Product Details

Hacienda Coyametla Black Honey

Cup profile and tasting notes

Dark sticky stewed fruit, thick viscous lush mouthfeel - stunning coffee

Coffee Hacienda Coyametla Black Honey
Farm Hacienda Coyametla
Variety Bourbon / Caturra
Process Black Honey
Altitude 1325-1430 masl
Owner Zavaleta family
City/Town Zongolica
Region Veracruz
Country Mexico
Certification N/A

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Delivery

Delivery

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.

Additional Information

A stunning and rare black honey process coffee from an outstanding farm - Hacienda Coyametla.

While all coffee processes require time and attention to detail to produce quality, black honey process is by far the most challanging for the farmer and the most complex in the cup. It’s the rarest of all the honey process coffees and is often only available in scarce quantities during certain times of the year.

The intricacy of the process begins with the mucilage, which is left completely intact on black honey coffee beans. The beans are then placed on raised coffee beds to dry. During this critical aspect of the process, the producer must be mindful of over-fermentation, which would destroy the integrity of the flavor.

The beans in the case of this Lot were left for 17 days to dry, covered with minimal to no light and turned by hand every other hour. Timing is everything during this process — drying the beans too quickly or for too long would ruin their exceptional flavoring.

Hacienda Coyametla Farm is located in Zongolica, a municipality located in the south zone in the State of Veracruz, about 100 km from state capital Xalapa. The farm was founded by Nicolás Zavaleta in 1830 where a sugarcane brandy facility was located. Cheap imports of Caribbean sugar cane post-independence forced many planters to plant coffee trees to make ends meet.

Hacienda Coyametla hence became a coffee farm but also still distilling fine spirits. Today the farm is still managed by the Zavaleta family, Humberto Zavaleta and his daughter Alexia.

The farm sits at an elevation between 1,325 and 1,430 masl and grows Caturra (80%), and Bourbon (20%).

The coffee plantation works to preserve the natural beauty of the land which includes a natural reservoir as well as many shade species including avocado, liquid amber, and pine trees, creating an ideal setting for coffee cultivation.

The coffee harvest season is scheduled from December to February where around 10% of total production such as this Lot is honey processed and 2% black honey process.

The cherries are as selectivity picked as possible and then an additional pre-sorting happens before wet processing on the farm to make double sure that only the best and ripest cherries are processed. The coffee is wet processed which consists of depulping the cherries and removing the fruit and some of the mucilage on the beans through a washing process which is done on the day of harvest.