Category Archives: Dark Roast Coffee

Indonesia’s ‘Black Satin’ Sumatran Coffee Beans

Indonesia is currently among the top five largest coffee producing countries in the world. The specific longitude and latitude regions of Indonesian islands create the ideal climate for the Arabica coffee plant to grow. Sumatran Mandheling coffee beans are considered a premium coffee, originating in Western Sumatra, Indonesia. Because of their rich flavors and complex […]

Types of Coffee Roasts

Different types of coffee roasts are achieved by roasting coffee beans for varied lengths of time. Since this occurs along a spectrum there is a very broad range of roasts starting with extremely light to very dark. How coffee beans are classified within the two ends of the scale is often determined by the individual […]

Santo Domingo: The Treasure of the Caribbean

Finding time to slow down and relax may be as easy as brewing a cup of the Dominican Republic’s Santo Domingo coffee. Everything feels different on island time! The Treasure of the Caribbean Dominican coffee beans are often called “Santo Domingo”, after its capital city that is home to over 2 million people.  Santo Domingo […]

Attributes of Dark Roast Coffee Beans

Each type of coffee bean has the ideal roasting time depending on its characteristics. In fact, expert coffee roasters have to perfect specific roasting times to bring out the best flavors in each type of gourmet coffee bean. The longer the coffee bean is roasted, the more of the individual coffee flavors and undertones are […]

Antioxidant Rich Dark Roasts

A new study done at The University of B C in Vancouver Canada has found that roasting coffee beans to a dark brown color produces more antioxidants. These vital antioxidants may also have anti aging properties. The browning process also known as the Maillard Reaction is key to getting the antioxidants so why not order […]

Fresh Roasted Coffee Beans

Just the mere mention of fresh roasted Gourmet Coffee Beans is enough to capture the attention of any gourmet coffee lover. This is simply because there is no substitute whatsoever for freshly roasted and ground coffee beans. Roasting Process The process of coffee bean roasting is quite an art and most coffee lovers know exactly […]

Coffee Houses, Cafes & Online Coffee Stores

Coffee houses have become ever more popular in the last decade. The coffee shop is one of those much loved places that has its own inviting and heart warming appeal to so many of us. There are coffee houses practically on every street corner offering the pure and passionate taste of freshly ground coffee that […]

When Buying Whole Bean Coffee

For the serious coffee drinker, whole bean coffee is always the best option. Whole bean coffee stays fresh longer, and compared to pre-ground coffee, tastes much better when brewed immediately after grinding. This is true for regular as well as Gourmet Whole Bean Coffee. Whole Bean Verses Ground Coffee It is also more practical to purchase whole bean […]