We are thrilled to announce the first of what will be an ongoing series of coffee education courses. On Sunday, July 15th at 2:30 PM, the bakery will host a workshop on pour over coffee-brewing methods. The class will include hands-on instruction with both the Hario V60 and Chemex coffee maker. We will brew, taste, and compare coffees, all the while discussing the variables that can affect your brew.
To reserve your spot, RSVP with your name and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
DATE: 7/15/12 2:30-4pm @ Hartford Baking Co. 625 New Park Ave, West Hartford
Attendance cost: $20
(Includes %15 discount on all whole beans and brewing equipment)
Farmers market season is here!
Back in 2008, two Hartford markets were the beginning of what is now Hartford Baking Co. We are happy to continue this tradition and have now grown to five(!) markets a week, all beginning in June. A great opportunity to introduce our product to new neighborhoods and communities, farmers markets are also a great way to get in touch with the local producers in your area. Quality tends to be much higher than mass market brands and because the goods are often produced within a 50 mile radius of the market, carbon footprints are kept to a minimum.
Here’s our weekly lineup for the 2012 season:
50 Raymond Rd. West Hartford
Hartford West End
Tuesday & Friday 4-7 (3:30-6:30 in October)
Corner of South Whitney and Farmington Ave.
Hartford Billings Forge
Broad St. and Capitol Ave. (Next to Firebox Restaurant)
Middletown North End
Corner of Main and Liberty St. (In front of ION Market)
Come for some bread and veg, and while you’re there, get to know your local farmers!
In celebration of the onset of summer, we have selected two delightfully sweet & light coffees for our Single-Origin menu.
Ethiopia Duromina from Stumptown Coffee Roasters is a prize-winning example of the complex yet delicate coffees of East Africa. One could spend an entire afternoon trying to identify the multitude of fruity and floral flavors evident in this exceptionally bright cup. We think Duromina is perfect for breakfast when paired with one of our homemade blueberry muffins, and likewise can serve as a refreshing beverage to kick back with on a summer afternoon.
Next up we have a sweet-tasting coffee from New Harvest, directly sourced from the Las Flores farm in the Marcala region of Honduras. This coffee is both Organic and Fair Trade certified, as well as shade grown. Choosing to grow coffee in the shade represents the farmer’s commitment to sustainable environmental practices and producing quality not quantity, as shade-growth allows for the sugars in the bean to fully develop. When coupled with artful roasting, the sugar content creates a delicate sweetness that means you won’t need to add anything to this coffee.
Stay tuned as we prepare to announce dates for our first public coffee-brewing courses and be sure to follow @hartfordbaking on twitter for free tastings and more.