No. 9 Roast

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If you'd like to know more about No.9 Roast, head over to our blog post here.

You can expect a really sumptuous drink with smooth milk chocolate and nougat notes. This is really solid, well-balanced coffee that is super easy to brew and it's been designed specifically for espresso - a first for us! The roast is just a tad more developed than usual (but still no oil on the beans or anything like that - yuk!) and it's just perfect for those of you that like just that little bit more intensity and boldness in the cup. It tastes amazing in espresso-based drinks as frequenters of Cafe No.9 in Nether Edge will no doubt tell you.

Anyone looking for an easy-drinking, easy brewing coffee - look no further. Absolutely perfect for bean to cup machines too! 

Origin:  La Guadalupana, Dipilto, Nicaragua. 

Varietals: Catuai and Caturra

Processing: Washed

Q Score: 86.25 (what's this?)

You can get more sensory information about the coffee by looking at the diagrams in the images above. If you need to know how these work, just click here.

Do you need a recipe? - we're not sure you do! (see what we're on about here). We're always happy to help if we can - just drop us a line using the message icon in the bottom right corner of this screen! We also have sample grind size packs available to help you get your grinder dialled in for all our recommended brew methods. You can order yours here

IMPORTANT: Please read our short Coffee Bean Care Guide here

Want to know more? Read on......

Antioquia situated in the northwest of Colombia.

Most of these are smallholders with 2- 5 ha of land but there are also larger family farms in the department that have been part of families for generations. Only recently has speciality coffee been associated with this department as there have been significant quality improvements over the past number of years.

The climate and dramatic valleys make this a very challenging environment in which to produce speciality coffee. Finca La Ricuarte is a 150 ha farm with 50 ha given to the natural forest and environment. This farm belongs to the Velez family who have owned the farm for generations. The main variety on the farm is Caturra with some Colombia and Castillo as well on the land.

The farm is also certified RFA as it is important to the family to be responsible for the environment as well as for the people they employ.

Remember! - Shipping by DPD is FREE on orders which contain more than 1kg of coffee. You can mix and match varieties and bag sizes however you please. Single 250g bags go by Royal Mail 24 Large Letter Post and cost £1.95. To see all shipping options, click here.

Customer Reviews

Based on 33 reviews

If you like the weak stuff then this website is for you.
I've had two different coffees from here, this one and the Beshasha, both are very weak and pale coffees.
I'm assuming the rest of the coffees on here are the same incredibly light roast – it's hard to tell though considering they don't tell you what the roast number is, or what the overall strength of the coffee is, you guys really need to make that clear! The beans are good quality though, but as someone who prefers a stronger coffee it was a big disappointment for me.

Hey Ryan, so sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the coffee. I suspect the way we approach roasting isn't for you from what you've said, which is a real shame. You may have more luck with a company that specialises in dark roasts or perhaps by looking for 'espresso roasts'.. We tend not to talk about roast degree much but your review has definitely inspired me to get something down on paper about that,

Oh, and just so you know, we publish ALL our reviews.

Michal Cabaj
Tricky to get right but when you do it is delicious

I do enjoy this coffee. I am not sure it is worth the money you pay for it though unless you really know how to get the best out of it. I found out its the best to use more of it than you would usually on the same grind setting and tamper it very firmly to avoid the weak and acidic taste. I do use £200 delonghi machine so might not have a tools to do it justice.

Tom Bradshaw
Great product

Always great product from the guys and this roast doesn’t disappoint

Love the packaging!!

Really quick delivery and good communication from the company!! I love the coffee’s packaging. I graduated from uni of sheffield this year but haven’t been back since March... wanted to support a local sheffield business this Christmas and so pleased with my order! Will order again!

Shaun Robinson
Good brew

Very enjoyable coffee with a rich flavour and aroma