The Bonsai Blend is easily our top selling coffee; it received the all-time best score (94) ever given by Coffee Review for an espresso blend. Whether you’re drinking it straight, blending with milk, or even brewing as regular coffee, the Bonsai is designed to satisfy! Produces a thick, smooth shot w/ a lingering sweetness; notes of milk chocolate, caramel, hazelnut, strawberry, & citrus.
"A good flavor. Citrus was pronounced. Enjoyed my sampler." (4 out of 5)
"A very smooth coffee with light citrus notes. I made it in a Chemex and it was the perfect start to my day." (5 out of 5)
"Used for espresso. Would really shine with $1000+brewing equipment, but my grinder does not have enough hp to achieve optimum grind. It's still very good, but I know what I am missing. It's good enough you'll think it lessened by adding sugar. Worth a repeat, but will try something new for now." (4 out of 5)
"Ian - Velton is a perfectionist, and this is one of my favorite coffees. As for the grinder, there comes a certain point in everyone's coffee brewing journey, where the quality of the grind can become a limiting factor in experiencing the coffee at its best, especially when it's done as an espresso!"
"Incredibly smooth coffee with a very subtle sweetness throughout. Wonderful black. " (5 out of 5)
"The Bonsai is a Wonder. Velton is a master of the subtleties of the light roast, and this is one of our favorites."
"I brewed this in a moka pot and it was like desert in a cup I could taste the chocolate and hazelnut and slightly the strawberry. " (5 out of 5)
"I brewed this with a traditional drip maker and it was a smooth, balanced, every day drinking coffee with subtle citrus notes. " (4 out of 5)
"Made a beautifully balanced latte, I can see this being a go to coffee for my mornings." (5 out of 5)
"Latte: 200ºF. The citrus and strawberry were a little too overpowering for my taste, but it had a nice bright finish ending with notes of choc. and caramel. If you like fruity coffees then you'll probably like Bonsai Blend. If you're not a fan of fruity coffees, I wouldn't buy a whole bag." (3 out of 5)
"A nice caramel profile with a bright finish, Bonsai's flavor is pronounced yet not overpowering. It's very well balanced in lattes, and I would certainly buy it again. Personally, I enjoyed it more when using slightly more grounds-per-shot to bring out the flavor more than my normal dosage does." (4 out of 5)
"This was a phenomenal espresso. A great way to start your day or end a fine meal." (4 out of 5)
"This blend has helped me find the balance required in my life to pull off the winning Crane Kick. This blend is the best around! Nuts n chocolate, Bonzai!" (4 out of 5)
"A smooth medium roast with mild citrus notes, this was easy to drink black, good hot or cold. " (4 out of 5)
"Brewed using a V60. For such a smooth coffee you can still pick up on the caramel/chocolate/and slight citrus flavor. This must be amazing as an espresso. Will get another big bag soon." (5 out of 5)
"A well balanced roast with a chemex brewing system " (5 out of 5)
"Enjoyed it fairly well as a light, sweet cup of coffee (used AeroPress). Not as smooth and balanced as I like. May have enjoyed it more brewed as espresso." (3 out of 5)
"I do love a sweet coffee! With multiple fruity notes it was a nice morning coffee. I wished it was a little darker roast to showcase the flavors more but, overall a wonderful coffee. " (4 out of 5)
"The espresso had a wonderful texture and mouthfeel. I expected the caramel but was pleasantly surprised by the bright berry and citrus notes. With milk, strawberry and chocolate were more pronounced. Tasted best using 20g of beans to pull 40g of espresso in ~33 seconds at 203 degrees. Very forgiving" (5 out of 5)
"Love this blend for espresso. Has just the right amount of caramel, nut, and a light citrus finish. Will purchase again! " (5 out of 5)
"This is a beautiful blend -- a wonderful caramel taste with a hunt of chocolate and hazelnut. I know they recommend this as an espresso, but I use it this as a pour over and a touch of heavy cream. It is a lighter blend. Love it. " (5 out of 5)
"Very enjoyable. A nice touch of caramel and an almost refreshing finish. Tried a sample bag but would certainly drink on a regular basis. " (5 out of 5)
"Just the right amount of citrus in the finish; a very enjoyable French Press coffee." (5 out of 5)