Coffee and Tea
Who Discovered Coffee?
The legend of how coffee was discovered is often told in three different variations The first says that a man in Ethiopia saw birds that seemed more energetic than the norm. When he tried the berries the birds had been feasting on, he experienced heightened energy levels as well.
The second legend is of a man starving in the desert who discovered berries, but found them to be too bitter for consumption, instead boiling them and drinking the brown liquid. Another legend is similar to the first in the observation of birds becoming energized by special berries.
When he brought the berries to a holy man, the holy man disapproved and threw them onto the fire, inadvertently roasting the beans. These beans were rakes from the embers, ground and dissolved in hot water, making the first cup of coffee.
You Can Discover Our Coffee…
How do you take your coffee? Black? Light and sweet? Sugar? Cream? No matter how you take your coffee, we can offer you all the ingredients for the perfect cup of joe, cup of brew, caffeine fix, or java. Now selling Strongtree Organic Coffee Roasters who source 100% Certified Organic, premium lots of heirloom Arabica cultivars from master growers who practice responsible land stewardship. All of their coffees come from small farms and cooperative unions where the workers are valued, empowered and rewarded. They guarantee clear traceability, sustainability and responsibility in their supply chain. Strongtree is Fair Trade Certified by TransFair USA and Rainforest Alliance Certified.
Strongtree follows the time honored, traditional methods of their craft to capture and enhance the true flavor of the coffee bean. Their focus is on YOUR great coffee experience through careful selection of premium beans, traditional small batch Probat roasting, hand packaging, advanced brewing technology and personalized service. By putting care into the entire process from seed to cup, we know you’ll taste a difference.
…And Take Along Some Tea!
No matter what’s in your cup, you’re sure to be energized by our selection of the finest coffees and teas. Regular, decaf, green, black, white, herbal, we offer a wide variety for every drinker – and maybe you’ll want to pair it up with one of our scrumptious desserts!
In our gourmet food store you’ll find these Harney & Sons flavored teas and more:
• Red Raspberry
• Peaches & Ginger
• Darjeeling Highlands
• Earl Grey Supreme
• Japanese Sencha
• Tropical Green
• Indian Spice
In our shop, we sell what we brew, so if you like a flavor that was brewed for you here - be sure to try it out at home. We feature Lavazza coffee in the store as well as syrups, dulce de leche milk caramel, Agave syrup, and even honey from Fitting Creek Farm to sweeten up that coffee or tea.