"I bought a bag of this for my OXO brewer, and while that machine can make a great cup of coffee, the flavors of this coffee really shine in a french press
. Flavors of pepper, herbs and smoke are muted in the drip machine. "
"This is a well roasted coffee. It's got some very bold flavors when brewed well, but I found it too dark for my tastes. If you want a dark complex coffee this may be for you."
"Another one of our favorites. We love it in our brewer as well as cold brew
. Very bold and slightly spicy. Nice an smooth!"
"Wasn't our favorite. Had a tobacco
taste to it. "
"The name threw me off... but this is so good! Made in the pour over
and added cream, turned out to be a medium-dark roast
, slightly sweet, well-rounded cup. "
"The name had me pause, but I'm glad I had a chance to try this blend. I was expecting it taste a bit bitter and dry based off the taste profile, but I was delightfully wrong! I use a french press
and found this to be a bold dark roast
with robust flavor, but none of bitter/burnt taste I had been bracing myself for. I froth my milk and add honey
to my coffee and it was so delicious!! The beans have a glistening sheen to them and I loved huffing their scent from the bag. Happily recommend this!"
"I really liked this coffee. It's dark with a spicy herbal
taste to it. One of my favorites"
"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. "
"This dark blend has a syrup smell and creamy mouth feel with a spicey finish. It's a very full blend. Made in a french press
and drank black. "
"well, i was expecting a little more as i prepared this in my french press
. it has a strong tobacco
smell... and not a whole lot of flavor other than 'just coffee'... although, it makes a nice knock-your-socks-off espresso
! New: after drinking this with dinner I get the pepper flavor and tobacco
"Made with french press
, very good coffee, would drink again"
"This coffee didn't have a super strong smell but had a really strong flavor in a good way. I drink my coffee black and this one definitely met my coffee expectations. "
"I really enjoyed this coffee. The spicy notes really stood out to me and I suprising liked it even though I am driven more toward fruit forward roasts."
"From my husband - a good, strong coffee! It didn't have a spicy flavor as it described, but it was bold and rich!"
"Rich and sweet, and with a nice bite at the end which prevents it from becoming cloying. A really nice cup of coffee."
"This coffee was smooth, and I liked the pepper. But I didn't find it to be as bold as I thought it should be."
"Brewed with a v60
pour-over. This was a solid dependable coffee. Not a home run but a single over the short-stop's head. Smooth with a bit of spic."
"Tough as nails is tough to love. A little on the weaker side with too much pepper. If you like a lighter dark roast
with a bit of spice you would love it. Not my fave"
"I did like this coffee but just wasn't excited about it. The single note is fine....I can deal with pepper. And it is smooth, but I did not get bold."
"Very smooth for a dark roast
! It's not overwhelmed by chocolate
flavors, which is a nice change of pace, compared to other dark roast
s. This is coffee that tastes like coffee, not other flavors."
"This was not one of my favorites from the sample box. It was a bit to light for my taste I like a really bold bold coffee. "
"This is another great roast! We love the flavor and could drink this anytime. For anyone who enjoys bold flavor this would be a great option."
"This coffee didn't seem that bold to me. It was decent but fairly average. It seemed more a single note flavor though I did get a hint of pepper. The ground coffee did have some pepper scent. I did do this as a brewed pot so it might be better as a press or pour over
"As others have noted, the peppery taste was a bit too much for my preference. I brewed it as a pour-over, and it was certainly dark and strong, which I liked. "
"Even with generous milk this coffee had a wonderful strong coffee taste that was not bitter at all. We found the grind ran fast though and was hard to tap down so for that reason it was a better cappuccino than espresso
s are not for me,and the peppery taste made it worse. I do have to say it is different."
"A really nice dark roast
. It's very smooth and has a very pleasant taste"
"Love dark roast
coffee! Looking forward to more Bean Box deliveries!"
"Great flavor! I like strong tasting coffee this was perfect. I also tend to let my coffee get cold I know horrible but it stilltasted good cold."
"Surprisingly mine turned out smokey and chocolate
-y with just the right hint of pepper, amazing with creamer and sugar. coffee brewer method turned out very nice, bold and smooth."
"Nice, no cherry
and a little acid tone on the finish. The peppery blend makes for a great espresso
to start off the morning. I ordered more of this one."
"The spices definitely made for a strange combination. It wasn't an unpleasant dark roast
but not our favorite in the french press
"Pepper and spice and everything nice. Perfect pick me up for those moments your are feeling less energized."
"This one is not my favorite. It's a good dark roast
but the pepper is a bit too much for me. "
"I saved this for last this month.didnt think I'd enjoy it at all.but I have to say it made me feel extremely tough.wow it was spicy."
"A spicy roast with the hint of pepper. Really tasty."
"A good bold dark roast
. Very smooth body as well. It's a great everday coffee."
"We brew our coffee in a chemex
with a reusable filter and while it was a bit OK to me, my husband really enjoyed it"
"Pepper taste was a bit too much for me, but it was exciting to try. "
"Nice sharp dark roast
with a peppery aftertaste. Great for anyone who likes a strong cup with a hint of spice. "
"Favorite of the February box I got, most likely since it was the darkest roast as is my wont. Still very drinkable."