Light & Dark


With Light & Dark we have found the perfect balance between two different roasting approaches: The darker roasting for stronger body and creamy textures with the fruity, brighter and exotic flavors of a lighter roast for the combine in one bag, 60% Medium dark roast + 40% Medium light roast.


Coffee specifications

Availability: 700 kilos

Notes in Cup: Dark chocolate, Sweet Red Berries, Mild Floral Hints.

Origin: Colombia - Tolima

Process: Washed Process

Roasted: In small batches of 4 kilos

Varietal: Mixed Varietals


$18.00

Our Experience With This Coffee

The best thing we can say about this top seller is how this coffee meets most of our customers expectations at a middle ground where we can say "classic meets modern".

Light & Dark is a great transition for the classic approach of coffee towards the lighter “ 3rd wave coffee experience”. If you are starting to dive into the specialty coffee world we can assure this coffee will meet your expectations without having to go “too wild” on exotic coffee flavors.

The sweet berries hints and a mild acidity profile in Light & Dark, makes this coffee the perfect Modern Espresso for us to use in our cafes. Modern Espresso is a step further on the approach of our espresso drinks. The full round sweetness pairs perfectly with regular milk or alternative milk options.  

 

Our Roasting Approach

Since light and dark is a blend of two different coffees with different roast degrees, it is important to get this right or otherwise flavors from one part of the blend can overpower the flavors of the other part. The dark portion is our Vibrant Espresso. The light portion is a natural coffee process. This is the part of the blend that offers the sweet berry notes. But in order to make this balance work, We need to roast the light portion slower but not darker than I normally would. A slower roast approach from start to finish will allow a more uniform and thorough roast, which will result in a coffee that can brew and extract similarly to the darker portion.

Joseph Ramon -  Head Roaster at TB&TB.

Frequently Asked Questions

About Us

From the origin of The Boy & The Bear – Coffee Roastery, our company has always stood for the genuine and transparent approach when it comes to the process of our coffees. The coffee process from crop to cup, reassuring we serve nothing but the best. Also sharing our personal culture to the community. 

Colombian born and raised, Andres Piñeros; founder of The Boy & The Bear is certain that Colombia has a variety of exotic coffees coming from his hometown. A whole world of coffee experiences, profiles and exotic flavors yet to be discovered and showcased to our customers here in California. We take great efforts in reassuring that we are constantly exploring the depths of Colombia for the next great cup of coffee. The fact that Andres roots are in Colombia, most of our coffees are purchased through well known farmers from his childhood, it makes the coffee purchasing experience that much more tangible, transparent and real. 

The Boy & The Bear is not only about our Colombian coffees, there's more to it than just the speciality Colombian coffees. It’s all about the whole Colombian coffee experience, it's about our Colombian culture, our people, the music and everything that represents the positive and liveliness side of our country. 

“The Boy & The Bear – Coffee Roastery is a magical surrealism of the Colombian coffee experience and its culture behind it” Andres Piñeros – Founder of TB&TB.

We are always inspired in adding more people to TB&TB family. If you are passionate about specialty coffee and would like to apply. Please send us an email with your resume, a small bio of yourself along with why you would like to be a part of the team. 

team@theboyandthebear.com 

Subject: Are you hiring 

Coffee

- We process and ship orders by 12 noon on Mondays and Thursdays of every week.
- Your coffees will be roasted 1 to 3 days before shipping.

Shipping Info:

* Flat Rate shipping $4.50 anywhere in the US
* Free Shipping for all domestic orders $50 +

We have always been intrigued in the pairings of espresso profiles and what different roasting approaches can bring to every new cup of coffee served at our cafés. With this motive and curiosity in mind, we came up with two different kinds of espressos on our menu: 

The Classic Espresso: 

With the classic espresso our intention is to amplify the sweeter, creaminess and darker notes in the coffee cup with a conservative approach. It’s TB&TB interpretation to a traditional classic bold espresso shot. 

The Modern Espresso:

Is an ongoing process of experimentation of the new exotic flavors. For modern espresso, we always use exclusive and exotic coffee beans with unique characteristics. The Natural Processed coffees are our favorite types of coffees to serve as Modern Espresso. Naturals on bar tend to have fruity, complex and well rounded flavor notes in the cup, which also pairs very well with the milks we offer in our cafes.

