Boston’s ONLY ground and brewed to order coffee and espresso!
Not satisfied with making seven foot tall movie characters out of cake, we decided to try our hand at coffee. When we opened our first storefront in Winthrop the space was not set up for serving coffee, but with our move to Boston in the fall of 2013 we thought we’d give it a try. Naturally we way out-did ourselves.
Sure we could have opted for a middle of the road coffee set up, with fancy machines that did most of the work for us, but where’s the fun in that? No, instead we opted to grind every single cup of coffee and espresso by hand to order. While many high end espresso shops do grind to order currently, NO ONE grinds their coffees to order. To see how we do it, check out the illustration below!
From beans to cup in under 2 minutes:
•• Step 1 ••
Choose your beans. Be sure to make direct eye contact with your beans. As they are being ground just for you, it is the only honorable course of action.
•• Step 2 ••
The beans you have just selected are ground fresh while you wait. Because of our unique aeropress brew method we are able to grind the beans incredibly coarse, which means that you get all the flavor of the bean, without unlocking so many of the nasty, bitter bits.
•• Step 3 ••
Your coffee is individually brewed, just for you in our Trifecta aeropress machines. In traditional drip brewers, water channels through the grounds. As it channels, it erodes paths for itself causing some areas to over-extract, while other areas are not extracted at all! This leads to bitterness and that “Charbucks” flavor. Our brew method shoots jets of air into the coffee at predetermined strengths and intervals, ensuring that all grounds are equally extracted, using the perfect amount of force and brew time for each individual bean variety. Plus it’s fun to watch!
•• Step 4 ••
You’ve got coffee! In less than the two minutes since you placed your order, we’ve gone from whole beans to your lips. It’s not just marketing when we say we have the freshest coffee in Boston! With such a quick brew cycle, more of the tasty bits of the coffee bean go in your tummy, instead of evaporating off of the grinds, or separating out in the pot. When you combine that with the benefits of a completely even brew cycle uniquely tailored to each bean variety… let’s just say you’re in for a treat!
Our roaster is Barrington Coffee Roasting Co. of Lee, Massachusetts. They are, much like us, that rare bread of a small, local business, who has become world renowned for their quality and craftsmanship. They source their beans directly from individual farmers, which is where many of the beans’ names come from. While different types of beans do rotate seasonally from time to time, these are the strands we are currently brewing:
The Coffee/Espresso Drinks
Ground-to-order Aeropress Brewed Coffee
Cold brewed iced coffee (Yirgacheffe)
Espresso Con Panna
Cafe` Latte (available iced or hot)
Americano (available iced or hot)