Dark Horse Roasted Coffee Beans – Whole – 1kg

R349.00

Indulge in our dark roasted coffee beans, for an intense, smoky experience. Aromatic and decadent, ideal for early-morning and late-night connoisseurs.

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Description

Characteristics
  • DARK HORSE: Dark Roasted Coffee Beans
  • ORIGIN: Central & East Africa, South America
  • TASTING NOTES: Bittersweet dark chocolate impressions with a tobacco-like aroma, hints of berries and a clear acidity.
The Journey

The complex artistry behind making a brilliant cup of barista-style coffee begins by understanding how different coffee roast profiles impact the product. These could be light, medium or dark roasted coffee beans. To the discerning palate, there is far more to know about coffee than meets the eye.

Like all fineries in life, a brilliant cup of coffee requires time, patience and persistence. Knowing the intricacies behind coffee species, grind size, brewing methods, and coffee roast flavour profiles are all part and parcel of the home barista’s journey. Empowering oneself with basic knowledge has the power to separate a good cup of coffee from an exceptional one.

The roasting process begins with maturation when the coffee seeds are still green in colour with an earthy, grassy aroma. In fact, coffee beans don’t smell like coffee beans at all during their infantile state, which is why roasting is so essential.

The development process allows the coffee to develop between 800 to 1000 different aroma compounds that make up coffee’s flavour. This happens in the following three stages: Firstly drying, secondly browning and thirdly roasting. The dark roasted coffee beans are black, oily and noticeable bitter.

The Dark Horse

The dark-roasted coffee bean profile is less acidic and has a more robust, heavier, smokier finish. Furthermore, dark roasts can be found in Espresso, Viennese, Italian and French blends. Of course, our Dark Horse Blend is the most intense dark roasted coffee bean profile in the MBB family.

Experience the following flavours: the smokiness of bittersweet dark chocolate impressions with a tobacco-like aroma, hints of berries and a clear acidity. Available in the following quantities:

  • 250g Ground
  • Coffee capsules
  • 500g Whole bean
  • 1kg Whole bean

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