"New Item"Perk up with Dark Shadow ! This blend of beans from Central and South America creates a dark roast and full-bodied coffee with a pleasing sweet aroma and a mellow dark chocolate and caramel taste.
Dark roasted coffees are dark brown in color, like chocolate, or sometimes almost black. They have a sheen of oil on the surface, which is usually evident in the cup when the dark roast coffee is brewed. The coffee s origin flavors are eclipsed by the flavors of the roasting process. The coffee will generally have a bitter and smoky or even burnt taste. The amount of caffeine is substantially decreased.
To reach the level of a dark roast, coffee beans are roasted to an internal temperature of 240 C (464 F) " about the end of the second crack " or beyond. They are seldom roasted to a temperature exceeding 250 C (482 F), at which point the body of the beans is thin and the taste is characterized by flavors of tar and charcoal.