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Black Gold - Biscuit and popcorn sweetness. 
Crafted in our Great Taste award winning roastery, safe from flavour-destroyers, 100% Arabica beans for a dream brew.
  • Safely packaged in resealable/recyclable bags, for long lasting freshness. 
  • Fast delivery on all orders with same day dispatch via Royal Mail. 
  • 100% satisfaction promise. Taste, service, and hundreds of satisfied customers prove you can choose Black Gold with confidence. This time tomorrow you could be enjoying the coffee experience of a lifetime.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

  • Delicious creamy chocolate orange notes
  • Strength 3.5/5, smooth, well-rounded medium/dark roast
  • Acidity - Soft
  • Body - Full

WBR Promise - in the unlikely event you do not enjoy your coffee, simply let us know and one of our team will refund or replace this for you, without a quibble. Discover amazing taste, risk free.  

THE MAIN FARM:

OWNERS – Los Naranjos

ALTITUDE GROWN – 1350 masl

LOCATION – Ahuachapan, El Salvador

PROCESS – Washed

VARIETY – Pacamara

SCA SCORE - 86.5 - regarded as "Excellent"

This farm is planted only with pacamara and has been under Sigfredo for 10 years. Since he took on the farm they have used no herbicides to help replenish the soil and nutrients to give a good base for growing coffee once again. The farm is broken into 23 Manzanas with approximately 3000 trees in each section. The farm is beautifully divided with shade trees and wind barriers to protect the coffee trees. On a day to day basis the farm is managed by some of the graduates from the technical school as well.

The coffee is selectively harvested and from here it then is taken to the wet mill and drying beds at Beneficio San Rafael located between the two hills of El Pilon and Cerro Aguila at 1450 masl. In the harvest this football field becomes filled with drying beds for all the coffees that come from the farms Los Angeles and Noruega.

The Pacamara lot is washed and floated before then being pulped and left to ferment in tiled tanks for around 24 to 36 hours.
After this the coffee is washed in fresh washed to remove the remaining mucilage then taken to the raised beds to dry for 15 to 20 days and being turned regularly to insure even drying until the desired moisture content.

I'M PERFECT FOR:

Filer, French Press/Cafetière, Pour Over/V60 and Aeropress. Works well with or without milk.

Once opened, consume within 4 weeks for best results and before best before date. Store in an airtight container.

POSTAGE COST

For U.K. mainland we operate a free shipping service for all orders over £20, £3.95 for orders under £15. For international shipping please email us for a quote - hello@wbroast.co.uk.

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.

All our parcels are sent using First Class Royal Mail or DPD delivery service. If you are out when the parcel arrives, it can be collected from your local Royal Mail depot. 

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.

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

 

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.

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 (single 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

Customer Reviews

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Tom (Newbury, GB)
Great coffee

Amazing coffee, great price, quick delivery!

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Andrew Duce (Wokingham, GB)
Delicious fresh, local coffee

Consistently good, highly recommend

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Steve (Wakefield, GB)
Can't beat Yemeni beans

My search for coffee from Yemen was my reason for finding West Berkshire roastery. Best beans I've tried ever. The character in the cup resembles no other coffee. Took me a while to dial in properly but was well worth the effort. I will be buying this again if WB manage to get their hands on some more. Good price from these guys too I must add.

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Nicholas Pollard (Rushden, GB)
Delicious - it is indeed black gold

Loved my first taste of black gold this morning and had to write to thank you.
Much more flavour than the mocha and signature gold brands (in my view - although all three are lovely coffees!)
I will be shopping for this again !!

Thank you !

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Mark Greenshields (Bellshill, GB)
Superb

Wow this coffee really does hit the spot very smooth and easy to drink highly recommended

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John Marriott (Newbury, GB)
Black Gold - First time

First time I’ve ordered Black Gold. Excellent tasting coffee. As always excellent service

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Alan Roderick (Weedon Bec, GB)
Black Gold - Best so Far

I have used four out of five of WBR's beans (not gymBREW) and enjoyed all of them greatly. WBR just seem to select and roast to my (current) preferences - about one year into my coffee journey.

Black Gold is my definite preference, and I do still order some of the all the others I have tried. I find it very smooth, with good body and low acidity.

LeLit Elizabeth, Niche grinder 16.5 to 17.0, 16g in for 34-36g out in 36 sec including 6 sec water pre-infusion

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T WESTERMAN (Newbury, GB)
Great bold full flavoured rich coffee

This was my favourite out of the Signature, Italian and Black Gold. Will be buying more!

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Karl Hayes (Croydon, GB)
Great new taste

The Black Gold brand is a really rich but smooth blend. With hints of orange it really hits the spot. My new favourite

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Graeme Fancourt (Swindon, GB)
Black Gold

Fantastic coffee, and love the chocolate orange flavours. This is definitely my go-to coffee

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