Government Street Blend is a shining example of Murchie's tradition in excellence; conceived at our historic Government Street location in Victoria, B.C., and is now used in all Murchie's locations as our espresso. It is a bright, tangy coffee with a rich aftertaste.
When the idea for a new coffee blend surfaced, it was for a couple of reasons: to come up a more versatile coffee, one that could be used in a drip or French press, or made as espresso, and still maintain all of the qualities we want in our cups that we serve our customers.
If you are looking for an interesting coffee, with flavour and versatility, Government Street Blend is an all around great coffee.
The second reason was to create a blend to commemorate our historic store in Victoria, which is visited every year by thousands of tourists, and has a special place in the local Victorians' hearts too. Now, everyone can take home a piece of Murchie's history and tradition in this terrific blend.
|Ingredients||Arabica coffee beans|
Customer Reviews (2)
- Great change of pace.Review by Leslie
- Fell in love with the coffee offered by Murchie's while on vacation there last July. Have ordered this brand a couple of times since then. A very good flavor, I save it normally for weekends, holidays and guests in order to get that special treat from it. I highly recommend this brand.(7-4-14) (Posted on 2014-07-04)
- Best Medium Ever!Review by Kyla - Murchie's Team Member
- This is one of my family’s favorite coffees. They have offered it to their friends and guests who always make a point to ask where the coffee came from. They are so happy to share their passion for a really good cup and it truly brings people together. Nothing else matters until you get the perfect cup of coffee into your hands....I highly recommend this coffee for anyone who likes a full bodied cup with low acidity. Again, perfection. (Posted on 2012-06-26)
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Flavour Profile Guide
Tea and coffee tasting is a very individual, multi-dimensional experience: one person’s perfect cup can be too strong or weak, too brisk or watery for the next person. At Murchie’s, we believe that the best tea or coffee is the one that YOU like the best! We use the following flavour profile guides to help compare our teas and coffees within a relative scale.
Tea Strength RatingsThis rating method indicates the strength of flavour each tea has when brewed according to our brewing guide.
|Light/Delicate: Very light in colour and delicate in flavour|
|Medium: Medium-light cup with slightly fuller cup|
|Medium-Strong: Medium-dark cup, medium body, and full flavour without harshness|
|Strong: Full body, rich cup, takes milk well|
|Very Strong: Rich, dark cup with very full, strong flavour and briskness|
Coffee RatingsWe rate the flavour properties of our coffees along two dimensions: roast and body.
Roast is simply a result of how long and how hot the beans have been roasted, which can be seen in the colour of the finished bean, and typically results in general flavour traits:
|Light Roast||More acidity, brightness and a slight pucker|
|Medium Roast||Slightly richer flavours, some acidity, enhanced creaminess|
|Dark Roast||Distinctive roasted flavour, sometimes notes of toasted sugar or charcoal|
Body is the term used to describe how the brewed coffee feels in your mouth:
|Light Body||Easy to drink with little lingering flavour, ‘thin’ or ‘clean’ feeling on the palate|
|Medium Body||Heavier, creamier mouth-feel with more lingering flavour|
|Full Body||Rich, full-mouth feeling: hits all of the palate and lingers|
Tea Brewing Guide
Different types of teas should be brewed according to certain times and water temperatures to bring out their best flavours. Use this guide as a starting point, and then experiment until you find the perfect brewing method for your favourite tea.
Based on approximately one level teaspoon (2.5g) of loose tea or one tea bag per 6-8 ounce (180-240ml) cup. For stronger flavour, add more tea. Brewing for longer may increase the strength of the tea, but will likely also cause bitterness.
Brew times shown in minutes.
Coffee Brewing Guide
The simplest methods for brewing coffee are drip coffee, pour over and French press. These guidelines are a starting point; modify the ratio of coffee to water, the grind, and brewing time to your taste. If your coffee is not strong enough, increase the proportion of coffee per cup of water, grind the beans finer, or allow them to brew longer – or any combination of these factors. If your coffee is too strong, simply do the opposite.
Drip coffee or pour over method: hot water is gradually poured over coffee grounds and slowly drips through
• Fine to medium grind coffee
• 1.5 to 2.5 tablespoons of coffee per cup of water
• 1 to 1.5 tablespoons of coffee per cup (e.g. 4-6 tbsp for a 4-cup French press)
• Pour about 1/3 of the water over the coffee grinds; wait about 30 seconds and then pour in the rest
• Wait 4-5 minutes, then push down the plunger to separate the grounds from finished coffee, and enjoy!