Mexicali 4lb Bulk Bag

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Mexicali 4lb Bulk Bag

11 reviews
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You Save: $8.00 USD (10.13%)
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Up until the close of the Civil war, coffee was sold green. It had to be roasted on a wood stove or in a skillet over a campfire before it could be ground and brewed. One burned bean ruined all; there was no consistency.

In 1865 John Arbuckle and his brother Charles, partners in a Pittsburgh grocery business, changed all this by patenting a process for roasting and coating coffee beans with an egg and sugar glaze to seal in the flavor and aroma.

Marketed under the name ARBUCKLES’ ARIOSA COFFEE in patented, airtight, one pound packages, the new coffee was an instant success with chuck wagon cooks in the west faced with the task of keeping Cowboys supplied with plenty of hot coffee out on the range. ARBUCKLES’ ARIOSA COFFEE packages bore a yellow label with the name ARBUCKLES’ in  large red letters across the front, beneath which flew a Flying Angel trademark over the words ARIOSA COFFEE in black letters. Shipped all over the country in sturdy wooden crates, one hundred packages to a crate, ARBUCKLES’ ARIOSA COFFEE became so dominant in the west that many Cowboys  were  not  aware  there  was  any other  brand.  

Keen  marketing  minds, the Arbuckle Brothers printed signature coupons on the bags of coffee redeemable for all manner of notions including handkerchiefs, razors, scissors and wedding rings. To sweeten the deal, each package of ARBUCKLES’ contained a stick of peppermint candy. Due to the demands on chuck wagon cooks to keep ready supplies of hot ARBUCKLES’ on hand around the campfire, the peppermint stick became a means by which that steady coffee supply was ground. Upon hearing the cook’s call, “Who wants the candy?” some of the toughest Cowboys on the trail were known to vie for the opportunity of manning the coffee grinder in exchange for satisfying a sweet tooth. 

Today thanks to the folks at ARBUCKLE, the Cowboys’ favorite, ARBUCKLES’ ARIOSA COFFEE, is available once more. Complete with the original Flying Angel trade mark, these one pound packages of rich beans are every inch the full-bodied, aromatic coffee you get from ARBUCKLES’.  There’s even a stick of peppermint inside each bag! No longer just a fond memory for a dwindling breed of old-time cowmen, ARBUCKLES’ ARIOSA COFFEE is back as good as ever.

How do I store my coffee? Air tight container?

Oxygen is the enemy of fresh coffee. Arbuckle Coffee oxidizes at a slower rate and will stay fresh longer than our competitors because of our unique roasting method. An old fashion mason jar with a sealed lid is perfect for room temperature storage. If it will take longer to consume your coffee the freezer can keep coffee ground or beans fresh for six months.

Which is better: the refrigerator or the freezer?

The freezer is superior due to the colder temperature and dryer environment. The refrigerator will have too much moisture for long term storage.

What is the best coffee to water ratio?

Always start with four (4) HEAPING tablespoons for every 16oz of water and adjust from there. This is the most reliable starting point. The fineness of the grind will influence the extraction you get from the brew.

Which method is the freshest brew?

French Press will always brew out the finest qualities and traits of a particular coffee or blend. If there are certain traits and subtle nuances you want to notice in your brew then the French Press will be the most reliable. It all “boils” down to personal preference. A pour over Autodrip brewer can still provide for an outstanding cup depending upon the grind and amount of grounds.

Which is better to order, whole bean or ground?

It is ideal to order your Arbuckle Coffee in whole bean and grind your beans right before you brew your coffee; however, we are able to custom grind your coffee right before it ships with several options: espresso (very fine), auto-drip (medium & most common), French Press (coarse), Percolator (very coarse) and Campfire (very coarse). Because of our proprietary dry roast process, your ground coffee will stay fresh longer than nearly all of our competitors.

Does filtered water vs tap water make a difference in taste?

Yes and No: This depends on where you live. Quality of tap water and mineral content will vary throughout the country. It is possible that the impurities in tap water can create a more acidic aftertaste as well as a subtle metallic flavor. Bottled water can make for an expensive cup of coffee so sometime filtered tap water is a perfect alternative. Some mineral content in tap water will enhance the quality of the brew. If a water filter can remove impurities and chlorine from tap water but leave in some mineral content, this can be ideal for coffee brewing.

What stores sell your coffee?

In Tucson, Arizona, Arbuckle Coffee can be purchased retail at AJ’s Fine Foods, Whole Foods, Green Valley Pecan Gift Shop, and Johnny Gibson’s Downtown Market

Does Arbuckle Coffee still have the patented egg and sugar glaze to seal in freshness?

It does not. We believe that we have improved upon this once patented process by utilizing our unique dry roast process that provides for a much longer shelf life than our competitors.

