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Kicking Horse Coffee, 454 Horse Power, Dark Roast, Whole Bean, 2.2 lb - Certified Organic, Fairtrade, Kosher Coffee
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|Flavor||454 Horse Power - Dark Roast|
About this item
- Dark roast, whole bean: Velvety, earthy, and spirited. This smooth riding dark horse conjures up power from the depths of the shadows. This is the winner, the champion of taste
- Tasting notes, brew method: Rich, dark chocolate, cacao nibs, brown sugar and roasted hazelnuts. Recommended methods: French press, drip machine, pour over and cold brew
- Origin Indonesia, Central & South America: Grown in a socially and environmentally responsible way, by farmers with sustainable businesses they can depend on
- Organic, Fairtrade, kosher, shade grown, Arabica coffee: Coffee that is good and fair for the coffee drinkers, the farmers and the planet. 100 percent certified
- Roasted in the rocky mountains: It’s all deep, dark and delicious, roasted right below the towering Canadian rocky mountain peaks
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Every time you choose Fairtrade, you're choosing a better future for people and planet. Through on-the-ground sustainable farming advice and securing better incomes, Fairtrade equips producers to tackle climate change challenges, such as extreme weather. All Fairtrade producers follow our ethical and environmental standards, which make environmental protection an integral part of farming. This includes reducing carbon footprints and pollution, finding organic alternatives, bans on deforestation and protecting biodiversity.
USDA Organic products must be produced using farming practices that maintain and improve soil and water quality, minimize the use of synthetic materials, conserve biodiversity, and avoid genetic engineering, among other factors. Crops can be certified organic if they’re grown without prohibited substances such as most synthetic fertilizers and pesticides for three years prior to harvest. Products that contain a minimum of 95 percent organic ingredients and use the USDA Organic seal are part of Climate Pledge Friendly.
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About 454 Horse Power
This smooth riding dark horse conjures up the power from the depths of the shadows. This is the winner, the champion of taste. The one that goes the extra mile. Hop on, hold on, and head for the hills.
Aroma: Cacao nibs, peat, and hints of nutmeg.
Tasting notes: Heavy body, earthy with a black licorice finish.
Recommended brew methods: French press, drip machine, pour over, cold brew.
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|Origin||Africa, Central & South America||Indonesia, Central & South America||Indonesia, Central & South America||Indonesia & South America||Central & South America||Central & South America|
|Aroma||Sweet syrup, vanilla bean, stone fruit.||Sweet dried fruit, toasted coconut, and chocolate malt.||Cacao nibs, peat, and hints of nutmeg.||Smoky, sweet vanilla and dark chocolate.||Condensed sugar cane and cocoa powder.||Deep chocolate with a nutty complexity.|
|Tasting Notes||Tart red currant, notes of sugar cane and milk chocolate, with a honeyed berry body.||Well-rounded and complex with notes of stone fruit and cocoa.||Heavy body, earthy with a black liquorice finish.||Chocolate malt, molasses, liquorice and an earthy lingering finish.||Rich, dark chocolate, cacao nibs, brown sugar and roasted hazelnuts.||Roasted hazelnuts, chocolaty balanced body and a long lasting finish.|
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|Available In||2.2lb & 10oz Whole Bean & 10oz Ground||2.2lb & 10oz Whole Bean & 10oz Ground||2.2lb & 10oz Whole Bean & 10oz Ground||2.2lb & 10oz Whole Bean & 10oz Ground||2.2lb & 10oz Whole Bean & 10oz Ground||2.2lb & 10oz Whole Bean|
Big Ideas. Things That Matter & Why
Kicking Horse Coffee only uses coffee that is certified good and fair for both the coffee drinkers and for farmers. Fairtrade uses profits from coffee to empower farmers and to invest in their community's future.
#1215 by FLOCERT, 2020
Organic coffee means good products and principles. It means the best in coffee, and the best in intentions. It means smart farming, planning for tomorrow, and not sacrificing for the future.
#CA-91402-Z-154575-2020 by EcoCert, 2020
The future is for good. Kicking Horse Coffee is committed to community. To being socially responsible. To good practices for the planet and future generations.
