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What’s new at Black Powder Coffee? What delicious new blends have we come up with? We are changing the face of craft roasted coffee in North Carolina and beyond. At Black Powder Coffee, we want people to stop and enjoy the experience of craft roasted coffee. It’s a fascinating world, with a lot to learn: regions, bean types, brewing types…the list goes on and on! Stop back often toblack powder blog the Black Powder Blog to find out what we’ve been up to, and to learn more about craft roasted coffee.

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Coffee Blend and Flavor | Valentine’s Day

Posted by on Jan 18, 2019

Limited Edition Seasonal Release Just in time for you to enjoy for the season of LOVE!  We enjoy creating new and delicious flavors and each year we look forward to our Valentine’s seasonals. 14 Karat Blend Delicious flavors of strawberries and chocolate come out in this special blend that we created.  Chocolate notes from our Sumatra Mutu Batak and hints of strawberries from our Ethiopian Sidamo Rophi  to create this delicious flavor profile. Shop our 14 Karat Blend  Lover’s Lane Flavored Strong flavors of dark cherry and vanilla are created for this Valentine’s Day treat!  This limited edition flavored coffee is the perfect match for the special cup of coffee that you need for the season of love! Shop our Lover’s Lane...

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What’s The Deal About The Cold Brew Coffee

Posted by on Dec 19, 2018

What’s The Deal About The Cold Brew Coffee There is no doubting that coffee is among the most popular drinks on the planet, and has been for a long time. In fact, there are 450 million cups of coffee consumed in the USA each and every day. In total, there are hundreds of billions of cups consumed around the world, and this shows no signs of slowing down. There are hundreds of different flavors, additions and types of coffee that you can enjoy. Some like a strong coffee with no additions, while others like a more toned-down cup of joe, complete with things like milk and sugar. No matter what your flavor preference or interests, there is surely a cup of coffee that you will love. Being that coffee has been around for centuries, it is no surprise that coffee and the industry itself has gone through a lot of changes over the years. However, one of the largest recent trends in the industry is the emergence and sudden popularity of cold brew coffee. This article is going to take a look at the history of cold brew coffee, what it is, how to make it and more. What is Cold Brew Coffee? As you could likely gather from its name, cold brew coffee is coffee that is brewed or steeped in room temperature to cool water for a prolonged period of time, normally from 12 to 24 hours. The coffee grounds will be soaked in water and then filtered out once the desired taste and strength have been reached. Cold brew is generally more mellow and full-bodied than standard brewing methods, and this is largely due to the fact that cold water is used. However, it is important to know that cold brew coffee is different from iced coffee. Iced coffee is just regularly brewed coffee that is allowed to cool down, and then has ice added to it, so is very different from cold brew, and the tastes of each will reflect that. The coffee concentrate you get when steeping the coffee grounds in cold water is very often combined with things like milk or water. Also, there is no rule saying that cold brew coffee is to be sold and consumed cold, as that only refers to the method in which it is created. Also, while the cold brew craze only materialized over the last few years, it has actually been around for quite a while. While it used to be very artisanal and niche, you can now find cold brew coffee cans in retailers all over the world and many coffee shops of all shapes and sizes sell it as well. Benefits of Cold Brew Coffee? So now that you know a little bit about cold brew coffee, what are some of the benefits of the coffee compared to standard brews? Well, there are plenty of them, including: Cold brew is much less acidic than regular coffee, because less oils are released during brewing. This lower acidity also means cold brew is sweeter than hot brew, which means you likely will need less extras like sugar, which aren’t all that healthy for you. Cold brews are also rich in antioxidants because there is less heat-triggered extraction of chlorogenic acid from coffee beans, which help your...

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2018 Holiday Hours | Christmas & New Years | Shipping Schedule

Posted by on Dec 3, 2018

2018 Holiday Hours | Christmas & New Years | Shipping Schedule

HOLIDAY HOURS December 18-December 22 9:00-6:00 December 24 9:00-12 noon CLOSED December 25 & 26 Limited Hours 9:00-1:00 Thursday, December 27 – Saturday, December 29 CLOSED December 30, 2018 – January 1, 2019 See you for regular hours on January 2, 2019 We wish you a very safe and holiday season! SHIPPING SCHEDULE To ensure packages are received by Monday 24th for Christmas, our shipping deadline is Thursday, December...

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California Residents Only: Proposition 65 Warning

Posted by on Dec 1, 2018

“Warning: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer. Info at www.p65warnings.gov.” To comply with the California State law, during our roasting process, acrylamide is a by product of conversion from green to roasted. Research has shown that dark roasted coffee is better for you, it contains less acrylamide than light or medium roasts.  During the roast process, darker roasts are roasted longer eliminating the...

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Update: Giving Tuesday – Support Your Local Animal Humane

Posted by on Nov 27, 2018

Update 12/19/18: For Giving Tuesday, Black Powder Coffee was able to match $175 dollars to be donated to the Lake Norman Humane Society.  We appreciate everyone who purchased coffee on #GivingTuesday and helped us pay it forward to the animals who need homes! Support Your Local Animal Shelters As we enter into the holidays, we would like to take the time to think about others.  There are less fortunate and ones in need.  Our furry friends aren’t able to get what they need themselves, they rely on the help of humans and they aren’t able to fend for themselves. Today on Giving Tuesday, Black Powder Coffee will be donating a percentage of our sales to Lake Norman Humane. Black Powder Coffee will be donating a percentage of our sales on Tuesday, November, 27th 2018. Please visit our online store to pick up a bag of coffee, percentage of proceeds will help supply our animals with their necessities. We will also match donations on our Facebook page up to $500 match.  Visit our Facebook page to help show your support. Black Powder Facebook Page Learn more about Lake Norman Humane: Website: www.lakenormanhumane.org Facebook: Lake Norman Humane Please help us in showing our support for our furry friends that need food, shelter and forever homes.  Adopt Don’t Shop! More about Black Powder Coffee and how we support our local community.   ...

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