THE STORY BEHIND GOTHAM DARK ROAST
This New York City favorite is a great representation of its namesake, full of dark menacing flavor enveloped in a soft smoke and slightly spicy finish. Gotham is our interpretation of a French roast style, for those who prefer the serious depth and grit of heavy roast flavors.
The secret to a coffee like this is in the roast. Our roaster has worked tirelessly to find the perfect way to balance the development of the coffee bean during roasting in order to achieve just the right amount of spice and smoke without being overpowering. Hitting that dark, sweet spot is a balancing act of flame, air, and time — too much or too little and you simply have burnt beans. Another trick is to use harder, more dense coffees, which are better able to stand up to this type of roasting. We could not be more pleased with the way these coffees come together in this celebration of the roasting craft.