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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Closed til Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Closed til Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Posted by on Dec 26, 2016 in Blog

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...

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New additions at Black Powder Roasting

New additions at Black Powder Roasting

Posted by on Dec 23, 2016 in Blog

New additions Brazil Natural The newest addition to our single origin roasts. A light natural fruit flavor with milk chocolate. This is a light (city) roast coffee Brazil Espirito Santo Coffee Honduras FTO Smooth, buttery, and dark – an exotic cup Honduras Organic (Fair Trade) Christmas Blend Available for a limited time! This year’s recipe includes a micro lot Burundi, Sumatra, and Brazil Natural. 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! 2016 Christmas Blend | Medium-Dark Roast Colombian Excelso Decaffeinated A bright, smooth cup with natural creamy caramel flavors Colombian Excelso EP Decaffeinated Hot Chocolate New in 2016! A family recipe creates the perfect cup of creamy hot chocolate, just add hot water! Kids (and kids at heart) will enjoy this rich winter favorite, now available from Black Powder Coffee (available in-store only) Flavored Coffees Santa’s Favorite Peppermint and vanilla (we like to think Santa drinks this as he goes over his naughty or nice list) Santa’s Favorite Winter Wonderland Cool and smooth with mint and vanilla flavors Winter Wonderland Flavored Cinnamon Pecan Rum A hint of cinnamon with the warmth of rum and pecan flavors 256 Raceway Drive Mooresville, NC 28117...

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Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday

Posted by on Nov 27, 2016 in Blog

  Cyber Monday 2016. Craft Coffee!! Although we already had low prices, we want more people to try craft roasted prime coffee to understand why it is so much better than the store bought or chain bought over-roasted, cheap, plantation grown coffee. Whole bean, Wholebean, Coffee, Craft Roasted, Prime Coffee, best coffee, single origin coffee, organic coffee, swiss water processed decaf, swisswater decaf,...

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How to taste test coffee like the Pros!

How to taste test coffee like the Pros!

Posted by on Nov 10, 2016 in Blog, Feature News

Taste testing coffee can be a fun way to learn about what kinds of coffee you enjoy, and help you pick out a new bean to try. Using a Coffee Flavor Wheel is a great way to get started… The world of coffee can be intimidating for someone new to the subject: the countries and regions of the beans origin, the roast level of each bean, the preparation methods, all the gadgetry – oh my! The mind boggles at all the details and options.  Where to begin your coffee journey? Many people start out by simply having a really good cup of coffee, and wanting to learn more. A great tool to use for every level of coffee drinker is the Coffee Flavor Wheel. This colorful chart is used by coffee drinkers to help them identify what exactly they are experiencing within each cup of coffee. To use this tool, all you need is a cup of coffee (preferably black, without cream or sugar), the Flavor Wheel, and a few minutes to analyze the tastes and aromas you encounter. Bear in mind that each persons taste buds are different – what you taste in a cup may be different than what someone else tastes. Generally, people will experience similar first and second level tastes and aromas (Sweet & acidy, Sugar Browning & Nutty). When it comes to the more finite descriptions, opinions may vary. There are no wrong answers!     Another fun tool to use is a tasting diary. This little notebook helps keep track of the different coffees you try. By noting the coffee origin/name, the roaster, the producer, the varietal, and the preparation method used to make the coffee, you will quickly become able to decipher the variations in each cup. We have a pocket-sized diary available for sale at our roaster (this makes a great gift!). Black Powder Coffee roasts 21 single origin beans, and we offer several blends. Our coffee ranges in flavor and roast level from light (Mexican Chiapas and Frontier Breakfast Blend) to bold (Sulawesi and European Espresso Blend). We encourage our customers to come in to our roastery and try some coffee to see which flavors they prefer. We are constantly sampling new beans to bring you the best in craft roasted coffee....

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