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Blend

The 1950

Roast Level

5

10

Medium roast

Origins
Ethiopia map Ethiopia

Reviews

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Made for the modern explorer

Our best-selling coffee blend is made of seasonally rotating components selected for their dense, candy-like sweetness, and complex spice profile. The 1950 performs in both pour over and espresso brew methods, with or without the accompaniment of milk. Anyone who enjoys washed Ethiopian coffee will love this.


Brewing Suggestions

The 1950 blend 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

Kalita

Coffee

25 grams

Grind

Medium

Water

375 grams

Ratio

1:15

Time

2:15

Chemex

Coffee

45 grams

Grind

Medium

Water

675 grams

Ratio

1:15

Time

6:15

French Press

Coffee

35 grams

Grind

Medium

Water

500 grams

Ratio

1:14

Time

5:00

STORY

The 1950 is our salute to 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. The 1950 blend’s components highlight the best of what Ethiopia has to offer. Candied lime sweetness and brown sugar complexity come together to add adventure to your morning routine.

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Customer Reviews

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John S.
The 1950

Ok, time for a some kind words about Verve.
I've ordered many keys of beans from you.
1. Consistent
2. Quality
3. Quick shipping
I wish I lived close so I could thank you in person!
Sully

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Bill F.
Fantastic blend

I keep a rating list of all the coffees I order from Verve, and The 1950 is at the top of my blend list. Thanks guys for such a superb roster of coffee.

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Jess
Another delicious coffee from verve

This coffee is perfectly balanced and delicious! Such a good way to start the morning.

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Patti N.
The 1950

I'm beginning to believe that there every coffee roasted by Verve is wonderful. Waking up to The 1950 every morning the past couple of weeks has been sheer pleasure -- a great way to start the day!

Thank you so much, Patti! We're stoked you are loving it.

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CMS
Fabulous '50s

We are enjoying the latest batch of The 1950. It is a smooth, reliable go-to blend—prepared in a press pot and topped with steamed milk. We often try other Verve coffees for variety, but this one is in every order.

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Michelle T.
Amazing coffee

Love all verve coffee!!! Great customer service, wonderful product!!

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Melissa K.
Verve 1950

We didn't love 1950. Oddly we had it a year ago and loved it and have been talking about it since and I finally ordered it and this batch seemed weak - almost watery every morning. Not sure what was different but we were a bit bummed out by it. The other one we ordered is great.

We're bummed to hear that The 1950 didn't live up to your past experience, Melissa. We wanted to share our golden brewing ratio with you. It's 15:1 (water to coffee). We hope you'll give The 1950 another go with those measurements! Keep us posted.

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Stephanie Y.
so good!!

I had never tried or heard of Verve coffee, but took a risk trying this after my sister raved about a different blend of Verve's. Needless to say, I absolutely LOVED IT. The flavor profile was so much up my alley that I've enjoyed drinking it black rather than with my usual splash of cream. Excited to try other Verve coffee!

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Richard B.
Espresso brewing

Makes a great mellow espresso on a Lelit! 18.5g 39g.

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Trapper D.R.
Boom boom boom boom

Makes a good cuppa joe