Dark Line Coffee
We created our Dark Line in the late 90s as a result of customer demand. The rising popularity and growth of chain coffee shops made coffee drinkers aware of dark roasted coffee, and our customers were increasingly requesting it.
Our dark coffees became very popular as soon as we introduced them. More than a decade later, they’re still in demand. We have six dark coffees, each with its own totally unique, different flavor profile, in distinctive black packaging. And as their names imply, these coffees are packing some very bold flavors!
What makes dark roasted coffee different? Raw coffee has an enormous flavor profile. The roasting process highlights different parts of that spectrum of flavors. Lighter roasting brings out brighter notes and produces a more fruit-forward coffee. With a darker roast, the beans reach higher temperatures and their sugar caramelizes more, which produces the dark chocolate, roasted nut and caramel notes that are more characteristic of dark coffee.
So that’s what makes dark coffee different. But you know what makes it great? Perfect beans in the hands of an expert roaster who knows the difference between a dark roast that’s smooth and one that’s been blistered beyond recognition! Unfortunately, most so-called dark roasts are a product of the heavy- handed roaster who figures you’re not smart enough to know the difference between dark and dreck.
So when we started to hear the faint rumblings of thunder among some of our great customers for a darker roast, we listened. And the message was loud and clear. They wanted a roast that would make their eyes pop open and taste buds bounce. A heady blend that didn’t taste like it was brewed from the burned-on crust from their brother-in-law’s barbeque grill.
And here it is! The Dark Line from The Roasterie. A collection of dark roasted coffees with attitude. Not burned. Not bitter. But full of intense aromas, rich flavor, and full body. Coffee that will have all you lovers of a strong, smooth dark blend saying, “Whoa, baby! Now that’s a cup o’joe!”
And by the way, in addition to our Dark Line, some of our other coffees, such as our Pitalito Estate of Colombia coffee in the Origin coffees section of our site, are available in a choice of roasts. Here’s the key: Our lightest roast is Vienna, and our darkest is Italian. Our French roast is in between the two.