This lightly roasted Central American espresso is bright light lemon, mildly nutty like an Almond, and naturally caramel sweet in the milk with a very clean finish. This is our answer to a more modern roasting profile, yet losing the bite and dirty flavors that can come from a lighter, undeveloped roast. The natural sweetness is exactly what you want for your milk based drinks that are espresso heavy, such as the macchiato, cortado, cappuccino and flat white. We have discovered that Whirlybird works great as a lighter breakfast blend type regular coffee brew also. For a 3 Liter Airpot, we use 113g (4oz.) for our dose, ground a touch finer than our regular drip. For our Jazz fans, "Whirlybird" is a jazz tune written by Neal Hefti featured on the legendary Count Basie album, "The Atomic Mr. Basie" recorded in 1958.
Kevin - I love how delicate and light bodied this coffee is. It ticks all the boxes for a balanced coffee for me - bright, sweet and clean.
For those using the Aeropress to brew, here is a recipe that yields delicious results! Please note the finer details, like the grind and water temp. Very important!
35g. Whirlybird, coarse grind, set up press in the inverted method.
Add 150g. 183F degree water and stir aggressively
Add the filter and lid at 30 seconds and press plunger until foam appears on top of the press.
Flip press at a minute and five seconds and immediately begin a 20 second press.
Add 170g. hot water to dilute.
Blue Jazz is a second generation, family owned coffee company. We have challenged ourselves to maximize the amount of good we can layer into the fiber of who we are as a company while still remaining profitable. Over time, it is our prayer that this list grows beyond where we could have ever dreamed.
One of the current ways we add value here in our home town of Topeka, KS includes promoting community and featuring local businesses through our Tasting Room Events we host in our roasting facility. Our goal in these events is to bring a large group together to celebrate being together in person, and to enjoy excellent locally produced goods and flavors. We feel this is something worth investing our time and profits in. Our world is in desperate need of more face-time with each other and overall support of our local businesses.
Trash Mountain Project: A Meal 4 Every Bag Program
Another way we have built added value into our product is through our “Meal 4 Every Bag Program,” hosted by Trash Mountain Project. Trash Mountain Project exists to develop Christ-centered environments for children and families living in trash dump communities worldwide. Long story short, When you buy a bag of Blue Jazz Coffee from any of our available outlets, you are also paying for a meal for a child in need at a trash dump community. To date, we have been able to provide over 160,000 meals through the program.