It’s Friday and I thought I’d write about something a little bit different today, Coffee, It’s something I probably drink more of than beer and is another one of my passions, and while this is essentially a beer website, I’ve wanted to write about it for a while so here it is.
Coffee just like beer comes in an amazing array of types, flavours and qualities, from your bog standard freeze dried instant stuff to whole beans grown on the side of steep inaccessible mountains, there’s even one that’s eaten by weasels and pooped out (that’s been put in this beer)
For the last couple of years I’ve been buying all my coffee from Steve over at Hasbean, Steve is not only a purveyor of awesome coffee he is a lover of great beer, so much so that their coffee even made an appearance in Brewdog’s wonderful Abstrakt AB:04 beer.
So onto the topic in hand, The In My Mug subscription, it works much like My Brewery Tap’s 52 Week beer club, you sign up, in this case it’s about £55 for 12 weeks, for parting with your heard earned cash a bag of freshly roast coffee lands on your doorstep every week.
Over my 12 weeks I had some absolutely stunning coffee, ones I would have possibly not picked to buy my self, It’s been a great journey of learning how to pic out the different flavours,textures and aromas in each coffee, It’s also been a huge learning curve on how the different brewing and grinding methods affect the coffee. It’s been a bit like my on going journey through the world of beer, each different beer or brewing method opens yoru eyes, helps test your palette and creates emotions and passions, I didn’t ever think I’d feel so passionate about beer, let alone coffee. I also didn’t realise how much effort goes into sourcing and selecting great coffee, again just like beer it’s a huge amount of work to get it just right.
Steve does some great videos to accompany each release and uploads them to the In Mug Mug website, the Hasbean branding is fab, really simple and clean, it’s also well supported by a couple of brilliant Iphone apps and websites.
If you are buying mass produced coffee from the supermarket then stop now, head over to Hasbean and buy some coffee, you won’t regret it, I promise.
Check out the Hasbean website here, the In My Mug subscription here or the In My Mug website here, you can also follow Steve on twitter here although ignore any football tweets as he’s a Sunderland fan.