We will be serving brewed cups of coffee! Cold Brew and Foglifter's Blend (hot) will be available--and as usual, we will be offering free samples as well, so stop by for your caffeine kick!
We will also be offering:
See you soon!
Did you know the Swampscott Farmer's Market runs through October? We look forward to bringing your favorite coffees as we head into the Fall season. Starting this week, we will let you know in advance what we are bringing to the Market. If your coffee doesn't appear in this list, be sure to check out our online store where you can find all of our offerings.
This Sunday, our theme is "Taste of Africa". We are bringing fresh roasted:
See you soon!
Finally! A new dark roast blend! This one's got some kick. It's a mix of washed Ethiopian Sidamo and Organic Guatemalan Atitlan coffees. The Sidamo gives it a syrupy-citrusy bite and the Guatemalan smooths it all out and adds sweetness. Mmmmmm.
What makes it dark? Glad you asked! Here's a picture comparing this blend (center) to our light roast Beachcomber's Blend (on left):
The Foglifter Blend coffees spend a couple extra minutes in the roaster. As coffee roasts, if goes through several changes which include "first crack" and a "second crack". These stages sound like popcorn popping as the coffee heats and expands (well, it explodes, but just a little). Our light roast coffees are roasted into this initial "first crack" phase and then we take them out of the roaster before this ends. This much darker Foglifter Blend was roasted into the "second crack" phase. Dark roast coffees can be tricky because after second crack, the physical structure of the bean is starting to break down--and as this happens oils begin to appear on the surface. You may notice some oiliness on the surface of these beans--but not like what you would see in the darker French or Vienna Roasts. We tend to stay away from these. Call us snobs, but we want your coffee to taste like yummy coffee, not charcoal.