Product Details

Gone for Lunch

Cup profile and tasting notes

Good body and a rich fruity base with some sweet nuttiness and almond (marzipan) - balanced out by a fruity acidity. Lovely rounded lush finish.

Coffee Brazil Fazenda Progresso / Colombia Finca Sabanitas / El Salvador Finca La Arada
Percentage 35% / 30% / 35%
Variety Catuai / Caturra / Bourbon


Average rating

from 52 reviews
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Our absolute favourite for a home-ground coffee. We only buy Gone For Lunch beans.


The best coffee! We buy every single month.


Excellent coffee. We had a cup of Gone to Lunch at the Downe farm shop café and bought a couple of bags on the back of that. My only minor gripe; it's cheaper to buy 4x250g bags at the farm shop than it it is to pay postage for a 1kg bag directly from Coffee Real...

Brian R
Continues to be a favourite, keep it going please
Having tried for many years to find a really good coffee, I first enjoyed this one in a cafe some years ago. So, Gone for Lunch has been the only coffee I drink at home ever since! The smell and taste is spot on for all day drinking.
Brian R
Still a favourite which is why I always order 1kg of beans at a time!

Gone for Lunch, tried many coffees always come back to this one. Always favourable comments from visitors about the coffee. I will not change. Great service from the team and prompt deliveries.

Becky L

Delicious smooth blend. I drink this everyday!


Fantastic coffee. Bought the beans and have been making espresso with my Cafelat Robot. 18g in, 10s pre-infusion, 36g out. Delicious and tasting notes all accurate and identifiable!

Iain M

The 6am Blend is my go to coffee however, this is a decent little alternative. It's slightly smoother and not quite as demanding on the tastebuds but don't be fooled, this is a great coffee (although to be fair, most of the coffees from Coffee Real are).

Chris F

Another order just arrived and liking the option of 1kg bags. 6am will always be my go to coffee but Gone for lunch is always a great alternative.

Brian Rose
Reordered, this time in a 1kg bag, seemed better than ordering smaller quantities as it is now one of our two stock coffees to order.
Paul O
First tried in a coffee shop in Reigate and was hooked! Tastes and smells amazing.
Have enjoyed drinking this coffee for some time, but now cook with it too! Makes wonderful coffee and walnut cake, dark chocolate and coffee truffles, coffee/chocolate mousse and delicious coffee ice cream.
Good coffee is always a personal matter. I have been using Gone for Lunch for several years. For me this is the best coffee to drink anytime. Always delivered very promptly from Coffee Real. I have tried other coffees but always come back to Gone for Lunch. Highly recommend this coffee.
Good coffee is always a personal matter. I have been using Gone for Lunch for several years. For me this is the best coffee to drink anytime. Always delivered very promptly from Coffee Real. I have tried other coffees but always come back to Gone for Lunch. Highly recommend this coffee.
Rich and delicious! We bought this after our local coffee shop served it. Bought it ever since

Very tasty coffee - easy to drink at all times of the day. Would definitely buy (and again)

Tasted this at Sift in Kew and was blown away by the wonderful flavour. It lingered and was smooth, rich and strong. When we ran out I ordered three bags online and was delighted the coffee arrived the next day. Great product and great service, thank you so much!
Tasted this at Sift in Kew and was blown away by the wonderful flavour. It lingered and was smooth, rich and strong. I went back to buy a bag of grounds for home.and this week I ordered three
Brian Rose
Lovely coffee around the lunchtime period as balanced and smoth.
My favourite blend, very mild but pleasant tasting
Bobby Fame
I first had these beans in a cafe in Kew and was blown away by how much I loved it. Perfect for Espresso anytime of the day, has great flavour, gives a good creme and great aroma. Its the only one I use now, delivery is always prompt, packaged well and zero quality control issues with the beans. I love it.
I used to drink this all the time at my favourite coffee shop. I have since bought myself a domestic espresso machine and there was no doubt in my mind which was my first blend to try on it. It's a fantastic espresso and beautifully smooth and easy-drinking in a latte. Highly recommend.

I buy this coffee for my husband after he first sampled it at Holmwood Farm café, Chislehurst, Kent. He loves coffee, but has struggled to find one he really liked - until 'Gone for Lunch'. This is now the only coffee we buy - choosing the beans to grind fresh for each cup. We also treat our son, who is equally smitten!.

Simply delicious and very well balanced. The coffee works with and without milk at any time of the day. It's getting hard to choose a favourite now!
Mark A
Having stopped into the Coldharbour Shop (attached to Plough Inn) on a number of occasions and had a great coffee I had to find out what they were brewing and this was it. I've tried a lot of beans over the years but this consistently makes a great flavoursome latte and after 6 months with these beans I've not been tempted to try anything else!
chrissie Harmer

After trying many coffee beans from Coffee Real my husband and I both agree this is a smooth coffee good alrounder coffee . Never fails on quility . every cup is as good as the last .

Chrissie H
We tried this coffee at a local fair . Since then we are hooked . Smooth flavour and perfect for any time . We also gift some to friends and family to share the love . Love love love this coffee .....❤
Chris Farmery
A great espresso, always add it to the cart as its a great coffee and easy to drink. One of my top 3 Coffee Real favourites.
These beans have a fantastic taste. I've been using them for my morning lattes.
After drinking Gone For Lunch in Two Many cooks in Dorking a few years ago it it's been my favourite coffee ever since.

We really like this coffee - first discovered it in a local cafe, enquired what it was, then started buying it directly. We use it for lattes - excellent.

