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The Italian Roast
The Italian Roast
The Italian Roast
The Italian Roast
The Italian Roast
The Italian Roast

The King of Dark Roasts

Insanely fresh, mind blowingly bold and glistening with natural oils, Black Gold is the dark roast to end all dark roasts. The fact that it comes in legit 1lb bags easily makes it the best coffee decision of your life.




  • Family Owned


"Dark" Roast


"Dark" Roast

"Hands down the best Italian Roast I've ever consumed, kudos!!!"

-Michael Watson, Black Gold Customer

Dark roast lovers...we made this for you.

Dark roast lovers...
we made this for you.

Hand-Roasted in Joelton, TN using our 24 year old family recipe, the bold, complex flavor of Black Gold leaves nothing to be desired. With robust tasting notes of bittersweet chocolate and caramelized sugar paired with a smooth and velvety mouthfeel, Black Gold is the dark roast to end all dark roasts.

Dark. Bold. Oily.

Dark roasts can't compete with the Bold, Oily nature of "Black Gold." As the best-selling coffee in local Nashville grocery stores for the past 20+ years, "Black Gold" delivers on its nickname...
Watch the video to see how to get the most out of your "Black Gold."

Why is "Black Gold" so oily?

Our Black Gold is so oily due to a natural process that occurs within the bean when roasted.  The oil is intrinsic to the inside of a green coffee bean, and through roasting, oils are forced to the outside of the bean. In the heating process, we use the sight of oil on the beans to indicate the roast is nearly complete.

Do you add anything to make the "Black Gold" oily?

Absolutely…………NOT! We use ZERO oils or additives in our coffees. The beautiful shine is the natural oil of the coffee beans being expressed during the roasting process. Typically, the darker the roast, the more oil is expressed.

What type of beans do you use to make The Italian "Black Gold?"

While the comprehensive recipe of Black Gold is top's safe to share that we only use high-grown, Arabica, strictly hard beans sourced from the Americas.

I usually drink light roast coffees...will I like drinking “Black Gold?”

Black Gold has a unique taste profile, all its own.  Lighter coffee profiles will have more citrussy brightness and berry flavors. In contrast, Black Gold has a robust, smokey, chocolatey, flavor profile.

What's the best way to brew "Black Gold?"

French press, hands down! In our experience, a press pot is the best way to highlight the dark, rich flavor that is signature to Black Gold. Doctor it up with a splash of heavy cream…and you’ve also got dessert! Second to French Press is your drip coffee maker (we prefer using a Technivorm Moccamaster). Thirdly, we choose pour over...Moka pot also gets an “honorable mention.”

How should I store my "Black Gold?"

In a safe...... just kidding! The best way to store your Black Gold is in an airtight, room temperature container.  Our bags come with a one way, degassing valve, which is perfect for storing coffee. After scooping from the bag, turn down the opening several times and secure with the coffee clip we provide you. A canister made specially for fresh roasted coffee is also helpful, since air can be forced from the container to prevent oxidation.

Customer Reviews

Based on 38 reviews
Marie Tevelde

We found Gold when we received our first order of
Black Gold from Becks Coffee. We were looking for a strong dark roast that was smooth and flavorful.
We struck pay dirt with our first order.
Love our mornings with a steaming cup of this liquid black gold. It starts the day off right.

Jerry Fleming

This is by far the best velvety smooth coffee I’ve ever had!!

Bill in Indy
Being creative with Black Gold

Love the coffee but I choose to get creative with my ice coffee recipe! Favorite thing about ice coffee it doesn’t cool off, 😆. Bad joke, sorry.
120 ml of ice, 23 g of coffee, 230 ml 185°F water
AeroPress right onto cup of ice! About 1:15

James Robertson

This stuff is the real deal!! I blend it with Kaladi's Peruvian Andes Gold and then mix in some Crio Bru Cacao. All in the french press. Then I get it cold in the fridge and BAM!!! Yep, I'm a weirdo!!!!

Best Coffee Ever

This coffee has a rich, smoky, dark flavor like no other coffee you’ve ever tried. I’m no coffee snob but I’ve been around the block. I’ve had many a morning rendezvous with many a dark roast coffee. Few have pleased me, but this one… this one is the one to spend your life with. Ignore the “Italian Roast” name, because I’ve had lots of Italian roast coffees that were sub par. This is truly “black gold” because there is no other coffee out there that can compare. But don’t take my word for it. Taste and see for yourself. Nothing compares.

More Frequently Asked Questions

Why don't you have a Roast Date?

Roast dates are for old coffee. At Beck’s, we roast weekly, and typically your coffee is 4-9 days old upon delivery. Since we have a retail store, we considered providing a roast date, but soon realized our coffee sold so quickly, we couldn’t keep it on the shelf. Providing a roast date became a moot point.

What is the best Coffee to Water ratio?

While the coffee intelligentsia geeks-out on TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) and PPM (Parts Per Million), we concern ourselves with taste…so to answer your question… 
For French Press - 1 part coffee to 14 parts water 
For Pour Over - 1 Part coffee to 13 parts water For Drip - 1 part coffee to 16 parts water 
For Espresso - 1 part coffee to 3 parts water (usually 20 grams for a double shot espresso.)

Where can I get “Black Gold?”

If you’re not local to the Nashville, TN area, you can get the same amazing coffee, right here, online.

Do you ship anywhere?

We ship anywhere in the US.

When will I get my order?

We send orders out daily, and we ship USPS Priority. Usually takes 2-3 business days.

How fresh is my coffee?

We roast several times a week to fulfill daily orders. Since we don’t store coffee that has been roasted, your coffee will typically be between 4 and 9 days old when you receive it.

Are your beans made in China?

No, your beans don’t come from China. While your coffee is being roasted fresh in Nashville, we are unable to grow coffee in this region.  We source from coffee regions around the world. Just like wine, each region produces coffee with a unique taste profile.

Where are you located?

We are located on the outskirts of Nashville, TN, in a small community called Joelton.  We have a brick-and-mortar, retail location, and all roasting takes place on-site.

What grind should I get?

Since every person has their favorite way to brew coffee, we offer 6 different ways to grind your beans.  The grind determines how fast the coffee is extracted during the brew process.  The finer the grind, the quicker coffee can be extracted.  The coarser the grind, the longer it takes to extract.  The key is to find the balance of extracting only the amazing parts of the coffee, while leaving the undesirable parts behind. For instance, if  you choose “Drip” as your grind, we will grind your coffee to best accomplish this balance using a drip coffee maker. If you choose “french press,” we’ll grind it coarser to accommodate the french press. 

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