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Free coffee review: Hayman Coffee

Disclaimer: Hayman Coffee approached me with a free coffee sample in exchange for an honest review. I received 45 grams of coffee, in gas protected packaging. Here we go, then.

If you price coffee at 35€ per 85 grams (that’s 411€/kg), you really pay attention to how you package and transport your coffee. I have little to say about companies who ship their coffees in a transparent plastic bag, “Packaged in a protective atmosphere”. Nevertheless, Hayman Coffee delivered their beans in a fashionable way, packaged in a lovely turquoise box, which would make for a lovely gift for someone special. Tasting notes were included.

Hayman Coffee - Jamaica Blue Mountain beans packaging and tasting notes
Hayman Coffee – Jamaica Blue Mountain beans packaging and tasting notes

As I opened the packaged beans, I sought an aroma from the beans. It was faint, a whiff of gentle floral notes lingered, but not much else. I decided the beans needed a pourover brew to try and grab any aroma that my nose would miss, so I took out my v60 and set to work.

Hayman Coffee - Jamaica Blue Mountain beans in v60
Hayman Coffee – Jamaica Blue Mountain beans in v60

I was able to pull out faint flavours and a light body, but they were nowhere near as intense as the tasting notes promised. With a 68g/L beans to water ratio I used about 20,5g of beans for 300g of water, medium-fine grind. The end result is a delicate brew with hints of sweet and nuts flavours, and the floral aroma hints are stronger. The combination of flavours did not deliver as much as I was expecting.

Hayman Coffee - Jamaica Blue Mountain beans with tasting notes
Hayman Coffee – Jamaica Blue Mountain beans with tasting notes

Who should buy these Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee beans? If you like giving expensive coffee as a gift, then you’re in the right place. They also offer Nespresso pods, which I cannot personally recommend, as I only received beans to try. This fashionably packaged luxury coffee will work for people who are not in for a trip to taste wonderland, but want to experience something mythical in a beautiful packaging.

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