Is the flavored coffee gluten free?

Yes

How do I pronounce Ariosa?

Air-Yee-Oh-Suh

What is the shelf life of the coffee?

Ideally our coffee should be consumed within 30 days of purchase; however, due to our unique dry roast process, our coffees will oxidize (go stale) at a much slower rate than our competitor’s coffee which is already stale by the time you purchase it or it goes stale much faster than Arbuckle Coffee. With that said, our coffees will be enjoyable up to 90 days from time of purchase if stored at room temperature and will stay fresh up to six (6) months from date of purchase if stored in the freezer.

Why does Arbuckle Coffee cost more?

Arbuckle Coffee will sometimes have a higher price point than our competition because we still package in 16oz one-pound bags. Most specialty coffee roasters sell their coffee in 12oz bags or smaller. We also have a proprietary dry roast provides MORE coffee per pound because we do not water quench our coffees in our roaster (water quench is an industry practice of actually spraying the beans with WATER at the end of the roasting process to speed up the cooling process as well as add WEIGHT to the final roast. We only purchase specialty grade coffees that are more difficult to acquire on a consistent basis. These coffee farms are typically smaller and have higher standards for harvesting and processing before shipment to the United States.

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MW
10/08/2021
Mark W.
United States United States
A little bit of Mexico without the trip there

We have been fans of the Mexicali for years, we used to go to Mexico once a year to fly in an annual Balloon Festival and fell in love with the blends with cinnamon, chocolate, etc. Then we discovered the Mexicali and have bought it exclusively since for us, friends and gifts.

JM
09/20/2021
James M.
United States United States
Where’s the candy

When we’ve ordered bulk bags of Arbuckles coffee in the past we always received peppermint sticks in the bag, one per pound. We ordered two four pound bags and this time we got NOTHING!?? How come ?

KB
09/18/2021
Kerry B.
United States United States
Best coffee ever

The Mexicali coffee from Arbuckles is hands down my favorite coffee of all time. I'm so spoiled now that it is hard to enjoy coffee from anywhere else!

WH
09/15/2021
Wendy H.
Canada Canada
Mexicali coffee

After having your coffee in Arizona it is all we want to have. Very good coffee

NJ
09/06/2021
NIcholas J.
United States United States
Good for those who like a sweeter more perfumy aroma and taste

First of all this is a very well balanced roast and has very little bitterness. Its vanilla and cinnamon notes are very strong and my wife loves it. For me it's too sweet and "perfumy", for lack of a better word. Also, it really doesn't love our Capresso burr grinder. The vanilla and other oils coating the beans are sticky enough that I have to constantly tap and rock the grinder to get it to complete a grind, so your mileage may vary. But, that doesn't take away from the fact that if you like a very sweet, aromatic coffee, this is probably right up your alley. For me I'll need to stick to Ariosa.

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Love Mexicali coffee

Our breakfast coffee has been Mexicali for the past 4-5 years. We love the cinnamon/chocolate/vanilla flavors, it reminds us of all our trips to Arizona and Mexico. Since we live in Colorado, we appreciate the reasonably priced, efficient and quick shipping.

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Love Mexicali coffee

Our breakfast coffee has been Mexicali for the past 4-5 years. We love the cinnamon/chocolate/vanilla flavors, it reminds us of all our trips to Arizona and Mexico. Since we live in Colorado, we appreciate the reasonably priced, efficient and quick shipping.

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I thought I knew what amazing coffee was until I tried ARBUCKLE'S MEXICALI!

It's not just coffee it's an experience! Buy the whole bean and get yourself a grinder. Pour the beans in and grind. Pull out the grinder cup and take three deep breaths of the fresh ground coffee. You will be transported to heaven for a moment! Now, this is what I call aromatherapy. Heat your water, put grounds in the French press, wait a few minutes, press and pour your second aromatherapy therapy session. Take in the new scent of goodness as it has changed from the steeping process. Now enjoy your first sip and listen to what your palate tells you. It will say, I've got to tell all my friends about this because something this good has to be shared.

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Deep thoughts about the DEA and Mexicali

I used to be addicted to love, but at my age, this is the next best thing. Lets hope the DEA doesn't look deep into the addictive characteristics of Mexicali. I am also personally responsible for several of my friends who now need a "fix" of chocolate, cinnamon and all those other wonderful "secret ingredients" that make this coffee one of the best

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O.W.T.S.M.
Deep thoughts about the DEA and Mexicali

I used to be addicted to love, but at my age, this is the next best thing. Lets hope the DEA doesn't look deep into the addictive characteristics of Mexicali. I am also personally responsible for several of my friends who now need a "fix" of chocolate, cinnamon and all those other wonderful "secret ingredients" that make this coffee one of the best