Inspired by a productively crazy month of late nights, early mornings, satisfying work and dark chocolate, we humbly present this June’s Eat Mail Extravaganza: Cherry Expresso Bomb-Bons and The Dark Chocolate Pick-Me-Up, eaturing fresh roasted coffee beans from Oakland’s favorite local java purveyor, The Bicycle Coffee Company!
Your mission, should you choose to ingest it, is to disarm a carefully-roasted coffee bean wrapped in a dried tart cherry, jacketed in dark chocolate, and dusted with cayenne cocoa…with your mouth! The Cherry Expresso Bomb-Bon packs a pleasant crunchy punch, tart up front with a delicious spicy fallout.
The Dark Chocolate Pick-Me-Up bar is perfect for rocket-jumping past the afternoon hurdle of drowsiness. We’ve infused our signature 75% Dark as Midnight with a healthy dose of Bicycle Coffee’s freshly ground Medium Roast. You’ll wish this silky-smooth and surprisingly sweet bar was a bottomless cup, so be sure to enjoy one tasty square at a time.
Bicycle Coffee is all about delivering great-tasting coffee by bicycle. Roasting organic, fair-trade, hand-picked, and shade grown Arabica beans, they deliver freshly roasted bags of coffee to offices, grocery stores, and cafes in San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley. Bicycle Coffee uses a custom-built, small batch roaster allows them to roast our coffee exactly how they like it. Keeping their nose to the coffe grindstone, their beans change seasonally, but always offer medium, dark, and decaf roasts. We used a mix of the Nicaraguan medium roast and the Mexican dark roast from Chiapas.
We biked over to pick up the beans ourselves just minutes after they roasted them right before we made this batch of delicious chocolate. Believe you me (er, us), it’s very amazing.