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Darker Roasted Coffee

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A selection of estate coffees given a darker roast to release more sugars and slightly neutralise the acidity naturally found in coffee. Darker roasts are most suitable, though not exclusively, for espresso based coffees and for those who like to drink their coffee without milk or cream.
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  1. Lincoln Imp's Coffee

    Lincoln Imp's Coffee

    Above the altar in Lincoln's magnificent gothic cathedral you’ll see a small stone figure. To this day, the stone imp stands frozen in place or at least until no-one is looking, when he often indulges his taste for a fine cup of coffee by visiting one of Lincoln's other magnificent Norman buildings, home to Imperial Teas. Not content with helping himself to a drink, he also likes to turn up the heat in our roasting room. Seeking out the strongest coffees he submits them to his own special inferno roast to produce a coffee that is devilishly good! Learn More
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  2. Tanzania Tembo Majinja Dark Coffee

    Tanzania Tembo Majinja Dark Coffee

    This coffee bean at a dark roast is full bodied, with a brisk sweet flavour and exquisite bittersweet fruity aroma. Notes of treacle toffee, chocolate orange, caramel, raw cocoa, dried fruits, plum and molasses make it one of the world’s great dark roast coffees. The blend of coffee bean varietals, including Bourbon, helps create this very complex flavour profile. It is sourced from the Majinja Farmer Group, which is currently made up of 20 farmers in the Ibembwe, Msia, Mbozi and Songwe regions. Learn More
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  3. Sumatran Jumpa Jaya Coffee

    Sumatran Jumpa Jaya Coffee

    This intense coffee is sourced from the Arinagata Cooperative, a collection serving 2,000+ small hold farmers who grow coffee in the Aceh rainforest at altitudes up to 5,500 feet. The co-op is an organic and Fairtrade certified Gayo Arabica coffee producer and exporter. When roasted as darkly as this the flavours described as herbal, grapefruit, cherry, chocolate, walnut, white grape, vanilla and fresh flowers evolve into cedar, maple, chocolate, spice, raisin, black treacle, liquorice and sweet tobacco. It has a syrupy richness, exquisite flavour and the native volcanic soil gives it a rich, silky character. It is, deservedly, among the most famous coffees in the world. Learn More
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  4. Peru Treasure of the Andes Coffee

    Peru Treasure of the Andes Coffee

    When sourcing coffee from Peru we look for coffee that can deliver a complex array of flavours. Typically we would hope to find notes of cream, caramel, lemon zest, marzipan, dark chocolate, pineapple, lemon, lime, pomegranate, bergamot, nutmeg, blackcurrant, raspberry, cherry, cane sugar and cocoa. We buy from different producers in Peru depending on quality and availability. They are all from worker’s co-operatives and where organic, sustainable farming methods are used. In fact, that is quite easy as I am yet to see an offer of coffee from Peru that is not produced in this way. Recently we have been supporting the Cafe Femenino project. Learn More
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  5. Nicaraguan Black Bull Reserva Coffee

    Nicaraguan Black Bull Reserva Coffee

    Hacienda Sajonia produces very high-quality coffee generally but in our search for coffee perfection, we like to go one step further. To this end, the estate produces a small amount of their absolute best beans called Sajonia Reserva Familia. We think it yields one of the best darkly roasted coffees in the world. Darkly roasted coffees tend to trade the nuances of aroma for the big, bold character and the bittersweet, syrupy cup demanded by those who love very intense coffee. The Reserva offers something more though, with tones of rich, milk chocolate, hazelnut, caramel, Brazil nut, orange zest and molasses. Hacienda Sajonia is located in the beautiful El Diablo nature reserve high up in the relatively cool, cloud forest-clad mountains between Matagalpa and Jinotega in northern Nicaragua, placing it right in the middle of Nicaragua’s premier coffee growing region. The estate covers an area of 1,000 acres, of which over half is primaeval rainforest, home to an incredible array of flora and fauna. Learn More
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  6. Nero King of Espresso Coffee

    Nero King of Espresso Coffee

    Every company protects the recipe for their own special blend of beans believing it to be the perfect combination to make the ultimate ‘Espresso’ coffee. We are no different! This blend was created by us in 1996 when the received wisdom was that blends should be made only of coffee beans from Brazil and perhaps some ‘Robusta’. We started to experiment with some of the phenomenal Grand Cru coffees we were roasting, and enjoying in cafétieres and filter equipment, in an espresso machine. After much experimentation, we settled on what we still believe holds up as a truly Grand Cru espresso, and we named it Nero. We love the sweet body, blackberry, chocolate, walnut, black treacle and hazelnut character of this speciality. It is the go-to blend for our customers and Baristas alike when making an espresso. It's also delicious made in any other form of equipment! Learn More
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  7. Natural Mountain Water Decaf Coffee Dark

    Natural Mountain Water Decaf Coffee Dark

    If you give this coffee to someone without telling them it’s decaffeinated you will always be greeted with the same look of astonishment when they find out! Firstly because we apply the same criteria for excellence to the coffee we choose to decaffeinate as we do to all of our Grand Cru coffees. Expect flavours of dark chocolate, raisin, plum, liquorice, malt, black cherry and tobacco. Secondly, the method of decaffeination is designed to remove only the caffeine and not the precious flavour compounds that give coffee its character. The Mountain Water Process involves immersing the coffee beans in water to extract the 99.9% of the caffeine. No chemicals are used, and a filtering process allows the beans to maintain their characteristic flavour. The Mountain Water Decaf process uses clear, pure water from the glaciers of the Pico de Orizaba Mountains in Mexico, although often the coffee we choose is not in itself Mexican. This dark roast makes a phenomenally good espresso or base for a latté and cappuccino. Learn More
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  8. Aged Java Black Pearl Coffee

    Aged Java Black Pearl Coffee

    The character of this coffee is complex, it has refined body, and sweet, spicy, earthy aromas. Notes of pipe tobacco, with woody undertones and chocolate tones, make this a very smooth, dense espresso or basis for a great espresso blend. This is a genuinely aged coffee, having been stored in the correct conditions for 6 years. Artisan roasted in our 2kg micro-coffee roaster. Learn More
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  9. Kenya Black Lion Coffee

    Kenya Black Lion Coffee

    No collection of coffee would be complete without a prizewinning offering from Kenya. It delivers value for money for the aroma alone! Given a dark roast, expect the flavours to suggest treacle toffee, molasses, black cherry, caramel, red wine, plum, dark chocolate, muscovado sugar and dried apricot. Our Kenya coffee is grown by the smallholder farmers of the Bisembe co-operative in Kisii County, a mountainous region of western Kenya famed for evergreen farms. Recently, coffee from this co-operative won the Specialty Coffee Association’s Blind Cupping Competition, scoring 98 out of 100. Learn More
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