FRESHLY ROASTED COFFEE BEANS
WE CAREFULLY SOURCE OUR COFFEE BEANS BASED ON THEIR QUALITY AND EXCEPTIONAL PROFILES. FRESHLY ROASTED DAILY TO BRING OUT THE BEST FLAVOURS IN EVERY BEAN. CHOOSE FROM OUR BEST-SELLING SPECIALITY COFFEES OR LET US CHOOSE FOR YOU…
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Colombian Jazz Speciality BlendChocolate, Caramel, Cherry From £5.20 — or subscribe and save 10%
Brazilian Samba speciality blendRich, Chocolate, Hazelnut From £5.30 — or subscribe and save 10%
Iron & Fire DECAF Speciality blendChocolate, Cashew Nut, Raisin From £6.70 — or subscribe and save 10%
Roaster’s Choice Speciality CoffeeChocolate, Spice, Fruit, Floral, Nut, Caramel From £3.20 — or subscribe and save 10%
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THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE BEAN
It is not a coincidence that Iron and Fire’s coffee beans are popular amongst coffee lovers for their beautiful flavours. Behind the scenes, a meticulous process takes place to take the new crop to your cup. Unique coffee ‘profiles’ are designed to ensure every bean is roasted to bring out the complimentary flavours of its natural characteristics. Precision roasting on our bespoke convection roasting equipment ensures superior consistent roasts. Colour profiling and sampling ensues to pass our stringent tests before the new arrival is released for you to enjoy your freshly roasted coffee!
W100 Speciality CoffeeChocolate, Nut, Caramel From £6.00 — or subscribe and save 10%
The Dark Side speciality blendFull Bodied, Cacao, Tobacco, Treacle From £6.70 — or subscribe and save 10%
Winter’s Bean Speciality blendFull Bodied, Chocolate, Hazelnut From £7.35
Mombassa Twighlight speciality blendFull Bodied, Chocolate, Floral, Berry From £8.45 — or subscribe and save 10%
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HOW DO I CHOOSE THE RIGHT COFFEE BEANS?
We source a range of speciality coffee beans from around the world and offer a wide range of coffees for every taste.The breadth of our range gives a great experience of speciality coffee for the home coffee enthusiast and you can buy all our fresh roasted coffee beans online or direct from our roastery. You will see tasting notes ranging from parma violet to bergamot, to rich dark chocolate and caramel coffee flavours. Many coffee drinkers looking for their favourite brew are familiar with common more simplistic terms such as light roasted coffee or perhaps know you enjoy a enjoy a ‘dark roast’. In very broad terms light roast coffee beans typically refers to coffees that are vibrant, bright and complex in flavour. ‘Light roasts’ are popular with speciality coffee consumers who enjoy brighter, more acidic flavours that are less sweet. To buy your coffee beans online you could try our Panama Geisha or our Tutti Frutti blend if this is you.
The term dark roast coffee beans refers to beans that are the darkest in colour as these beans have been developed beyond ‘second crack’ in the roasting process. This over development causes oils to be released and the bean to become smoky, oily and often burnt tasting. They are often described as having smoky or roasted flavours. If you enjoy a full bodied, rich coffee then look for tasting notes such as chocolate, full bodied, toffee, caramel. Our Colombian Jazz or House blend would be a perfect coffee to try. These are what might be described as medium roasted coffee, maintaining the balance of intended flavour of the bean whilst offering you a full bodied chocolatey flavour, perfect for espresso based drinks and also working across all brewing methods.
Although used as a guide, light roasts, medium and dark roasted coffee are oversimplified terms for the complexity of the roasting process which combines knowledge and skill and the use of temperature, smell, colour, and sound to monitor the development of the bean.
Frequently asked questions
What is the best way to store coffee beans to keep them fresh?
We recommend storing your beans somewhere that is cool and dark, away from any strong smells and tightly sealed to avoid contact with moisture and oxygen. The bags they come in are perfect for this purpose, just be sure to seal them tightly.
How long can you store coffee beans?
We recommend storing and consuming your coffee with 3 months of roasting for the best experience. However we do recommend you store your coffee in a cool, dark place away from any strong smells and tightly sealed to avoid contact with moisture and oxygen. The bags they come in are great for that, just be sure to seal them tightly or wrap in an elastic band
Is fresh roasted coffee worth it?
We certainly think so, you will have a significantly more pleasurable experience with fresher coffee as you will have a much more heightened flavour within the bean, more flavours to distinguish and a very pleasant aftertaste.
How do I buy fresh roasted coffee?
Well you’ve come to the right place, we roast every day Monday to Friday on our Petroncini roaster so all of our coffee is freshly roasted.
Is freshly roasted coffee better?
Fresh roasted coffee tends to be much better than ‘off the shelf’ coffee as it will have much more of the aromatics, which makes up around 75% of what we taste so you will likely have a much more pleasurable experience with fresh roasted coffee. However it is worth noting that if you let your coffee rest at least 5 days before brewing the coffee becomes much more stable.
Is it better to buy whole bean coffee or ground?
We recommend buying wholebean and grinding yourself if you have the facilities to do so as this stays much fresher for longer, however we can grind your coffee for you just before we dispatch it if you have no grinder to use.
How long do roasted coffee beans stay fresh?
Roasted coffee stays at its tastiest for around 3 months post roast, however some coffees last even longer. Just make sure to store your coffee correctly and avoid moisture and exposure to air.
Which coffee bean is good for latte?
We tend to say anything that is a little darker in flavour notes such as chocolate, caramel or nuts, these tend to cut through the milk really well, however some of the lighter roasts can taste amazing as well and everyone enjoys something a little different. A great starting place is with our Colombian Jazz.
How long should freshly roasted coffee rest?
We highly recommend that you wait until at least 5 days after coffee has been roasted before brewing, however coffee actually becomes a lot more stable to brew with as it gets older (21 days) and then tastes amazing up to around 3 months after roasting. You can find out the roast date on the back of your bag.