Real Fresh Coffee Book (Hardback)

Real Fresh Coffee Book (Hardback)


Real Fresh Coffee Book (Hardback)

This hard back book is the culmination of over 20 years of experience in Speciality Coffee. Jeremy and Steven have put pen to paper to create the perfect guide to understanding where coffee comes from, how to roast, what makes Speciality Coffee so special and how to create the perfect coffeeshop quality brew in your own home. Real Fresh Coffee makes the perfect gift for coffee lovers or as a reference guide for the coffee connoisseur.


To celebrate the launch of Real Fresh Coffee, we're selling a copy of the hardback book along with a bag of Xejuyu, Guatemala (one of our most popular coffees) for just £20. Whilst stocks last.


People often ask a question that we find impossible to answer: ‘How do I find the coffee that’s right for me?’ For us, coffee is always about a willingness to explore. If you take the view that our tastes and preferences may depend upon mood, time of day, or what else we happen to be eating or drinking at the time – and you buy into the view that coffees can and do taste different – we don’t think that any single country, continent, farm or blend can offer a single answer. It’s an approach that we rarely take in other food or drink choices – after all, do you only ever buy one type or style of wine? Do you only eat one kind of food, whether Italian or Turkish or Vietnamese? Didn’t think so. So why narrow the focus when you’re dealing with coffee?

This book contains what we've learned from living and loving good coffee over the past two decades. We take you through the whole coffee process, from origin via hand-roasting to how to make the perfect brew at home. With some sprinklings of coffee tales along our journey, the changes in the coffee scene since we began and how proud we are to now be one of the leading Speciality Coffee companies in the UK.

Steven Macatonia and Jeremy Torz
London, 2016


Coffee is the most popular drink worldwide with around two billion cups consumed every day and more and more people are turning to good quality, fair trade coffee (premiumisation); evident by the number of independent coffee shops opening up in towns and cities as well as the number of us playing home barista as the choice of specialist beans and professional coffee-making gadgets grows. Real Fresh Coffee is the indispensable guide for those who want to understand more about how to source and brew quality coffee so that you can choose your beans and make your perfect cup of fresh coffee with confidence. The book follows the chain from farming, processing, grading, shipping, roasting and brewing; teach you the full range of coffee styles available in modern coffee shops and how to recreate good quality coffee at home; learn to identify regional and varietal differences; and how to make signature drinks.


Jeremy Torz & Steven Macatonia founded Union Hand-Roasted Coffee in 2001. They have been a driving force in the UK coffee-scene since the mid-1990s when they opened what was the country's first boutique micro-roastery. Union Hand-Roasted Coffee was behind the successful growth of the UK's first quality coffee bar chain, and in recent years the two coffee-obsessed proprietors have developed an industry-leading platform for sustainable sourcing of premium quality coffees direct from farmers and producers around the world. Union Hand-Roasted Coffee supplies some of the finest restaurants, cutting edge cafes and retailers around the UK and direct from their roastery through to enthusiastic coffee drinkers at home.



Publication Date

9th June 2016




23.6 x 2.2 x 20.9 cm

To find out more about Union Hand-Roasted Coffee, click here.

Delivery Information for this product


We aim to despatch all orders within 2 working days of receiving them. During peak mail order periods (for instance, Christmas or other promotional activities), this timeframe may be extended slightly, although every effort will be made to despatch your order as soon as possible. 

All our coffees are roasted to order so we require at least one working day before we can despatch your order



Standard delivery is charged at £2 per order (mainland UK)
For all orders over £15 (before delivery) or over 2KG in weight, delivery is FREE


Convenient Delivery packaging

In an effort to reduce wasteful packaging and also make delivery more convenient for you. If your order is 2 x 200g bags of coffee or less your delivery will be sent in a box designed to fit through your letterbox. So you no longer need to wait in for your Union Coffee delivery.
N.B not all letterboxes are made equal. Our boxes are designed to meet the Royal Mail letterbox guidelines, sadly this doesn't cover all letterboxes. We've discovered that older houses can often have unusual dimensions and the box may not fit through.


Our Couriers

For all 1 & 2 x 200g Coffee Orders your delivery will be sent First Class Royal Mail
For all Orders of 3 x 200g, 1kg, accessories and gifts are sent recorded delivery via DPD



We are happy to deliver to international addresses. Orders need to be placed with a valid postcode/zipcode to allow our couriers to locate and quote for correct shipping cost.

2018 prices up to 2kg

  Europe * International Zone 1 * International Zone 2 *
0 – 1000g             7.85 1305 18.50
1001g – 1500g             12.55 22.00 24.45
1501g – 2000g 23.00 50.00 70.00

For country zone list please click here.

If you would rather order by phone, please call the Roastery on +44 20 7474 8990 and we will happily take your order and quote for shipping if relevant.

Where goods are unavailable, or out of stock, Union Hand-Roasted will advise customers appropriately through the online shop or by email or phone where those have been provided with an order.
Re-orders of previous shipments can be done easily through the 'my account' section of the website. If one or more products is out of stock, the re-order link will not be visible. Please check individual products required, or select alternatives.

Our online shop no longer has a minimum transaction value.

Returns and refunds

If you are unsatisfied with the contents of your despatch you must contact us, either by telephone or email within 24 hours of receipt to inform us of your issue.

Union Hand-Roasted does not refund or exchange coffees, teas etc. if ordered incorrectly through our website.

Real Fresh Coffee Book (Hardback)