Message from James [founder]
Does Coffee Quality Matter?
Did you know, that over 95% of the world’s coffee is considered “commercial grade coffee,” grown for mass production, sprayed with pesticides, and stored in a way that encourages mould growth.
All factors that can lead to health issues and an average cup of joe.
Myself and the team at Balance think you deserve better than that.
So what is healthy coffee?
What is Healthy Coffee?
In 2020, after working in the coffee industry for over 10+ years I decided to launch Balance on a mission to bring healthier range of coffee products to the UK.
Every batch of Balance Coffee is sourced from the top 5% of coffee farms worldwide.
Paying 25% more for the coffee we source, we regularly test for things you’d rather not drink, like Mould, Mycotoxins and Pesticides.
The result? A naturally clean healthy cup…with all of the flavour, and none of the nasties!
Finally a coffee you can feel great about drinking.
Farm: La Joyeria
Altitude: 1700 MASL
Farm: Finca Guadalupe Zaju
Altitude: 900 – 1700 MASL
Flavour notes: Milk Chocolate, Hazlenut and Fig on the finish.
The Stability Blend comprises of two single origin coffees carefully combined to create the perfect blend.
Two medium roast coffees from Mexico and Colombia, expertly roasted for an exquisite taste.
Providing you with a perfectly balanced cup with milk or black.
All orders over £25 are shipped for free.
Orders under £25 have a flat rate of £1.49 for shipping.
Place your order before midday for same day despatch Monday – Friday.
Plant Trees With Every Sip
So far, Balance customers have helped us to plant 700+ trees, helping to remove over 35 tons of CO2.
1% of Sales Donated to Project Waterfall
Help us build wells to privide deprived cofffee growing communities with clean water.
Our coffee bags are 100% compostable and sourced with the planet in mind.
Balance coffee is absolutely fair trade (as every product should be).
While some of the coffee that we use may not always be “certified” organic, many of the coffee farms we buy from are in fact organic but cannot afford to pay for the certification.
In fact, we pay a higher price than most to help support farmers’ livelihoods whilst incentivising them to re-invest in order to create a more sustainable supply of coffee for the future.
For 1KG bag sizes it has approx 60 cups of coffee inside.
For 500g sizes it has approx 30 cups of coffee inside.
For 250g bag sizes it has approx 15 cups of coffee inside.
Our coffees all score above 80 points, which means the coffee you sip is not only 100% ethically sourced and sustainable, but also extremely rare – not everyone can get their hands on it.
At Balance, we’re fresher than fresh.
All Balance Coffees bags are sealed with a heat seal immediately after we bag the coffee just 24-48h after roasting.
Due to our quality packaging and fast delivery, your coffee will arrive as fresh as the day it was roasted.
Yes – they are regularly tested at origin during the processing process.
The farmers take pride in the picking and sorting process to ensure no bad beans are selected.
Yes! Balance Coffee Decaf is called Halcyon and it’s super tasty.
As a progressive roaster focusing on quality we use the phrase ‘speciality coffee’ to mean coffees that have scored 80+ according to the SCA and CQI coffee grading standard.
A lot of hard work goes into the production of speciality grade coffee.
All of the producers we work with will have earned a significant premium for the high quality coffee that they produce.
We look to purchase coffees that score of 82+ and in most cases 85+.
From a taste point of view, there is a significant difference between a coffee that scores 80 and one that scores 85.
Generally speaking, coffees that score higher have more complexity.
We source coffees from so many countries across the globe however, predominantly these coffees are sourced from the common coffee growing regions, otherwise known as the coffee belt.
Examples include Africa, Asia, South and Central America.
We have a great relationship with our farmers and co-ops, and are confident they meet all of our selection criteria for the highest quality green coffee beans.
At Balance Coffee we predominantly roast a medium profile for the majority of coffees apart from our single origins which are generally a touch lighter.
Professional Cuppers have described our coffee as “balanced, with a very clean flavour.
Currently we are only shipping with the UK & Ireland.
We hope to soon expand internationally
We use Royal Mail to deliver coffee to your door.
Standard delivery is 48 hours and Express delivery within 24 hours.
Delivery details will be provided in your confirmation email.