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Basecamp / Dark Roast

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dark chocolate / molasses

Sweetness ●●○○○‎ ‎ Acidity ○○○○○‎ ‎ Body ●●●●○


We source directly from producers when we can to make sure the most profit gets to the farmer. Our sourcing values are shown through our icons on each of our coffee labels and on the back of our coffee bags.


Once your order is received, it will be processed and shipped in 1-3 days.

Free delivery in Calgary for orders over $20.
Free delivery across Canada & the US for orders over $75

Biotrē Bags 2.0

Our 340g and 2lb coffee bags are made entirely of from plant materials and breakdown in a relatively short period of time.

 Biotrē 2.0 FAQ 

Are these bags completely compostable?
No, due to the inner lining made of sugar cane. However, this layer is made sustainably with 100% renewable material (meaning not made of fossil fuels, but instead bio-based and natural resources that can be replenished through a natural process).

That’s not all. About 60% of the bag components break down under standard composting conditions, so they can be partially composted in your back yard compost. Go earth!

Can I put this in the city compost?

You should not put these bags in the Calgary city compost, due to rudimentary composting facilities. However, you can compost the outer lining in a healthy home compost which will break down within 12 weeks. Dispose of the sugar cane layer in the garbage afterward.

What if I don't have access to a backyard compost?
Please dispose of the bags in the garbage. It may feel wasteful, however, these bags will break down at least 10 times faster in a landfill vs other coffee bags because of the plant-based materials they're made with.

How are these bags better for the environment?
The plant-based components that go into Biotre® 2.0 absorb the greenhouse gas CO2 through natural plant respiration prior to being used. Manufacturing these bags produces a significantly smaller carbon footprint (as much as 60% less from the typical coffee bags). They break down much faster in the landfill as well. We're talking 5-10 years vs 100 years, which is the time it takes for most other coffee bags to break down!


Our 340g and 2lb bags are made with Biotrē 2.0 materials, which are 60% compostable and 100% renewable, including the valve!

Additional FAQ on our new bags

What’s the difference between the red bag and the black bag?
The red bag contains the coffees with an acidity rating from 3-5. The black bag contains coffees with an acidity rating of 2 or lower.
In summary: coffees that are a little more adventurous—red; comfortable and more classic coffees—black.

How does the Sweetness, Acidity, and Body Scale work?

This is an internal scale from 0-5 comparing our own coffees. Each coffee is cupped and the sweetness, acidity, and body are rated. Keep in mind that different brewing methods may affect results.

Why isn’t my phone reading the QR code?

If you’re using an iPhone, you may need to use your QR Code Scanner instead of your camera app. The QR Code Scanner is located in the Control Centre.


Basecamp—Dark Roast Retail Web Staples
Basecamp—Dark Roast Retail Web Staples

Basecamp / Dark Roast

dark chocolate  /  molasses

Sweetness ●●○○○     Acidity ○○○○○     Body ●●●●○

A classic darker roast, this coffee sees full development in the roaster. Dark chocolate and molasses notes are present in the cup, with a rich body and no acidity.

Varietal Yellow Catuai Red Bourbon
Process Natural Washed
Farm Fazenda Santa Lucia Bumbogo Cooperative
Producer Helcio Carneiro Pinto Muraho Trading
Carmo de Minas, Brazil Gakenkke District, Rwanda
Rosso Direct Trade



About the Farm

  • Helcio has been working with coffee since he was 15 years old. In 1976, Helcio married Glycia Pereira Carneiro and began to manage the farm, Santa Lucia. at that time, there was no concern about the quality of coffee, the focus was simply on volume. They had no access to knowledge, technology or even information about markets for Specialty coffees.
  • In the 90s, Helcio was part of the movement that started searching for quality in the region of Carmo de Minas, being one of the founders of Aprocam – Association of Coffee Producers from the Mantiqueira Region.
  • This group of pioneers sought the help of experts and scientists to know the actual quality of coffees and how to produce quality on a large-scale. These experts shared with the group about the Pulped Natural Processing Method and how it would be helpful in their wish. Helcio was one of the first growers to get the facilities needed for this method, being a pioneer in the region.
  • Year after year, with the support of universities and scientists, as well as trips to other coffee-producing countries, Helcio has continued getting better in the production of specialty coffees. We've cupped coffees from Santa Lucia since 2017. Nowadays his name, and his farm also, are already known in key markets.
  • "Our main challenge is in manpower, there will be a change in the characteristic of our coffee region due to this factor. And we need to be prepared for this moment"
  • We have been privileged to work with Bumbogo CWS since 2017 and were the second international buyer to purchase and visit Bumbogo. In the three years we've visited, we've been greeted with a traditional song and dance. It's a surreal feeling being welcomed into this place of business in such a warm and welcoming fashion.
  • Emmanuel Rusatira, one of the partners and founders of Bumbogo, was able to demonstrate how the mill's purpose was to stimulate this local economy and was successful in doing so after the first operating season in 2017. This mill is situated for large volumes and just like other mills MTCo operates, they pay a premium per pound of cherry to the farmers they work with.
  • After a challenging 2020 season, 523 farmers went on record selling their coffee to Bumbogo and, collectively, about 300 tonnes of cherry were purchased for processing. To handle this volume, 105 workers were hired in peak season. This showcases the significant economic impact Bumbogo has in its region.
  • The majority of the workers at Bumbogo are women. This mill, as well as others that Muraho Trading Co. operates, is trying to empower the female workforce in Rwanda!
  • There is a wide variety of processing techniques now being practiced at Bumbogo. For the majority of their volume, they utilize a Pinhal Maquina coffee depulper to separate the cherry from the seeds. Both cherries and seeds are then macerated using a stomp-down-song-and-dance process called 'Ikinimba' and co-fermented in a ceramic, open-air tank for approximately 12 hours. This begins in the evening, when the temperature cools considerably. In the morning, the coffee is washed with clean flowing water in a serpentine channel, once again separating the cherry from the seeds, while more importantly, sorting the seeds by density.
  • Bumbogo is the closest station to Kigali and one to look out for in the coming years. It has a very high ceiling for potential and a recognizable flavour profile.

Customer Reviews

Based on 47 reviews
Darkest Roast

Easily my favourite "daily" coffee, taken with a splash of oat cream. Nice chocolate and molasses notes, easy to drink. Not too bitter nor astringent.


Rosso is always my go to for reliable, perfectly roasted beans If you like dark this is your bean

Kevin G.
Excellent roast

Smooth balanced flavour

Andrew R.
Good but uninteresting

It's coffee with nothing else. Roasty, dark, and bitter. For me, worse than turning point in every way but as most dark roasts are, this is good with milk.

Tally N.
It’s great!

It’s great!

Biotre bags are made 100% from plant based material.

Both the manufacturing and disposing process is better for the environment.

Composting Biotrē Bags

You can compost the outer lining in a healthy home compost, which will break down within 12 weeks.