The Dark Side Blend French Roast Coffee

Cafe Campesino

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Cinnamon, malt, chocolate
Dark chocolate, tea, mild smoke
Read about Grind Types

We have recently adjusted our grind options. With that in mind, we wanted to offer this primer so that you can choose the best grind-style for your preferred brewing method.

Whole Bean-- While we are happy to grind your beans, your coffee will stay fresher longer if you grind it as you go. There are many great home grinder options out there and many are surprisingly inexpensive.

Drip-- This is a medium grind that is the most versatile. Brewing methods using drip include home coffee drip machines, pour-overs (like Hario), Chemex, and AeroPress.

Espresso-- This grind is generally used for espresso makers. This includes home machines and stove-tip espresso pots. The grind is the most fine and is optimized to work with a high pressure extraction system.

Coarse-- Coarse is for percolators, french press, cold brewing, and sometimes AeroPress. Coarse is the biggest/loosest grind and enables water to move more freely steeping coffee for extraction.

All of the above, while generally true in the industry, also should be adjusted for preference. Feel free to experiment and please contact us if you have questions and we will be happy to work with you.

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Product Overview

The Dark Side is anything and everything you love about our fair trade, organic, shade-grown Latin American coffees, but with some extra oomph to bring it to “the dark side.” This dark roast is full-bodied and smooth with chocolate notes and a mildly smoky aftertaste. Don't be afraid of the dark, y'all-- check out this coffee.

Available in a variety of grind options.


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  • 5
    The Dark Side Blend French Roast

    Posted by Erin Mooney on Dec 21st 2020

    As a New Orleans native, many coffees are too weak for me, but I love how strong tasting this coffee is! Delicious.

  • 5
    Excellent coffee for Espresso

    Posted by Thomas on Nov 12th 2020

    My wife and I love a rich, dark bean for our espresso AND our normal day-to-day coffee. This bean is our favorite. You can smell the chocolate overtones before it's ground. We highly recommend it!

  • 5
    Great Coffee!

    Posted by Nancy Nienhuis on Apr 29th 2020

    The Dark Side is our favorite Cafe Campesino coffee. It's a lovely bold roast and makes the whole house smell good. We're buying this regularly.

  • 5
    The Dark Side

    Posted by Erin on Mar 30th 2020

    As a New Orleans native, I like my coffee STRONG. This is strong and flavorful but not bitter. Also love that it's bird-friendly.

  • 5
    Amazing Taste

    Posted by Randy on Nov 5th 2019

    I have always loved strong coffee but with commercial brands to get a strong bold taste it always came with a lot of acid buildup... Not with the DARK SIDE... love the taste, it's smooth and bold and can drink as many cups as I want without the acid...

  • 5
    Deep Dark Loveliness

    Posted by Amy on Sep 26th 2017

    I Love The Dark Side Blend. I love deep rich coffee, and this stuff is wonderful. Rich taste and aroma and tastes wonderful hot or iced. If you like Dark Roast I would recommend this one.