I've not drunk espresso in a while and this was my re introduction. Was a little rusty with grinds, tamping, quantities etc but first cup out the machine was a proper joy and the next few only got better and better. Highly recommended.
Sharon Rapley

After drinking this at the Hothouse Cafe in Cobham, I ordered this blend online straight away. A fantastic coffee. Great results in my cafetière... Just delicious

Alastair Buchan
I have tried many coffees but always come back to Gone for Lunch I will not be changing again. Best coffee I can find.
Jonathan Wood
My Wife raves about this coffee it is simply one of the best espresso coffee's out there works best with milk or as it is.
Karen Rogers
This is the best espresso I've ever had. You can tell that the beans have been roasted by someone who has a passion for great coffee.
Chris F.

This is another one of my regular espresso purchases. Its a very good all rounder and will take milk well. I have drunk this regularly for a number of years and not had a bad one yet. Great taste = Great coffee in my book. Thanks Coffee Real!

Tony Doyle

Quite simply the best espresso beans there are!

Tina Norris

My partner and I had this coffee at the Dabbing Duck in Shere. We will be buying this regularly, its stunning.

Alistair Stewart
After drinking far too many cups of coffee at the Cookie Bar in Hindhead I decided to buy the same beans for home. We were using a Gaggia Classic to make espresso, but it works just as well in a cafetiere which is far less faff. This is a great everyday blend that we keep coming back to every time we've tried another to add a bit of variation. Every other bean just convinces us that this is the best coffee to be found. The fact that 2nd class postage consistently gives us next-day deliveries is just the icing on the cake.

Fantastic coffee. Brilliant flavour and perfect crema for latte art. Slight sweetness which I love and really takes milk well.

Scott Partridge
I've never really been a coffee drinker - I've always found it too bitter. But Urban Kitchen in Reigate serve this stuff and it's now my favourite blend! Having reviewed the amount we're spending on a weekly basis, I'm now considering buying a coffee machine for the office and will be buying a bag or two of this stuff - It's gorgeous!
Val Marsden
This blend of coffee for us beats every other one we have ever tasted, including well-known high street brands. It is the champagne of the coffee world!! Thanks for your kind words Val - it is a great blend and liked by many coffee lovers Coffee Real Crew....
Tony Doyle
Had a cup of this in Two many Cooks, Dorking and have to say it is fantastic. Bought a large bag of beans and have never been let down by the flavour. Thank you Coffee Real.
Kate Wicken
Gary - it was nice to meet with you and team last week. I guess we were doing it all wrong, thanks for sorting out our espresso machine, oh by the way, love the coffee.
Robin Prior
I had this blend in Urban Kitchen last week and bought some to take home - no matter how I throw this blend through my machine it never pulls a bad shot of espresso. I have sampled a lot of others, but will defiantly buy this one again. For a well rounded but complex espresso you can’t go wrong with this baby.
Jon Hebberd
I buy your coffee online and noticed that you supply Cafe CHI on the London Heathrow perimeter road - gave it a test run as I work at LHR - the flat white was top and so too the espresso straight.
Jonathan Spence
Visited Cafe Chi at the World Business Centre (I work for Barclays in the city and our chaps down at WBC3 talk about the Cafe Chi coffee so had to visit) I had a Flat White and was told it was made from your espresso blend Gone for Lunch - it was outstanding and has to be one of the best Flat Whites to pass my lips. Do you have any outlets in Docklands
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Our Delivery Policy

Where do we deliver?

We would deliver to Mars if we could – to reach the whole of the universe with good coffee, but it is not that simple – so for now we deliver to:

UK: Channel Islands, Isle of Man, British Forces Post Office.

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How long will it take?

We do not work at weekends so the term working day means Monday to Friday. If you place an order on the weekend it will not be sent out until Monday.

All orders placed before 13:00hrs 'normally' go out the same day. We do not guarantee orders go out the same day as ordered.

Royal Mail - You can order up to 2kg (7 x 250g bags) using Royal Mail first or second class - orders over 2kg will be sent using Interlink Next Day

UK Mail Next Day  - using this service you can order up to 10kg (38 x 250g bags) will ensure your order gets to you the next working day once the order is despatched from the roastery.

If you use this service you maybe required to sign for the delivery unless you elect to take responsibility for loss if left in a safe place. You will receive an email update from UKMail with a one hour delivery window and using the consignment number you track your order.

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Once you have placed your order you will receive 2 status updates - they will be:
Order confirmation – this means we have received your order and the coffee is yet to be roasted.
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We try our best to meet the delivery deadline quoted, but on the odd occasion a parcel can be delayed due to reasons that are out of our control.

Why don't we offer free postage?

Nothing is free in life. We know you all love free postage and sometimes we do offer it as part of a promotion, but it is our policy to charge for postage. We have considered offering free postage but the costs would have to be absorbed elsewhere by you the customer. We don’t hide our postage costs.

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You can cancel your purchase at any time either before or up to 7 working days* following the day you receive the goods by emailing us at the address shown in the 'contact us' section of the website.

Your product must be complete and in 'as new' condition e.g. if you have opened the postal packet to examine the product you must have done so without damaging or marking the product or packaging. It must not have been used and it must  have the heat seal still in place. It should be returned with the original postal packet and packing note you received with it.

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Additional Information

Gone for Lunch is a twist on an old blend.

We’ve widened out the base El Salvador Finca La Arada 35% to give a little more body / richness to the blend, kept the Brazilian Brazil Fazenda Progresso at 35%, still bringing in some background nuttiness, moved the Colombia Sabanitas up by 5% to increase the bright/sharp sweetness. Nice rounded finish.

Brew Notes

Coffee Dose Weight    20.0 g
Brew Temperture 93c
Shot Time 24
Extraction Yield    18.9 %
TDS    9.95 %
Shot Weight    35.0 g
Liquid Retained Ratio    1.19 g/g