If you like Beans & Bean’s products, then maybe you’ve tried our signature house blend known as the Downtown Blend. With many positive reviews and lots of satisfied customers, it’s a crowd pleaser for sure. Here’s a glance at exactly what it offers and more about this beloved blend.
What is Bean & Beans Downtown Blend?
The Downtown Blend is a medium roasted, seasonally and exclusively sold coffee made from a blend of beans originating from South America, Africa, and Asia.
This blend was created in 2008, in one of our first shops opened in downtown Manhattan, NYC. This coffee is the fruit of a mom and daughter duo’s labor and passion as they’ve tried to perfect it over a decade, getting the recipe just right.
What does the Downtown Blend taste like?
With dominant notes of roasted nuts, cedar and sweet herbs, the Downtown Blend brings out the best of all the places it’s sourced from. Fruity acidity from Latin America, gentle and elegant floral aromas from Africa, and earthy notes from Asia.All combining to make a delicious cup of coffee. The downtown blend has a very smooth texture and creamy notes with hints of cocoa.
How to drink the Downtown Blend?
As the blend makes for a full bodied, rich, cup of coffee, it’s perfect as is and made however you like to make your coffee (french press, drip, pourover, etc..).
Regular subscribers of the Downtown Blend also recommend trying it with just a splash of regular or oat milk, along with some sugar. The serving style is completely up to one’s preference, but the delicate notes of the Downtown Blend can be enjoyed best without any additives.
Where does the downtown blend come from?
Fair trade certified with eco friendly packaging, the Downtown Blend comes from ethically managed farms. There are no middlemen as the farmers directly sell the coffee and hence get paid fairly.
The sourced beans are then roasted fresh in Queens, New York and sold worldwide.
Part of the proceeds are donated to The Sloth Institute, so along with your cup of fresh hot coffee, you can rest assured your purchase is helping injured slots get released back into the wild. Click here to learn how coffee impacts the environment and has been damaging to sloths.
Another blend to try
If roasted nuts and sweet herbs are not to your liking, here’s another recommendation you may enjoy.
The Peru Las Damas will satiate your coffee cravings with delicate notes of lemon and orange and an explosion of dark chocolate. With the perfect mix of fruity and chocolatey, this blend has a full body and perfect balance. The sweetness already present in the coffee doesn't call for milk or sugar, and can be enjoyed black.
The Peru Las Damas blend has been dried via a solar drying machine and has been “washed” to process. So the taste of the coffee bean comes out perfectly and makes for a rich and creamy cup.
The COOPAFSI or Cooperative Agraria Frontera San Ignacio, a women-led cooperative have made and perfected this blend over the years. Many coffee producers and coffee enthusiasts believe that the coffee’s physical and sensory quality is owed to the labor of the female members’ hard work and passion towards it.