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Available in May, 2018
Espresso built to Western Europe taste. From traveling the world the different tastes of coffee and especially espresso can be delightful. Any coffee can be ground and used in espresso. Often the cup will get a sour lingering or woody taste depending on the bean and roast level. Some people enjoy this and we have beans that produce this. But our espresso blend is formulated for a creamy chocolate finish with roof-of-your-mouth velvety coating. A true blend that takes you on a trip to Paris. The Italian blend on the other hand provides that Northern Italy pleasant aftertaste. Not bitter but bold! Try them both for your own unique...
Venison Chili Recipe with Black Powder Coffee Coldbrew Concentrate – C4 For years we have added coffee to our chili to add a depth of flavor. Now that we have our own coffee roasting business, i didn’t understand the flavor difference of adding a nice dark roasted Sumatra or Sulawesi vs a lighter roasted Colombian. Wow. Experiment for your self or use the C4 Concentrate to maximize the flavor. 1 hr 40 minutes (or crockpot for 4-6 hrs) Serves: 6 INGREDIENTS 1 1⁄2 lbs ground venison 1 medium onion, chopped (sweet if you can find them) 1 medium green pepper, chopped 32 ounces red kidney beans 28 ounces tomato paste 14 1⁄2ounces diced tomoatoe (chili style) 3 tablespoons chili powder 1 teaspoon salt (grey Mediterranean is best) 1 bay leaf, broken in half 1⁄4 teaspoon paprika (can use smoked paprika for extra depth of flavor) 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne (add a little Red Hot too) 4 tablespoons ground cumin 1/8 tsp cinnamon fresh ground pepper 1 cup water 1/2 cup C4 Coffee Concentrate (or black coffee, darker roasted beans from Indonesia) DIRECTIONS Brown the venison in a stock pot (I use non-stick). Add onion and pepper, saute until slightly soft, about 5-10 minutes. Add remaining ingredients, cover, and simmer for 1.5 hours. I prefer shredded sharp cheddar cheese and sometimes from long-grain...
The Southern Star Cask Strength Bourbon Infused coffee is here! Southern Star is a Statesville, NC distillery that has opened this year (2017). By partnering with a local small business, Black Powder was able to infuse coffee with many different variations of the bourbon whiskey. Then finding the right one to make an outstanding product. Unique? This bourbon is made from high rye in open vats, in addition to how the pioneers did in the exact same spot in Statesville, North Carolina. This technic drive a stronger flavor profile in the bourbon, along with the cask aging to made a perfect fluid. This provides an integration into the green coffee. Black Powder selects Costa Rican Tarrazu Region beans for this process. Due to this process it allows the beans and the bourbon to age together, before a methodical roasting profile. Furthermore, alcohol evaporates at 174F and we roast at 435F making the product alcohol free in the process, but FULL OF FLAVOR. This will be limited stock for the processing time is long and the bourbon is scarce. To learn more visit...
The holiday blends and gift crates are here! The two Holiday Blends are back for the yearly occasion, and we have plenty for your friends and family! We make gift giving easy by integrating the blends or other single origin coffee beans into a decorative crate made from recycled wood and lined with coffee jute bags from our roasting process. Fit perfectly in a Regional B USPS box! So, Whats Different? As usual we are picking the best beans, the best roast, and the best blend. Whats different is that this year, we have a micro-lot from Burundi as the base, then an addition of Colombian Organic, and Sulawesi Rantemaro. This creates this clove spice and chocolatey flaver with a hint of green apple. This makes an amazing structure for any holiday event or meal. Available until Christmas. Holiday Blend This is one of our blends ran until Christmas. Our Holiday blend is a mix of Burundi, Colombian and Sulawesi. You will not be able to get a mix of flavor like this until next Christmas. So get it while its available here. Santa’s Favorite This is the other one of our blends ran until Christmas. Santa’s Favorite is a flavored mix of peppermint and vanilla. This gives a good flavor that will put anyone in the Christmas mood. To learn more visit...