Blind Guardian - Majesty Roast
A coffee the likes of which have never been seen before. Roasted like no coffee has ever been roasted before. The Blind Guardian "Majesty Roast" Espresso is here!
Blind Guardian worked with us to develop a coffee that kicks ass and really lives up to the name espresso. Beforehand, we had an intensive discussion about what makes a good coffee. It is important to Blind Guardian and us as roasters that the coffee not only tastes great, but that it is also produced responsibly. That's why we chose a specialty coffee where the origin is clear, where the farmers are paid fairly and where the soil is not depleted.
And here it is: the Majesty Roast. A bourbon variety from India with flavours of chocolate, hazelnut, almond and spices in the cup, give the coffee the taste and the kick you expect from a brilliant espresso. Crafted like a long guitar solo, roasted with skill and perseverance, this espresso is now your perfect start to the day, an after-dinner treat or a little kick whenever you want.
About Blind Guardian
Blind Guardian is one of those bands that you come across in heavy metal no matter what.
The legend begins in Krefeld, Germany (1985), where four young bards - Hansi Kursch, Andre Olbrich, Marcus Dork and Thomen Stauch - released their first record called Lucifer's Heritage. Marcus and Thomen soon split up with Hansi and Andre.
In 1986, "Battalions of Fear" was released under the name Lucifer's Heritage, on which, in addition to Hansi and Andre, Christoph Theissen and Hans-Peter Frey also participated.
A foretaste of a great masterpiece that Hansi and Andre would complete some three decades later - the Blind Guardian Twilight Orchestra's Legacy of the Dark Lands.
The four-piece band, unwilling to succumb to the luring evil of black metal record sales, shed their satanic name and have since called themselves Blind Guardian. More information about the band can be found on the Blind Guardian website.
What is the Blind Guardian Roast - best band coffee ever?
AA Karnataka is wonderfully spicy coffee from the Chikmagalur district in southwest India, a region that used to be part of the Kingdom of Mysore. Coffee in this region is grown in harmony with nature under the natural shade of forest trees. In addition to the coffee trees, spices such as pepper, vanilla and various types of nuts grow here. The bourbon trees of our AA Karnataka grow at an altitude of 1500m. After harvesting, they are washed and processed. The AA Karnataka has quite large beans that taste strong and spicy in the cup.
About the farmers:
The history of coffee cultivation in India dates back to the pilgrim Baba Budan, according to legend. He is said to have travelled through Yemen around 1670, smuggling seven coffee seeds across the border on his way back from Mecca to India. Seven is considered a sacred number in Islam, which is why Baba Budan's actions are still considered a sacred act today. He planted the first seeds in the Karnataka region, where they thrived excellently.
The Bababudangiri mountain range is still an important coffee-growing region in India - this is where the coffee from the special Blind Guardian roasting comes from. The coffees grown here are not only considered rarities, but also the most complex and finest Arabica coffees in India. Their flavours are strongly influenced by the surrounding flora and fauna: spices such as pepper, vanilla and cardamom, but also orange trees provide great spicy notes. The Blind Guardian coffee is grown by numerous micro-farmers who cultivate the coffee alongside other plants on small farms.
We no longer roast this coffee as of December 2021. Looking for an alternative? No problem - try the Little Flower.