Prospector’s Gold – Best Selling Coffee
Prospector’s Gold, one of our customer’s favorites, is also one that brings back heritage of gold mining to our area in which developed the brand – Black Powder Coffee. Long before the “California Gold Rush”, early pioneers struck it rich here in Reed Creek North Carolina.
History of Gold Mining in Charlotte – Carolina’s Gold Rush
12 year old, Conrad Reed found a nugget of gold in Cabarrus County in 1799, Reed Gold Mine was established. This 17 lbs nugget was the first authenticated discovery of gold within the United States! Gold mines in the Charlotte area is known for what made Charlotte’s banking industry with the discovery of two gold mines in the hearth of uptown; Rudisill mine & St. Catherine’s. Robert M. Miller, co-owned Rudisill Mine and was one of the original board members of Commercial Bank, today’s Wells Fargo.
Learn more from this article from Charlotte Five.
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Innovation in Coffee Roasting
We consider ourselves to be “pioneers” in roasting coffee. We aren’t trying to mass produce, become the most well known brand……although that would be nice! 😉 but when it comes to roasting coffee, we are looking for our “gold”.
- Sourcing green coffee beans from the right farms – Direct and Fair Trade. Making sure that the beans we select for our roasting are responsibly harvested.
- 21 Origins – we select beans from different areas, Indonesia (not many local roasters roast coffee from this area based on pricing), Americans (South America & Mexico), & African.
- Constant Improvements and Cupping – Innovation is part of what makes us pioneers, we are constantly looking to improve, develop and provide the best tasting coffee.
Just like the area in which we live, roast and call home, we look back to the history in gold mining and use this as navigation in our coffee roasting.
Be a Pioneer…..Drink Craft Coffee.
WE WILL BE CLOSED
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23
OPEN: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24
9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
ENJOY YOUR THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY!
Don’t forget locally we are available at Lowe’s Foods, Publix, Josh’s Market, Point Blank Range and Earth Fare (Huntersville, South Park, Ballantyne, Concord and Fort Mill, SC)
HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM BLACK POWDER ROASTING!
Check Your Bag For Freshness
How fresh is the coffee you are drinking? Look for Roasted on date! Every bag of Black Powder Coffee comes with the roasted on date. As soon as we convert the green beans to roasted coffee, the coffee begins to release CO2 gas. By buying and consuming coffee from 3 till day 21 for a dark roast and from day 28 for a light roast after roasting – you will get the maximum flavor. Some customers have been surprised that when the coffee is only one day old it does not yield the same flavor a.k.a. weak. This is due to the science behind coffee aging. The coffee needs to degas enough to allow the water to leech the coffee grinds to produce a good cup. Sadly many of the commercial coffees that you find in the grocery store have a one year expiration date. Many times this means you were not consuming coffee till it is at least four months old – the freshness has left the bag. Some companies package in nitrogen to extend the shelflife but as the beans degas that nitrogen evacuates as well. Nitrogen is heavier than air and heavier than CO2, so it may help but nothing can help after four months. Taste the difference when you buy from a craft artisan roaster.