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Silver Oak Coffee - The Black Bag

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This coffee has been developed in response to demand and a particular need. This is a darker roast coffee specifically aimed at home espresso machines where the user might not possess a grinder, bean to cup machines and those people that seek out the darker more intense roast styles.

Currently the bean is Finca Jauja from Guatemala.
Having undertaken testing on a range of home espresso and bean to cup machines I found that limitations of the equipment meant that lighter roasted coffee was less suited since controlling the acidity levels was more challenging. I have therefore developed this style so that home users can experience and enjoy high quality single estate beans without having to buy the robusta laden low grade coffees available in supermarkets.

It is my intention to change this bean with the seasons and offer what I believe is the most suited current single estate bean for the purpose. The aim is to roast the beans so that acidity levels are much reduced, extraction of coffee solids is easier and overall the coffee is less grind sensitive than the more contemporary Seasonal Espresso Blend.

Currently the bean is Finca Jauja from Guatemala. At this roast level, a more traditional Northern Italian style roast, the sweetness from the lighter roast is still present together with chocolate notes and a little pleasant smokeyness.
Great for: Espresso, Milky-Frothy, With milk
Origin: Central America/Guatemala
Roast Profile: Medium-dark

When do we roast and post your coffee?

We roast on TUESDAYs and sometimes on Saturdays if stocks are low. We dispatch orders Monday thru Friday by Royal Mail - 1st or 2nd class.

Orders for 1-3 bags are sent Royal Mail 1st Class. Orders for 4-7 bags are sent via a courier.

Delivery prices to United Kingdom


Initial collection: Silver Oak Coffee - Cambridgeshire

Tasting record

Method Dose Grind Time Volume Comments
e.g. Espresso 18g Vario 1E 25secs 30ml A bit finer next time would be better.