I discovered many a things on my trip to New Zealand a month or so ago from new snacks, to new drinks, but the best discovery of all, was Jed’s Coffee Co. Bean Bags. As you may well know, I love my coffee, so finding a new coffee brand to try was perfect! Not only was it a new brand, but it was also a new and ingenious method of brewing coffee that I have never seen before. Although tea is generally served in a tea bag, I haven’t seen a ‘bean bag’ before – I had to try it. I chose to pick up, and bring home, two boxes of the stuff, one being a strong roast and the other a very strong roast. The idea of the bean bags is ” a new way to have a great brew on-the-go” instead of having to fill a cafetière or make an espresso, Jed’s bean bags means you can make one great cup of coffee without all the hassle. As well as the bean bags, Jed’s Coffee Co. also offer all sorts of other coffee products including instant coffee, ground coffee beans and whole beans.
It’s a pretty clever idea, and there are only four simple steps to your perfect cup of coffee. The bags are specially designed to “let the fresh coffee brew like it does in a plunger (cafetière to you and me)”. You chuck the bean bag in your cup, pour on the boiling water, give it a squeeze to “unlock the full flavour”, allow it to brew for 3-4 minutes, squeeze it again and then remove the bag. A relatively similar process to brewing a cup of tea, but with emphasis on the two squeezes!
The coffee itself is delicious, it has a really strong, intense full of body flavour and deep dark colour just how I like my coffee. The smell is exactly as you would expect from an espresso or cafetière, incredibly enticing. The only down side, is that Jed’s is made in NZ and I don’t think that it is available in the UK, and I only have a few left!!
I hope you enjoyed this post, and be sure to check back later this week for my first post on my trip to New Zealand!
(This post was in no way affiliated with Jed’s Coffee Co.)
[All photos were taken on my iPhone 5 or my Canon EOS 450D, and edited with VSCOcam, After Light, and PS]