The old school dark roast is our take on the traditional commercial grade dark roast.
Let be honest here, we are lovers of lighter profile roasted coffees with their complex flavours and balance. However we have also tried to get our heads around the demand for the old school dark roasted coffees.
While the coffees in this blend are at best commercial grade +, they do offer us and some people a window into the old-school methodology of coffee.
And we have found there is some demand for this style of coffee, so have decided to offer it. Historically these coffees are traced to how far from the port the ox wagon was. Since the most in-expensive coffee was normally packed on the the back of the wagon, and the higher grade coffees at the front. So as trader offloaded the grade decreased. These coffees are normally more suited to a darker roast, so that the taste profile is in the smoky and roasty section of the coffee tasting wheel.
Milk addition expected
Normally those that love their milk based coffee drinks prefer this type of roast, since there is little acidity in the coffee and this promotes the common perception of chocolate in the coffee when milk is added.
We do hope those trying it, will also be experimental and try some of the other coffees too.
Still adhere to a minimum
We still only use 100% Arabica coffee in the blend. We strive to use at least:
- Coffee that is organic or rainforest alliance certified coffee, or
- a coffee that is traceable to at least the cooperative.
The blend is normally a combination of the above.