Fall in Love With These New England Coffee Roasters
It's that time of year again - the leaves on the trees are starting to change, the morning air is crisp, and we're making the transition from a tall glass of refreshing iced coffee, to a cozy mug of hot. (Some of us, anyway). Whether you are a New England native looking for a new blend, or you're in the area to take in the gorgeous autumn sights, take some time to visit one of these roasters. This is our Top Five Picks for New England Coffee Roasters that you have to check out while you're out leaf-peeping!
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Located in America's Hometown of Plymouth, Massachusetts, Speedwell is a small-batch roaster specializing in single origin, espresso, and artisan blends. If you're looking to pick up a one-pound bag of their delightful roasts, you can stop by their warehouse and see their crop-to-cup roasting process in action. Speedwell uses only seasonally fresh beans, responsibly sourced, and roasted daily by the head roastmaster Sarah Correia and owner Derek Anderson. Looking for a taste of one of their blends in a coffee shop setting? Speedwell is carried nearby at Kiskadee Coffee Company, Blue Blinds Bakery, and Gunther Tooties, to name a few. They also offer free tastings at their warehouse, check their social media for dates and times.
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If you're traveling through the Lakes Region this fall, stopping in to 'The Wayfarer' in Laconia, New Hampshire is a must! Always greeted by friendly baristas, The Wayfarer is not your typical specialty coffee shop. The staff is warm, welcoming, and willing to spend a few minutes with you - taking the time to go over their different brewing methods and the advantages of each. The Wayfarer roasts all of their own coffee in-house - all of which is meticulously overseen by Ben & Karen, the shop's Head Roaster and Owner. Their shop features cozy leather chairs, plenty of seating, and is centrally located in downtown Laconia, perfect for a fall stroll.
Shelburne Falls is a small batch roaster tucked away at the base of New Englands' Berkshires. With six locations scattered around Western, Massachusetts, no matter where your adventure takes you, you can find a warm cup of hand-blended coffee. A hot cup of their seasonal blend paired with a delightful pastry is just what we need on a cool fall afternoon. You can pick up a cup at their flagship location in Shelburne Falls - or at any of their locations in Northampton, Easthampton, Greenfield, Hadley, & East Longmeadow.
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Adventuring through the city and need a calm, cozy atmosphere to sit down and thaw out? Make your way over to any one of Flat Black's six Boston locations. Specializing in Espresso, Flat Black has won numerous awards including Americas Best Espresso, 3rd place in the United States and Canada. Their staff is always upbeat, friendly, and willing to chat about their countless blends. Grab a newspaper, a coffee, and take in the city sights from the comfort of one of their comfortable, welcoming locations.
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If you find yourself on the road in Vermont, you have to get yourself some Carrier coffee. Roasted in small batches in an old, post-and-beam barn, Carrier is passionate about their freshly roasted blends. Available at The Warren Store, The Uncommon Market, and the Woodstock Farmer's Market, you can easily pick up a bag of their South American or African blends and get back on the road. You will not be disappointed.
So that's it! Get outside, enjoy the fall weather, and stop into one of these charming, New England Roasters. You will be so glad that you did.
For tips on how to brew any of your new beans, head to our brewing guide, video tutorials, and product pages for more information. Happy Brewing!
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