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Candyman Espresso Blend


Candyman Espresso Blend


Candyman is our flagship espresso blend, launched in 2010. It’s our daily labour of love, a constant work-in-progress: making superlative tastiness from the raw components that we insist on buying well, ourselves (ie not just from the importer as is common practice)

All this to create sweet, balanced espresso, with or without milk.

Served Black: grape, plum, lemon pastry, dark chocolate
With milk:  sweet, malted milk, macadamia butter

Components are frequently rotated to ensure broad consistency of the taste profile, cycling through direct purchases from the same producers who also make up our favourite featured “single” coffee products.  Candyman features the following coffees:

22nd November onwards:

  • Smallholders of Todos Santos Cuchumatán, Huehuetenango, Guatemala
  • Erwin Argueta (Huehuetenango, Guatemala)
  • Ahmed Abatemam, cherry-dried (Jimma, Ethiopia)

15th Oct onwards:

  • Amigos del Huila  (Colombia)
  • Planadas Pequenos (Tolima)
  • Antonio Medina (Chimaltenango, Guatemala)
  • Muzo Washing Station (Rwanda)

18th July onwards:

  • Amigos del Huila  (Colombia)
  • Antonio Medina (Chimaltenango, Guatemala)
  • Fugi Washing Station (Nyaruguru District, Rwanda)
  • Bombe Village (Sidama, Ethiopia)

Pricing transparency:
It’s important to us that blends comprise quality ingredients that are proudly identified and no less equitably purchased than the featured microlots. To take just one example – the Colombian purchases present in Candyman are super sweet, clean and well-processed, but simply do not possess the distinguishing characteristics (or volume) that enable us to feature them on their own. We paid an average of 2,750,000 pesos per carga (125 pounds of parchment coffee, this is the unit farmers sell their coffee in) for these coffees when we purchased them during January 2022. At the time the market price was close to 2,250,000 pesos per carga. For context, here is a link to the daily carga market price:
https://www.federaciondecafeteros.org/static/files/precio_cafe.pdf. (P.S. Prices in Colombia have gone gang-busters recently, and we’re continuing to buy coffee from our producer friends at a premium to the going rate to enjoy in Candyman and elsewhere on our menu from June 2022 onwards ).

For more info on brewing your coffee for maximum enjoyment, check out the Brew Methods page.

Roasted for espresso brewing, or filter brews with milk.

We ship coffee as whole beans by default, if you need your coffee ground, please let us know at the checkout.

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