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Our Honey Badger seasonal espresso is sweet, with flavors of dried fig, fuji apple and lime. Drink it up, and don't let honey badger catch you: it is a fearless fighter with a ferocious appetite and a mean sweet tooth, and honey badger just doesn't care.
  • SKU 300083
  • Country Peru, Colombia, Burundi
  • Region within Country San Ignacio, Peru | Nariño, Colombia | Kayanza, Burundi
  • Elevation 1650 - 2000 m.a.s.l.
  • Farmer / Producer Name Smallholders from Cenfrocafé (Peru), Arcafé (Colombia) and Yandaro CWS/Greenco (Burundi)
  • Cultivar Typica, Caturra, Castillo, Bourbon and Bourbon selections
  • Harvest Time May - August 2017
  • In Season No
  • Direct Trade Yes
  • Single Origin No
  • USDA organic No
Direct Trade 1
Prep Time 42 sec
Prep Dose 18g
Prep Volume 54ml
CitrusAppleDark Sugars

Honey Badger Seasonal Espresso

The honey badger has a fierce appetite. It is a fearless hunter that turns ferocious when something stands between it and its next meal. Bee stings, cobra venom and lion claws may slow honey badger down, but never keep it from its quarry. And while honey badger is an equal opportunity eater that ingests just about anything it can get its hands on, it loves honey above all else.

Our Quality Control team may not be as preternaturally pugnacious as honey badger, but we are programmed to seek sweetness, and once we have its scent we are hard to shake. This year our nose led us to three very different locations and three very different coffees that together create a syrupy sweet espresso.

Honey Badger is built around three irrepressibly sweet fresh-crop coffees from the Southern Hemisphere. It is anchored by two lots from the rugged Andes of South America: an organic lot from northern Peru that delivers the sweetness of dried fruit and a bright Tres Santos Colombia. Our Karyenda Burundi adds a range of caramelized sugar notes, with butterscotch leading the charge. The result reminds us of dried fig, fuji apple and lime. Drink it fast and don’t let honey badger catch a whiff, because honey badger likes the sweet stu, and honey badger just doesn’t care.

Espresso

Espresso

All home and commercial espresso machines.

Turkish Grind

Turkish Grind

If you need a little bit coarser grind for your espresso machine or utilize this favorite preparation in eastern Europe.

Stovetop Espresso

Stovetop Espresso

Moka pots and stovetop espresso kettles need a very fine grind.

Cone Filter - Paper

Cone Filter - Paper

Most automatic and electric brewers utilize this grind setting.

Cone Filter - Gold

Cone Filter - Gold

Automatic brewers with reusable mesh filters, or a Kone manual brewing insert.

Universal

Universal

If you're buying for a friend, or are just not sure - this is a good grind for most drip brewers.

Technivorm

Technivorm

We found this excellent automatic brewer needed a bit coarser grind than other cone filter brewers.

Vacuum Brewer

Vacuum Brewer

For those with an electric or flame-heated vacuum brewer.

Flat Bottom - Paper

Flat Bottom - Paper

Any basket-style brewer, including automatic and Kalita wave manual brewing.

Flat Bottom - Gold

Flat Bottom - Gold

For automatic brewers with basket-style reusable filters.

French Press

Hario Dripper

Manual pourover cone brewing is a simple, no frills way of brewing.

Grind Type

French Press

A classic of immersion brewing. Select this grind for perfect classical preparation.

Chemex

Chemex

The iconic Chemex, this grind provides a perfectly paired offering for the special filters made for this brewer.

Percolator

Percolator

Our coarsest grind, this also provides a good pre-ground solution for cold brew at home.

Whole Bean

Whole Bean

For those with a grinder at home, we love freshly ground coffee! We prefer burr grinders for a more even brew.