Beans to cup machines produce great coffee if you use the right freshly roasted beans (you are in just the right place). Bean to cup machines DO NOT LIKE over roasted dark, black oily beans and neither do we! The machines can easily get clogged with oily beans, this happens when the beans are over roasted and usually old. We freshly roast every day and if you order before 5pm, you will receive your coffee the next working day.
When I speak to customers, they are often confused when it comes to buying coffee at the beginning especially for a new machine if they have finally seen the light and upgraded from a pod machine. This is why I have hand-picked 4 very different tasting coffees for you to try to start with. In the pack you receive, there will be some tasting notes for you to read whilst you drink and more importantly a recommendation for your next order based on what you like from the first delicious box.
Your beans to cup machine is likely to be set for a double shot which is using around 14-16g per cup. Therefore, each bag should give you around 16 cups of coffee! Perfect for a couple of cups a day for 1 person, if you are lucky enough to be sharing a machine with someone, you will be using twice that. So, we are about 1-2 bags per week depending on consumption, this should keep the most serious coffee drinker caffeinated for 2-4 weeks. So, we have the right number of bags. We want enough to be practical and not run out, but not too much because coffee stales after roasting. I recommend that you buy our coffee about every 3 weeks or 4 weeks.
We roast for around 16 minutes, sometimes longer, sometimes shorter depending on the bean and the crop. We use an incredible hand built Dutch drum roaster from Giesen, which carefully tumbles the beans over a flatbed burner for the most incredible even roast, see our video here (Click here). We pack our coffee literally within a few minutes of roasting into special valve bags to keep the beans at their absolute best and allow the CO2 created by the beans once roasted to expel from the bag.
We don’t and won’t use best before dates. All our coffee is freshly roasted and displays the date, it tastes at its absolute best about a week after roasting, but is still great up to about a month, at this stage, just the right amount of oils within the bean have developed and the coffee will degas as you grind giving you an incredible aroma too. Always look for a roast date to be sure you are buying the best possible coffee and freshly roasted coffee is not a preference, it is ESSENTIAL!
We have been roasting since 2008. We are a small team working in a family run roastery in rural Kent. We take our coffee seriously, very seriously and we have superb customer service to match. Please call us anytime if you need help or advice and one of us will always be here to help. Our Trustpilot score bears testament to our standards, you can see what everyone else thinks here (Click here)
So armed with some coffee knowledge, a great selection of beans in the post and a new member of the Coffee Bean Club, you are ready to go!! Good luck on your new beans to cup journey and be sure to read the leaflet and recommendations for next time. There may even be a little something you didn’t expect