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Celebrating Local Coffee

September 22, 2017

It’s no secret- we LOVE our local coffee! Here at Hart’s we carry over 7 varieties of locally roasted coffees and today we’re introducing you to what makes them unique.

P.S. Save the date- September 29th, 2017 is National Coffee Day and we’re celebrating the best way we know how- by giving away 100 free coffees starting at 7am!

Copper Horse Coffee

Copperhorse Coffee
Est 2014 | Ithaca, NY


Tell us about your beans.

Copper Horse coffees are sourced through transparent and sustainable relationships with coffee farmers, exporters and importers. Our coffees are meticulously roasted in batches under 20 pounds to highlight the inherent nuances of each coffee seed including their variety, processing method, density and terroir.

Preferred brewing method?
Chemex!

What might people not know about you?
We want to share the simple joy of great coffee with you, your friends and your family.

 

Glen Edith Cold Brew

Glen Edith Coffee Roasters
Est 2014  | Rochester, NY


Tell us about your beans
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We offer single origin direct trade coffee!

Preferred brewing method?
Our favorite and most popular is our cold brew.

What might people not know about you?
All three of our owners ride motorcycles and their motorcycle “club” was called Glen Edith prior to using the name for the coffee business.

 

Union Place Coffee Roasters

Union Place Coffee Roasters
Est 2013 | Henrietta, NY


Tell us about your beans. 

All of our beans are sustainably farmed. We love highlighting our Central and South American coffees. Often we’ll bring in a specialty farm sourced through personal connections that we are excited to introduce their coffee to our community.

Preferred brewing method?
We love catering to the home brewer, and enjoy helping customers select the right beans and brewing method for their taste. We also roast for grocers, bakeries, offices and farmers markets.

What might people not know about you?
Our name came from a combination of words, Union for the customer who likes to combine beans to create a personal blend and Place is another name for home… so Union Place Coffee Roasters was born.

 

Joe Bean Coffee Roasters

Joe Bean Coffee Roasters
Est 2005 | Rochester, NY


Tell us about your beans.

Over the past 8 years, we have built a number of strong relationships with farmers committed to high standards as well as sustainable practices. Our roasting team is constantly seeking out exceptional farming communities with which we can establish long term commitments.  We have had the privilege of cupping coffees alongside some of our farmers in Nicaragua and recently in Colombia. The coffees they grow have resulted in multiple national awards for us as well as for them.

Preferred brewing method?
Not sure we can choose a favorite brewing method, especially since every coffee is so unique. This is probably why we offer so many brew methods at our coffee bar. We believe that coffees can taste radically different from Espresso to Hario to Chemex.

What might people not know about you?
One of the driving forces behind the creation of Joe Bean was to be able to positively impact global communities. Over the years, we have done several fundraising efforts to help built schools, provide running water, support micro loans for women owned farms, and more. Recently, our own barista Andrew Cayer spent the summer working on one of our coffee communities in Nicaragua getting to personally understand their world even more. As a result, we are about to run a fundraising Latte Art Throwdown to benefit one of the farmers, Don Santos. He wants to send his daughter to the University of Matagalpa which has an annual cost of about $500. Although this is a very low cost to us, it is out of reach for them. Attending college is extremely rare among coffee growing communities particularly for women. She would be the first in her family to attend college which is truly a break through for the whole community. As a women ran roastery and business, we are particularly excited to help this young women attain her dreams.

 

The Dalai Java

Dalai Java
Est 2010 | Canandaigua, NY


Tell us about your beans.
 

All our beans are fair trade, organic, small batch roasted

Preferred brewing method?
The preferred shop methods are drip, which we serve daily, and aero press, which we carry in the shop as well. Aero press is awesome because it’s a simple, fast and portable way to make your coffee.

What might people not know about you?
We roast our beans small batch, in house. You can actually watch us do it, our roaster is located in the back side of the shop and is used every week!

 

Fuego Cold Brew

Fuego Coffee Roasters
Est 2013 | Rochester, NY and Hue Hue Tenango, Guatamala


Tell us about your beans.

We get our beans a few ways: single origin (through a distributor), through mirco lots (from a specific farm, but only a single lot), or farm direct (buy direct from a farm itself).

Preferred brewing method?
Kalita wave (a pour over method).

What might people not know about you?
A few years ago we partnered with Story International and Roberts Wesleyn College to open a coffee shop in In in Hue Hue Tenango, Guatamala (opened May 2015). The shop creates jobs for orphans that are aging out of the orpganage. Also, look out for Fuego at the Public Market in early fall!

 

Canaltown Coffee Roaster

Canaltown Coffee Roasters
Est 1991 | Rochester, NY


Tell us about your beans?

We purchase only specialty high quality arabica coffees from all of the best growing regions.

Favorite brewing method?
We have a few! We like to brew coffee through our brand new espresso machine, French press, or drip.

What might people not know about you?
Peter, the owner of Canaltown Coffee, has a dog the color of dark roasted coffee!

 

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