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ROASTERS CHOICE - BRAZIL COMING SOON

Regular price £17.95

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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. Return cost to be paid for by customer. 

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

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 red apple with toffee and brown sugar. Medium roasted. April Roasters Choice. Limited to 100 bags.
Ever changing selection, Roasters Choice is our pick of the best coffees. Often award winners, micro-lots and limited runs.
The absolute perfect way to kick start your morning routine, with or without milk. Easy to brew, roasted for espresso and bean-to-cup machines.
  • Hand-Roasted to order in our Great Taste Award Winning roastery for maximum freshness.
  • 100% Arabica, speciality grade, taste the difference coffee beans.
  • Safely packaged in compostable & resealable bags to keep your coffee fresh. 
  • Easy to brew, roasted to produce consistent tasting coffee. 

    What YOU need to know:

    • Delicious notes of red apple, toffee and apricot, characterised by a natural sweetness. Low soft apple acidity, creamy body.
    • Fully traceable, Direct Trade.
    • Rich, smooth, well-rounded medium to dark roast.
    • Strong but not overpowering, bitter free.
    • Acidity - Soft Apple.
    • Body - Full.
    • Stays fresh for up to 6 months unopened. Once opened up to 6 weeks. 

    What’s all the fuss about & main coffee farm: 

    Region - Sul De Minas, Brazil
    Growing Altitude - 1239 metres above sea level.
    Variety - Bourbon
    Milling Process - Natural
    Aroma - Sweet.
    Flavour - Red apple, brown sugar, toffee, apricot.
    SCA Score - 85 - independently rated excellent.

    Situated on the border of Sul De Minas and Cerrado, sits the mountainous region of ILicnea with farms rising from 1100 – 1320 masl before the land falls away into the expanse of the Cerrado. The area is made up of 6 communities. This beautiful area is blessed with a micro climate that provides conditions for producing unique and intriguing coffees.

    At an altitude of 1239 meters, situated at the GPS coordinates 20º 52' 40"S 45º 45' 07"W, you will find a coffee farm known as Córrego Bonito. A long history is behind this farm and the producer Joaquim.

    When it comes to coffee production, Joaquim shares that the volume can vary annually but estimates an average of about 400 bags for export.

    At Córrego Bonito, there are no permanent employees, only temporary workers during the harvest season, usually around eight in number. Throughout the rest of the year, Joaquim, his father Orlando, and brother Roberto maintain the farm, emphasizing its identity as a family business. The total area of their farm is approximately 35 hectares.

    Joaquim's approach to coffee farming is steeped in tradition. Using organomineral fertilisers, they nourish their crops. When required, they prune their plants, manually harvesting the younger crops and using handheld machines for the older ones.

    The processing of their coffee is natural and thorough, embodying the care they give to their coffee. Their beans are sun-dried in drying yards for nine days, followed by a slower drying process in a vertical dryer for an additional five days. Keeping an average temperature of 28°C, they only stop the process once the beans reach a humidity level of 11.6%. After that, they remove the dry husk and transport the coffee to the COCATREL warehouse.

    Looking forward, they plan to improve their machinery and acquire further training to produce even better quality coffee. Besides coffee, the farm also grows corn to feed their cows.

    As a family of small farmers, they rely heavily on their land for sustenance. Joaquim's mother utilises the fruits grown on the farm to make "fruit pulp," which she sells in the city to generate an additional source of income. They take pride in their production process, blending tradition with aspiration, forever striving for a better quality yield.

      Roasting Perfection

      We roast to emphasise body and sweetness, with reduced, soft apple like acidity. Like a Swedish head massage on your taste buds.

      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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      M D (Manchester, GB)
      Colombia ElBombo

      A great roasters choice. Smooth punchy taste great in a flat white.

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      Neil O (Chester, GB)
      Consistently Excellent

      I've used WBR a number of times and they're coffee is consistently good. Excellent value, great times and excellent coffee.The Colombia El Bimbo was excellent. Great in milk based coffees. Will definitely order this one again.

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      Aaron (Thatcham, GB)
      Another lovely coffee

      I’ve started ordering the Roasters Choice to mix up my coffee orders. This is yet another lovely tasting coffee that did not disappoint

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      Kim Bonnelykke (Tonbridge, GB)
      Best coffee I have had for long time

      Tried this Brazilian monthly special and it's the best I’ve tried for espresso in a good while. A great smooth coffee and the flavour is fantastic. I hope you bring it back again!

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      Matt Orford (Southall, GB)
      Lovely brew

      Got this in addition to my usual Signature Gold blend, usual great quality, really smooth, and received 3 days after roasting date. Keep up the good work WB Roast!

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