Kenya Mukiria Mururine Coffee

Kenya Mukiria Mururine Coffee

Posted by on Apr 25, 2017 in Blog, Feature News

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...

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Subscription Service

Posted by on Jan 18, 2017 in Blog

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...

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Black Powder Coffee 2016 Christmas Blend

Black Powder Coffee 2016 Christmas Blend

Posted by on Nov 17, 2016 in Blog

Every year, our customers wait patiently for us to start making our Christmas Blend to enjoy with their friends and family. Black Powder Coffee is happy to announce our 2016 Christmas Blend is available! This years recipe includes a micro lot Burundi, Sumatra, and Brazil Natural. It has a bright beginning, a clove-spicy middle, and a dark-baked chocolate finish. It’s the perfect cup for after meals, or waking up on a winter morning to get you in the holiday spirit! Our label for this year’s packaging is a branch of coffee cherries, which closely resembles holly berries and ivy prior to harvesting.   We will also be introducing a new flavored coffee for Christmas – Santa’s Favorite! It’s a smooth medium roast blend with peppermint and vanilla flavors (we’d like to think Santa drinks this as he goes over his naughty or nice list). Our holiday retail hours for Thanksgiving 2016: November 21 – 27 Monday 11/21 – Closed Tuesday 11/22 – 9am – 4pm Wednesday 11/23 – 9am – 4pm Thursday 11/24 (Thanksgiving) – Closed Black Friday 11/25 – Closed (#optoutside) Saturday 11/26 – 8am – 4pm Sunday 11/27 – Closed Our online store is always open, with $5 flat rate shipping. Visit us! 256 Raceway Drive, Suite 10 Mooresville, NC 28117 (704)...

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All About Ethiopian Yirgacheffe

All About Ethiopian Yirgacheffe

Posted by on Nov 7, 2014 in Blog

You know when you’re drinking Yirgacheffe—it’s not like other coffees. To those who never venture beyond Central American roasts, the taste may seem as exotic as it’s origins. We imagine some wise, old sage sitting upon a cliff proclaiming: “Entry to coffee geekdom starts with a cup of Yirgacheffe.” There’s a reason why Ethiopian Yirgacheffe consistently ranks among the best coffee in the world, and certainly the among the best in Ethiopia itself. Origin of Ethiopian Yirgacheffe Coffee Yirgacheffe (also spelled Yirgachefe, Yergacheffe, or Yerga Chefe) is a micro-region within the much larger region of Sidama (or Sidomo) in southern Ethiopia. It is widely considered the birthplace of coffee. Ethiopian Yirgacheffe has a light to medium body (although they can be full body as well). As is typical with other coffees from this region, it has a distinctively fruity flavor profile and a bright, floral aroma thanks to wet-processed beans cultivated at a high elevation (between 5,800 to 6,600 ft). FACTOID: Ethiopia is the motherland of all Arabica coffee. When coffee was taken to other countries, people had to find ways to adapt it to the local climate. That’s Arabica coffee grows best in places that have climates similar to that of Ethiopia: mountainous, tropical, with moderate wet and dry seasons. Ethiopian Coffee Buying Manual, USAID, 2011. What to Look For in a High Quality Ethiopian Yirgacheffe It’s difficult to generalize the flavor of Ethiopian coffees. Each region has its own unique flavors, which can vary from farm to farm, season to season. Plus, the method of processing (wet vs. dry) and roast level can significantly alter certain highlights even from the same bean. But the high elevation of Ethiopia produces a hard bean, resulting in intense flavors and aromatics. Top grade Yirgacheffes have a very clean taste and exhibit bright acidity along with complex floral and citrusy notes (generally the washed or wet-processed beans). Dry-processed beans may exhibit slightly nutty or chocolaty qualities, but it tends to be overshadowed by the Yirgacheffe’s robust fruitiness depending on the roast level, and won’t taste as clean as the washed varietals. Why Wet-Processed Beans Matter Most people enjoy a quality Yirgacheffe for its floral, fruity, and tea-like finish. These qualities are attributable to wet-processing. So what is wet processing? As soon as the beans are harvested, and still moist, the coffee cherry is washed off to remove the skin and pulp of the fruit. Then, the beans are soaked in water fermentation tanks for 24-72 hours, then dried. Wet processing results in higher acidity than dry processed methods, which gives Yirgacheffe that “clean” taste. There’s nothing wrong with naturally (dry) processed Yirgacheffe. It’s a matter of taste. We prefer the washed Yirgacheffe because it has more clarity. Unwashed Yirgacheffe tends to have less acidity and a fuller body that doesn’t taste as “clean” as washed Yirgacheffe. Brewing Ethiopian Yirgacheffe Whatever the brew...

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