Max's Mexican Chocolate
Max's Mexican Chocolate
A smooth Arabica coffee with hints of chocolate, cinnamon, and vanilla. Tasty on it’s own or -- given a generous splash of Kahlua or tequila -- an outstanding after-dinner cordial.
Our medium roast Max's Mexican Chocolate starts as an aromatic and smooth specialty grade Arabica coffee. As soon as it comes out of the roaster, we hand flavor the beans with cinnamon, chocolate, and vanilla oils to create a richly decadent brew.
WHY BUY OUR COFFEE?
HIGH ELEVATION & SHADE-GROWN
Coffee plants grown under a sun-filtering canopy allows the coffee cherries to develop slower. This delayed maturation intensifies flavors and nutrients with the coffee fruit, and the bean inside. Shade-grown coffee will naturally have more complex flavors — much like a fine wine — that our skilled roaster can enhance in the roasting process.
There's nothing quite like the smell of fresh-roasted coffee. Savor that sweet, fragrant aroma every time you open our bag because all of our coffees are roasted AFTER we get your order. That means your bag of coffee goes from our roaster to your cup in less than five days.
WE'RE IN THE TOP 3%
We only sell specialty grade coffee. To earn the coveted "specialty grade" label, coffee beans must undergo a rigorous classification process that ensures they meet the highest quality standards. Only coffee graded 80 points or above on a 100-point scale by a certified coffee taster (SCAA) or by a licensed Q Grader(CQI) qualifies. Less than 3% of the world's coffee supply meets these demanding standards.
After roasting, each order is lightly flavored by hand while the beans are still warm. Unlike other flavored coffees that repurpose old or cheap beans and hide the coffee's flavor under a chemical solvent, we use natural oils. These enhance the flavor of our specialty grade beans...not cover them up.
MEET OUR LABEL MODEL
Max was our first multi-purpose dog. Like most labrador retrievers, he could do anything...as long as he wanted to do the task.
A couple had put a deposit down on him and then filed for divorce. Max was the litter "left-over." Fortunately, we were able to take him and he changed our lives forever.
We trained him to be a fantastic bird dog. He chased quail in the desert, pheasants through cornfields, and would refuse to swim after "downed birds" at hunt tests. But, would always get his duck on a real hunt...because he was stubborn that way.
Max was also a wonderful playmate to our daughters and happily tolerated makeovers, tea parties, and endless belly rubs.
As Max moved into retirement from the field, he became a certified therapy dog and visited hospice patients the last two years of his life.
And then he became the hospice patient when the bone cancer set it in.
Despite his illness, he remained stoic and sweet, never losing his gentle, determined spirit. We will always be grateful to have had Max in our lives. We will never forget the love and joy he brought us and the countless lessons he taught.
Good coffee for a great cause.
You guys nailed it with this one! Smooth, delicious coffee with notes of Mexican chocolate. Every other flavored coffee I've tried tastes like old, bitter coffee mixed with a chemical flavoring cocktail. Yours actually tastes like great coffee complemented by Mex chocolate. Loooooooove it!
PROUD PARTNERS WITH THE RESCUE 22 FOUNDATION
At least 20% of proceeds from every bag of coffee sold goes directly to the Rescue 22 Foundation to provide the highest quality and task-trained service dogs to address the mental and physical health of our nation’s combat veterans.
IS THIS COFFEE FRESH?
Unlike many other artisan coffee roasters, we don’t roast small batches and keep them on the shelf waiting for an order to come in.
We get why they do it. It’s all about inventory management and efficiency in roasting.
But, we at Adventure Dog Coffee are all about taste…as much as the efficiency gurus would like us to be otherwise.
All of our coffees are roasted AFTER we get your order.
We currently roast all new orders every Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Since the beans have to degas for several hours after roasting, they are not packed in bags and shipped until the next business day. K-cups de-gas an extra day before sealing and shipping.
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ROASTS?
This is going to be a mild oversimplification...so coffee snobs should not get their undies in a bunch with what we’re going to say next.
Most American coffees are roasted to a medium. Just like most Europeans think American beer is weak and flavorless, they think the same about our medium roast coffees. That’s why they generally like to go with a dark roast.
The thing to remember is that roasting coffee is just like any other type of cooking. The less you cook it, the more inherent flavors are present. The more you cook it, the more you taste the cooking process instead of the food.
Kind of like sushi vs. deep-fried fish.
Light-roasted coffee will have more pronounced floral and citrus flavors.
Dark-roasted coffee (French and Italian roast) will tend to produce more nutty and chocolaty overtones.
And medium roast is kind of a blend between the two…and a great way to start if you’re not sure what your taste buds like yet.
If you're still not sure, reach out and we'll see if we can make some recommendations based on your taste preferences and favorite brewing method.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET MY COFFEE?
Our coffees are typically shipped the day following roasting. Beans have to de-gas before we seal them up in the bags or pods. This is why our 12-oz bags have a one-way valve near the top. This allows the beans to continue to vent gasses.
Most customers get their coffee in 3-5 days, depending on how motivated your USPS carrier is feeling that day.
Naturally, all bets are off around the holidays.
While most of our orders are roasted and shipped within 48 hours, we have zero control over what happens to your coffee once we hand it over to the USPS.
DOES THE LABEL MODEL DOG COME WITH EVERY BAG OF COFFEE?
Ummmm…no. You need to step away from the computer and get outside to clear your head a bit my friend.
DO YOU REALLY DONATE MONEY TO THE RESCUE 22 FOUNDATION?
Proceeds from every bag of coffee we sell goes directly to the Rescue 22 Foundation, a federally recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit and recipient of the 2021 Guidestar Platinum Seal of Transparency.
We donate 20% of proceeds from every 12-oz bag of coffee sold.
We’d love to do more but we’re not a publicly traded coffee empire and content creation machine. We’re a young small business and have to stick with a per bag profit-sharing with Rescue 22 for now.
Even if you don’t drink coffee, consider buying a bag or 10 for your friends and help Rescue 22 get more highly skilled rescue dogs placed with more of America’s veterans.