balcones especial, peru
Unusually high body for a filter coffee, notice how it sticks to the wall of your cup, just like a good wine on a glass. Very sweet and crisp coffee reminiscent of red apple, plum and toffee.
The lot we have selected is an “especial” preparation that represents about 10% of the summit of the crop. It is harvested from the highest elevations of Balcones, La Lima and Cordillera that produce the most exquisite quality. Because of the high elevation, this Fairtrade and Organic coffee ripens late in the season and is one of the last to be harvested.
chirinos co-operative, san ignacio, Peru
Chirinos is a cooperative of smallholder coffee farmers in Amazonas, North Peru. They were founded in 1968 with just 36 members. They have now grown to over 390 farmers, 30% women, from several communities in Cajamarca region.
Post-harvest processing is undertaken by each smallholder, in small pulping machines, followed by a period of fermentation in lined tanks. Experimentation with different procedures enables farmers to craft and innovate to influence the cup quality they produce. Farmers have learned how each activity at the processing level, can influence the flavour attributes of their coffee. They receive feedback from the trained Q Graders at the co-operative cupping lab. We pay an additional quality premium to farmers producing this high scoring lot.
As this co-operative is also Fairtrade certified, a separate FLO premium paid to the co-operative by buyers has been invested in many projects, but most notable is a highly organized thoroughly researched organic composting system. This is comprised of nitrogen rich manure produced from guinea pigs, mixed with composted coffee cherry, cow manure and honey water from coffee processing. This is mixed with EM (Extra-ordinary Microorganism) to increase rate of decomposition. This organic compost facility is the powerhouse for successful organic crop production and is critical to ensure that farmers produce sustainable yields and continue to maintain soil in peak condition.
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
NEW UK DELIVERY INFORMATION FOR SUMMER 2016
After listening to what many of our customers have told us they like (and don't like) we have made some changes to the way we charge you for delivery and how we send your orders. The good news is it should make it cheaper for you to receive our coffee and less likely you'll miss a delivery.
Standard delivery is charged at £2 per order (mainland UK)
For all orders over £40 (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.
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 UPS
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.
2016 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.