|While ''hipster Cafe's'' are popping up everywhere in the states Barrington Coffee has a focus and passion that seperates them from the others...|
For many Coffee is a necessity, some enjoy the taste and most look no further. It is what it is. But at Barrington Coffee in Lee, Massachusetts they have a completely different take on coffee and are taking it back to the very beginning: the small farms from where they receive the beans whether it be Brazil or Ethiopia.
I have been trying to visit the factory for about a year now where my good friend Brian Heck is part of the small and very passionate staff. Last week I finally popped into the roasting factory which is more of a museum than a factory!
|One of the few coffee roasters in the building, this one a discontinued Sasa Samiac from France.|
|The pre-roasted green seed as appears upon arrival|
A very interesting project they are working on is vintage coffee... as you can see above the boxes are marked with the year of harvest and there is even a reserve. A coffee revolution, where you are achieving a rare and unique coffee in similar ways as you would a fine wine.
|Brian Heck in action pulling one of the coolest shots of espresso I have ever tasted|