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Black & White Coffee Roasters - The Traditional

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The Traditional provides an excellent look at a carefully roasted dark roast coffee. Typically dark roasted coffees are roasted such that the characteristics of the bean are all but lost. With the Traditional, B&W set out to craft a delicious, careful roast that also provides that darker flavor profile that some people new to specialty coffee crave. This also provided the roaster with an excellent opportunity to work with producers who produce good but not quite single origin quality beans. This one features notes of dark chocolate, cherries, and marzipan. Best enjoyed as a drip brew or espresso.

Roast Level
Crowd Pleaser
  • Product Size: 12 oz

Recommended Brew Methods

Start with a 16:1 water-to-coffee ratio for your dosing. You’ll want a medium grind size for drip brewing that’s finer than what you’d use for pourover. Make sure you give the filter basket a shake to evenly distribute the grounds in the filter for best results. Turn on your brewer and it’ll do the rest!

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For a French Press brew we recommend a 1:12 coffee to water ratio with coffee ground at the consistency of sea salt. Add your grounds to the brewing chamber. then add twice the water as there are grounds to the chamber. Stir gently and allow to bloom for about 30 seconds. Place the top on the press and allow it to steep for 4 minutes. Plunge the press slowly and enjoy!

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Superautos make brewing espresso easy. All you need to do is add beans to the hopper and press a button to pull yourself a shot. If your shot is a bit sour you’ll want to dial the grinder a little bit finer and try again. If it’s bitter, dial it a little coarser. You can find instructions on how to do this for your machine in the manual. Just remember to avoid oily beans that can clog your superauto’s grinder!

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