Project X

Dark Roast

Inspired by Japan. Grown in Brazil. Roasted in Chicago. Brewed at Home. Sawada.

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Hogsalt Hospitality exclusive! Intense brew tastes like Italian drinking chocolate and hazelnut.

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Product Story

PROJECT X is an espresso and coffee blend created for Sawada Coffee and Hiroshi Sawada by Metropolis Coffee Company. Starting from samples of beans Hiroshi roasted for his Tokyo cafe, and working in secret (Code Name: “Project X”), Metropolis fashioned a blend that seamlessly recreated not just the flavor of his classic Japanese style, but also its intent. Coffee may be a simple and everyday experience, but when it’s perfect, it makes part of your day perfect, too. That’s world-class coffee culture.

Best for:
  • DRIP COFFEE
  • ESPRESSO BLEND
  • FRENCH PRESS

Fueled by Great Coffee & Real People

Coffee Crafted For You
Coffee Crafted for You, and You, and You

We aim to create an approachable environment where everyone has a seat at the table and the bean benefits all.

Love For The Bean
Love for the
Bean

With every brew, we pour our passion and expertise into designing a cup of coffee with your pleasure and tastes in mind.

A Global Coffee Community
A Global Coffee Community

All our coffee is purchased at or above fair trade price from transparent and sustainable brokers and farmers.

Average Coffee Roaster
Not Your Average
Coffee Roaster

As coffee nerds, we have a quirky outlook sourced from the early days of science fiction, fantasy, and lore.

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Reviewed by Daniel L.
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55 - 64
Rated 5 out of 5

Wonderful

This is a rare treat of a cup that is not just a typical dark roast. Ideal to warm up winter.

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Reviewed by Alexander L.
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Rated 1 out of 5

Motor oil

I have been buying from Metropolis for over 10 years and I think this is the most disappointing blend I have purchased to date. Bitter like burnt motor oil. Total lack of character.

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Reviewed by Domenica S.
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45 - 54
Rated 5 out of 5

Incredibly smooth and savory brew

I first tasted Project X at the Doughnut Vault in downtown Chicago, in the tastiest cappuccino I had been served in a long while. I wasn't sure at the time if it was the preparation, the doughnut pairing, or the coffee beans (or all three), so I bought the beans to take home and test it for myself.

As it turned out, these beans beat out all the household competition. Project X produces the smoothest, most savory coffee around. I have since moved to Maine and was pleased to discover I can order it online. It still beats out the local competition as my favorite brew!

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Reviewed by Aaron L.
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25 - 34
Rated 5 out of 5

Incredibly Versatile

I had some in person in Chicago, loved it because of how easy it was to drink and how well it paired with normal milk and non dairy milk. Incredibly happy to say it holds up just as well making it at home! Very happy and highly recommend. Also the roast date was basically the the day or the day before it shipped so by the time it arrived it’s at the perfect point as far as gasses in the beans go.

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Reviewed by Dennis H.
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65+
Rated 5 out of 5

Project X coffee

Love this coffee. Introduced to me as a gift. Now I have given as a gift, and purchased for myself. Will order again!

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