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Semaphore Blend (#147)

Fundamental Coffee Company

$17.50

Roast: Dark roast coffee, whole bean, 12 ounces

Type: Blend

Tastes: Nutty, Cocoa

Bean Box Breakdown

Begin your day with this cup and your energy will never “flag”... Get it? Puns aside, this offbeat dark blend is the perfect good-morning inspiration: What message will you send to the world today?

Fundamental Coffee Company Story

A combination of Nicaraguan, Guatemalan, and Kenyan beans for a complex flavor profile that is unique and dynamic. With this blend, we are signaling a return to darker roasted coffee.

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Ships roasted-to-order by Wednesday, September 26.
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Customer Reviews

16 customer reviews  write a review

"I wanted this coffee to be more flavorful than it was. Still a good dark roast, but I had a hard time picking up any spicy notes."

"Love the way Fundamental does dark roasts! My subscription is for light-medium, however, I have tried a few dark roasts from this company when I need to "change it up" and I have not been disappointed! "

"Light on the chocolate taste, but easy it goes down. I tried it in a french press, but might work well with other brew methods. "

"Bearded Lady by Longshoreman's Daughter is a tie with this one. These are now our 2 favorite dark roasts. Super smooth, bold with a hint of smoke at the beginning and finishes slightly acidic. "

"Dark, beautiful, rich. A few words that come to mind after enjoying this brew. Would love to see more Nicaraguan coffees. This did not disappoint! Fun fact: The national flower of Nicaragua is the Plumeria. Love this one! Would recommend!"

"A good dark roast. While I expected it to be a little more full-flavored, it was still quite enjoyable."

"Nice and dark, but no particular notes stand out. Full body. Made in french press and drank black. "

"This was dark and full bodied. It had no hint of light roast to it, and I thoroughly enjoyed this brew. "

"Mild smokey tobacco flavor. Took a little extra half and half to get past the acidity"

"This coffee satisfies my need for robust flavor; however, I need to use more beans than I normally do to get the strong taste I prefer."

"Really good coffee. Rich, smooth, well balanced. Low acidity but full body. The cocoa notes are subtle enough not to dominate, which is really nice."

"From my husband - a delicious, strong coffee with a good dark flavor. It’s got a smooth taste with just a touch of a nutty taste."

"The nutty and cocoa tasting notes were spot on. This was a very solid cup of coffee and my wife and I enjoyed. Brewed with french press. "

"My wife and I love starting our day with a cup of Fundamental's Semaphore Blend. Being we both love cream in our coffee, this roast stands up to the cream and maintains its flavor. The tasting notes are spot on: nutty and the cocoa flavor stays on the back of our tongues. Love this coffee."

"I love that darker roasts are coming back as the weather is turning cooler and I want to curl up with a warming, robust cup. This blend is perfect for that and has great complexity with chocolatey and nutty notes. If you like the Vashon Island Orca Blend, you'll love this roast too."

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