Dark Arches Blend


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Recommended for:

  • Espresso

  • French Press

  • Stove Top

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This blend has been created in the style of a more traditional espresso blend to work perfectly with milk based drinks. We have combined coffees from three origins – Brazil, El Salvador & Sumatra – to produce a smooth and full bodied coffee with great depth of flavour – as espresso, you should expect intense chocolate and caramel with a touch of orange on the finish. In milk, this coffee is fantastically sweet with notes of chocolate and praline.

The Dark Arches blend currently comprises of the following coffees:
40% Brazil, Uva varietal, natural process
40% El Salvador, Bourbon varietal, washed process
20% Sumatra, Typica & P88 varietals, semi-washed ‘giling basah’ process

Please note we have enforced a price increase in line with higher green coffee prices that have come into effect due to changing currency exchange rates brought about by Brexit. For more information, please read our blog post here.

Key Stats

Flavours: Dark Chocolate | Caramel | Hazelnut


We named our house blend ‘Dark Arches’ as a nod to the Victorian subterranean space which formed the entrance to Leeds train station in the mid nineteenth century.

Brew Guides


Grind Setting: Very fineBrew Time: 23-28 seconds (assuming dose below)Dose:Brewed Weight 16-18g : 35-38g
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French Press

Grind Setting: CoarseBrew Time: Around 4 minutesCoffee:Water 17-18g : 250ml
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Stove Top

Grind Setting: Fine (coarser than espresso, but finer than Aeropress)Brew Time: Dependent on size & heat sourceCoffee:Water 22g : 250ml (but dependent upon size of coffee-maker)
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Delivery Details

We roast on a Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday / Post orders on a Thursday / You should get your coffee ready to drink on a Friday or a Saturday dependent on the good old Royal Mail service.

Get your orders in before 12pm on a Wednesday to ensure you have fresh coffee to drink by the weekend. If you need to get hold of some coffee outside of our roasting days then please feel free to drop us a line at hello@northstarroast.com

Local pickups can be collected directly from our Roastery at Unit 33, The Boulevard, Leeds Dock, LS10 1PZ on a Thursday or Friday from 8:30am until 5:30pm. There is free parking parallel to The Boulevard on Chadwick St and there is a free water taxi directly to us from the train station along with several bus options. Unfortunately we cannot deliver your order to a local customer for you to collect from.


  1. (verified owner):

    As a avid lover of chocolate the flavour notes in this coffee are fantastic, such great depth to them. I may just have found my new favourite coffee!

  2. :

    An truly outstanding product that has to be tasted

  3. (verified owner):

    Wow. This blew me away! The depth of flavour is just outstanding!

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