#64822H57D3 by Kosher Check, 2020
Velvety, earthy, spirited. This smooth riding dark horse conjures up power from the depths of the shadows. This is the winner, the champion of taste. Hop on, hold on, and head for the hills.
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Package Dimensions : 10.08 x 5.75 x 3.62 inches; 2.2 Pounds
- Item model number : 1
- UPC : 629070700155
- Manufacturer : Kicking Horse Coffee
- ASIN : B00AE229GC
- Country of Origin : Canada
- Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
- International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
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#3,418 in Grocery & Gourmet Food (See Top 100 in Grocery & Gourmet Food)
- #63 in Roasted Coffee Beans
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100% Organic, Fairtrade, Kosher, Shade Grown, Arabica Coffee
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If you're reading this, you're a coffee purist like I am (others call us snobs, but we all know better.) And like me, you've been disappointed all too often by recommendations that have led you to more of the same-- acidic, flat, unremarkable brews. Starbucks, Coffee Bean-- even Peet's can be overrated, and the only thing they consistently provide is inconsistency. However, the 454 from Kicking Horse, while a bit pricier than our usual fare, is worth every penny. It's a delicious, lush roast with hints of baker's chocolate, a smooth finish, and very low acidity. In sum, it's a superb coffee. In my quest for the ultimate cup--which is not over, but has dramatically narrowed--I also found some terrific advice for getting the most mileage out of your beans.
First, a burr grinder really does make a difference. I used my old blade grinder for years, and my coffee was always decent. However, the more I read, the more I thought about trying one. I bought a Cuisinart, the $45-ish jobby. Short story is that instead of pulverizing the same beans over and over, which makes your grind size inconsistent, it grinds the beans once as they pass into the hopper, and you can control the coarseness. I'd get one.
Next, search online for articles about how much coffee to use; there's lots of great info abounding. Boiled down, they say that bean to water ratios matter, and they're right. It's 55 grams of coffee to one liter of water. Sounds like a pain to measure, but it's not. Once I got a cheap scale here on Amazon ($10 or so) I figured out how much my press and carafes held, and used some basic math to dial in the right amount of coffee. It was easy, and our presses and carafes hold similar volumes. Anyway, I just poured the beans into a measuring cup, took note of the mark, and put the scale away.
I also tried veering away from my permanent gold filter. Sacrilege, maybe, but my wife likes her coffee less gritty, and I wondered if sacrificing the natural oils vs. the grit was a good trade. It was. In fact, I'm coming to prefer the paper filter taste (Melitta non-bleached), or rather, the texture, over the gold filter. I still like the permanent filter, although my French press beats them both. Medium-course grind from the Cuisinart, six minutes in sub-boiling water, stir once, and it's like nothing I've had before. Sinfully aromatic, big mouthfeel, and eminently enjoyable. I don't think I've had a better cup of coffee. It also makes a great pot of drip, noticeably better. And regardless of what anyone says, your own preferences are paramount. What's best is what you like the most. Drip, press, single cup it--choose your weapon.
But I'm burying the lede. The quality of the beans makes the cup more than anything else, and the Kicking Horse 454 is superior to most coffees I've had; it vastly outclasses all the bitter slop we've been led to believe tastes good. I've also tried the Kick Ass, and I prefer the 454. It's roastier and richer. I've also noticed that some reviewers say that the 454 tastes burnt, heavy, etc. Of course, we all have our own taste buds, but I respectfully submit that this is bunk. The 454 is my new mainstay because I dislike burnt, heavy coffee as much as I dislike weak, acidic coffee. The 454 has exceptional balance.
If nothing else, it's worth your while to try it. Experiment with your brewing methods like I did. I've finally arrived at a consistently excellent brew, and I'll warrant your thoughts about coffee will change if you do the same.
I was the same growing up until I had the ability to travel and had the chance to taste coffee that no one seems to want to send to America. These coffee's I and other travelers had on their adventures was so bold and rich you didn't need sugar or cream unless it was espresso.
This coffee coffee will earn 5 stars compared to what Americans drink (dirty water) but very few people would drink it elsewhere.
I will continue my hunt for a good cup of joe.
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