FAQs

Is this the same coffee I tried on my trip to Hawaii?
Where is a Bad Ass Coffee store near me?
Do you sell fair trade coffee?
How much caffeine is there in a cup of Bad Ass Coffee?
Which Bad Ass Coffee has the most caffeine?
For decaf varieties of Bad Ass, how do you remove the caffeine? Is it 100% decaffeinated?
Can I send special shipping instructions with my order?
Can I add a personal note to my order?
Can I choose a shipping method with my order?
Should I keep my Bad Ass Coffee in the refrigerator or the freezer?
How do I know which Bad Ass Coffee variety is right for me?
What kind of filters should I use with Bad Ass Coffees?
Why is Bad Ass Coffee so special?
Why is Kona Coffee from Bad Ass Coffee so expensive?
Where did the Bad Ass Coffee name come from?
What are the different Bad Ass Coffee roasts, and what do they mean?
What is the strongest Bad Ass Coffee available?
Do you have nutritional information on your products?
Which is better - having Bad Ass Coffee grind the beans for me, or I do it at home?
Where should I store my Bad Ass Coffee?
Does Bad Ass Coffee have calories?
How to brew a Bad Ass cup of coffee?
Where can I learn more about franchising opportunities with Bad Ass Coffee?

Is this the same coffee I tried on my trip to Hawaii?
We have stores in Hawaii. Our coffee is roasted and blended to very strict specifications. The coffee you sampled or purchased in Hawaii, Montana or Florida all meet the same strict blending and roasting standards.

Where is a Bad Ass Coffee store near me?
Click here for our store locations.

Do you sell fair trade coffee?
The bulk of all our coffee is either a Hawaiian blend or a single origin Hawaiian coffee. Coffees grown in the United States (all Hawaiian coffees) cannot be certified fair trade. Only coffees from third world countries need fair trade protection. A coffee certified Fair Trade meets certain economic and social parameters, but does not certify great taste or quality in the cup.

How much caffeine is there in a cup of Bad Ass Coffee?
The average cup of brewed coffee contains about 20 milligrams of caffeine per ounce. An 8 oz. cup about 160 milligrams, a 16 oz., approximately 320 milligrams. The roast has a small effect on the caffeine content. Typically a lighter roast will have a slightly higher caffeine count. A dark roast a slightly smaller caffeine count.

Which Bad Ass Coffee has the most caffeine?
American Roast (Light-Medium Roast) - Even, chestnut brown color. Our Signature Blend American Roast is roasted the shortest amount of time to produce a slightly higher level of caffeine per cup. This roast produces a mild favored and light bodied cup of coffee.

For decaf varieties of Bad Ass, how do you remove the caffeine? Is it 100% decaffeinated?
We use the Swiss Water Process method to decaffeinate our coffee. The indirect contact method uses warm water under pressure to extract caffeine. The water is continuously heated and circulated until at least 97% of the caffeine has been removed.

Can I send special shipping instructions with my order?
Absolutely, we are able to ship UPS Ground, 3-day, 2-day, Overnight and Priority Mail.

Can I add a personal note to my order?
Absolutely, your note may be added in the "notes" field when you order.

Can I choose a shipping method with my order?
Absolutely, we are able to ship UPS Ground, 3-day, 2-day, overnight and Priority Mail.

Should I keep my Bad Ass Coffee in the refrigerator or the freezer?
No - Store your coffee beans in an airtight container in a cool, dark place. Do not store in a freezer or refrigerator. Roasted coffee has many enemies: moisture, temperature change, odors and oxygen.

How do I know which Bad Ass Coffee variety is right for me?
Tasting different coffees is the only way to determine the "right" coffee for your palette. Each coffee has a different taste and each different roast produces a different taste. Only your taste buds will tell you the right coffee for you.

What kind of filters should I use with Bad Ass Coffees?
Choosing the correct shape filter is the first step. Your coffee brew basket will accept a certain shape filter. Typically a cone or flat bottom filter will be appropriate.

Choosing a filter that does not add flavor to the coffee is the next step. Either a permanent filter, a Gold filter which is re-usable and does not add flavor to your brew, or an oxygen bleached filter that does not use chemicals to bleach the filter paper.

Why is Bad Ass Coffee so special?
We have chosen a taste profile for all of our coffee that is mild mellow and not bitter. From our Hawaiian blends, to our Hawaiian single origin coffees you will pour a flavorful, mellow cup of coffee no matter what the roast is.

Choosing quality coffees from Hawaii and other coffee producing nations and roasting them to perfection every week ensures the coffee you purchase will be exceptional.

