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Dark Mystery<br>Fair Trade Organic Coffee<br>10 oz Bag - Ground

Dark Mystery
Fair Trade Organic Coffee
10 oz Bag - Ground

$ 9.99

Dark Roast, Ground   Fair Trade Organic Coffee

Tasting Notes:
Fruity, caramel, malt, chocolate, full flavored, rich smooth.

Ingredients:

Organic Coffee
  • Description
  • FAIR TRADE
  • ORGANIC
  • HOW TO BREW
  • HOW TO DRINK
  • RECIPES
  • REVIEWS

Dark Mystery
Fair Trade Organic Coffee
10 oz Bag - Ground


Dark Roast, Ground   Fair Trade Organic Coffee

Tasting Notes:
Fruity, caramel, malt, chocolate, full flavored, rich smooth.

Ingredients:

Organic Coffee


Dark Mystery

If you have been searching for a dark roasted coffee, that doesn’t taste burnt and ashy, look no further. Our Fair Trade Organic blend is specifically formulated and slow-roasted to make a bold, dark cup. For those looking for a coffee that works great with milk, or enjoys a strong drink that won’t disappoint, Dark Mystery is full of complexity and elegance, and just a little bit of mystery...

 


Sourcing The Finest Beans

Coffee is traditionally grown 1,500 miles north and south of the equator between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn. This is known as the “Coffee Belt” or the “Bean Belt” and that is where Barrie House sources the finest, Fair Trade Organic coffee beans from around the world. Everything from the chemistry of the soil, the weather, the amount of rainfall and sunshine, and even the precise altitude at which the coffee grows can affect the taste of the final product. Like wine that can come from different varieties of grapes, coffee can come from different varieties of trees and cherries. Coffee that is grown higher and drier will taste more acidic while coffee grown lower, and wetter will be more earthy.





How Our Coffee is Roasted

Because coffee can differ by variety, elevation, and processing, all coffee cannot be roasted the same. Because of this, the roast is the most important part of producing a really good coffee. Like all great family secrets, the art of roasting our specialty coffee has been passed down from one generation to the next. For over 80 years, we have carefully selected, blended, roasted, and packed what we believe is the world’s finest coffee. We roast our premium coffee beans in vintage roasters with a novel drum design. This allows for better airflow and reduces the risk of over-roasting, which can cause a burnt flavor. Different compounds are developed during this roasting process at different times. By controlling the chemical reactions taking place in the bean during the roast, we can change or determine the flavors in the final cup!

Dark Roasts – Our Dark roast coffees have (obviously) been roasted longer than other types, resulting in a darker bean and a more full-bodied taste. This longer roast time curbs bright flavors and reduces the caffeine, so dark roast coffee is often less sour and more bitter than a lighter roast

Blending – Prior to roasting, our roast masters carefully blend the roasted beans to achieve the desired flavor profile. Once locked in, we duplicate that flavor profile for each of our unique Estate blends perfectly, every time.




WHAT is fair trade?

At its simplest, Fair Trade coffee means that coffee farmers get a fair deal for their hard work. This translates into better prices and wages for farmers, safer working conditions for producers, and better protection of the environment. In addition, Fair Trade pricing specifically designates funds to invest in much-needed local community projects including education, construction and infrastructure, health care, and clean water.


INCOME
STABILITY

Fair Trade Certified™
standards ensure workers have
the money needed to invest in
their lives and their work.

WORKER
WELL-BEING

Fair Trade Certified™ standards ensure safe working conditions, a healthier workforce and ultimately higher quality goods.

COMMUNITY
DEVELOPMENT

Fair Trade Certified™ product sales provide monies for Community Development Funds to meet local social, economic, and environmental needs.

ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

Fair Trade Certified™ standards work to keep the planet healthy by prohibiting the most harmful chemicals and protecting natural resources.
 

WHAT is organic?

Certified organic coffee means that our coffee farmers use only natural processes and materials to grow and process their coffee. Organic coffee is grown without using synthetic chemical pesticides and fertilizers, there by contributing to the health of the coffee trees and beans, the soil, the water, the farmers. Organic farms also help to combat climate change by emitting less carbon than chemical farms.


A BETTER BEAN

Organic coffee beans tend to be richer in healthful antioxidants.

CHEMICAL-FREE
Free of pesticides and artificial fertilizers, organic coffee reduces the risk of harmful chemical ingestion.
FARMER FRIENDLY
Coffee growers can harvest their crops without being exposed to  fungicides or pesticides could lead  to long term health issues.

