Roasters of Fine Coffees in beautiful Santa Cruz, California

Black Cat - Doorstep Delivery


Black Cat - Doorstep Delivery

from 26.00

Same-Day Doorstep Delivery

Available in Santa Cruz County only. Place your order by noon and we will deliver your coffee to your doorstep by 6 pm the same day, 7 days a week. This is the freshest, most uber-delicious coffee you'll ever find, and the price will surprise you. You'll never go back to grocery store coffee again. 

Disclaimers: We need to deliver to a physical address (not a P.O. Box) and your address must be searchable in a maps application. We will leave your coffee on your doorstep, and if your neighbor takes it before you get home, you must fight him to the death yourself. Our off-road vehicle is broken, and our dog ate the repair manual, so we can only deliver on paved roads. By placing an order with us, you agree to these terms.

About Black Cat:

Roast Profile: Dark

This used to be an old-school blend of wet-hulled Indonesian coffees primarily, brought to a dark Italian roast. In recent years, we've grown disenchanted with some serious social justice issues in that country, however, and so we've moved away to blending this coffee with South American and East African coffees, coffees that take a dark roast well. Notes of burnt caramel, coupled with ripe banana and oak, make this a very nice coffee for a French Press or pourover.

It's become the new conventional wisdom that dark coffees are somehow bad, and that drinking them defines you as the kind of person who brews coffee in a percolator while groovin' to Gordon Lightfoot.

We disagree. It's true that there's a lot of coffee out there that's roasted dark to mask defects in the source beans. In fact, this is true of the majority of dark coffees. It doesn't have to be that way, though. Starting with quality estate-grade coffees, and carefully roasting to the early definition of an Italian roast profile while extending roast time a bit, produces this very nice, honest coffee. It takes on a roasty profile - as opposed to maintaining varietal character in the cup - but that profile really shines when the source coffee is as good as ours.

This coffee pairs well with scrambled eggs, pancakes and camping trips in Big Sur. Oh, and while we frown upon percolators, we happen to like Gordon Lightfoot, thank you very much.


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