The Story

Johnny Martin fell instantly in love with gourmet coffee at a coffee house in downtown Cincinnati, Oh. called Khalid's. The moment he took his first sip of a real cup of coffee his mind was blown. From there he got to know the owner who for years he thought was just a guy who hung out there alot. It was though that relationship that he developed the desire to own his own coffee shop one day. So, when his career in law enforcement was drawing to a close he grab the opportunity head on.

It all started back in 1999 when John Sidney Martin left his job as a Police Officer to open a coffee house with His wife Alvaun. After a successful year in business, they decided to retail their Coffee Blends that had become very popular with their customers. That's when they discovered that they had something very special in their hands. It would not be long before he would become enamored by the high end retail side of the coffee business and fall out of love with the Coffee House. Closing the coffee house for good they set their eyes on Chicago where their goal was build their love and passion for gourmet coffee into a successful coffee brand.


We source and purchase the best and most premium coffees beans that we can find from Chicago roasters. We then have them roasted to perfection. They are then ground course for French press brewing only to ensure the smooth wine like finish in the cup. Then we Enshrine the coffee grounds in these beautiful Italian wine bottles for long term preservation. The value is cemented the moment the cork is placed and seals this coffee history.

The History

BLACK GOLD as coffee is often referred by in the content of Africa the birthplace of coffee and until this day where the most exclusive and expensive coffees in the world can be found. Because these coffees are considered the best of the best John started out by specializing in African Single Origin Coffees as He set out to educate His customers on their importance to the world. His signature blends had tons of characteristics and were very smooth to the taste with a wine-like finish in the cup. That's when it hit him to package these Exclusive Coffee blends in a wine bottle for affect. After identifying the type of bottle that was best suited for such an exquisite coffee Black Gold Coffee was born. Now Black Gold Exclusive Coffees are making a name for themselves in a major way thanks to the attention to quality.

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