Oskar's Barrel-Aged Guatemala
Oskar's Barrel-Aged Guatemala
This specialty grade coffee from Guatemala's highlands is aged with care in the finest whiskey barrels for precisely 30 days. The green coffee beans' delicate, porous structure lends itself to absorbing the rich aromas of the barrel, allowing the bourbon's bold and complex flavors to fuse and harmonize with the coffee's natural notes.
Our master roaster then carefully coaxes out the full potential of these flavors with a nice medium roast, resulting in a coffee that is nothing short of extraordinary.
Upon opening the bag, you'll be instantly transported to the rolling hills of Kentucky, with the unmistakable aroma of bourbon wafting through the air. With each sip, your taste buds will be treated to a symphony of flavors, from the sweet wood of the barrel to the decadent notes of chocolate and the subtle hints of plum (or perhaps peach, depending on your palate).
It's a sensory experience unlike any other, and one that is sure to delight even the most discerning coffee connoisseur.
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.
MEET OUR LABEL MODEL
Oskar (1986-1998) was that dog that almost got John disowned by his parents.
His family had recently lost their one and only dog and everyone was in a funk.
John had moved out and felt his parents needed a new dog to keep them company.
He showed up Oskar, and 8-week old golden retriever puppy.
His parents were less than happy. They later tried to rehome the pup after John left.
Fortunately, their efforts were unsuccessful.
Over the next 12 years, Oskar and John's parents became inseparable companions.
Oskar loved going for drives and his home away from home was the family truck or convertible. On warm summer evenings, the trio were common fixtures at the village ice cream shop where each got a scoop of their favorite ice cream.
Oskar's line of flavored coffees are a tribute to the spirit of adventure he shared with John's parents. Here's hoping all three are enjoying a long sunset ride somewhere...the breeze in their hair...and a scoop butter pecan, cherry, and vanilla waiting for them at their next stop.
I'm so glad I tried this coffee! I absolutely love the flavor and aroma. It has a deep, complex flavor that must come from the whiskey barrel aging. The coffee was smooth and had a lingering finish that made it a pleasure to sip. I'm already looking forward to my next cup!
I was pleasantly surprised. This coffee had a full-bodied flavor with a hint of sweetness from the whiskey barrel aging. The coffee was smooth and had a subtle finish that lingered on the tongue. It was the perfect way to start my day. Or even my Sunday morning with a little extra whiskey added!
The whiskey flavor is subtle. Used a French Press and it made great morning coffee.
PROUD PARTNERS WITH THE SEEING EYE
At least 20% of proceeds from every bag of coffee sold goes directly to The Seeing Eye to provide the training of Seeing Eye dogs for people who are blind.
The Seeing Eye breeds and raises puppies to become Seeing Eye dogs, trains Seeing Eye dogs to guide blind people, instructs blind people in the proper use, handling, and care of the dogs and conducts and supports research on canine health and development.
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 SEEING EYE?
Proceeds from every bag of coffee we sell goes directly to The Seeing Eye, a federally recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
We donate at least 20% of profits from every 12-oz bag of our every 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 The Seeing Eye for now.
Even if you don’t drink coffee, consider buying a bag or 10 for your friends and help The Seeing Eye get more highly skilled service dogs placed to help more people gain their independence and enjoy the great outdoors.