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While at Williams-Sonoma today, looking at things I want but can’t afford, I was surprised to see that they just started offering a selection of whole-bean roasted coffee from the well regarded Vancouver-based 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters.
This is good news for Stamford, which is still without a real independent coffee shop and with limited access to high-quality roasted coffee. However, based on the packaging, neither I nor the store staff could determine when it was roasted.
High-end roasters like Stumptown and Intelligentsia are making inroads in the New York market, where Counter Culture has been available for some time, however, none of this has trickled down – or up, rather – to Stamford.
Apparently, they are only selling blends for $14 per pound [yikes], no single-origins or micro-lots.
The current offering:
123°W Longitude Blend