SUSTAINABILITY

Organic farms also combat climate change by emitting less carbon than chemical farms.
There are many different ways to brew coffee. Some methods are very quick (e.g., espresso) while others can take hours (e.g., cold brew).
And each method results in a slightly different coffee experience. Below are the most popular brewing methods. Enjoy!
For best results,
start with cold, filtered water.
Water temperature for all brewing methods:
Water temperature for all brewing methods: 195º-205º
1 serving = 2 Tbs ground coffee + 6 oz water
1 Serving: 2 Tbs coffee + 6oz water
2 servings = 4 Tbs ground coffee + 12 oz water
2 Servings: 4 Tbs coffee + 12oz water

brew GUIDE

Cold Brew
EXTRA COARSE/ COARSE GRIND
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Grind: Extra Coarse or Coarse
  • Add approximately 250 grams (or 8 oz) of freshly coarse ground coffee to a large pitcher or similar container.
  • Pour approximately one liter (or 1 quart) of cold, freshly filtered water over the ground coffee. Stir gently.
  • Cover container and let steep in refrigerator for 12 hours.
  • After coffee steeps, place a cheese cloth over a mesh strainer and pour the coffee into a clean container.
  • Add water to adjust for strength.
  • Pour desired amount over ice and enjoy. (Coffee can be stored in the fridge for up to one week.)

French Press

COARSE GRIND
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Grind: Coarse (comparable to sea salt)
  • While water is heating up add ground coffee to French press carafe.
  • Pour water over ground coffee and stir with a wooden spoon or spatula.
  • Place lid on top of carafe and wait four minutes to allow the coffee to brew.
  • After four minutes is up, slowly push the plunger down until it reaches the bottom. (Turn pouring slits in top to face spout to allow air release.)
  • Pour and enjoy!

Drip Coffee

MEDIUM GRIND
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Grind: Medium grind (looks like sand)
  • Place paper filter in basket of coffee maker
  • Add the desired amount of ground coffee to filter.
  • Add water to machine reservoir.
  • Press start button to brew!
Pour Over
MEDIUM FINE GRIND
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Grind: Medium Fine
  • While water is heating, place filter into top drip portion of your brewer
  • Pour ground coffee into filter
  • Pour the heated water over the ground coffee in a circular motion.
  • Water level should be ¼ of the way under the brewer rim. Allow the coffee to drip into your mug. This will take between 2.5 to 3 minutes.
  • Remove brewer and enjoy!
MOKA POT
MEDIUM FINE GRIND
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(Moka Pot Required)
Grind: Medium Fine
  • Pour hot water (amount based on serving size) into the bottom of the Moka pot.
    •  Then add the ground coffee to the built-in filter.
  • Screw on spouted top tightly and place on stove top.
    •  Heat pot on medium heat.
  • As it heats up, IF you lift the lid, you will see your espresso coffee fill up the top portion of the Moka pot. When coffee finishes spurting out of the top, that’s when you know it’s done.
  • Remove from heat and serve!
TURKISH COFFEE
EXTRA FINE GRIND
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Grind: Extra Fine/Turkish
•   Using a traditional Cezve or Ibrik (or any small pot if you do not have a traditional Turkish coffee pot , mix very finely ground coffee with water (we suggest 1 coffee cup or 1.7 oz. of cold water and 2 teaspoons of finely ground ground coffee)
•    If you prefer sweet coffee, mix in your sugar now as well
•    Place your pot on low heat and let cook while stirring gently.
•    When coffee is about to boil and foam rises, remove from heat, and divide foam into each coffee cup.
•    Return pot to heat and let coffee return to a boil one more time before pouring it into cups
•    Enjoy!

Because it's unfiltered, Turkish coffee will have a more robust taste than espresso.
We recommend using a dark roast coffee, like our Dark Mystery or Arrost Scuro.

GRIND GUIDE

Buying whole bean coffee is a great way to ensure a better cup of coffeebecause whole bean coffee stays fresher, longer than ground coffee.
Buyingwhole bean coffee also lets you brew the way you like because it ban beground for the specific brewing methods you prefer.
Below are the recommended grinds for various brewing methods. Happy grinding!

Coffee with Milk & Sugar

At Barrie House, we want you to enjoy your coffee black, (we worked so hard getting the roast and blend just perfect) and good specialty coffee should taste naturally sweet and delicious without adding anything. But, we will say, there are times when adding milk and/or sugar to your coffee makes perfect sense!

How can milk & sugar improve the taste of Coffee?

Many coffee drinkers add milk and sugar to coffee, probably because most of the coffee they have experienced needed something to make it more palatable or drinkable. Inexpensive coffee will lack sweetness and is often extremely bitter (sound familiar?) Sugar will of course, increase the sweetness and adding milk is a great way to reduce that bitter taste. You may have been overcompensating for poor coffee by adding too much. Fat, sugar and protein are the elements in milk that influence flavor and feel.

Fat gives milk that signature dense, silky texture.

PRO TIP:
Only use whole milk, it is necessary for rich flavor and that silky texture.

Protein in milk is essential for bonding. Milk that is higher in protein has better flavor but will also produce better foam in lattes or cappuccinos. Milk foam is created by adding air to milk which is made possible by heating protein molecules. When properly heated, milk will break down into sweeter tasting compounds. Heating milk below the 140 °F will improve milk and subsequently, making a sweeter coffee.

