coffee format

coffee format

From stove top to Nespresso - however you choose to make your fresh coffee we have a format to suit your machine.

Our roasteries are skilled in preparing, roasting and grinding our coffees to suit all the different delivery formats that we offer. The variety of formats allows you to choose how you want to make your coffee at home or on the go.

fresh coffee

With nearly 40 years of collective experience working in the coffee industry, Fresh Coffee aims to bring you the very finest coffee in every format.

We’ve spent many hours working with our expert partner roasters to develop our coffee signature - rich and bold with an intense flavour. We’re proud to bring these magnificent, quality coffees to you, the home barista. The best coffee in the world is the one YOU like the most.

zero carbon

roasted coffee

This multi award winning eco-roast technology produces some of the most sustainable and environmentally friendly coffees on the planet. Our Eden Project roast and ground origin coffees are roasted using this technology.

The roastery uses recycled spent coffee grounds as fuel to fire an eco roastery. This ground breaking, environmentally friendly roasting technology delivers truly sustainable, carbon neutral roasted coffee.

ARABICA V ROBUSTA

 

As I am sure most lovers of the bean know there are broadly 2 different types of coffee species (there are actually more than this but these are the 2 that make the best coffees) out there. These are Coffee Arabica (Arabica) and Coffee Canephora (Robusta). Both have different properties and both offer different attributes to the coffee that you drink. Today’s blog is going to try to simplify the differences between these and arm you with better information to get a better coffee.
 
Firstly some wiki style information. Coffee is technically a fruit hence the name coffee cherries and the interesting bit to the coffee drinker is the seed (think cherry stone) hidden under the coffee cherry’s dark red flesh. What’s in these coffee beans (not technically a bean, beans are legumes) depends on the soil it grows in (what gets absorbed into the cherry), the location it grows in, the amount of sunshine and rain it gets whilst growing, how ripe it is when it gets picked and finally how the cherry is processed to release the coffee beans. A really useful analogy is wine grapes, its all about where they are from and how they are grown to create the finished product in the bottle. Already this is a topic for another blog all of its own so back to the point.
 
Marketeers have been trying their best to convince everyone that Arabica is all good and by default, robusta is all bad. Not true. There is no clear demarkation between Robusta and Arabica in terms of quality, instead there is a very broad overlap with many great quality robustas better than lower quality arabicas. The main reason they both are commercially farmed is that they both offer something different to the finished coffee and this changes depending on what you are trying to achieve in the cup. Both have their place.
 
Arabica is a much more delicate, vibrant, fruity, acidic coffee than its Robusta cousin which offers strength, body and intensity so the choice of bean to put in your cup really depends on what you would like to drink. A long filter coffee where you are looking to experience the citrus, winey notes of a delicate lightly roasted coffee is a perfect candidate for a 100% arabica East African coffee. Whereas, if you are looking for a strong delicious smooth espresso, then a blend of the character of both coffees is perfect; the arabicas to provide the delicate and high flavours, the robusta to provide the body and intensity. When combined together, the whole is better than the sum of the parts.
 
So, the simple rule of thumb is if you want a delicate filter coffee, drink a 100% arabica. If you want a balanced, well rounded great cup of coffee with more body, drink a blend of arabica & robusta and if you want a great authentic espresso, drink a Saquella espresso.
 
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There are countless opinions and “experts” out there telling you what makes a good coffee and why, but what is the reality? In an ongoing series of simple blogs we are going to try to give you the information you need to navigate your way through the World of coffee buying and drinking. We won’t tell you what’s right or wrong, that’s up to you, the way you like your coffee is always going to be the best for you. What we will try to do with this series is to use our many years of coffee industry experience to give you simple advice about how to get the best from the humble bean and how to make sure you get what you want when you need a cup.
So the next time you ask for an espresso and the crema disappears even before you can lift it to your lips or you ask for a filter coffee and the bearded tattooed “expert” barista gives you an Americano, you can climb up onto your soapbox and deliver the lecture about the difference between what you ordered and what you got. Just remember, the best coffee in the World is the one you like the most, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.