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Black Gold *NEW*

Regular price $23.00

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Shipping & Packaging

POSTAGE COST

For U.K. mainland we offer a Free Delivery service for all orders.

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

Notes of Chocolate Brownie & Vanilla. Medium to Dark roasted. Sourced from an amazing farm in Brazil.
Introducing our all-new Black Gold Coffee - the perfect companion for black coffee drinkers or everyone who treasures a pure and richly flavoured brew.
  • 100% Arabica, speciality grade, taste the difference coffee beans.
  • Safely packaged in recyclable & resealable bags to keep your coffee fresh. 
  • Easy to brew, roasted to produce consistent tasting coffee. 
  • Always freshly roasted

    What YOU need to know:

    • Delicious notes of Chocolate Brownie, Molasses & Berries.
    • Strength 3.5/5
    • Rich, bold, well-rounded medium to dark roast.
    • Strong but not overpowering, bitter free.
    • Body - Medium.

    What’s all the fuss about & coffee farm:

    Fazenda Dutra is a family-run coffee farm located in the Matas de Minas region of Brazil, focusing on sustainable and high-quality coffee since 1950. Founded by José Dutra Sobrinho, the farm is currently run by second generation brothers Ednilson Alves Dutra and Walter Cesar Dutra, alongside Osvaldina Dutra, their mother, who plays a key role in overseeing the quality control which led to them winning an award in the Cup of Excellence 2020.

    The farms cover nearly 1,000 hectares, 650 dedicated to coffee cultivation and the remainder almost entirely to cover crops and nature reserves. These lands are used in conjunction to farm biodynamically, a process which includes composting organic waste to produce nutrient-rich fertiliser for the coffee trees, and planting legumes and other cover crops between coffee rows to improve soil fertility, suppress weeds and attract beneficial insects. This is exactly the sort of farm we want to work with in order to promote a sustainable coffee chain.

    Region - Matas de Minas, Brazil
    Growing Altitude - 1300 metres above sea level 
    Variety - Red Catuai 100% Arabica
    Milling Process - Natural
    Aroma - Sweet.
    Flavour - Chocolate Brownie, Molasses, Nougat.
    SCA Score - 84.5 - independently rated excellent.


      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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      Kim (London, GB)
      Great coffee as usual from West Berkshire Roastery

      First time trying this new blend and I am really impressed. I normally buy the Signature Gold which is one of my favorite coffees, so was really looking forward to trying this. It did definitely not disappoint!! Same flavor profile as the Signature but a bit stronger and with slightly more bitter notes. Great coffee, highly recommended.

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      Edwin Fraser (Inverness, GB)
      Nice, Really Nice!

      I'm not usually one for coffee that has fruit in the flavour profile however this is a really nice coffee. It has a soft/smooth finish across the pallete and a lovely taste in the mouth. I use an aeropress and a moka pot and this coffee makes a consistently good brew that holds its flavour profile even if under or over infused.

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      Sue Unsworth (Tower Hamlets, GB)
      New favourite?

      I tried this on a whim and was pleasantly surprised.

      A very smooth blend, rich and full bodied.

      Will happily buy this again

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      Mihaela S. (Bournemouth, GB)
      Great coffee and great shopping experience

      The Black Gold beans are very nice, I love my coffee. I'm now a regular customer and I'm very pleased with the beans and the shopping experience. If anything goes wrong Alex would make it right immediately which is great, he doesn't never mind the extra asks I have after my every order, it's a pleasure to buy from him.

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      Ian Culligan (Wilmslow, GB)
      Excellent taste

      First time trying this new coffee bean and will definitely buy again. 🙂

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