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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. Brazilian Espresso de Sol

    Brazilian Ipanema Espresso de Sol Coffee

    This is a coffee of great complexity, with cupping notes observed by SCAA cuppers that included: great body, zest, almond, walnut, honey, caramel, sweet citrus, star fruit, floral aromas and chocolate. We buy this amazing coffee from the Ipanema Estate Premier Cru programme. It set out to produce the highest scoring coffees in the world and the micro lots they are making score consistently in the 90's, a rare achievement for any coffee from anywhere. This current batch is made on the Fazenda Rio Verde farm on the Ipanema estate. This unique lot is processed using the ‘natural’ sun-dried method, although they also produce fine coffee by the ‘wet’ method. Sun drying ensures the sweetest flavours. Enjoyable made using any method it arguably makes the best espresso coffee of any origin. It can be blended with our lighter roast version of this coffee 'Espirito de Sol' to add nuance and for personalising your perfect espresso blend. One thing very few people argue with is that you have the best coffee for making espresso in the world however you blend it. Our 2kg batch roaster ensures it is to perfection for espresso giving a sweet, syrupy cup with lots of interesting nuances, a full-bodied, intense liquor with fruity cocoa notes that linger on the palate. Artisan roasted in our 2kg micro-coffee roaster. Rio Verde is in the Mantiqueira Mountains, translated as the Crying Mountains. Learn More
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Voodoo Comet TM

    Voodoo Comet Coffee

    This blend is adjusted to maintain a constant character according to availability. Cupping notes include dark chocolate, spice, nutmeg, malt, black cherry, nut, molasses, liquorice, plum, sweet tobacco and treacle toffee. It is the most popular darkly roasted coffee in our range. Although often firstly bought for its name, it becomes the once bitten forever smitten favourite of those that drink it! Learn More
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  5. Colombian Inca Dark TM

    Colombian Inca Dark Huila Esperanza Coffee

    This fully washed coffee was grown on ‘La Esperanza’ farm owned and worked by Gerardo Carvajal in the Bruselas, Huila region of Colombia, 1,600 meters above sea level. In this darkly roasted form, its complex character is described as having: notes of stonefruit, plum, toffee apple, brown sugar, dark chocolate and hazelnut. La Esperanza achieves some of the highest premiums for it and arguably Colombia’s finest coffee. Artisan roasted in our 2kg micro-coffee roaster. Learn More
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  6. Aged Java Black Pearl

    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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  7. Java Black Pearl

    Java Black Pearl Coffee

    This classic 'Java' cup of chocolate and spice has a perfectly balanced touch of liveliness on the palate. We roast our Java coffee to an ‘espresso’ roast to allow the richer flavour notes to develop. Tones of fig, dark molasses, walnut, clove, cinnamon, chocolate, tobacco, maple syrup, brown sugar are found in the brewed cup with aromatics of grape, tangerine, almond, light honey, tea and earthy herbal notes are noticeable in the ground bean. Learn More
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  8. Panama Dark Side of the Moon

    Dark Side of the Moon Coffee

    This is one of our most popular dark roast coffees. It has a very appealing bittersweet, fine, dark chocolate like character. Other cupping notes noticed are brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, toffee apple, sweet tobacco. We buy from different plantations according to the best quality available and only from those scoring 88 and above according to the SCAA cupping criteria. Learn More
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  9. Tanzanian Kibo Chagga Dark

    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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