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The Docks House Blend

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Recommended for:

  • Espresso

  • French Press

  • Stove Top

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About

*FORMERLY KNOWN AS DARK ARCHES

Our most popular blend, this has been a best seller over the years having formerly been named after local Leeds landmark the Dark Arches. Following the move of our roasting facility to Leeds Dock, we have now refreshed the name to reflect the home of North Star along with the medium roast level we use for this blend.

We have put a lot of work into creating our house blend over the last few years, tinkering with components and percentages until we think it is just right. Our aim has been to create a blend that embraces many of the characteristics of a traditional espresso blend but that embodies principles of specialty coffee working with amazing producers from across the tropics, profiling and roasting their beans to a medium level before carefully blending them to create a characterful cup.

 

 

 

Key Stats

Flavours: Milk Chocolate | Toasted Nuts | Tangerine

Details

The result is a coffee that is versatile, working well for the home user in a French Press or Stove Top but also for the Barista proving consistent and easy to work with on an espresso machine. The Docks is proudly our house blend and is named after our headquarters at Leeds Dock.

40% Brazil Fazenda Rainha Da Paz

A classic Brazilian coffee with low to medium acidity and intense notes of milk chocolate and roasted nuts. Full bodied and creamy in mouthfeel, this is a staple coffee from an amazing and relatively young farm in Patrocinio, Minas Gerais. The Montanari brothers (Roger and Marcello) are paving their way in the area fast gaining a reputation for innovation and social and environmental responsibility.

40% El Salvador Chelazos

We are so proud of this coffee having sourced it during a trip to El Salvador in February 2017. Determined to work with small scale producers where possible, we chose the region of Chalatenango to source our coffee from and came across two incredibly determined and focused farmers defying the challenges of the area and remaining committed to the principles of quality coffee production. Leonecio Guillen and Alfonso Rodriguez produce coffee with care and attention and the result is juicy, clean, balanced and bursting with plum and marzipan.

20% Sumatra Bener Meriah

Sumatra is possibly one of the most challenging origins to work with when looking for quality, it’s unique processing method and infrastructure can result in coffees that display a real woody, earthy character. Bener Meriah is a washing station in Aceh (North Sumatra) that belongs to the Bener Meriah Farmers Group, compromising of 400 farmers. We have worked with these smallholders for nearly four years now thanks to the clean coffee they produce –  intense and full bodied this coffee has deep notes of dark chocolate, tamarind and plum.

Brew Guides

Espresso

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 are usually able to dispatch orders received before midnight the next day – due to the current situation with Covid-19 please understand this may take up to 4-5 working days as we are now operating with a smaller team.

Local pickups take place from the Roastery on Tong Road, please note we are still operating social distancing so ring the doorbell when you arrive and we can pass your order through the door. We are offering free shipping for orders above £20 🙂

Once you have placed your order, you will receive an email to confirm it is being processed and then another one to let you know when it has been dispatched.

We use the Royal Mail First Class service to post orders and have been notified they are experiencing delays of up to 7-10 working days – we promise it will be worth the wait but appreciate your patience during these crazy times!

 

 

Customer Reviews

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F.C.
Great Coffee
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J.B.
The Docks Blend
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H.P.
Consistly great taste and good quality
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J.M.
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J.P.
Amazing Coffee