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Yelp Elite + Hartford Baking Company

Dec 9, 2013   //   by admin   //   Blog  //  No Comments

We recently teamed up with Yelp Hartford for a Yelp Elite event at the bakery. It was a wonderful evening filled with food, wine and so many great people! We welcomed forty or so friendly and enthusiastic Yelp Elite members into our storefront to better acquaint them with our product and ethos.

Hartford Baking Company SandwichesHartford Baking Company Bread

We served a mix of sweet and savory bites, from raspberry almond bars and salted caramel popcorn to hummus sandwiches and bread with gourmet compound butters. To keep everyone adequately hydrated, Emily Cahill (Community Manager of Yelp Harford) supplied a generous amount of wine. Our resident coffee gurus, Alex Kluger and Matt Cain, gave AeroPress and V60 pour-over demonstrations over the course of the night. At the end of the event, we sent our guests home with a loaf of seasonal cranberry-pecan bread.

Compound Butters Hartford Baking Company Caramel Peanut BarsHartford Baking Company Crostini

We can’t thank Emily and all of the lovely Yelp Elite members enough for sharing in such a fun night with us! We’ve already seen many faces return to the cafe, and nothing makes us happier than that.

Hartford Baking Company Alex and MattHartford Baking Company Scott and Guests

All photos by the talented Nick Caito, of Nick Caito Photography.

Kenya Gatomboya Grand Cru Coffee

Dec 3, 2013   //   by admin   //   Blog, Coffee  //  No Comments

Kenya Gatomboya Grand Cru

A shipment of Stumptown’s Grand Cru Kenya Gatomboya recently arrived at the store–just in time for the holidays! The Grand Cru line is “Stumptown’s way of distinguishing truly exquisite coffees from the already outstanding ones we buy,” making this the perfect gift for the coffee aficionado in your life.

Tasting notes of brown sugar, port, black currant and plums create “a cohesive and complex cup with a buttery textured finish.”

Stop by the store today to pick up a bag!

Coffee for Kids Toy Drive

Nov 19, 2013   //   by admin   //   Blog, Coffee  //  No Comments

Mark your calendars! We’re running our inaugural “Coffee for Kids” toy drive on Tuesday, December 3, to benefit the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. The one-day drive will take place during normal business hours (7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) at our retail location (625 New Park Ave, West Hartford, CT). For every new, unwrapped toy you donate, we’ll give you any coffee drink on the house!

The Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is the only freestanding children’s hospital in Connecticut that offers “comprehensive, world-class healthcare to children and adolescents in a patient- and family-centered environment with a focus on research, education and advocacy.”

Help us spread holiday joy and cheer this year by donating a toy to a child in need. Need ideas? Click here to see a wish list provided by the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. We hope to see you on Tuesday, December 3!