Introducing…Excelso Dark!

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darkroastFor the dark roast coffee drinker with discerning taste, I submit for your approval…our new Excelso Dark coffee.

Visit: Make Good Coffee Co. Roastery Store
Order: Excelso Dark

When I first started roasting, I had three coffees: a medium roast, a dark roast, and a premium coffee.  I wanted to capture as many coffee preferences as I could with a limited amount of coffees to start.


My philosophy in developing the roast profile of a dark roast coffee was to give the coffee drinker the smoky flavor and full body of a dark roast, without the burnt and bitter flavor that so often accompanies a dark roasted coffee.

That same philosophy is behind our latest offering for the dark roast afficionado…our new Excelso Dark coffee.  The key is in the care that goes into attaining the full body and smoky flavor, while properly developing the inner bean and not burning its exterior.

This very versatile Colombia bean features a full body and berry sweetness when roasted medium.  When roasted dark, the body becomes even fuller, and the berry sweetness turns into an almost red wine flavor.

photo-1445888985293-8e1b904061c4We ship by USPS Flat Rate Padded Envelope, so I recommend ordering two bags of coffee (two Excelso Darks, or an Excelso Dark and a different coffee) so that flat rate shipping fee is spread over two bags instead of just one.

Visit: Make Good Coffee Co. Roastery Store
Order: Excelso Dark

If you like dark roasted coffees, here is one with a hint of lively acidity, a sweetness uncharacteristic of dark roasts, and a smoky flavor that isn’t burnt or bitter.

If you don’t like dark roasted coffees, it might be because you haven’t tried this one!


  1. Awesome stuff. Dark roasts are great for their full-bodied flavor. They also have less caffeine for those looking to cut down a bit! Entering the new year, it’s great that people like you and I will keep educating people on the ins and outs of coffee.

    Comment by Mitch L — February 13, 2017 @ 1:12 pm

  2. I tasted this coffee, i love it its pure and you can really feel the taste in your tongue .

    Comment by Thomas — February 16, 2017 @ 9:16 am

  3. Great to hear, Thomas. Where did you try it?

    Comment by Marc Wortman — February 17, 2017 @ 10:22 pm

  4. Hey Marc, just wanted to say that I totally agree on your dark roast philosophy! The burnt flavor is what I really hate about this type of roast. Keep up the good work!

    Comment by Mark King — July 15, 2017 @ 6:46 am

  5. Thanks, Mark. Appreciate the kind words.

    Comment by Marc Wortman — July 21, 2017 @ 12:05 am

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