Introducing…Big Noir Espresso Blend

in Brewing Coffee, Buying Coffee

Big NoirFor the connoisseurs of espresso, cappuccinos, lattes, and macchiatos, The Make Good Coffee Co. wants to make it easy for you to have fresh and delicious coffee in your kitchen.  I want you to start your day with good coffee, and I want you to be able to serve good coffee to your family and friends.

The Big Noir Espresso is a carefully roasted blend.  It is a dark roast, but it is not burnt and will not taste burnt!  You get a smooth and smoky blend of South American and east African beans, with rich chocolate and caramel flavor and some berry sweetness.  Your espresso blend doesn’t need to taste like it was simply left in the roaster for too long.  Start your day with a full flavor espresso blend.

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The Roast Date is hand-written on each bag so that you know when it was roasted.  Each bag you receive will have been roasted within days of shipping to you.  That means fresher coffee with flavor that will jump out of the cup.  Don’t drink coffee that’s been burnt or has gone stale.

photo-1445077100181-a33e9ac94db0Shipping to all US points within 1-3 days.  Your fresh coffee will not sit for days at the post office.  It will be fresh when I ship it, and fresh when you receive it.  Going to the store to buy coffee is convenient.  Having it delivered to your address is more convenient.

I recommend buying two bags of coffee from the Roastery Store, for 2-4 weeks of fresh-roasted coffee at home.  When you buy two bags of any coffee and use promo code NOIR at checkout, shipping is free.  Fresh-roasted delicious coffee delivered to your front door, free of charge.

Life’s too short for bad coffee.  Ordering from the Make Good Coffee Co. is an easy way to have better coffee delivered right to your door.  Tell us if it isn’t better than the coffee you’re currently drinking, and I’ll give you your money back.

 

Costa Rica coffee – pura vida in every sip

in Brewing Coffee, Buying Coffee, Coffee and You, Coffees of the World

8f2193b5-df6c-48b6-a3fe-6981b7f551d5I once enjoyed a well-roasted coffee from the Tarrazu region of Costa Rica, and it made an impression on me.  When I first started roasting, I searched for this coffee but it was not available at that time.  Fast-forward a couple years, and the dream has finally come true.  I have Costa Rica Tarrazu coffee, and now you do too!

When I first started roasting, I was offering a delicious Panama Boquete coffee as my lightest roast.  Central American beans are often best-roasted light, otherwise you lose much of the lively acidity that characterizes coffees from this region.

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I had a minor panic attack when I went through my big burlap sack of unroasted Panama Boquete coffee, and learned that it was temporarily unavailable due to the seasonality of coffee farming.  But every now and then, a negative turns into a positive and I was introduced to Costa Rica Tarrazu coffee in its place.

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Two years ago, a friend and I made an origin trip to Costa Rica and Panama.  Here’s a picture of us getting back to travel basics, and using a map and compass to find coffee farms.  While there, we were able to meet with coffee farmers and workers, and truly get in touch with coffee origin.  Trips like these truly drive the point home that much care has gone into making green coffee available to me, and it is my responsibility to treat it with as much care before it ends up in the homes of coffee lovers.

Coffee farming has a key part of Costa Rica‘s history, and it is still one of their top three exports.  Costa Rican coffee is considered some of the best in the world.

And within Costa Rica, Tarrazu is considered one of the most desirable regions for coffee farming.  The Geisha strain of coffee grown in Tarrazu is one of the most expensive coffees in the world.

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Our new Costa Rica coffee is also designated SHB, for Strictly Hard Bean.  Coffee flavor depends on the altitude at which it was grown.  The SHB designation means that it was grown in the region’s highest altitudes, and is the best tasting coffee that this region has to offer.

Try this coffee!  I roast it medium, which for me means the lightest that I roast any coffee in my line-up.  This maintains the lively acidity that coffee lovers should look for, unless they prefer dark roast coffees.  It has a milk chocolate aroma that is evident as soon as you open the bag, and reflected in the flavor, along with a naturally sweet berry flavor.

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Check out: Costa Rica Tarrazu SHB (buy now)