Fruity, caramel, malt, chocolate, full flavored, rich smooth.
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.