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Vashon Coffee Company - Dark Side of the Moon

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Dark Side of the Moon (#294)

Vashon Coffee Company


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Roast: Dark roast coffee, whole bean, 12 ounces

Type: Blend

Tastes: Caramel, Chocolate, Cocoa

Bean Box Breakdown

What secrets lie on the dark side of the brew? You’re about to find out! Dark Side of the Moon is a toasty, medium-dark roast from the coffee artists at Vashon Coffee Company. These ever-so-slightly-oily beans deliver a kick of deep chocolate flavor that merges into a dark, creme brulee finish. Crafted to be the ideal bakery coffee, this smooth, satisfying cup pairs just perfectly with your favorite breakfast pastry. Moon pie, anyone?

During the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, why not make your own moon landing? With its intriguing balance of dark chocolate, toasty caramel, and bold finish, this bakery favorite is worth exploring. We’ll see you on the dark side of the brew…

Vashon Coffee Company Story

A blend of coffees from Guatemala and Burundi. Just dark enough to satisfy, and fast becoming a favorite of local bakeries as it pairs well with food. Its full body and low acidity make it a fantastic espresso option. Notes of sweet chocolate and a caramel finish.

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Customer Reviews

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"My favorite roaster never disappoints! I absolutely love this roast it compliments a pastry well. Well rounded flavor very little bitter taste. Definitely a favorite"

"Dark yet smooth & well-balanced. Low acidity. Perfect in a drip coffee maker. Notes of chocolate & caramel. Our new morning favorite!"

"I wasn't thrilled. I wanted to be, and it had promise, but there was some bitterness and I was left expecting flavors to kick in that never did. "

"This tasted much lighter than I anticipated. The beans themselves didn’t appear overly dark; looked and tasted more like a medium-roast to me, but then again I am an amateur!"

"A good cup of coffee made in a french press. Has a bit of bitterness to it as an aftertaste. Not as dark as the name would suggest. But, still, a nice drink."

"Ordered this coffee, based on the many positive reviews, and made it using our french press. I'm disappointed: the coffee was pleasant, with the promised nutty, caramel notes, but was in no way outstanding. The flavors seem to evaporate quickly: sadly, not the rich, full-bodied cup I'd hoped for."

"Received this roast on Monday, and brewed a pot in my Ninja. It was absolutely fantastic. It tasted darker than it looked (I couldn’t tell a difference between it and a medium by sight actually.) very smooth, not burnt or acidic. chocolate comes through very strong."

"Fantastic when brewed via both aeropress and Moka pot. Smooth, low acidity coffee with natural sweetness. Not too dark of a roast with a flavor profile that most will enjoy. "

"I really like this one. Nice and dark, with a full body and no bitterness. Ordered a big bag and was sad to run out!"

"I don't typically enjoy dark roasts, but this was a great, sippable coffee. I especially enjoyed the low acidity."

"This is one of my very favorites. I like it brewed in a french press or as a cold brew."

"I hadn't had a sample of this and was just winging it because I needed more coffee. This is a dark roast and it's freaking DELICIOUS. I cannot wait until I have another cup of this. Has a definite caramel taste to it. "

"Rich, chocotalate-y flavor that was great in a french press. I don’t usually drink my coffee black, but actually enjoyed this one black even more than with milk"

"Loved this coffee. I was great for a morning watching the sun rise. Nice chocolatey, rich finish. Not a lot of acid and great body to pair with some homemade shortbread."

"We enjoyed this roast and tend to enjoy coffees from this roaster in general. chocolately and delicious, plus it has a great name :) "

"Very good coffee. Seemed smoother and without the bite of some other dark roasts. "

"I enjoyed this smooth blend with dessert or weekend sweet brunch. It was perfect with something just a little sweet. "

"Love this flavor. One of my favorites, but I need to use more beans to get the boldness I prefer. "

"First brew was cold brew with the suggestion card that came in the box, and might I say, it was heavenly. Trying it hot tomorrow morning so I have high hopes. "

"Nice chocolate tones with just a hint of smoke on the finish. Nice mouth feel and easy drinking."

