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El Salvador Las Nubes ‘The Clouds’

Regular price $18.00 Sale price $23.00

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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

Organic El Salvador Las Nubes. Notes of Chocolate, Toffee & Macadamia Nut. 

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. Medium to Dark 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 recyclable & resealable bags to keep your coffee fresh. 
  • Easy to brew, roasted to produce consistent tasting coffee. 

    What YOU need to know:

    • Delicious notes of chocolate, toffee & macadamia.
    • Fully traceable, Direct Trade.
    • Rich, smooth, well-rounded medium to dark roast.
    • Strong but not overpowering, bitter free.
    • Acidity - Medium
    • Body - Medium
    • Stays fresh for up to 6 months unopened. Once opened up to 6 weeks. 

    Region - Santa Ana, El Salvador
    Growing Altitude - 1600 metres above sea level.
    Variety - Arabica - Bourbon
    Milling Process - Washed
    Aroma - Sweet.
    Flavour - chocolate, toffee & macadamia nut.
    SCA Score - 85 - independently rated excellent.

    The Farm:

    When Isidro Batlle bought this farm in the 1920s, he was so inspired by how high-altitude it is that he named it Finca Las Nubes, for "the clouds." Celebrating almost 100 years of coffee production, Las Nubes is still one of the standard-bearers for quality in the region, placing special emphasis on improvement in processing and experimentation with varieties and other innovations.

    Farm manager Eduardo Moran Larin not only oversees the mostly Bourbon variety trees here, but also a 15-manzana section that is dedicated to a development project growing Typica, Kenya, and Castillo varieties in order to diversify with more coffee-leaf-rust-resistant plants. A century of attentive farming and passion for coffee has allowed the farm to develop a singularly impressive soil structure, and good husbandry also contributes to the success of the land: Altitude plus proper fertilization plus careful consideration for the density of the plants and the management of the whole ecosystem are part of what make Las Nubes a special environment that produces special coffees.

    Las Nubes produces Washed, Honey, and Natural coffees, and the focus is on quality from harvesting through processing, all the way to the cup. This is a washed process of the Bourbon variety that comprises the majority of the coffee grown here.

    The Region:

    Coffee was first introduced to El Salvador from the Caribbean as a garden crop in the mid-18th century but did not gain a commercial production foothold until 1850’s because indigo, easier to grow and more profitable, was king.

    Coffee was first exported—695 bags—in 1856 and the government began to encourage coffee farming. Exponential growth coincided with the development of synthetic indigo near the end of the century. At one time, El Salvador was one of the largest producers of commercial coffees. Today, with a focus on quality over quantity, 70% of coffee from El Salvador sells for a premium above commodity prices.

    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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    Stuart Atkinson (Kensington, GB)
    Just delicious

    This months roasters Choice the Colombian is simply delicious it’s by far the best Colombian coffee I have tasted. Sweet, chocolatey with a hint of sour berry. This is the third coffee I have had from WBR and all have been excellent. Looking forward to the next roasters choice. Can it possibly be better than the Colombian ?

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    Stuart Atkinson (Wimbledon, GB)
    Is this the best coffee I have tasted ?

    Only the 2nd time ordering from West Berkshire Roastery. Ordered the Brazilian coffee of the month Corrego Bonito a very satisfying cup of coffee brewed in the cafetière. No bitterness no sourness a beautiful sweetness of chocolate delicious. When you buy such great coffee for home forget coffee shops. It’s the best coffee I have tasted brewed in my cafetière. Looking forward to the next roasters choice.

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    Brian Parnell (Cardiff, GB)
    Sumatra Cagayan

    Maybe a little late with this review as I’m not sure it’s still available but hopefully it will return very soon. One of the most delicious coffees I’ve tasted in recent times. Mild , smooth and very moreish.

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    Aaron (Tadley, GB)
    Another gem

    West berks roastery keep knocking these out of the park. We REALLY enjoyed this one. I drink as straight espresso and I can’t get enough!

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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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