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As beverages go, there’s nothing hotter than specialty coffee at the moment. Third-wave roasters (or are we already seeing the surge of the fourth wave?) have elevated the game for all of us who appreciate a great morning cup. These 12 specialty roasters across the U.S.—from major metropolitan cities to tiny hamlets to college towns—offer the best coffee you can buy in the U.S., hands down. They all source green beans with curiosity and passion (and the three roasters from Hawai’i are also farmers, themselves), traveling the globe to seek variety, experimentation, and sometimes rarity. And they are all committed to practices of economic sustainability by offering farmers fair prices for their coffee, which is produced through tireless work that’s difficult on the body. Then, they roast it with care, developing a roast profile that honors the inherent qualities of each coffee. Lastly, they even teach you the basics of how to brew it at home.
Based in Lee, Massachusetts, Barrington offers a range of exceptional coffees for gift-giving throughout the year. Try their Twenty-Five Anniversary Blend as an espresso or a pourover or go for one of their curated tasting pairs.