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Onyx Coffee Lab

Lest the myth perpetuate that specialty coffee does not come from Arkansas, Onyx Coffee Lab is blowing that particular urban legend out of the water while creating a few of their own. Husband-wife owners Jon and Andrea Allen have rapidly taken the coffee world by storm with their combination of art and science.

The magic starts with sourcing, with countless small sample batches from coffee importers and with direct visits to farms around the world. "I know direct trade means a lot of different things to different people, but for us if we don’t put money in the producers hands we won’t call it direct trade," says Jon. Once found, the coffees are carefully roasted in twenty-pound or smaller batches, then shared with the three Onyx cafés and over 150 wholesale customers in thirty states.

Clearly Onyx Coffee Lab knows what they're doing: not only were they named Imbibe Magazine's 2016 Coffee Bar of the year, this northwest Arkansas matrix of coffee know-how not only cleaned house at the April 2017 U.S. Coffee Championships, Andrea Allen placed second in the Barista Championship both 2017 and 2018, Dylan Siemans won first in Brewer's Cup 2017, and roaster Mark Michaelson took place first in the Roaster Championship, 2017 and 3rd in 2018. Already in 2019, Onyx has garnered a Good Food Award, and was chosen by Architectural Digest as Arkansas' most beautiful coffee shop.

Coffees from Onyx Coffee Lab

  1. Medium

    Colombia Medellín Decaf

    Apple, chocolate, pecan.

      DECAF

    $19.50 / 12oz

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  2. Light

    Ethiopia Bensa Shantawene

    Peach, cream soda, kiwi.

    $23.50 / 12oz

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  3. Light/Medium

    Kenya Gichathaini OT-18

    Black currant, grapefruit, brown sugar.

    $22.50 / 12oz

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  4. Light

    Colombia Aponte Village 2018 Harvest

    Honey, cherry, fig.

    $20 / 12oz

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  5. Light

    Ethiopia Bombe Bensa Washed

    Raspberry, sweet tea, cocoa.

    $22.50 / 12oz

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  6. Light

    Kenya Gachatha OT-18

    White grape, sugar cane, tamarind.

    $23.75 / 12oz

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  7. Light

    Ethiopia Banko Gotiti

    Honeysuckle, black currant, Earl Grey.

    $23 / 12oz

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  8. Light

    El Salvador Finca Santa Rosa Honey

    Apple nectar, maple, cranberry.

    $22.50 / 12oz

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  9. Light

    Ethiopia Bensa Shantawene Natural

    Strawberry, honey, sweet cream.

    $23.50 / 12oz

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