What's it like?
Ripe red berries by the bucketload, spicy licquorice and sweet floral aromas. Enough to get anyone's mouth watering.
With Milk - think Bakewell Tart and chocolate – nuts dominates here - almond
|Choose the way you like it!||Roasted Whole Beans / Ground for Espresso|
|Coffee||Brazil Sítio São José / El Salvador Finca Santa Maria de los Ausoles|
|Percentage||35% / 65%|
|Variety||Bourbon / Caturra|
Berry flavours, fairly rounded, not horribly acidic. Fairly unobjectionable, will happily drink but not my favourite. I'd like to see what it was like with a lighter roast!
Hi John - thanks for the review - would not want to roast this any lighter as we are only just out of first crack at 217 thus there would be very little devlopment
Another winner A good rich full flavoured coffee. I make mine as cappuccino, double shot of course. The flavour is full on and highly enjoyable. Get to the bottom of one cup and you immediately want another.
Our Delivery Policy
Where do we deliver?
We would deliver to Mars if we could – to reach the whole of the universe with good coffee, but it is not that simple – so for now we deliver to:
UK: Channel Islands, Isle of Man, British Forces Post Office.
Europe: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden.
How long will it take?
We do not work at weekends so the term working day means Monday to Friday. If you place an order on the weekend it will not be sent out until Monday.
All orders placed before 13:00hrs 'normally' go out the same day. We do not guarantee orders go out the same day as ordered.
Royal Mail - You can order up to 2kg (7 x 250g bags) using Royal Mail first or second class - orders over 2kg will be sent using Interlink Next Day
UK Mail Next Day - using this service you can order up to 10kg (38 x 250g bags) will ensure your order gets to you the next working day once the order is despatched from the roastery.
If you use this service you maybe required to sign for the delivery unless you elect to take responsibility for loss if left in a safe place. You will receive an email update from UKMail with a one hour delivery window and using the consignment number you track your order.
How do we keep you updated as to the status of your order.
Once you have placed your order you will receive 2 status updates - they will be:
Order confirmation – this means we have received your order and the coffee is yet to be roasted.
Shipped confirmation – this means your order has left our roastery by your chosen method.
Do we meet our delivery deadlines?
We try our best to meet the delivery deadline quoted, but on the odd occasion a parcel can be delayed due to reasons that are out of our control.
Why don't we offer free postage?
Nothing is free in life. We know you all love free postage and sometimes we do offer it as part of a promotion, but it is our policy to charge for postage. We have considered offering free postage but the costs would have to be absorbed elsewhere by you the customer. We don’t hide our postage costs.
Missing, Damaged or Incorrect Orders
We try very hard to ensure you receive your order in pristine condition. If you do not receive all your products or in the unlikely event that a product arrives damaged, please contact us via the email address within the 'contact us' section of the website.
Please note: Royal Mail does not class an international shipment as lost or missing for 28 working days unfortunately we can not take any action until this time has passed. During that time we recommend that you ask your local sorting office / post office if they've tried to deliver (even if they haven't left a card) and ask your neighbours if your order has been left with them. You should also check that the delivery address you gave us is correct, this can be found on your shipping confirmation email. If your delivery still hasn't arrived after 14 working days and you have performed the above steps then please email us.
Change of Mind, Address and Cancellations
You can cancel your purchase at any time either before or up to 7 working days* following the day you receive the goods by emailing us at the address shown in the 'contact us' section of the website.
Your product must be complete and in 'as new' condition e.g. if you have opened the postal packet to examine the product you must have done so without damaging or marking the product or packaging. It must not have been used and it must have the heat seal still in place. It should be returned with the original postal packet and packing note you received with it.
Please note that orders that have been ground to order (e.g - not whole roasted beans) may be exempt from our usual returns policy, as these represent a customised special order item. Any 'Free Gifts' received with the product must also be returned. Coffee Real will not refund the cost of postage incurred in returning a item.
If you follow the steps above you will receive a full refund of the product price and any delivery charge paid.
We cannot cancel your purchase when:
The seal has been broken on any products, or the goods were a special order to your specification.
To qualify for a refund or exchange the product must be:
In otherwise "as new" condition; and complete with any free gifts offered with it and, if possible, the original box and packaging.
This promise does not cover faults caused by accident, neglect, misuse or normal wear and tear.
If you have a coffee subscription with us please note that if you change your address and/or product profile in your account settings after the purchase date this will not update your current order, only future orders and thus you will need to notify us by email of any changes you wish to make.
This espresso uses the collective crop from six Rock Star coffee farmers we work with in the small village of Angel Diaz in the Siltepec region of Mexico.
In the line up we have Rayder Peter Hernández who farms 10Ha of Red / Yellow Bourbon. Sabira De Leon, farming 10Ha of Red Bourbon. Herminia Hernández the daughter of Sabira farming 1Ha of outstanding Bourbon. Gregorio Munaz Angel farming 9Ha of Bourbon, and Arabe and Julio Roblero Vazquez, farming 3Ha of Bourbon.
The passion for quality in this village is verging on the insane – we know this as we visited for the first time in 2015 and again in 2017. You do not normally see this kind of quality from small scale farmers that would normally sell into the main bulk markets or to a middle man / collector.
The village of Angel Diaz is a couple hour’s drive from the Guatemalan border, although it basically took us two days of flying and driving from Mexico City to Tuxtla Gutiérrez and then on to Angel Diaz to meet with these guys. Take a left off an main road and Angel Diaz is at the end of 47 miles of a dirt and rock track which took us up to 1900 meters which holds the cloud forest and middle rain forest of the Soconusco zone around the Novillero River – a stunning area.
These coffees in our opinion are little brighter and sweeter than the rest of the other growing areas in Mexico – a resemblance to the Huehuetenango growing areas of Guatemala.
The cherries are as selectivity picked and then an additional pre-sorting happens before wet processing in the village to make double sure that only the best and ripest cherries are processed.
The coffee is wet processed which consists of depulping the cherries and removing the fruit and some of the mucilage on the beans through a washing process which is done on the evening of harvest.
The coffee is left overnight in fermentation tanks to complete the fermentation process. After this the coffee is washed, and the parchment is carefully set on the patios for sun-drying. They are then transpoted to the dry mill in Siltepec.
This coffee was sent for decaffeination at the Mountain Water facility in Veracruz, Mexico – also sometimes referred to as Mexican Water Process.
This unique non-chemical decaffeination process uses the clear waters from the highest mountain in Mexico, the Pico de Orizaba to gently remove the caffeine from the green beans.
In basic terms the process works by immersing the green beans in water in order to extract the caffeine content. The water preserves the soluble flavour components of the green beans and this protects the original characteristics of the coffee.
In order to remove the caffeine from the water containing these soluble flavour elements, the water is passed through a filtration system. This produces a solution comprising the original mountain water and the soluble coffee flavours, now free from caffeine.
The resulting green coffee is 99.9% caffeine-free. The beans are then dried to the required moisture content prior to our importation.
The Moutain Water Process is patented and is also organically certified in accordance with the regulations of OCIA, NOP and JAS. It is also Kosher certified.
In June 2017, the The International Taste & Quality Institute based in Brussels with judges selected from 15 of the most prestigious European culinary and sommeliers associations awarded Mountain Water Decaf a gold star Superior rating.
Our Brewing Notes
Coffee Dose Weight 20.0 g
Brew Temperture 89c
Shot Time 24
Extraction Yield 18.9 %
Shot Weight 37.0 g
Liquid Retained Ratio 1.17 g/g