Monarch is Onyx Coffee's most developed roast that conveys a flavor profile that they intentionally designed to work well with milk. Cream and plant based beverages mix with ease, creating a rich, decadent flavor. It involves a natural, sugar-dense coffee that binds to the fats and creates multiple complex caramelized notes during the roasting process. Look for dark chocolate and undertones of thick winey berries. Enjoy as drip or espresso.
“This coffee, sourced by the fam at Onyx, is the perfect example of a coffee built to be enjoyed—bright, fruit-forward, and incredibly perfumed—its value speaks volumes on its own. Cxffeeblack is a social enterprise that seeks to reintroduce the black history of coffee into black communities and help reimagine its black future. Cxffeeblack believes that African peoples, learning from African origins, can remix it and sample it from their history to elevate their present experience, building generational wealth throughout the diaspora.”
Rwanda Kanzu #5
In the tropical volcanic soil of Rwanda just west of the famed Lake Kivu, lies the Kanzu coffee station that mills this group of smallholders farmers. This coffee showcases a rich exotic sweetness tasting of different caramelization levels of complex sugars and stone fruits. A great coffee to introduce an origin and unique flavor profile that we don’t purchase from often. The tactile is round, silky and juicy. Performs well as an espresso or filter coffee.
Kenya Gathaithi OT-15
This flawless harvest from the famed Nyeri region of Kenya is a straight up show stopper. This is one of our favorite Kenya micro-lots we’ve contracted in quite some time. This coffee has a unique way of combining delicate floral notes like white flowers in bloom while undergirding the cup with deep complex tropical sweetness of starfruit & peach. Enjoy it!
Every now and then the sequel is better than the original. Once again, Onyx is honored to share the coffee stage with their mate, Propaganda. This intricately developed coffee manifests itself in different ways depending on extraction technique and lifecycle post-roast. There in the lab, they noticed pervasive complex notes of stone fruit that start bright like apricot or cherry and then transforms as it rests resembling peach and plum.
This is not coffee...well not in the traditional sense. Cascara is the dried fruit husk & skins of coffee cherries. These are meticulously selected, cleaned and dried carefully to keep the structure intact. Use for brewing into a tea, simple syrup, or create a floral flavor in cooking. Extracts very easily and notes of Vanilla, Oak and cherry come to the forefront.