1690 Blend Wholebean Coffee – 227g


Our multi-award winning signature blend, named after the year that coffee was first brewed and sold in Ireland.

1690 is a high-end medium-dark roast, with beans originating in Honduras and Guatemala. It has notes of toffee, butterscotch and caramel, delivering a smooth yet intense coffee experience.

Tasting Notes : Chocolate notes on the nose, with butterscotch, caramel and toffee characteristics on the palate. An impressive espresso with bagfuls of flavour, whilst milk brings a creaminess that balances the blend. Using 8gms of finely ground coffee, you will get an exceptional espresso, or grind a little coarser for top quality filter, cafetiere or Aeropress brews.

Strength : 4/5.

Awards : 3 Time Blas na hÉireann Bronze Winner, Great Taste 2 Star Winner.


Coffee House Lane is the home of Ireland’s first coffee!

In 1690, Coffee House Lane, an actual lane in Waterford which was adjacant to the then busy trading port of Waterford, boasted what is long believed to be Ireland’s first ever coffee house. Green coffee was traded at the port, then roasted, brewed and sold at John Aikenhead’s Coffee House – on Coffee House Lane.

Mark Bergin of Coffee House Lane tells us that ‘Our Coffee House Lane range is not just inspired by the name but also by the ethos of coffee roasing and brewing back in 1690. This ethos is the cornerstone of our own business – we select only the finest quality coffee beans from all over the world and roast them in small batches in our Toper Roaster as seen on the front of our coffee packs’

1 review for 1690 Blend Wholebean Coffee – 227g

  1. Rafal

    I recently bought a Mellita super automatic coffee machine. Had it for couple of days and tested it with different types of beans from local roastery and also some from supermarket shelves. I was getting frustrated as even though the coffee machine had really good reviews I wasn’t able to get a nice strong, rich taste espresso. It got to the point where I had my machine half-packed ready for returning it to Amazon… and then I went to my Supervalu and got these beans… Without changing any settings I tried these beans and immediately started unpacking the machine 🙂 They gave me exactly what I was looking for – strong, fully bodied espresso with a rich crema – Italian coffee shop quality! The price is very reasonable too. Thank you CHL!

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