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The darkest roast on the planet. We begin with a quintessential Costa Rican coffee that can stand up to the heat and intensity of a French Roast. Caramelized sugars, a hint of chocolate and a deeply smoky flavor that attests to the heat of the roast characterize this intensely flavorful coffee.
Profile: Deep roasted flavor with a smoky aroma and dark chocolaty finish. The nutty yet slightly bright flavor of these coffees is complemented by the intense carmelization of the sugars locked in the beans.
Place: Central Plateau, Costa Rica, Chiapas, Mexico
People: Our passionate suppliers are deeply concerned with the social and economic condition of their local communities. They are active participants in programs designed to benefit youth, and other needy segments of the farming sector in rural areas. Central America is economically challenged and our support of their premium coffees at fair prices helps to infuse revenue into their region.
Process: The coffee is handpicked, washed, naturally fermented, and fully sun dried. French roast is the darkest roast that we do. It results in a very large deep brown bean covered in thick oil. We stop the roast before the bean can develop any of the unpleasant burnt taste that can result in over-roasting.
Pairing: Chocolate brownie.
Brew & Store Properly
For Best Results:
GRIND only as much as you need for one cup or one pot of coffee.
CHOOSE the correct grind. Fine for espresso, medium for automatic drip, coarse for French Press.
MEASURE ground coffee to taste. Start with two level tablespoons of ground coffee per six ounces of cold filtered or bottled water.
STORE in an airtight container to protect the flavor and aroma and ensure rich, fresh tasting coffee. Do not freeze or refrigerate.
We source our coffee from the best family coffee farms around the world and buy only the top 1% of Arabica Beans.
We hand roast our coffee daily in small batches to a traditional, smooth taste profile. This is the way we've done it since 1963, when we opened our first store in Brentwood, CA.