Freshly roasted coffee delivered to your door

PUBLISHED: 10:06 10 November 2015 | UPDATED: 10:06 10 November 2015

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London-based start-up Pact Coffee is about to deliver its 1 millionth bag as people across the UK discover the joy of freshly roasted coffee sent to them as and when they need it.

A flexible delivery service through the post ensures that, unlike supermarket coffee, the coffee can be drunk when it tastes best. And by analysing cumulative feedback, Pact is able to send people coffees that it knows they love and that work for their preferred brew method.

The taste of coffee - think affogatos, tiramisus, chocolate beans, coffee stouts, coffee cakes and a cup of freshly brewed coffee. In the UK we now spend more on coffee than tea. But instant coffee, and often supermarket coffee, doesn’t reveal the full joy of freshly roasted coffee - which is why coffee delivered to your door makes sense if the service is right.

Craftsmanship goes into picking, tasting and roasting Pact coffee. The beans are deliberately roasted lighter than the industry average. This means they retain their individuality - the more subtle flavours that can be both revealed and also hidden by the roasting process. Roasting coffee is a bit like toasting bread, we are looking for a nice golden brown colour – not too pale, not too dark.

The five popular brewing methods taking on instant coffee in British homes:

1. The cafetiere, or French Press. Still a classic and the most popular brew method among Pact customers.

2. The pour over filter, many coffee buffs are falling in love with the pour over brewing method. Pact recommends the V60 filter as the easiest to get into and even offers a free one to customers signing up. It is a very easy switch for the instant coffee drinker!

3. The espresso, brewed with a machine forcing a small amount of almost-boiling water under pressure through finely ground coffee beans.

4. The stovetop, a design classic for a strong, thick, rich coffee.

5. The Aeropress, a relatively new option, invented in 2005 by the people at Aerobie. Works by forcing steeped coffee through a filter.

Try Fresh Coffee for £1 with the code SL15 - first 250g bag worth £6.95.

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