- About Us
Our limited run of Gedeb Lot 002 has sadly run out! Have no fear though, our latest Ethiopian "Kochere Natural" will delight any single-origin lover.
We are honored to announce that we've won not one but two prestigious Gold Medals for our single origin coffees at the 2016 Compak Golden Bean North America Competition.
Gedeb Lot 002, a beautiful washed Ethiopian coffee with tasting notes of ripe peach, and vibrant tropical fruit, is organically grown from the Worka Cooperative in the famous region of Yirgacheffe. Its full flavor brought out by careful roasting won Black Oak gold in the single origin pour over competition.
Banko, a vibrant naturally processed Ethiopia with notes of ripe berries, is also organically grown by the Banko Gotiti Cooperative, in Yirgacheffe. Black Oak’s meticulous roasting process with it earned them gold in the single origin espresso category.
A cup of coffee is practically a religious experience for us. We revere it, we crave it and we anticipate brewing and drinking it every day. Every coffee has a story, a history of soil, people and culture that make each one special. And it’s that combination that keeps us curious to learn about and eager to experience the next cup.
Even here in Northern California’s wine country, we believe that coffee has no culinary peer. Over 400 flavor compounds make up the unique aroma and taste that we experience when we smell and drink it. It’s that moment of astonishment at the cupping table when we crack the crust of a coffee with the right combination of those 400 compounds that drives us to find the best and highest quality lots available anywhere.
At Black Oak Coffee Roasters, we seek to express the true origin character of our coffees. Origin character is what tells the coffee’s story most vividly. We look for ripe, voluptuous sweetness and body to carry the coffee’s personality over the palate. And we want our coffee to linger in your head after you’ve tasted it, like a passage from your favorite novel.