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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 to the Black Powder Blog to find out what we’ve been up to, and to learn more about craft roasted coffee.
New Kenyan Coffee Launched Great news! We have switched our Kenya Lenana to Kenya Mukiria Mururine to provide you with the best quality coffee! Our new Kenyan provides a riveting flavor of grapefruit as you drink from your warm mug. Located in the Murkiria region of Kenya, this new coffee is a perfect fit for all! Kenya Mukiria Mururine is a sweet and strong cup that is packed with several enjoyable tastes! Along with the sweetness of grapefruit that fills your mouth, there are hints of black currant and brown spice in every sip! For those worried they will miss our old Kenyan, the two coffees still have their similarities with a few small differences. Kenya Mukiria Mururine differs through the production process of double fermentation and washing. You may be thinking, “isn’t fermentation related to the process of wine making?” This is correct, but it is also used specially for Kenyan coffees! You may also be wondering, “what is double fermentation?” Double fermentation is the process of soaking the coffee beans in a fermentation tank twice, each time for a period of around 12-24 hours. Between the soaks, the beans are flushed with water to remove any excess organic material. During the second soak, the beans are transported through a water channel where the densities are separated, removing the lowest-density beans. The final soak is completed after this process and the beans are taken to a raised bed to sun dry. As shown through the explanation of this process, the beans we provide for you are the best quality! We make sure to research the farms and mills where the beans originate and the processes they go through. In doing this, we ensure the success of each individual coffee bean to strengthen the overall flavor of the coffee poured into your cup. We hope you enjoy our new Kenya Mukiria Mururine as much as we...
Black Powder Roasting Subscription Service Black Powder Roasting has a subscription service designed to bring you our fresh roasted coffee on a schedule YOU choose! Online: When purchasing products in our online store (BlackPowderCoffee.com) there is an option to Subscribe and Save 10%. You simply choose the frequency you would like your coffee delivered, and you’re all set! You instantly save 10% on each item you subscribe for, and don’t have to worry about remembering to order your favorite coffee. We also offer the following subscription services, which can be purchased in-store or by calling us at 704-614-0824 Basic Subscription: $125 / 1 year Includes 1lb of fresh roasted coffee each month, 10% off all coffee and tea purchases (excludes merchandise) In store pick up Premium Subscription: $300 / 1 year Includes 2lbs of fresh roasted coffee each month, 10% off all coffee and tea purchases (excludes merchandise), shipping through...
From our family to yours, we hope you have a healthy, safe, and prosperous 2017!
With all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, Black Powder is closing down for a week to spend time with family. Don’t despair! We will be back bigger and better in the New Year with new single origin and infused coffees to delight you palette. Craft coffee continues to be an exciting and growing market as customers start to settle less for the mass produced coffees from the chain places or the well aged grocery store commodity coffee. After you try the power of high elevation shade grown coffees combined with masterful roasting, why would you...
New from Black Powder Roasting – Bourbon Infused Coffee! Our newest creation is the delightfully warm combination of Kentucky straight bourbon and our Costa Rican coffee beans. These infused beans are non-alcoholic, as the alcohol burns off in the roasting process. We are working in small batches, so the availability is limited (to ensure the highest quality!) We take Costa Rican green coffee beans and soak them in high quality Kentucky straight bourbon. They “marinate” in the bourbon for several days before they are roasted at a temperature high enough to burn off the alcohol, but just right for extracting the best flavor from the beans. The result is a medium roast coffee with a distinct bourbon flavor, not overwhelming, but bold enough to stand out! The concept of making infused coffee is a relatively new one to the coffee roasting scene. There are a limited number of roasters in the country who are using this infusion process, sometimes with wine or other alcohols. When the process is done carefully (and correctly), the effect is amazing! The trick is to use the correct ratio of alcohol to beans, and to use a bean that is suitable for the infusion process. The art of coffee roasting is a continuous learning process, and a true roaster never stops their education. At Black Powder Coffee, our roasters are interested in bringing coffee education to the public, to make it accessible and enjoyable to learn. We are always open to “talking coffee”, to answer questions about beans, preparation techniques, and flavor profiles. Our retail area is in the same building as our roaster, and (when possible) we love to show off our production area to those who are curious about the process. Questions and ideas are always welcome! We offer hour-long tours of our roaster, which include tastings of 4 different coffees, a pound of coffee to take home, and two Black Powder Coffee ceramic mugs. These tours are the perfect opportunity to learn about what king of coffee you enjoy, and what’s new at our roastery! Visit us at 256 Raceway Drive, Suite 10, Mooresville, NC 28117. Our website is a wealth of information at blackpowderroasting.com. You can reach us by phone at...