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Aster Blend Whole Bean
Aster Blend Whole Bean Tasting notes
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Aster

FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE 1950

  • Roast Level

    5

    10

    Medium roast
  • Origins
    Ethiopia

VERVE COFFEE CALCULATOR

reviews:

Behind the cup

Formerly known as The 1950, Aster’s components highlight the best of what Ethiopian coffee has to offer. A key lime sweetness and brown sugar complexity come together to inspire adventure in your morning.


The 1950 began as a blend that played with the idea of being a mid-century, mocha-java-type vintage blend that combined two African coffees. But as Verve continued to evolve, The 1950 grew beyond its name origins. As our only blend sourced from one origin roasted two different ways, Aster is our star on the map that marks the birthplace of coffee – Ethiopia.

 


Each coffee is roasted to order. Orders ship in 1-2 business days.

 

STORY

Aster is our star on the map that marks the birthplace of coffee. Ethiopia is an incredibly diverse country in linguistic, cultural, and ecological terms – there is no single, monolithic flavor profile associated with its coffee. Our flagship Ethiopian blend celebrates the contributions of thousands of smallholder producers, often growing coffee on less than a hectare of land, and the unique complexity that results from their efforts. Aster’s components highlight the best of what Ethiopia has to offer.

Brewing Suggestions

Aster is one of my favorite coffees. It’s a medium roast made between two Ethiopian blends, so it delivers a very fruity and nutty taste. Similar to brown sugar and berries.

Jeremy Pi

Shift Lead/Barista SoCal

Espresso

  • Coffee 19.7-20 grams in
  • Grind Fine
  • Water 27-32 grams out
  • Ratio N/A
  • Time 22-26 sec.

Kalita

  • Coffee 25 g
  • Grind Med
  • Water 375 g
  • Ratio 1:15
  • Time 2:15

Chemex

  • Coffee 45 g
  • Grind Med
  • Water 675 g
  • Ratio 1:15
  • Time 6:15