No. 9 Roast


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When I taste this coffee, I'm struck by it's intensity and boldness. It's smooth, like fudge with a hint of bitterness like in dark chocolate. 

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

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 is usual for us (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, Sheffield 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:  Planadas, Tolima, Colombia

Varietals: Castillo, Caturra and Typica

Processing: Washed

Suitable for: All Brew Methods (read more) but best for espresso. 

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

Taste and flavour perception are complex and difficult to articulate. We love sharing our tasting notes with you, but please don't rely too heavily on our reports. Your experience is what matters most and it may be different. We've written about that whole issue here.

IMPORTANT: Please read our short Coffee Bean Care Guide here

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Customer Reviews

Based on 36 reviews
Allison Merrick
New customer

Coffee is Christmas present for my son so not able to comment yet.

Lovely morning coffee

It tastes like how coffee should....I know such a silly thing to say, but it's a very safe, very straight forward honest cup of coffee as an espresso based drink. No fancy flavour notes just a lovely smooth cup of coffee.
I'm finding 17g in and 36g out over 20-25 seconds best personally - which is significantly less than the usual 28-32 seconds.
I'll be making this my regular morning coffee bean for a while.

Anthony Richards

No. 9 Roast


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.