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Howlin’ Mat

13 November 2012 Uncategorized

Don’t forget Howlin’ Mat playing here live on Saturday 8 December from 4.30pm. New tunes, maybe even a Christmas twist, who knows? All we know is you won’t want to miss it!

(Photo: Simon Johnston)

Guest Coffee – Volcano Autumn Blend

2 November 2012 Uncategorized

Our new guest coffee is another great one from Volcano Coffee Works, and a little different.  90% washed Rwandan, roasted to two profiles and blended.  The lighter roast brings out clean slightly spiced floral notes, while the darker roast give a big full body and a smoky sage finish.  The roasters have added just enough Ethiopia Sidamo to provide a really interesting, sweet fruit body.

90% Rwanda Inzovu
10% Ethiopia Sidamo Dogo Bucharani

Gorgeous as an espresso, lovely and sweet in a flat white, as below!

New Look Retail Tea Range

31 October 2012 Uncategorized

You can now buy any of our high quality loose leaf teas to take home.  All of our black, green, white and oolong teas and all caffeine free infusions are available in attractive and handy caddies.  What’s more, if you bring your empty caddy back for a refill we will take £1.00 of the price of your tea!  We’ve also had a beautiful custom built display installed so you can easily see the fantastic range.  Do ask us if you want to see what the leaves look like and we will show you from our large caddy.  Treat yourself or a friend – perfect for a gift for you know what…

New Guest Coffee, New Guest Roaster!

22 October 2012 Uncategorized

We have a fantastic new guest coffee, ‘Widescreen Espresso’ from Grumpy Mule.  This is our first guest coffee from this roaster, though we have long known of their great reputation for quality and for direct trade with growers, and already know some of the great guys there.  The Widescreen is a brand new blend of Honduras, El Salvador and Ethiopia Sidamo coffees.  The first customer to try it tasted green apples and malt loaf, so that’s what we are using as our tasting notes!  The blend comes up massively fruity as an espresso but surprisingly sweet and smooth in a Piccolo or Flat White.  Come and try it soon!

Save the Date – Howlin’ Mat on a Saturday…

17 October 2012 Uncategorized

We’re really excited that our almost resident Bluesman, Howlin’ Mat, is going to do a live session for us here at Bean & Bud on Saturday 8 December.  We’ll start around 4.30pm and go on until 7.00pm, so great to pop in on your way home from shopping or your way out!  What a great way to kick off the festive season. Hope to see you there!

(Photo: Simon Johnston)

Guest coffee – Sumatra Wahana Estate

8 October 2012 Uncategorized

We have a stunning new guest coffee from Volcano Coffee Works – tastes like Christmas pudding in a cup! Seen here as a Split Shot, so you get the best taste with or without milk.

Sumatra Wahana Estate
Region: Indonesia
Process: Pulped natural

Roasters notes: An amazing natural processed coffee with big fruit flavours. Ripe stone fruit, raisins, cinnamon bark and tamarind.  Medium to full body, medium acidity.

Provenance: Wahana Coffee Estate was established in 2006 covering 480 hectares at 1200-1320m above sea level. Using only organic fertilisers their plants grow naturally under the shade of century-old tree canopies. The Estate also supplies housing and purpose built clinic for the workers and their families.

Harrogate Advertiser online review of Howlin’ Mat

6 October 2012 Uncategorized

Great online review of Howlin’ Mat at Bean & Bud by one of our regulars, Stuart Rhodes.  We hope to have Howlin’ Mat back with a brand new set before Christmas, so watch this space!



25 September 2012 Uncategorized

We now have some lovely small branded mugs and some Italian, thick-walled cappuccino cups for retail sale.  These would make lovely gifts for that coffee lover in your life!

Guest Coffee: Honduras Finca El Chorro

25 September 2012 Uncategorized

Well, our current guest coffee is certainly dividing opinion, which is what we love!  An exclusive micro-lot from our friends at Small Batch Coffee in Hove, with milk chocolate and plum notes.  Good body with medium acidity.

Region: El Pastal, Marcala
Altitude: 1500m
Processing: Fully washed and dried on patios.

Our own bespoke Espresso Blend!

19 September 2012 Uncategorized

We are really excited that working with Limini Coffee roasters, we have developed our own bespoke espresso blend.  Bean & Bud blend is a blend of coffees from Guatemala and Costa Rica, expertly roasted to produce a coffee with notes of dark chocolate and stone fruit.  Good body, medium acidity, smooth with a clean finish, our blend is great as an espresso and works well with milk too.  Of course we always suggest that customers drink short milk drinks such as piccolos or flat whites, to get the best balance.

Come and try Bean & Bud Blend for yourself soon!

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