Pour-Over: 

We strongly believe that our Colombian coffees have their own character and personality traits that are able to speak all on it’s own through every cup experience. At TB&TB we encourage our customers to brew their coffee the way they want. After all, the best cup of coffee is the one YOU like, based on your personal preference. 

Our suggested ratio for Pour-Over coffees is: 13gr of water per every 1gr of specialty Colombian coffee and the standard recipe at our cafés is:

- Coffee: 30g

- Water: 390g at 201F / 93.8C

- Brewing time should be around 3:30-5:00 minutes 

When it’s time to brew, use this as a guide to help you brew a great quality cup of our Colombian coffees at home. 

IMPORTANT NOTE:

The consistency and the size of the grind play an important role in the final results of your brewed cup.

Please experiment and see what the best approach is for our personal brewing methods.

We have knowledgeable baristas working at each location, feel free to ask questions next time you are in.

Espresso: 

Dialing / brewing espressos is always an ongoing process during the day while our team at our stores are in the constant pursuit of the great espresso shot. We rather want to keep it simple in order to get to an accurate and efficient result. 

There are four variables that we use daily at our cafes behind our espresso machine. This is a quick look on our espresso guidelines and a great starting point for your espressos 

- Dose: 16g of espresso in (on an 18gram portafilter basket)

- First Drop: 10 seconds with a 4 seconds pre-infusion time/pause - Time: 36 to 42 seconds

- Yield: 32g to 38g of espresso out 

All coffees to be used on espresso have the following resting period: - Classic Espresso: At least 13 days from roasting date.

- Modern Espresso: At Least 25 days from roasting date.

For espresso our Colombian coffees need at least 13 days of rest after roasting day for an exceptional coffee experience. These coffees will reach their peak point on flavor and consistency at 25 days. 

For Pour-Overs and home coffee brewers we suggest start brewing our coffees between 4 days from roasting date up until 25 days. All characteristics of the coffees are finally merged, the layers of flavors open up and are easier to understand while drinking.

Apparel

Essentials

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Our Cafes

Our regular opening hours are: 

The Black Store in Redondo Beach: 7am to 6pm Everyday 

The Grey Store in Culver City: 6:30am to 6pm Everyday 

The White Store in Westchester: 7am to 6pm Everyday 

Important Note: We DO NOT change our opening hours unless a major cause.

If any changes, those will be posted on our Instagram account and our website. 

We are open 364 days a year with some opening exceptions on the following holidays:  

Thanksgiving Day: Open 7am to 2pm 

Christmas Eve: Open 7am to 2pm 

Only day of the year we close / Christmas day: CLOSED ALL DAY 

New year’s Eve: Open 7am to 2pm

New Year’s Day: Open regular hours 7am to 6pm.

Unfortunately we do not reserve seating for private events. If you have any further questions please contact us to info@theboyandthebear.com

Unfortunately we do not reserve our locations for private events. If you have any further questions please contact us to info@theboyandthebear.com

Online Store and Shipping

We offer two different versions of Gift Cards:

- Physical gift-cards sold in all of our three cafes.

- Digital gift cards sold through our online store: We will send you an email with a code for you to redeem at our cafes.

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We roast our Colombian coffees every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Fridays for all cafes and online orders. 

All orders are shipped twice a week: Mondays by 12 noon and Thursdays by 12 noon. All shipped coffees will be roasted 1 to 3 days before shipping.

We currently ship to 40+ countries worldwide (North America, Europe & Oceania). At TB&TB we are currently working to expand our coverage in order to bring the best Colombian Coffee experience to you all. 

If you don’t find your country on the list of countries we ship to and you want to submit an order feel free to send us an email to info@theboyandthebear.com 

NORTH AMERICA

United States, Canada, Mexico, 

EUROPE

Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia And Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Belarus, Cyprus, Estonia, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Republic of, Montenegro, Romania, Ukraine

OCEANIA

Indonesia, Philippines, Australia, New Zealand.

We process and ship orders every Monday and Thursdays of every week. 

* Monday by 12 noon: For all orders submitted by Monday before 12noon.

