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RICH ITALIAN

Regular price £16.95

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POSTAGE COST

For U.K. mainland we offer a Free Delivery service for all orders over £20. (currently free on all orders for a limited time).

£2.95 for orders under £20. For international orders please email hello@wbroast.co.uk for a quote.

WHEN WILL MY ORDER BE DISPATCHED?

We work on all orders in the order that we receive them. Normally we dispatch parcels either the same or next working day. However during very busy periods it may take an extra day or two for your parcel to be dispatched.

Please contact hello@wbroast.co.uk for any returns. Returns can be made for any unsatisfactory products and full refund given. Please contact us within 5 business days of receiving your purchase to allows us to look into your query. We accept returns up to 30 days from delivery date. 

If your order becomes damaged in transit, we ask for you to provide photo evidence so we can process the refund through Royal Mail.

Packaging:

Currently all the coffee packaging we use is 100% recyclable - label 5 and produced in the EU.

Label 5 or polypropylene (similar to yoghurt pots) is easily recyclable and widely accepted at recycling points and kerbside collections. 

This packaging type keeps your coffee ultra fresh and features a resealable tag and valve.

 

FAQ's & Storage

Frequently Asked Questions:

What strength is the coffee?

We advise this coffee to be a strength of 3.5 out of 5. Punchy but not over powering. 

Are the beans oily? 

No, these beans are not oily, if you have particularly sensitive machine/equipment, these beans should be perfect. 

Where to store the coffee?

We recommend storing the coffee in a cool, dark, dry cupboard, before you open them. Once opened, reseal the bag and they can be safely stored in the packaging, and we recommend to consume them within 4 weeks of opening.

How many coffees do the bags serve?

250g - serves 13-15 coffees. 500g - serves 26-30 coffees. 1kg - serves 55-65 coffees. We recommend one kilo bag to serve 2 coffees a day, to last a month.

What's the best before date?

All our coffees are roasted to order, meaning they couldn't be fresher. We advise a best before date of 6 months from the order date. 

Why plant trees?

  1. Restoring animals’ habitats, which, in turn helps increase biodiversity by giving endemic species the chance to thrive
  2. Removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere by putting it back into the plants and soil, and therefore helping to reduce global warming
  3. Cleaning the air by removing pollutant gases such as nitrogen oxides, ammonia, sulphur dioxide and ozone by trapping these gases in their leaves and bark 
  4. Restoring local ecosystems that have been destroyed by deforestation or other external factors
  5. Reducing the impact of flooding and soil erosion, which helps to protect nearby communities and their livelihoods 
  6. Providing an income for tree planters in lower income countries.

Espresso Brew Guide

Brewing espresso is a lot like brewing tea; if we leave our bag in too long we risk over-brewing the tea and extracting “stewed” bitter flavours from the leaves but if we do not leave it long enough our tea risks being weak and insipid. This means we must exert control over our brewing process to ensure that we extract all of the desirable flavour compounds whilst leaving behind the compounds responsible for unwelcome bitterness and astringency. This is easy with a teabag – we can take it out whenever we choose – but achieving the same control with espresso is slightly more complex.

Coffee does not extract homogenously during its brewing cycle. Most extraction occurs during the first third of its brew time. Typically fruit acids and bean fragments that contribute towards body extract first, followed by sugars, and then bitter compounds.

‘DIALLING IN’ OUR ESPRESSO

Understanding your grinder is the key to achieving desirable DOSE and BREW TIME. Whether you are using a modern “on-demand” grinder or a more traditional “dosing grinder” you should be able to control both DOSE and GRIND TEXTURE, both of which are critical to brewing balanced espresso. Here’s how...

Using scales, weigh a consistent dose of ground coffee into your double espresso basket -16g - 18g is a sensible choice for most espresso machines.

Aim for 36-40g of liquid espresso or roughly a ratio of 1:2 (18g of ground espresso to 36g of liquid espresso). 

Is it within your target brew time window? We recommend 20 - 30 Seconds.

Yes = SUCCESS!

Your espresso is probably well brewed and should taste full, sweet and balanced.

No = If you haven't extracted 30-40ml of liquid espresso, in 20-30 seconds, your grind is too FINE and your espresso will most likely taste thin, bitter & ashy.

Coarsen your grind slightly then grind and discard at least 20g of coffee to remove traces of the previous grind setting

No = If you have extracted too much liquid espresso (over 30ml for single espresso, over 60ml for double). Your grind is too COARSE and your espresso will most likely be weak and sour.

Make your grind slightly FINER then grind and discard at least 20g of coffee to remove all traces of the previous grind setting

Great Taste 2 Star Award Winner - Rich Italian Espresso Roast.

