Natural Nick's Cafe Domenico is the perfect start to your day or the finishing touch to a delicious meal. Cafe Domenico is a custom blended coffee locally roasted in Baltimore, Maryland.
This custom blend was first developed by Natural Nick in 1989. Cafe Domenico is a superbly balanced blend of premium French Roast & Colombian coffees, modestly flavored with a custom blend of only natural oils of Hazelnut, Chocolate, Almond and Raspberry. Perfectly roasted, low acidic, rich and delicious.
The grind is very fine and suitable for use in a drip coffee maker as well as an espresso maker. The grind of Cafe Domenico is too fine for a French Press.
Contact me before purchasing for availability, multiple orders, to receive a shipping quote and for availability. Cafe Domenico is custom roasted fresh in small batches.
Suggestions for brewing delicious coffee:
1. Bloom your ground beans. Blooming coffee is nearly as old as coffee itself. As you brew fresh coffee, when hot water touches the coffee grounds, they immediately “bloom.”
The blooming process can be observed as the coffee grounds puff up when they come in contact with the hot water. Blooming provides a full flavored and complete brew to your coffee. To "bloom" the coffee, add some boiling hot water, just enough to soak the grounds and allow to stand. If you are using a drip coffee maker (and have a "drip stop" when the pot is removed) remove the pot and allow the brewing process only enough to wet the grounds, then turn off the coffee maker. Typically only or 30 to 45 seconds. Replace the pot and allow to stand until you're ready to brew or even overnight to brew for the next morning.
2. Remove the spent grounds. As soon as the coffee is finished brewing, remove the basket and grounds, allow to cool on a plate, then throw away or compost if you'd like. This keeps any bitterness from forming over the brewed coffee.
3. Stir the pot! As coffee is brewed, the strongest coffee is at the bottom and weakest coffee is at the top. In order to enjoy even and consistent brewed coffee, after brewing is complete, remove the top of pot and stir the coffee with a tall spoon, then replace the top and allow the coffee to finish swirling.
4. Use a coffee filter that is unbleached and has micro-pores. A excellent example of this is the Melitta unbleached or bamboo filter with "micro fine flavor enhancing perforations". These micro-pores allow the full flavor of the coffee to pass through the filter, resulting in a full flavored brew.
5. Last but not least, use filtered water! The quality of the water used in the brewing process is essential to excellent coffee. Use a filtering system such as Brita or Pur. The key is to removing any Chlorine or other minerals that decrease the quality and change the taste of your brew.
If you do not have a filtration system, you can at least remove the Chlorine from a municipal water supply. To do this use a pitcher that does not have a narrowing neck or if it does, only fill it to the point that it does not narrow. A cylindrical shape is best. After filling with water, place it in the refrigerator and in 24 to 48 hours (depending on how much Chlorine the municipality adds) the Chlorine will have evaporated completely. Keep the water refrigerated until use.
Chemicals known to the State of California which can cause cancer and reproductive toxicity are present in coffee. The chemical Acrylamide, is not added to coffee however is naturally present in coffee as a result of the roasting process. This advisory is in accordance with Proposition 65, in effect in the State of California. For detailed information consult the FDA at http://www.fda.gov/ and Propostion 65 at http://www.oehha.ca.gov/prop65/acrylamide.html