* Thursday by 12 noon: For all orders submitted by Thursday before 12noon. 

Your coffees will be roasted 1 to 3 days before shipping.

US TERRITORY ( DOMESTIC ) 

- Flat Rate $4.50 UDS on all orders.

- FREE SHIPPING on orders $50 +

- For all shipments within the US territory = Delivery times is 2 to 3 business days with Fedex from shipment date. ( not including Saturdays / Sundays / Holidays) 

MEXICO & CANADA 

- Rate $7.10 USD / FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ORDER ABOVE $75 USD

- Delivery time of 3 to 5 business days with Fedex Priority from shipment date (not including Saturdays / Sundays / Holidays ) 

EUROPE & OCEANIA

- Rate $11 USD / FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ORDER ABOVE $75 USD

- Delivery time of 3 to 6 business days with Fedex Priority from shipment date (not including Saturdays / Sundays / Holidays) 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Customs policies can vary from country to country and it can generate delays beyond the delivery estimates explained above. Please contact your local customs office for more information.

*The international shipping rates mentioned above will cover shipping charges only. It is important for you to know that duties, taxes and carrier fees are not included in your order amount at checkout. The Boy & The Bear – Coffee Roastery cannot be held responsible for any extra fees from third parties. In the case that any extra-fee is charged at or before delivery. These must be paid by the order recipient

All items in our store (except for coffee) are eligible to return within ten (10) days from delivered to your door. 

RETURN POLICY

At The Boy & The Bear – Coffee Roastery we want all customers to be happy and pleased with each of their orders. In the case that for any reason you want to file a return notice for your order that has been already delivered, please follow conditions bellow: 

- The Boy & The Bear – Coffee Roastery needs to be notified via email from customers within the first ten (10) calendar days from order delivered. orders@theboyandthebear.com 

- Please specify: (1) order number, (2) Proof of purchase and (3) Reason for the return. 

- The returned item(s) must be received by The Boy & The Bear – Coffee Roastery in great conditions and unused within the first ten (10) calendar days after the return label has been issued and sent to the customer. 

- All coffee sales are final (coffee products are not eligible for return or refunds.) - International orders are not eligible for return or refund. 

Once the package has been received by TB&TB, we will notify you via email letting you know we have received your returned items. We will check on the quality and / or condition of the item and will notify you via email with the acceptance of the return. 

After return has been accepted, TB&TB will process an immediate refund (full or partial) to your credit card. 

EXCHANGES 

- All items are ONLY eligible for an exchange if the item is defective or damaged at the moment of delivery. Please notify our team via email within the first ten (10) days from delivery.

- Tee Shirts are eligible for an exchange when you have purchased the wrong size. 

- Coffee products are not eligible for an exchange. orders@theboyandthebear.com including

All confirmed orders from The Boy & The Bear – Coffee Roastery will include a tracking number by Fedex, for you to track and follow your package. This Tracking Number will be sent to your email after your order has been confirmed and your shipment has been established. 

As a very first step in order to solve your questions, we encourage you to click on the Tracking Number sent to your email in order to confirm the estimated delivery date on your package. 

Any further questions please send us an email to orders@theboyandthebear.com including - Order number.

- Name on the order.

- The details of your issue. 

If you have not received your package within ten (10) business days after the expected delivery date, The Boy & The Bear will categorize your order as a “ Missing Order ” and you will be eligible to choose for a full refund or a new shipment at no extra cost. 

Missing Order:

The Boy & The Bear will contact the carrier in order to fully understand the reason for the missing package and confirm the accuracy of the situation. 

These are the rules & conditions, where the customer is responsible for the missing package in the following scenarios: 

- Typo or wrong address: The Boy & The Bear – Coffee Roastery cannot be held responsible for the missing order and the customer is eligible to choose for a new shipment (shipping fees at customer’s expense). 

- Inaccurate / Fake name, telephone number or shipping info: The Boy & The Bear – Coffee Roastery cannot be held responsible for the missing order. Any type of refund will be denied.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this might have caused. Please contact us within the first ten (10) days of delivery with a short message about your case and include: - Your order number

- Attach a photo of the delivered items 

We’ll investigate the order and get back to you with the solution to the matter as soon as possible