“Best beans in Berkshire. Incredible taste, smooth and delicately balanced. Great service“. - Thanks Alex! 

A carefully crafted selection of coffees, deliciously dark roasted for an intense, full-bodied taste.

  • Small batch roasted to order for maximum freshness
  • Championing small farmers - grown on a 2.5 hectare farm
  • 100% natural, organically grown, high quality coffee beans
  • Fully resealable/recyclable bags, to stay fresher for longer
  • Tracked delivery via Royal Mail, shipped same day
  • 500g will make at least 30 coffees

“Truly excellent coffee. Tried this company and it's Rich Italian coffee beans recently in our eternal quest for delicious coffee at home and it didn't disappoint! The coffee is gorgeous and every interaction with the company impressive. My new favourite without a doubt!” - Thank you Lea! 

What you need to know:

  • Full bodied blend giving a creamy mouthfeel, notes of caramel, cookie and nut, with a powerful kick
  • Strength 4/5
  • Acidity - Soft

Perfect for:

Latte, Flat White, Cappuccino, Espressos, Americanos, stronger Filter coffees & Bean to cup coffees. Particularly good for espresso based drinks. Stands up well to milk and oat/dairy alternatives. 

Once opened, consume within 3-4 weeks for best results.

“Lovely rich coffee! The smell wafting from the kitchen did not disappoint the taste test. Smooth with no bitter acidic aftertaste. Bonus was the Italian coffee with Panetonne - pure heaven.” - thank you Katarina! 

Finer Detail & Main Coffee Farm (Guatemala):

A sweet and balanced coffee with flavours of caramel, nut and hints of cookie, low acidity, good body and clean tasting finish.

OWNER - Erica Sanchez

ALTITUDE – 1700 - 1950 meters above sea level


LOCATION – San Antonio Huista, Huehuetenango, Guatemala

PROCESS – Washed

VARIETY – Bourbon & Caturra

FARM SIZE - 2.5 hectares

SCA SCORE – 86

Ericka Sanchez is the owner of 2.5 hectares of land in the San Antonio Huista area of Huehuetenango. The farm, La Montaña, is planted with Caturra, Bourbon and Pache, and sits at 1700masl. Ericka is part of the Red de Mujeres, or 'network of women' in English and she manages her farm using organic fertilizer which she produces onsite. Ericka doesn't use any chemical inputs and has diversified the other crops she grows on the land to safeguard for a sustainable future. The fermentation method she uses is fairly unique and is now been passed on to other members of ACODIHUE. Ericka lets the coffee dry ferment for a longer period of time in controlled conditions in order to accentuate the characteristics in the cup.

The Red de Mujeres, or 'network of women', is a large group of female coffee producers covering five different areas of Huehuetenango. The group is made up of 830 women. Within the entire community of women there are 8 different Mayan languages spoken, highlighting the diversity of culture and language in this area of Guatemala.

All of these women have been either widowed during the 36 years of civil war in Guatemala, or were left when their husbands fled the country during the coffee crisis between 2001 and 2004. Since Huehuetenango was one of the areas hardest hit by the crisis, many people decided to give up altogether and find work elsewhere, leaving their families behind.

Roasting Perfection

Unique 1%: We roast using high airflow to reduce impurities for a cleaner taste. 99% of beans aren't roasted this way.

GREAT TASTE PRODUCER

Qualified "Great Taste Producer", guaranteed quality. Winning 8 awards in 3 years. See for yourself?

Easy Brewing

Roasted for easy brewing. You won’t need a beard, Bunsen burner or refractometer to brew the best coffee you’ve ever had.

Customer Reviews

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C.J. (Hoddesdon, GB)
Rich Italian

If like me you prefer a large cappuccino in the morning these are the essential beans for the job. Absolutely delicious coffee and the service from Alex and the team at WBR is outstanding.

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Alan George (Broomfield, GB)
Excellent full bodied coffee for breakfast

I have only recently started buying this Rich Italian coffee and am really enjoying it. Having purchased many brands this is one of the best. It’s now my favourite for my breakfast which I make in a mocha pot and add a little frothed milk. It’s excellent balance and smoothness plus good strength work perfectly for me.

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David and Carolynne (Reading, GB)
Great coffee, excellent service.

We are subscribers and can't wait to receive our regular orders of Rich Italian. Great taste and great service from West Berkshire Roastery.

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Ellis Risk (Glasgow, GB)
Outstanding Coffee

I have had many coffees now from this amazing roastery and have to say that although all have been utterly outstanding, the Italian blend is the best I have tried. Phenomenal across the board. Next up black gold, I’m excited .

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Daniel Armstrong (Didcot, GB)
Nice, punchy espresso

Great on its own or as a base for milkies

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