This is a subscription to our darkroast blend, Royal 7. This blend is great for espresso to drink with milk. This coffee is a blend of American coffees that have been roasted to bring out dark chocolate, molasses, and nutty flavor with a full mouthfeel.
Recommended Brew Ratios:
Espresso: 1:1.8 - 1:2 (17.5-18g in, 31.5-36 out, 30-32 seconds)
Batch Brew: 1:16
The name of this blend is inspired by and in honor of Mary Elizabeth Clyburn, Rev. Douglas Elaine Moore, Claude Edward Glenn, Jesse Willard Gray, Vivian Elaine Jones, Melvin Haywood Willis, and Virginia Lee Williams, the seven young activists that led the first sit-in in North Carolina at Durham's Royal Ice Cream Parlor in protest of segregation and Jim Crow Laws. This sit-in was the precursor to the Woolworth sit-ins in Greensboro, NC, and they had a significant influence on the strategies used by civil rights activists in the Southeast during the 1960s.
In honor of freedom builders past and present, $2 from the purchase of each bag will go towards a grassroots organization that is working to nourish and create an environment where black folks can thrive.
While the components of each blend may change due to seasonality and freshness, we will always be blending to match the same flavor profile.
All of the coffees we source are specialty coffee grade, sourced at a higher than fair trade wage and through the mindset of sustainability for the farmers, our business and our community.