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Boston’s 10 Hottest Coffee Shops

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Maybe it’s the big student population that needs all that late-night caffeine, but Boston has a pretty solid set of java joints. Each of these opened within the last year, adding a little extra buzz to the local coffee lover’s world.  Read more

Boston’s 10 Hottest Coffee Shops2016-10-25T13:04:47-04:00

Mixing coffee and wine? Barrington Coffee says yes

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Talk to many coffee connoisseurs, and the comparison inevitably comes up: It’s a lot like wine. Coffee has tasting notes, just like wine. Wine types have tastings, coffee types have cuppings. Both groups smell aromas, swirl the liquid in a cup, and let it sit on your palate. Barrington Coffee Roasting Co. is starting to capitalize on some of this. Last week, they held an event where they offered side-by-side tastings of four wines and four coffees. This Friday, they’re having one where customers can come in and enjoy some coffee that tastes like wine. Read more

Mixing coffee and wine? Barrington Coffee says yes2016-10-25T13:04:48-04:00

Coffee and beer aficionados join forces

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If you didn’t peer into their mugs, it might be hard to distinguish between a group of coffee gurus and beer aficionados slurping their beverages with furrowed brows as they waxed on about notes of citrus and smokiness. But over the last several years, these rival cults have turned their obsessive concern for fine beverages into an unlikely brew: coffee beer. Read more

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TEDx NortheasternU

We are thrilled to have been invited to prepare cold drip coffee through our Proper brewer at this years TEDx NortheasternU, January 25th in Boston at Northeastern University.

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Educafé Holiday Concert

Here is a short video of some of the students at the school we sponsor in Brazil called Educafé, These are kids that belong to the farming families at Cafe Conquista where we source the majority of our Brazilian coffee. This performance is for their 2013/14 holiday concert and they wanted to share it with us.

Feliz Ano Novo!

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Free Holiday Gesha Varietal Tasting!

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Come taste the 96 point Perci Red and 92 point Lycello side by side!

This tasting is FREE.

Where: Barrington Coffee Roasting Company
346 Congress Street, Boston, MA
When: Friday, December 13, 2013
Time: 1pm – 3pm

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Perci Red Receives 96 Points!

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Blind Assessment: Intoxicating, juicy, complete. Dark honey; dark rum; dark chocolate; complex, layered fruit, particularly pineapple and melon; narcissus-like flowers. Intense but juicy acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. Sweetly rich finish turns slightly drying but still flavor-saturated in the long.

Notes: This exceptional coffee was selected as the #3 coffee in the Coffee Review Top 30 Coffees of 2013. Produced from trees of the rare Ethiopia-derived botanical variety Gesha (also spelled Geisha). With its elegantly elongated beans and distinctive floral and crisp, often chocolaty cup, the Gesha variety continues to distinguish itself as one of the world’s most unique coffees. This is a dry-processed or “natural” version of the Gesha, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit has been removed, as is the case with wet-processed or “washed” coffees. This particular Gesha is produced on the Ninety Plus Gesha Estates. Barrington Coffee is an artisan roaster dedicated to elite coffees, fresh delivery and roasting that foregrounds the coffee and not the roast. Visit www.barringtoncoffee.com or call 800-528-0998 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: An amazing coffee, with an immense range and depth of sensation.

Read the full review…

Perci Red Receives 96 Points!2016-10-25T13:04:51-04:00

Lycello Receives 92 Points!

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Blind Assessment: Delicate but rich; shimmeringly complex. Meyer lemon, jasmine, honey, walnut in aroma and cup. Crisply sweet acidity; silky mouthfeel. Surprisingly deep, flavor-saturated finish.

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