvador Arabica Red Honey Process) and activated a special process that makes the roast denser and more brittle after roasting. The various processes and coffee varieties at play here are important contributors. Under the Monsoon Malabar process, harvested seeds are exposed to monsoon rain and winds, causing the beans to swell and lose acidity. An Exceptional India Robusta (yes really) brings great body along with low acidity and grinds easily, being a softer bean. Red Honey beans, likewise, have a softer exterior surface and shine a beautiful sweetness through after processing.