Adding sweeteners (sugar or sugar substitute) will sweeten our coffee, but please keep in mind what it does to the flavor profile.

TRY THIS:
Take three cups of the same coffee and use a natural sugar in one, Sweet n' Low in another and Stevia in the last. All will "sweeten" the coffee but some may add an aftertaste or dull the true flavor of the coffee.

estate blends &
single origin coffees

Lighter roasts with higher acidity and are more complex may taste sour if you add milk so lighten up on the milk and try the coffee black to start. So, which coffees are best with milk or sugar?

In our opinion, coffees with lower acidity, citrus, or fruity flavors tend to work with milk better (chocolate or earthy flavor profiles). Love a dark roast but don’t like the bitterness? Milk is the answer!

If you enjoy a milder cup with a lot of creaminess and natural sweetness, a medium to medium-dark roast coffee with low acidity is a great choice. Our espresso blends are perfect for those that take their coffee with milk, cream, or sugar. In fact, most espresso blends are intended to be used with milk.

SIGNATURE & SEASONAL
FLAVORED COFFEES

A benefit of adding milk or creamer to our flavored coffees is that it can actually help enhance the flavor of that coffee. It can help make that coconut, bourbon or pumpkin flavor more pronounced – just don’t use too much of the creamer.

THE GOLD STANDARD
FOR COFFEE TASTING IN OUR LAB

8 OZ
Fresh Brewed
Barrie House Coffee
1 OZ
Cream or Milk
(add more if you are feeling adventurous)
3 PACKETS (~8.5 g)
Sugar
(stirred until uniformly dissolved)

This will help to achieve the optimal flavor taste experience.

You can enjoy Barrie House coffee in any number of ways

1 serving = 2 Tbs coffee + 6 oz water
1 Serving: 2 Tbs coffee + 6oz water
2 servings = 4 Tbs coffee + 12 oz water
2 Servings: 4 Tbs coffee + 12oz water
Water temperature for all brewing methods:
Water temperature for all brewing methods: 195º-205º

RECIPES

Below are some of our favorite recipes – some are coffee drinks; others use coffee as an ingredient.
And all of them are delicious.
Banoffee Shake
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Ingredients:
• 1 1/2 cup of your choice of milk
• Half a banana
• Any nut butter (optional)
• 1 tsp. Vanilla extract, ice and, of course,
• Your favorite brewed Barrie House coffee

Combine with a blender or food processor, serve cold.
CAPPUCCINO
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Ingredients:
• 1 serving of dark roast coffee
• 6 ounces of milk
• Sugar to taste

Brew a really strong cup of coffee or espresso.

Pour 6 ounces cold milk in milk frother and froth until rich end velvety. Or, heat the milk on the stove or in the microwave until steaming, and beat it with a whisk. You want to get tiny bubbles

Slowly add the hot milk to your coffee and lay the frothed floating on top.

Traditionally, it will be equal parts coffee, milk and froth.

affogato

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Ingredients:
• 1 serving of hot, dark roast coffee
• Gelato or rich ice cream

A traditional Affogato is made with vanilla gelato covered (drowned) with espresso.

Barrie House dark roasts work best but a strong brew of any roast will work.

First, brew a cup of espresso or any dark roast coffee.  Next, scoop ice cream into a  bowl or cup.  Then,  drizzle a small amount of hot coffee onto the ice cream, just enough to flavor the ice cream.  It will melt slightly creating an amazing coffee/ice cream combo.

Keep the rest of the coffee handy to add more as needed.
ICED CARAMEL LATTE
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Ingredients:
• 1 serving of hot, Barrie House Salted Caramel coffee or Medium to Dark roasted coffee
• Caramel syrup
• Whipped cream
• Choice of milk
• Sugar to taste
• Ice

Brew one serving of Barrie House Salted Caramel coffee or your favorite medium or dark roast coffee.

Fill a tall glass 3/4 of the way with ice, then swirl caramel syrup into the glass.

Add 1/2 cup of your favorite milk.

Pour the hot coffee into the glass and add sugar to your liking.

Add whipped cream and another swirl of caramel on top.

ICED MATCHA LATTE

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Ingredients:
• 1 serving of hot, dark roast coffee
• 1 T brown sugar
• 1 shot of whiskey
• Heavy whipped cream

Adding one tablespoon of brown sugar to a tall glass or mug.

First, brew a cup of espresso or any dark roast coffee and pour it over the brown sugar to dissolve.  Next, add one shot of whiskey.

Gently float the whipped cream over the top of the coffee.

irish whiskey

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Ingredients:
• 1 serving of hot, dark roast coffee
• 1 T brown sugar
• 1 shot of whiskey
• Heavy whipped cream

Adding one tablespoon of brown sugar to a tall glass or mug.

First, brew a cup of espresso or any dark roast coffee and pour it over the brown sugar to dissolve.  Next, add one shot of whiskey.

Gently float the whipped cream over the top of the coffee.

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