Be A Pioneer… Gold Mining

Be A Pioneer… Gold Mining

Posted by on Nov 12, 2018 in Blog

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. Check out Reed Gold Mine 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.      ...

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2018 Thanksgiving Hours

2018 Thanksgiving Hours

Posted by on Nov 9, 2018 in Blog

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! #OPTOUTFRIDAY 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...

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How Fresh Is The Coffee You Are Buying?

How Fresh Is The Coffee You Are Buying?

Posted by on Nov 6, 2018 in Blog

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. Roasted Fresh Daily. Look for Black Powder Coffee’s roasting schedule and new bean releases.  We are always roasting and delivering fresh...

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How to enjoy delicious craft coffee while still using a Keurig

Posted by on Oct 9, 2018 in Blog

Craft Coffee – Single Serve Pods Black Powder Coffee has made it easier to enjoy delicious local roasted craft coffee by offering prepackaged single serve coffee pods.  Enjoying fresh roasted coffee isn’t always easy and convenient, if you are looking for a quick cup on the go, shop the fresh selection from BPC.  A lot of people are drinking  single cups a day and having your Keurig brew a single cup works great for individuals on the go. Opt for a fresh roasted cup of coffee instead of a mass produced coffee blend that has been on the shelves for months. Learn More About What Makes Black Powder Single Serve Coffee Better. Here at Black Powder, we roast each of our single serve pods to order. Using the iFill technology, we have been able to dial the right grind level and fill the pod to 12.5 g vs the standard K-Cup at 8.5 G.  We are delievering 38% more coffee. We make sure that our coffee is as fresh as possible when you stop by to pick it up or it hits your doorstep.  Read more about the steps we take to ensure we are delivering the best coffee. In addition to having great single serve coffee options, our product is 100% Recyclable and BPA Free. Craft Roasted...

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The Best Tasting Pumpkin Spice Coffee

Posted by on Sep 27, 2018 in Blog

Pumpkin Spice Flavored Coffee Fall Seasonal The Pumpkin Spice flavored coffee blend is our autumn favorite.  Available Fall 2018 only.  Our seaonal blend of Central American and Brazil Peaberry beans offer a smooth texture with no bitters.  Drink this delicious flavored blend straight up or add your favorite recipe for a PSL (Pumpkin Spice Latte).   Shop online at www.blackpowdercoffee.com/pumpkin-spice-flavored-coffee to buy your bag to brew at home. Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe There are plenty of ways coffee companies, baristas, and retail avenues sale this fall favorite coffee.  Here is a link we found for a delicious try!  Food Network Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe Let us know what you...

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Colombian La Conchita Natural Processed – Summer Coffee Treat

Posted by on Mar 17, 2018 in Blog, Feature News

Colombian Coffee Beans Black Powder Coffee looks for sourcing the best coffee bean farmers.  Here is a quick insert to highlight the naturally processed coffee of the Caturra Varietal Colombian Coffee Beans. Black Powder Coffee will be roasting these and will be available in May, 2018. To taste our Colombia Organic Craft Roasted Coffee – visit our online store below. Colombia Organic Craft Roasted...

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