Why is Kona Coffee from Bad Ass Coffee so expensive?
Hawaiian coffee is graded by size color density and color. The higher the grade the more expensive the coffee is. We purchase high grades of Kona coffee and roast them to perfection. Grade certification does not have to be disclosed to the public, just the fact that the coffee is certified Kona must be disclosed to call your coffee 100% Kona.

Only about 6 million pounds of Kona coffee is produced every year. The small amount of quality coffee produced also increases the demand and the price of Kona coffee.

Where did the Bad Ass Coffee name come from?
The native people of Kona Hawaii remember the days of the "Bad Ass Ones." The bellows of the donkeys could be heard echoing through the mountains as they hauled the heavy loads of coffee up and down the mountainside. In honor of these hard working donkeys, we name our coffee company. The legend of the Kona Nightingale lives on right here at The Bad Ass Coffee Company™.

What are the different Bad Ass Coffee roasts, and what do they mean?
American Roast (Light-Medium Roast) - Even, chestnut brown color. Our Signature Blend American Roast is roasted the shortest amount of time to produce a higher level of caffeine per cup, which produces a mild flavored and light bodied cup of coffee.

Full City Roast (Medium-Dark Roast) - Dark brown color with slight traces of oil on the bean surface. The flavor of this roast is richer than the American Roast but has slightly less caffeine as well.

French Roast (Very Dark) - Very dark brown color with large amounts of oil on the surface of the beans. Signature French Roast is roasted longer than American or Full City roasts, releasing the caffeine gases and resulting in a strong, full-bodied cup of coffee.

Volcanic Roast (Extremely Dark) - Our deepest, darkest, smokiest roast. If you like a dark, bold cup of coffee and don't want a bitter taste, choose this roast.

Swiss Water Decaf - Green beans are soaked in a Swiss water fashion before roasting which allows the skin to soften and chemical reactions to occur. The beans are air dried at a higher temperature allowing more of the gases to escape. The soaking and drying process may occur up to three times before the beans have released all the caffeine gases. We roast our Swiss Water Decaf coffee to a full city (med. - dark roast) but the decaffeinating process changes the color of the green bean to a dark brown before roasting. This will make the roasted coffee appear to be a darker roast, however the brew will have the taste profile of fully city roast.

What is the strongest Bad Ass Coffee available?
By strongest Bad Ass Coffee, do you mean strong in flavor or strong in caffeine content? Our Volcanic Roast (Extremely Dark) would be our strongest coffee for flavor. Our American Roast (Light-Medium Roast) would have the highest caffeine content.

Do you have nutritional information on your products?
Absolutely! Visit our website www.badasscoffee.com for all of our nutritional information.

Which is better - having Bad Ass Coffee grind the beans for me, or I do it at home?
Whole bean coffee will stay fresh for a longer period of time. We recommend that you grind your coffee each time you brew a fresh pot.

Where should I store my Bad Ass Coffee?
Store your coffee beans in an airtight container in a cool, dark place. Do not store in a freezer or refrigerator. Roasted coffee has many enemies: moisture, temperature change, odors and oxygen.

Does Bad Ass Coffee have calories?
A plain cup of brewed coffee contains zero fat and only a couple of calories. It's how you "dress up" your coffee with "extras" that can make a difference in its fat, sugar and calorie count.

How to brew a Bad Ass cup of coffee?
Purchase your favorite Bad Ass Coffee. Whole bean coffee will stay fresh for a longer period of time. We recommend that you grind your coffee each time you brew a fresh pot.

Start with thoroughly clean equipment

Choose "good" water. Coffee is 98% water and the purer your water, the better your coffee will taste.

Grind you coffee to a consistency that imitates granulated sugar.

Measure your coffee carefully? Our suggestion is to start with 1 level Bad Ass Scoop (tablespoon) per 6 ounces of water. Use a measuring cup to determine how many 6 oz. portions your coffee pot holds. There is not a standard measurement on home brewing pots. Using this measurement as your starting point, increase or decrease the amount of coffee to suit your personal taste.

Water temperature should be between 195 degrees and 200 degrees during your brew cycle and should take 4-5 minutes to fill the pot.

Serve coffee immediately? If you have brewed more coffee than you are going to serve, pour the coffee into a thermal container to help preserve the coffee taste.

Store your coffee beans in an airtight container, in a cool, dark place. Do not store in a freezer or refrigerator. Roasted coffee has many enemies: moisture, temperature change, odors and oxygen.

Where can I learn more about franchising opportunities with Bad Ass Coffee?
Visit our website www.badasscoffee.com. There you click on Franchise Info and it will give you the following information:

  • The Steps to Ownership
  • What You're Buying
  • What You Can Expect
  • Our Commitment
  • Start Up Costs
  • Why Bad Ass
  • Why a Franchise
  • Franchise Application

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