(Colombian Supremo / Guatemalan Antigua / Costa Rican Tarrazu)
Enjoy our dark medium organic roast sweetened with creamy French caramel with a dollop of rich cream flavor. Fresh roasted and flavored while the beans are still hot, this mouth-watering sweet flavored coffee delights in the morning or as an after-dinner treat.
Roast: Dark Medium
12 oz. Handcrafted Flavored Organic Coffee
In its simplest sense, caramel is sugar that has been burned in a controlled way to produce a certain color or flavor or both. Of course, the familiar candy we call caramel also has other ingredients, including heavy cream. Added to caramelizing sugar, the amino acids in heavy cream help generate a bit of biochemistry called the Maillard reaction.
We owe a lot to the Maillard reaction, named for a French scientist who studied it in the early 20th century. The Maillard reaction is responsible for some marvelous flavors not only in caramel, but also in browned meat, toasted bread, chocolate, and many other foods, not to mention roasted coffee!
So, whenever we enjoy a cup of this coffee, we like to ponder the wondrous Maillard reaction and reflect on how delicious science can be. We invite you to do the same.