This decadent, chocolate-covered cherry roast practically melts in your mouth. Bold and creamy as espresso or a drip. A not-at-all-guilty pleasure to balance out your other indulgences...
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.
"Was not digging this. Too much going on with little identity. Usually a roast will yield stronger to either the chocolate end or the fruit end of the spectrum, but this one plays on both. That's not my jam."
"Wow... this is a tasty blend. Very smooth and drinkable, tried the sample and ordered a bag. Velton’s seldom disappoints, great roaster."
"No complaints about this. The hype about its vitality as an espresso is not overstated, but I certainly preferred it in that manner to the pour over. It made some of the best espresso I've ever had."
"This coffee was so well balanced. I usually sprinkle a little raw sugar on top and didn't feel like I needed to with this cup. Delicious! "
"This was in my first order and its a medium roast. I found that I enjoy a darker roast. Bonsai is perfect for some of the warmer months sipping. Great flavor with a very nice brightness"
"We just received an order with many coffees. So far, this is my favorite. I would call this a solid, smooth medium roast on the lighter side. I definitely tasted the caramel notes. It is a luscious coffee with no perceptible acidity (which I am not a fan of). Sunday morning in the percolator. Yum!"
"A bit dark to drink black, but is really nice with cream. Great flavor profile. "
"Pretty good blend for an espresso, it is thick and smooth, and not bitter at all. "
"Made an espresso with this the day I received it. It was pretty good but I was hoping for amazing given the score. "
"Enjoyed this sweet medium bean. Brewed both drip and espresso. "
"Brewed as regular coffee. Pretty intense but good."
"Not my favorite this time around. Really Sour. Strong & rich though"
"Surprisingly very good! Unique flavor combo. Used for lattes"
"I loved this blend, very sweet and tasty. I really enjoyed it even if it's not as dark as I usually prefer."
"This coffee is delicious and tastes great with a little cinnamon and cream. For me, this coffee was another home run in our subscription as I enjoy the medium-lighter roasts with a chocolatey undertone. "
"There are some fabulous essences in this bag. I enjoyed it and normally anything with citrus type flavors lose me. It was fun. "
"Great gift for my husband he enjoyed receiving a lot"
"This was a delicious blend of coffee. This had a nice finish, not bitter and a very smooth cup of coffee."
"Solid espresso roast. I thoroughly enjoyed the flavor and the creme."
"This was my favorite in the box! Well balanced, very aromatic., smooth. "
"Well-balanced acidity and brightness with a slightly sharp, medium body. Nice cup."
"I tasted more hints of hazelnut and citrus than I did chocolate and caramel. I could taste a chocolate flavor more as the coffee cooled. Smooth but not as smooth as the Johnson House Blend or Herkimer Drip Blend. Not a bad coffee but not my favorite. "
"Very smooth, balanced coffee! One of my favorites in the sample packages I have received so far. Made me very curious about their other coffee."
"This was scrumptious! My wife loved this with a bit of creamer. Very smooth. "
"So very good! Nice blend of flavors without a strong aftertaste. I was genuinely sad when this ran out!"
"This is the blend of all blends, beautiful in espresso & any other method you enjoy. As an espresso this coffee is named correctly because drinking it it like the calming Zen feeling you get when triming a bonsai tree. If your looking for a great ever day versitle blend this one is for you. "
"Great smooth taste that was great in my morning mocha. Very good. "
"This is my FAVORITE blend! Don't even think about it...just order it!!!! It's by far the most well rounded cup of coffee I've had off bean box! ;D"
"Fantastic flavor that's not too light and not too dark! Definitely one of the best samples I have received so far. I will likely purchase full bags of this in the future. Made using Breville BaristoPro XL as a latte."
"Delicious!! Would definitely buy on my own! Could be a breakfast regular."
"This was way to 🍫 chocolately to drink as a regular cup. I think I'd loooooove it cold brewed. I may order a bag to make using my toddy. "
"Bonsai! Rich full mouthfeel. Brewed with aspresso and neopesso. Notes of hazelnut and low acid"
"Coffee smells wonderful and is very smooth, so smooth and flavorful that it has more of a tea finish to me. "
"Great blend for espresso. Quite forgiving and easy to dial in. Within two shots I had gotten the notes I was looking for; quite a depth of flavor on this one. Although I preferred it as an espresso, brewing it via aeropress gave it a wonderfully "spread out" character that allowed all the different flavors to shine through. Highly recommended. "
"Absolutely Amazing! Great coffee with chemex or automatic drip, but the best with espresso. This is such a great coffee to make lattes, Americanos, or mochas with. I love the flavors of this coffee. Ordered several times and will order again."
"A good flavor. citrus was pronounced. Enjoyed my sampler."
"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."
"I brewed this with a traditional drip maker and it was a smooth, balanced, every day drinking coffee with subtle citrus notes. "
"Made a beautifully balanced latte, I can see this being a go to coffee for my mornings."
"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."
"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."
"This was a phenomenal espresso. A great way to start your day or end a fine meal."
"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!"
"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. "
"Very enjoyable. A nice touch of caramel and an almost refreshing finish. Tried a sample bag but would certainly drink on a regular basis. "