The Hay Espresso



The Hay. Our signature espresso.

Full-bodied and chocolatey with good caramel sweetness and citrus notes; this is a well-balanced blend that works great with milk.

The Hay has a consistent taste profile throughout the year. A real crowd-pleaser, this coffee extracts a lovely crema and is one for espresso lovers and milk-based drink fans alike.

We pour this every week at Hay-on-Wye’s Farmers’ market.

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The Hay …

Fazenda Freitas, Brazil This naturally processed coffee brings notes of chocolate and hazelnuts with great body and balance and an orangey sweetness. Osmar and Gabriel Freitas’ have been farming coffee at their farm in Cerrado Mineiro for the last 32 years.

Buenos Aires, ColombiaThis Caturra has a butter caramel quality that complements the Brazil perfectly. Buenos Aires is a washing station in the Antioquian region. This selection is from a number of small holders each typically having anywhere between 1- 5 Hectares of land and around 5000 – 25000 coffee trees.

Kaffa Forest Estate, Ethiopia – This full bodied coffee from Limu adds chocolate and honey flavours, sweetness and balance.

The Hay is an espresso blend that we originally developed to serve at our regular market stalls and at pop-ups at food festivals and events.

Each of the blend ingredients are roasted separately and then blended. It’s a fairly traditional blend style based around a great coffee from Brazil and then augmented by other coffees designed to bring sweetness and some fruit to the espresso. Created using speciality coffees from fantastic farms which are roasted to deliver a rich and intense flavour that cuts through milk perfectly to create great lattes and flat whites. The blend works great as a straight-up espresso too.

Ideal for espresso or a more traditional filter or aeropress (lots of chocolate notes with good body and great sweetness).

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Weight 0.250 kg
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