Good coffee is not as easy to find as you might think. I know, if you live in a large city, there seems to be coffee roasters on every corner. But, not all coffee roasters are created equal. I sought out a damn fine cup of coffee and I found it with Matt and Chris at Muletown Coffee, a small upstart roaster nestled into downtown Columbia, Tennessee, just south of Nashville. I've watched their growth, from roasting in the back of their tiny coffee house to finding their footing in a larger space down the street. They are sourcing their beans directly from the growers. From their website, their mantra:
We believe in creating products that make our customers EVERY DAY a little better. Muletown Roasted Coffee is an APPROACHABLE, SIMPLIFIED take on small-batch coffee. It's ETHICALLY SOURCED, FRESH ROASTED, NO-NONSENSE coffee for everyday people.
The Dark Horse blend is named so after the original "dark horse" - James K. Polk, who became the 11th president of the USA almost by accident. There was a deadlock between Martin Van Buren, Lewis Cas and James Buchanan, and the virtually unknown Polk ended up winning the election. Polk was raised in Columbia and the small town celebrates his heritage.
Tasting notes include toasted marshmallow, black pepper and Cavendish pipe tobacco. I don't have it all of the time, but when I do, it's been freshly-roasted (whole bean) for me the day I pick it up. The current batch was roasted on January 23rd.
12 oz. bag.