The Drink: Bonsai Blend From Velton’s Coffee
Type: Whole Bean Blend For Espresso
Overall Rating: 3.75 Out Of 5 Coffee Mugs
Today, is one of those days when I wish I had a quality espresso machine. Okay, every day is a day when I wish that I had a high end espresso machine on my kitchen counter. But today especially because I’m tasting the Bonsai Blend from Velton’s Coffee, a blend designed for espresso.
A medium roasted blend designed for espresso. It produces a thick, smooth shot with a lingering sweetness; notes of milk chocolate, caramel, hazelnut, and citrus fruit pervade.
- Velton’s Coffee website description
Of course, I wasn’t going to let this coffee go to waste just because I didn’t have an espresso machine. I ground it up and put in the next best thing, a french press. A few minutes later, I was taking my first sniff of this coffee.
Bonsai Blend had an aroma that was eye opening. It was a blend of chocolate, nuttiness and citrus that mixed together perfect and made me smile.
Each sip was loaded with flavor. It had a smooth chocolate taste, mixed with a hazelnut flavor. There was some citrus flavor around the edges and in the after taste it mixed with a fruity flavor.
In the french press, it had a medium body.
Even though I don’t have an espresso machine, this coffee was obviously something special. It earned a well above average, 3.75 on the Daily Shot Of Coffee scale. I’d recommend it to anyone with our without an espresso machine.