Local Roaster Spotlight: Red Barn Coffee

A former Navy veteran and nurse respectively, Red Barn owners Mark and Lisa Verrochi might not have been the most likely candidates to start a coffee roasting business when they founded their roastery in 1997, but they have been on the foreground of third wave coffee in the Boston area ever since. In fact, coffeeContinue reading “Local Roaster Spotlight: Red Barn Coffee”

What Are The Benefits of Your Morning Cup of Coffee?

Most of us can appreciate the immediate positive effects of our morning cup of coffee, either iced or hot– the flavor, the caffeine, the comfort of a consistent morning routine. Still, if you’re looking for even more justification for enjoying your cuppa (or two), there are a lot of benefits to coffee in the longContinue reading “What Are The Benefits of Your Morning Cup of Coffee?”

New England Cold Brew Review Part 2!

About a month or so ago, I posted the first installation of my New England Cold Brew review, highlighting four amazing local businesses that offered canned cold brew for at-home consumption. However, the fun didn’t stop there! I was really impressed by the quality and variety of the cans I tried. The attention to detailContinue reading “New England Cold Brew Review Part 2!”

Liv’s March Coffee Roundup!

There is still a week left in March, but as the month draws to a close, I wanted to highlight some of the new coffee I tried. These drinks run the gamut from cold brew to whole bean coffee, pre-ground coffee, and a mushroom-based chaga packet for iced lattes! Without further ado, let’s spill theContinue reading “Liv’s March Coffee Roundup!”

St. Patrick’s Day Coffee Drinks That Will Give You The Luck of the Irish

With these two fun (and, more importantly, green!) seasonal drinks, the only person who will be pinching you this St. Patrick’s day is yourself, because of how incredibly good they taste! These drinks are both iced but could also be made hot if that’s your individual preference. Enjoy! Iced Bailey’s mocha latte with green coldContinue reading “St. Patrick’s Day Coffee Drinks That Will Give You The Luck of the Irish”

Mug Half Full: Middlebury’s Royal Oak Coffee stays positive and builds community

Operating a small business is no easy feat, let alone when you add in navigating a global pandemic within your first year of opening. Husband-and-wife team Matt and Aless Delia-Lobo certainly could not have predicted quite how challenging the road ahead would be when they first opened Royal Oak, a specialty coffee shop in Middlebury,Continue reading “Mug Half Full: Middlebury’s Royal Oak Coffee stays positive and builds community”

Local Coffee Spotlight: 1a Coffee Roasters

Wilmington, Vermont’s recently-opened 1a Coffee operates out of a cheerful, cozy building, with blue clapboards and a red roof. The welcoming exterior reflects the friendly, community-centered space inside, brewing delicious and sustainable coffee. The clean, simple aesthetic is certainly in keeping with 1a’s origins; the cafe is named after the building number of husband-and-wife co-foundersContinue reading “Local Coffee Spotlight: 1a Coffee Roasters”

My Best Tips for A Dorm-Friendly Coffee Setup

As you may or may not know, I am a college student. I am also a budding coffee addict and, selectively, a coffee snob. What I mean by “selective” is that although I enjoy quality (and, let’s face it, expensive) lattes in coffee shops, my at-home coffee game is pretty basic. Some people who areContinue reading “My Best Tips for A Dorm-Friendly Coffee Setup”

Best of New England Cold Brew Coffee Roundup

For many New Englanders, drinking iced coffee even in the dead of winter is a point of pride, maybe even a cultural norm. As a coffee drinker in Massachusetts, I am no exception. As you may or may not know if you’ve been following along with my Instagram page for a while, I am aContinue reading “Best of New England Cold Brew Coffee Roundup”

Valentine’s Coffee Recipe: Easy At-Home Iced Cherry Vanilla Latte

I’m not sure what your thoughts are on seasonal specialty drinks at cafes, but I am a big fan of them! While I love a standard latte or espresso beverage year-round, there’s something that feels extra indulgent and special about a limited-time flavor. Step aside, Starbucks pink drink! In today’s post, I’m sharing with youContinue reading “Valentine’s Coffee Recipe: Easy At-Home Iced Cherry Vanilla Latte”

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