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Flavor Navigator

We’re excited to share with you the latest addition to our website—our Barrington Coffee Flavor Navigator.

Now when you go to learn about a coffee, in addition to its written description you will see a unique graphic diagram that describes its aromatic and taste characteristics. We hope that this will provide an easy to use visual guide that will enrich the way we communicate with you about our offerings.

Here we have two Flavor Navigators, one for our Barrington Gold and our Kochere(Ethiopia):

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Through side by side comparison we can understand how coffees share similarities and how they differ.

The Gold is chocolaty, spicy and nutty. The Kochere is floral, fruity and herbaceous. The Flavor Navigator suggests that these coffees are in direct contrast with one another. We understand that they offer radically different experiences in the cup and that they appeal to very different tastes.

In this example we compare our (413) with our Kalledeverapura (India)

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Notice how these coffees appear very similar, with each expressing qualities of nut, chocolate and caramel. While these two coffees still offer their own distinct experiences, they share a lot in terms of overall characteristics. We would suggest that they appeal to similar palates.

Whether you are looking to try something similar to what you already know you like, or you are curious to mix things up with a little change, we hope our Flavor Navigator will help to guide you along your way!

Juliette Receives 93 Points!

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We received a 93 point score for this coffee in November of 2015 from Coffee Review!

Blind Assessment:

Delicate, floral, intricate. Rose, Brazil nut, sweetly pungent frankincense and liquorice bark in aroma and cup. Soft, richly composed acidity; velvety, plump mouthfeel. Crisply drying, nutty, long finish.

Notes:

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. Processed by the pulped natural or “honey” method, in which the skin is removed from the coffee fruit immediately after picking, but the seeds or beans are dried with all or part of the sweet pulp, or fruit flesh, still adhering to them. 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: Those who are intrigued by a delicately intense floral and nutty cup with fine structure and intricate aromatics.

See the full review on Coffee Review.

Kigutha AA Receives 94 Points!

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We received a 94 point score for this coffee in November of 2015 from Coffee Review!

Blind Assessment:

Big, sweet, brightly juicy. Blood orange, black currant, complex flowers (lily, rose, violet), in aroma and cup. Sweet, zesty acidity; satiny mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates around flowers and citrus in a richly drying finish.

Notes:

Despite stresses brought on by charges of corruption and a confused transition toward an open market, the famed Kenya coffee auction system and its participating cooperatives continue to produce some of the world’s most elegant and distinctive coffees. 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: Aficionados of the classic Kenya cup: big, bright, dry but juicy, deeply nuanced with flowers and sweetly tart fruit.

See the full review on Coffee Review.

El Diamante Receives 93 Points!

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We received a 93 point score for this coffee in November of 2015 from Coffee Review!

Blind Assessment:

Deep, spicy, sweet-savory. Baked apple, pecan, sandalwood, jasmine in aroma and cup. Roundly brisk, balanced acidity; lightly syrupy, velvety mouthfeel. Pecan and apple carry into a quiet, resonant finish.

Notes:

Produced entirely from trees of the heirloom Bourbon variety of Arabica. El Diamante is a mother-and-daughter-owned farm. 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 appealingly deep, sweet-savory, pungently wintery profile.

See the full review on Coffee Review.

Perci Receives 93 Points!

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We received a 93 point score for our Perci in November of 2015 from Coffee Review!

Blind Assessment:

Resonantly intricate, original. Complex range of floral notes (lavender, orchid), roasted cacao nib, ginger, sweet orange in aroma and cup. Crisp, vibrant acidity; velvety mouthfeel. Resonant, gently flavor-saturated finish.

Notes:

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: A quietly striking, original version of the great Gesha profile.

See the full review on Coffee Review.

Barrington Coffee Roasting Company Stirs Up Newbury Street

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Behind the counter at Barrington Coffee Roasting Company, four clear glass tubes are filled with bubbling water and steam. The steam inside the tubes creates a vacuum seal that shoots water into coffee grounds. The combination filters through the piston to create the most consistent cup of coffee possible.

I have been to Barrington several times since it opened last December, but I’ve never ordered a cup of coffee made this way, called a Steampunk machine. It looks intimidating. The machine, the manager of the shop tells me, is likely the only one in Boston.

Any barista using it to make a cup of coffee turns into a mad scientist. The manager, Teegan Jansen, poked at a tablet screen as steam billowed in the tubes in front of her. I stand back.

“It’s a thing to watch,” she said.

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The Steampunk method of brewing coffee takes the simple product and advances it to a level not present at other shops. Barrington uses the Alpha Dominche Steampunk coffee brewer, and its industrial feel plays off the modern elements of the coffee shop.

Featured Images by Drew Hoo / Heights Editor

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Nigusse Lemma Receives 94 Points!

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We received a 94 point score for our Nigusse Lemma in October of 2015 from Coffee Review!

Blind Assessment:

Subtle, elegant, alluring. Brisk, vibrant acidity and aromas of almond, brown sugar, lemon zest and rose. In the cup, persimmon and almond flavors dominate. Satiny mouthfeel. Floral-toned and pleasantly bitter finish, redolent of almond milk.

Notes:

Limu is a growing region in southern Ethiopia that produces distinctive coffees from traditional varieties of Arabica long grown in the area. This is a “natural” or dry-processed version, 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. The farmers, Nigusse and Haile Lemma Edeto, won the prestigious African Taste of Harvest Competition awarded by the African Fine Coffee Association in 2014. 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: Those who value an elegantly subtle version of the fruit-and-floral-toned exuberance typical of fine dried-in-the-fruit or “natural”-processed Ethiopian coffees.

See the full review on Coffee Review.

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