"Really good blend! We loved the flavor and balance. Also it made good iced coffee!"

"Sweet and rich, but with a nice, slight grit in the mouthfeel to help balance and ground it. We enjoyed this one."

"Not my favorite from the subscription box this month. A good cup of coffee, just not my preference. "

"Smooth and earthy dark roast. Made in french press and drank black. "

"Oh, my! This one was so yum- it's months later and I can still remember just how good it tasted. Dark, balanced and well, pretty much everything they say about it is right on. Go ahead, you won't regret it."

"Excellent, flavor well blended and the smoky flavor is delicious."

"Good medium dark roast. Mild chocolate flavor, with some caramel and a wine-like acidity that rounds it out. "

"My favorite thus far! The finished cup is incredibly earthy, a faint hint of smoke, and deliciously smooth. Great for the first cup of each morning! This is an absolute re-order."

"This didn't last long in my house. Everyone I shared this coffee with couldn't enough."

"My husband and I loved the subtle smokiness of this earthy dark roast. It reminded us of camping and drinking coffee by the campfire. We thought the smoky notes were more prominent than the chocolate. Dark but not burnt-tasting. Great, robust blend!"

"I'm not a coffee drinker so I'm writing this on behalf of my husband, a coffee junky. From him: a robust, earthy blend with a pleasant aroma."

"This made a great cup of afternoon coffee. It was a smooth dark roast that brought out notes of chocolate."

"Nice and dark bean. Did both cold brew and drip with nice results. "

"I love when coffee also compliments music! Put on that vinyl record, and enjoy this with milk. It accents the chocolate vibe!"

"This was a nice dark roast. The smoke and chocolate flavors blended well together. Edited to add: I received this coffee again in a sample box, and I enjoyed it just as much the second time. "

"So-so. I didn't find anything noteworthy in this coffee, but it was pleasant."

"Delicious and smooth. Didn't get too much of the smoke flavor which is a good thing, because that can easily overpower a coffee. Went over well with everyone that tried it."

"LOVED the chocolate notes, could do without the slight smoke flavor. I enjoyed this coffee but will explore other flavors in the future. "

"I was so looking forward to this too. Too sharp. Not something I would go out of my way to get and drink. "

"I like the chocolate notes, they are subtle under the smoky. Smoke taste is a bit more prominent. A good, darker roast."

"Defineintly goes well with food especially pastries as it has a more chocolate note to it. Does have a bit of a bite like you would get from smoke or char."

"This is one of my favorite beans I've received since I started. I will definitely be ordering this later! Very chocolaty and smokey. My favorite notes!"

"This is one of my favorite dark roast! I love the chocolately taste paired with the toffee chocolate bar."

"This coffee has a great oaky, nutty flavor. It was bold, but not too bitter."

"Just the right amount of dark. You can definitely taste a well balanced chocolaty smokey taste. I will be making sure i buy this one again. "

"Not one of my favorites. It's not quite as dark as I prefer, but still a decent cup of coffee. It has a hint of chocolate "

"My favorite dark roast. Freshly ground in the french press really brings out the chocolatey notes "

"Amazing Coffee. This came in my box this month and I do get subtle hints of smoke. Nothing crazy, but I can tell its there. Recommended for a Great morning cup of pick-me-up!"

"AMAZING! Hands down best coffee Ive had from Bean Box! If you love dark roasts then this os THE ONE! WOW!....Just WOW!"

"Super good, nice and dark. One of my favorite coffees I have received so far with my subscription. Very versatile."

"One of my favorite bean box coffees so far! Great taste if you like dark roasts"

"This is my go to coffee every morning and really gets my day started. This is a coffee that is always on my cart. I love the robust flavor that is not overpowering. The price is right so give it a try. "

"This was a pretty good coffee but not one of my favorites. The taste was kind of bland and didn't really stand out as something special. It was good for a morning cup but not something I would sit down to enjoy throughout the day. "

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