“Sound Alchemist” Available NOW!
Keyboardist Myron McKinley has a clear vision for his own creative expression, but perhaps more importantly, he has a clear vision for providing a necessary
impetus to shatter the boundaries and stimulate the evolution of jazz. Dropping February 10th, 2023, on the Dark Elf Music label, the ten-song “Sound Alchemist” is a learned thesis of sonic exploration and
experimentation written and produced by McKinley as a mélange of contemporary, straight-ahead and fusion jazz; hip hop, R&B and soul; and multicultural nuance.
12 oz. Ethiopian Misty Valley Blend Light/Medium Roast
Inspired by the Myron McKinley Legacy Concert Series, this coffee perfectly captures the spirit of Myron’s music – tasteful, rich, high-flying and full of subtle flavorful notes!
This is our highly touted Ethiopian specialty coffee blend, roasted light to medium to maintain the delicate fruit and floral floral aromatics. This blend creates a sweet, deep, balanced dark chocolate, grapefruit, crisp flowers – lavender, freesia – in aroma. This Ethiopian coffee has a silky mouth feel; crisp, deeply flavor-saturated finish, and maintains its complexity into three parts milk, untamed and fruit-forward. The fudgy chocolate is traditional but the bright, complex; exhilarating fruit is strictly in the new American mode.
Yirgacheffe is a coffee region in southern Ethiopia that produces distinctive coffees from traditional varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. Yirgacheffe coffees like this one are processed by the wet or washed method (fruit skin and pulp is removed before drying) typically express great aromatic complexity and intensity with a particular emphasis on citrus and floral notes. This coffee is sustainably grown. Black Drop Coffee Roasters’ vision is simple: “Choose only the best coffees” through sourcing and roasting the best and most unique coffees available and rewarding the farmers who grow those coffees with fair premiums.
Who Should Drink It: An all-around spectacular espresso blend, immense in dimension and aromatic range in the straight shot, and more than capable of maintaining its distinction even in tall milk.
Available in Whole Bean or Ground
Myron McKinley Trio
12 oz. Brazil RFA Daterra Santa Colomba Coffee
Brazilian Coffee Cup Characteristics: Nutty, chocolaty, fruity, sweet aftertaste of vanilla and marzipan.
Rainforest Alliance Certified (RFA) coffees are grown on farms that specifically go out of their way not to harm the forests and ecosystems around them. Many rainforest coffees are grown in places with incredible biodiversity, near plants and animals that exist nowhere else on Earth except for right where they are.
Those coffee farms and coffee farmers adhere to strict environmental and social standards put in place by the RFA. Those farms receive and Rainforest Alliance certification and seal that certifies their products and promotes both social and economic sustainability, allowing both people and wildlife to thrive. Buying Rainforest Alliance coffees supports the farms that are in tune with local communities and ecology allows not only you but the farmers to continue protecting rainforests and fighting climate change.