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Tough as Nails by Middle Fork Roasters
Tough as Nails by Middle Fork Roasters
Tough as Nails by Middle Fork Roasters
Tough as Nails by Middle Fork Roasters
Tough as Nails by Middle Fork Roasters
Tough as Nails by Middle Fork Roasters
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A Dark, Spicy Cup of “Giddyup”

#49 Tough as Nails

12 oz whole bean dark coffee
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A little spicy, a little smooth: even the toughest cowboy has a soft side. And this is the coffee to match: Tough as Nails dark blend, roasted to order from Middlefork Roasters. This rugged, spicy cup is a blend of Guatemalan and Sumatran beans, for a big, rich, chocolate-syrupy body with a clean finish of black pepper spice. All the flavor of a classic dark, with Middlefork’s signature rich, nutty body. Giddyup! It’s one smooth ride.

There’s a romantic aspect to “cowboy coffee” from the Wild West. Coffee became popular in the U.S. during the Civil War: soldiers were banned from drinking whiskey, and a piping hot cup of coffee became the spirit-lifting drink of choice. After the war, veterans brought their love of coffee to the frontier, where they’d buy unroasted beans from the general store and hand-roast their own coffee in a skillet. According to cowboy tradition, the test of ideal coffee strength was whether it would “float a horseshoe”.

Middlefork’s Tough as Nails blend is dark and rich enough to please the most discerning cowboy (or cowgirl), no horseshoe required. With its smooth, dark-roasted flavors, it’s perfect for sipping morning, night, and high noon. Reserve a bag of our favorite spicy dark roast and forget the sunset—with this coffee in hand, you’ll be galloping off into the sunrise.

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Reviews & Ratings

★★★★★ 50 reviews total

★★★★★ ★★★★★ This is the second time I ordered this blend. I really enjoy it's rich, dark flavor.
★★★★★ ★★★★★ As is usually the case, a Bean Box dark roast strikes me more as a medium roast, but I have as unrefined a palette as you can have. Anyway, this was a nice afternoon coffee for me and my family in the chemex.
★★★★★ ★★★★★ I really liked this blend. It was bold and perfect for an afternoon cup.
★★★★★ ★★★★★ Really enjoyed this one. Got the best flavor out of the french press.
★★★★★ ★★★★★ Bolder than most of the brews I order.Not your every day coffee, so it might not be for everyone. But If youre looking for a pick me up in the morning this ones for you.
★★★★★ ★★★★★ Very good blend! Nice flavors and balance. I would purchase this.
★★★★★ ★★★★★ The name is a wonderful description of this coffee, I think it literally put hair on my chest and filled in my beard.
★★★★★ ★★★★★ Decent blend, good traditional flavor but a tough week when making an iced latte Better hot and very pleasant
★★★★★ ★★★★★ I didn't personally like it, but I don't really care for the "pepper" taste in my coffee.
★★★★★ ★★★★★ french pressed - very smooth dark roast. Heavy notes of spice. Very clean finish. Really enjoyed this one!