Cup profile and tasting notes
Thick jammy mouthfeel of strawberry, blueberry, milk chocolate.
|Coffee||Bella Vista Natural|
|Farm||Finca Bella Vista|
|Altitude||1250 -1480 mals|
|Owner||Maria Lidia Rodriguez Chacon|
|Region||Victoria, State of Yoro|
|Certification||Grown with natural soil conditioners|
Not a fan of this one. Tasting notes were spot on... thick jammy mouthful!! After 2 cups I threw the rest away. Very distinctive taste... I can understand that some may like it. Beans and had it as an Americano.
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.
Europe: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden.
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.
How do we keep you updated as to the status of your order.
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.
Shipped confirmation – this means your order has left our roastery by your chosen method.
Do we meet our delivery deadlines?
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.
Missing, Damaged or Incorrect Orders
We try very hard to ensure you receive your order in pristine condition. If you do not receive all your products or in the unlikely event that a product arrives damaged, please contact us via the email address within the 'contact us' section of the website.
Please note: Royal Mail does not class an international shipment as lost or missing for 28 working days unfortunately we can not take any action until this time has passed. During that time we recommend that you ask your local sorting office / post office if they've tried to deliver (even if they haven't left a card) and ask your neighbours if your order has been left with them. You should also check that the delivery address you gave us is correct, this can be found on your shipping confirmation email. If your delivery still hasn't arrived after 14 working days and you have performed the above steps then please email us.
Change of Mind, Address and Cancellations
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.
Please note that orders that have been ground to order (e.g - not whole roasted beans) may be exempt from our usual returns policy, as these represent a customised special order item. Any 'Free Gifts' received with the product must also be returned. Coffee Real will not refund the cost of postage incurred in returning a item.
If you follow the steps above you will receive a full refund of the product price and any delivery charge paid.
We cannot cancel your purchase when:
The seal has been broken on any products, or the goods were a special order to your specification.
To qualify for a refund or exchange the product must be:
In otherwise "as new" condition; and complete with any free gifts offered with it and, if possible, the original box and packaging.
This promise does not cover faults caused by accident, neglect, misuse or normal wear and tear.
If you have a coffee subscription with us please note that if you change your address and/or product profile in your account settings after the purchase date this will not update your current order, only future orders and thus you will need to notify us by email of any changes you wish to make.
We asked and Finca Bella Vista provided.
We wanted this coffee to be picked were separated into three lots to be processed three different ways - washed, natural and honey process.
So same picking, same cultivar, same altitude, same ripeness, same everything apart from the process.
Processing the same coffee three different ways allows us to taste and experience process used not just the coffee which gives rise to very different flavours and mouthfeel.
Whether you buy all three processes and taste them next to each other or you just try one you are in for an incredible assault on the senses as there has been no expense spared in producing these coffees, no limitations or restrictions at all.
This particular coffee has been processed using the natural method and like its two sisters (honey and washed) it is all things wonderful.
The coffee was picked from the highest part of the farm at 1480 masl. The farm at this altitude represents a unique microclimate with diverse shade trees, tropical rainforest conditions and is irrigated by natural spring waters.
The Farm is owned and managed by the wonderful Maria Rodriguez and is located on the outskirts of Pico Pijol which has been declared a National Park and Forest Reserve by the Honduran Government.
Every effort has been made to be in tune with national conservation efforts changing its washing methods and management of waste accordingly in its wet mill. Additionally professional forest management and conservation methods are employed to protect the native trees where the coffee crops are grown and more than 200 hardwood trees.
Maria is committed to social responsibility and supports the local community which comprises of around 60 families. Each family lives on land donated by the Finca which includes the land for the community school. Located on the outskirts of the famous Parque Nacional Pico Pijol (national forest preserve) near the village of Tegucigalpita, municipality of Victoria, State of Yoro. Pico Pijol is situated on the flanks of Montaña de la Flor (Mountain of the Flower) one of the major peaks of La Cordillera Central with an altitude of 7550 feet (2300 meters).