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Our most popular blend, this has been a best seller over the years – with components made up from some of our most cherished relationships, it is a mainstay of our offering creating an approachable and very drinkable coffee suited to metal filter brew methods such as espresso, French Press, Stove Top and AeroPress (with a metal disc filter). It is our take on a more traditional blend with plenty of chocolate notes and hints of roasted nuts with a twist of orange on the finish. Super smooth and naturally sweet, it is the perfect option for those of you who like your coffee with or without milk.
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. This gentle medium roasts pulls out great sweetness and the inherent characteristics of each profile without adding the bitterness that comes from a heavier roast.
This subscription option is made for you if you love The Docks and never want to run out or have to think about ordering, simply select your bag size and frequency upon check out (leaving any special instructions for the post man as to where to leave your coffee if you are out) and it is literally as simple as that!
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 premises 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. We are now funding some infrastructure on Maria Zoila Pineda’s farm (one of the producers contributing to this coffee) to assist with efficiency and environmental responsibility. We are so excited about this relationship in the years to come, the coffee performs consistently well year after year with a juicy, clean and balanced profile and hints of 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.
I have signed up to a subscription with you, when will it be sent out?
Great news! Thanks so much we are excited to have you on board! Your order is now on our system and is usually dispatched between 1-3 working days of us having received it depending on how busy we are! We work so hard to get your order out to you as soon as we possibly can and it will be sent with the Royal Mail 1st Class service.
Are your packages letterbox friendly?
Not currently, we are working on it! There is no signature required for the coffee so if you are not going to be in to receive it, please just include a note for where you would like it leaving and we can include this in our shipping instructions. We know how annoying it is to have to go to the depot to pick up and are working to get a more letterbox friendly option together as soon as we can.
I need to change my address details..
Sure thing! Just drop us a line to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will sort that for you 🙂
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. Please note our shutter doors will be down for security and temperature reasons but we are always in Monday-Friday between 9 and 5pm. 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 are currently operating with a 2-3 working day lead time to process your order once you have placed it. If you have ordered a Nova Bakehouse cookie kit, this will be posted on the next available Tuesday along with any other items you have ordered.
Thanks in advance for your understanding, it is much appreciated in these challenging times!
The Docks Blend Subscription
I live in London and have bought coffee beans from all the usual places but was never happy. When I stumbled across North Star 18 months ago I found a great product at a great price. I regularly bought their beans and had them shipped to London and more recently I have subscribed to their monthly service so I don’t even need to worry about running out of coffee, which is the end of the world of course. I couldn’t recommend them enough.
My absolute favourite
Good, solid and dependable. A great all rounder.