Coffee brown granite is one of those granites that looks exactly like it sounds. It is renowned for its stunning deep brown colors and is very popular for usage in kitchen countertops. It is quarried in India and is not commonly known by any other industry names.
From afar the overall appearance of this granite is a very dark brown or even black. It looks very uniform from a distance and no distinctive patterns or veins can usually be seen.
When you get a little closer to the stone however you can begin to see the details that make this stone so very special.
The bedrock of the granite is black, it can range from deep dark black – through to a kind of deep dark navy blue color.
What gives this stone its beauty (and its name) are the stunning brown mineral deposits that are littered throughout every slab. They can range in color from a milky coffee brown, through to a deep chocolate brown. These awesome little brown minerals can range in size from around 1cm in diameter up to 4cm in diameter in places. Luckily these small mineral deposits are abundant and will usually make up more than 50% of the stones mass.
Dotted around the stone are also little white quartz deposits. These stunning little minerals are not very frequent when compared to the brown minerals (about 5% of the stones mass at most). However they really add a level of elegance and brightness to the stone – stopping it from being too dark for many people’s tastes. The quartz crystals will catch the light and sparkle occasionally – giving the stone a very luxurious feel.
This type of granite is said to have a very low level of variation between different slabs. You can be sure that your slab will have some black bedrock, be covered in brown minerals, and have some quartz. The quartz is the main variant between slabs – but it is so unnoticeable anyway it does not really make a huge difference. You can certainly get away with buying a slab of this granite without inspecting it personally – a high resolution photograph will do.
This granite is very durable and is not commonly known to scratch or stain easily. You may wish to use a specialized granite cleaner to be on the safe side, but this is certainly not necessary and any good cleaner will do. Thanks to its complex patterns this stone is somewhat resistant to showing up fingerprints and dirt. However as it is a dark granite, you will notice that fingerprints can be quite visible and will need wiping down regularly.
This granite does vary a little in appearance depending upon the lighting conditions of the room. In rooms without much natural light the brown minerals can almost be lost within the black bedrock. While they will still be noticeable up close – from a distance the stone will much look darker, and much more uniform. Conversely in light rooms the stone will appear much brighter and browner, and the patterns produced by the brown minerals will be much more pronounced.
How Much Does Coffee Brown Granite Cost?
Great news! This stunning stone is a budget granite – it is quarried in huge quantities and supply massively outstrips demand. For a 3cm thick slab of coffee brown granite you will pay around $25 to $35 per square foot. A 2cm thick slab will cost around $15-$20 per square foot.
Our favourite usage of this stunning stone is coffee brown granite countertops with dark kitchen cabinets. The dark cabinets and the dark granite blend together seamlessly and it creates a luxurious and serious feel to the kitchen. The brown minerals look a lot brighter when set against the dark cabinets (providing the color of your cabinets is darker than the minerals!) – this only enhances the beauty of the stone.
When combined with white cabinets coffee brown granite looks very different. It is a stark bold contrast to the bright white cabinets and becomes an attention demanding focal point of the room. The brown minerals will not be as pronounced overall compared to dark cabinets – but they will still look great! The stark contrast usually means that your room will have a modern and contemporary feel to it – but it is certainly possible to create a more traditional feel too.
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