Earlier this year I was lucky enough to receive three bags of coffee beans from Karvan Coffee, a Perth based, award winning roastery. Karvan Coffee is made with 100% Arabica beans and comes in a variety of blends as well as single origin coffees.
The company behind Karvan Coffee is Leaf Bean Machine, a family run company based in Perth that is focused on nurturing relationships with their customers. Their aim is to earn the trust of their customers and they a have a strong commitment to “good old fashioned values such as service”. Karvan Coffee aims to please every coffee lover’s palate and they have tailored their range with you in mind. Leaf Bean Machine is also the West Australian direct importers of Wega coffee machines and provide reliable and user friendly machinery to Perth customers.
In regards to their coffee, I was sent two blends (Blend No 1 and Blend No 2) and a single estate (Bunum Wo Peaberry) to sample.
The Bunum Wo Peaberry single estate ($36/kg or $11.95 for 250g) was the first Karvan Coffee I tried. These beans featured a bittersweet flavour of cocoa and cherry within the coffee and I particularly enjoyed it served as a short mac or espresso. Karvan Coffee tells me that it is also a nice as a filter or slow brewed coffee as well.
Karvan Coffee has three blend versions, simply named Blend No 1, Blend No 2 and Blend No 3. I was sent the first two and particularly enjoyed Blend No 1 ($34/kg or $10.95 for 250g), which is a mix of Central American and African beans. The end result is a sweet, mellow flavour of hazelnut and I preferred this coffee served as an espresso (as it showcased the hazelnut flavour the best).
The favourite of A and I was Blend No 2 ($34/kg or $10.95 for 250g), which won the 2011/2012 Golden Bean Bronze Medal. The coffee beans are rich and strong – possibly due to its blend of six beans. Karvan Coffee recommends it with or without milk, but I especially liked it made as a flat white, as the rich coffee flavour was a perfect match for a milky coffee.
Karvan Coffee also offer a Swiss Water Decaf and a Single Estate from Brazil called ‘Ipanema’. Leaf Bean Machine also sells pure tea that is fair-traded and organic, which are available in pyramid teabags or loose.
You can buy Karvan Coffee at:
You can also visit their showroom at:
Leaf Bean Machine
Unit 1/12 Horus Bend
Bibra Lake WA 6163
Special thanks to Fleur from Leaf Bean Machine for providing CFJ with these three bags of coffee.