Welcome to Great Brington Coffee


The coffee plant

Joe Sacarello - Chief Coffee Roaster

Our Probat roaster

A little about us

Great Brington Coffee is a speciality roasting business in the heart of the English countryside. We source, roast, package and deliver, freshly roasted coffee to family, friends and the office market, in the Northants area and across London.

Chief Coffee Roaster, Joe Sacarello, has a family history of over 125 years roasting coffee in Gibraltar. This experience, combined with his life in England, led him to develop a small roasting business in Northamptonshire. Today, Joe and his wife Sarah, roast weekly at Folly House, enjoying the beautiful serenity of Great Brington village.

Although the cafe culture is thriving and everyone expects a good cup from the high street, we believe that the home and office market are ripe for improvement. Therefore, not only do we offer speciality coffees but we also sell - what we consider to be - the best and cleanest way to make coffee at home: the Clever Coffee Dripper.

Our Colombian blend

Our first coffee is from Colombia, chosen because of its high quality and stringent quality controls right through from the farm to the export warehouse in the docks. I saw this on my tour of farms in the main coffee producing areas of Colombia in October 2014.

The coffee plant had spread to Colombia by 1790. The oldest written testimony of the presence of coffee in Colombia is attributed to a Jesuit priest, José Gumilla. In his book The Orinoco Illustrated (1730), he registered the presence of coffee in the mission of Saint Teresa of Tabajé, near where the Meta river empties into the Orinoco. Further testimony comes from the archbishop-viceroy Caballero y Gongora (1787) who registered the presence of the crop in the north east of the country near Giron (Santander) and Muzo (Boyaca) in a report that he provided to the Spanish authorities.

Our Guatamalan blend

Our second country of origin is Guatemala, considered by many to be the best coffee region in the world unless you include the somewhat erratic region of Blue Mountain Coffees in Jamaica. We have established a good contact in the roasting business in the capital and he is advising us on the best farms to buy from.

Our Decafinated blend

Our last offering at this time is a decaffeinated coffee from Colombia. Following a roasting and cupping session given by David Kastle, VP of trading at the Swiss Water Decaf company, the unanimous view was that the Colombian decaf coffee was the closest in taste and goodness to the original coffee.

In time we hope to develop our own blends especially as we gain inspiration from the numerous high quality coffee houses in London. This city is now considered to be at the forefront of the coffee revolution and is preeminent in Europe if not the world owing to the Antipodean influence of Australian immigrants.

Our speciality coffees




Colombian

I selected this Colombian coffee bean on my trip there in October 2014, because of its bright flavours and smooth taste. This coffee is a reflection of its recognised origin in the foothills of the Andes, and the stringent quality controls in place, right through from the berry picking on the farm to the packet.




Guatemalan

Big, brave and bold, I chose this bean, because of Guatemala’s well-earned status as one of the best-loved coffee regions in the world. So that we can trace the taste back to its source, we have a close colleague in the capital Guatemala City, and he advises us on the best farms to buy from.




Available in the following sizes




227g - £3.50
500g - £7.00
1kg - £12.00



Colombian Decaf

Our decaffeinated coffee bean was selected following a roasting and cupping session given by David Kastle, VP of Trading at the Swiss Water Decaf Company. The unanimous view was that the Colombian decaf coffee bean came the closest in taste and quality to the original.




We love the Clever Coffee Dripper!




The Dripper is ideal for two large cups of Coffee.

The Clever Coffee Dripper is a plastic cone brewer that we find the most effective way of brewing speciality coffees. Unlike most cone brewers, the Dripper marries the principles of immersion brewing—or steeping like a cafetiere—with the principles of extraction. Water is poured over the grounds into a conical brewer, which suspends the immersion until you release the coffee (via a weight-controlled valve) over your cup. This combination of pour-over extraction and the longer contact of the grind with water, produces a well-balanced cup with a strong body and a delicate flavour. Not only does the Dripper make a delicious cup, it’s also good-value, clean and easy-to-use, making it the perfect choice for your home brew!

The Clever Coffee Dripper - including 100 filter papers - is priced at £17.00


How to use the Dripper

1. Boil the kettle and leave it to cool for one minute

2. Place one filter paper in the Dripper (don’t forget to use the papers best-suited for the Dripper)

3. Premoisten with water from your kettle, by rinsing no more than three tablespoons of water through the Dripper

4. For one cup, place 20g or one heaped teaspoon of medium ground coffee into the Dripper

5. Take your cooled boiled water and pour over enough to cover the grounds.

6. Wait for 30 seconds to allow the coffee to ‘bloom’ and then continue evenly pouring water over the grounds until you have enough for your cup of choice. Stir the coffee and allow to rest for 4 minutes.

7. Serve your coffee by placing the Dripper on top of your cup to release the coffee. Total extraction time should take about 45 seconds.

8. Allow the coffee to cool a bit before drinking.


A couple of tips to make it really good!



1. The grind should be medium. That’s less fine than for a cafetiere but not as fine as in an espresso machine!

2. Only use hot water to rinse the Dripper – any detergents might affect the taste.

3. When we say that coffee ‘blooms’ we refer to the bit when the grounds expand and the gases are released.

4. Time, temperature, coffee quantity, and grind are all variables that you can play with.

5. If you find your extraction time is longer than anticipated, coarsen your grind. If it drains through too quickly, make the grind finer!

6. You may also find you prefer a little more coffee in your extraction: play with two or three more grams at a time to find the spot you like without overpowering the nuances of the particular coffee.

7. As always, experiment to your own tastes, and enjoy!

Our Colombian blend

Our first coffee is from Colombia, chosen because of its high quality and stringent quality controls right through from the farm to the export warehouse in the docks. I saw this on my tour of farms in the main coffee producing areas of Colombia in October 2014.

The coffee plant had spread to Colombia by 1790. The oldest written testimony of the presence of coffee in Colombia is attributed to a Jesuit priest, José Gumilla. In his book The Orinoco Illustrated (1730), he registered the presence of coffee in the mission of Saint Teresa of Tabajé, near where the Meta river empties into the Orinoco. Further testimony comes from the archbishop-viceroy Caballero y Gongora (1787) who registered the presence of the crop in the north east of the country near Giron (Santander) and Muzo (Boyaca) in a report that he provided to the Spanish authorities.

Our Guatamalan blend

Our second country of origin is Guatemala, considered by many to be the best coffee region in the world unless you include the somewhat erratic region of Blue Mountain Coffees in Jamaica. We have established a good contact in the roasting business in the capital and he is advising us on the best farms to buy from.

Our Decafinated blend

Our last offering at this time is a decaffeinated coffee from Colombia. Following a roasting and cupping session given by David Kastle, VP of trading at the Swiss Water Decaf company, the unanimous view was that the Colombian decaf coffee was the closest in taste and goodness to the original coffee.

In time we hope to develop our own blends especially as we gain inspiration from the numerous high quality coffee houses in London. This city is now considered to be at the forefront of the coffee revolution and is preeminent in Europe if not the world owing to the Antipodean influence of Australian immigrants.

Order your coffee


Please phone 07721 754129 or email info@greatbringtoncoffee.co.uk for orders and more information.

Joe Sacarello - Chief Coffee Roaster





Sarah Sacarello - Chief Taster