Cup profile and tasting notes
Red cherry and hazelnut with a milk chocolate and praline body
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Quite a light taste, but very pleasant.
Lighter flavour than I normally choose, however it leaves a lovely after-taste that lingers for a long time after drinking it.
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.
Fazenda Rainha Da Paz is a relatively new farm having been established as recently as 2008.
However, there is by no means a lack of experience since the farm is owned by the Montanari family and is managed by fourth generation brothers, Roger and Marcello.
Under the watchful eye of their highly experienced coffee farming father, the brothers are pushing the boundaries of modern coffee farming in Brazil.
The Montanaris are descendants ofItalian immigrants and Rainha Da Paz is located close to the town of Patrocinio in the heart of the Cerrado in MinasGerais.
The altitude averages 936 MASL though the range runs from 800 to 1,300 MASL.
The farm is one of threeowned by the family and the other two, Fazenda Sao Paulo and Montanari III, are located close by. Like many farmsin the region, most of the tasks have been mechanised – in particular the harvesting and incredibly the three farmsare run by just seven members of staff. It’s astonishing to think that a farm of a similar size as Sao Paulo (74hectares) in a country such as Nicaragua or Guatemala, would require more than 500 people to pick the coffeeduring the peak of harvest. The flat lay of the land is seldom seen in other coffee producing countries and it is thisfactor that allows for mechanical harvesting.The Montanaris have angled their neat ‘hedgerows’ of coffee at 330degrees from north as they have ascertained that this will provide the trees with the longest hours of sunlight. 5varietals are grown across the farm to ensure that ripening and harvesting can be planned across a greater periodof time to avoid bottlenecks at the processing areas and drying patios. These include Mundo Novo, Topazio, Catuai,Rubi, and Acaia. These coffees are processed separately and as such we can cup them all to find the very best toimport into the UK.A test plot on the farm allows the family to grow new and different varietals which can be studiedfor yield, resistance to disease and cup value. Marcello is an agricultural engineer so takes a keen interest in thisarea as he plans out the future of the farm. A range of varietals will of course bring about different cup profiles andthe same can be said of the processing techniques that are employed too.