|Dear Coffee Fans & Friends of 44 North,
As they say in Deer Isle, "How’s by you"?
After an April Fools Day blizzard the crocuses are re-emerging and
Spring is endeavoring to arrive in Deer Isle, Maine. Along with the
snow, April has brought big and evolving changes for 44 North Coffee.
It has been nearly 5 months since we first opened our doors
and announced our presence with weekly coffee roasting aroma. Thanks to
our incredibly dedicated customer base and better than anticipated
first quarter sales, we both have committed ourselves to a full-time
schedule to match the growth of our business and the upcoming increase
of Summer traffic on the island. We hope this will translate into
longer days, more frequent open hours, and fewer nights of burning the
midnight roaster oil.
The website 44northcoffee.com is
live (!) Now via the web, 44 North is available & shipping fresh
organic beans to your doorstep. Ooooh the aroma when you first open the
package! Keep in mind that coffee always makes excellent gifts for
friends and family.
Starting Friday May 13th, 44 North will be present at the [Friday]
Stonington farmers market from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and the
[Saturday] Blue Hill farmers market from 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. Our booth
will offer fresh roasted beans for sale by the bag and in bulk. Another
exciting addition will be our custom built "slow-drip" coffee bar where
you can purchase a tasty brewed cup of fair-trade / organic coffee for
sipping as you cruise the market.
And perhaps the most noteworthy news (!)...44 North has been awarded a
local business grant to support our efforts of roasting sustainably
grown coffee. The grant money will go towards the building of a mobile
farmers market booth & coffee bar with educational panels.
In addition to the farmer's market and our shop in the Seamark building,
44 North Coffee is available for purchase at 3 locations on the Blue
Hill peninsula -- Lily's Cafe in Stonington, the Blue Hill Co-op, and The Cave in Brooklin.
Coming soon at 44 North:
+ New blends! There's a blend in the works that will add a little extra "zing" to the Spring season. Stay tuned to our website...
+ Mark your calendar for our first roastery event highlighting coffee brew methods from around the world -- Sunday May 22nd. Time: TBA
+ University "exam / cram week" care packages--complete with a 12 oz french press + 2 bags of 44 North Coffee--just in time for final season!
We would like to extend a tremendously large thank you to our wonderful
customers who have offered feedback and support during the start-up
of our business. It continues to be a truly fun ride. Cheers to the
morning / afternoon / evening ritual of coffee! And a tribute to those
who work so hard to grow and nurture each coffee tree from seed to cup.
Melissa & Megan
may have read an article or heard a recent radio segment about the
global rise in coffee prices. Please know that despite the price
increase, our commitment remains to roasting and selling only
100% fair-trade / organic coffee beans. For some interesting insight
(in cartoon format!) as to why global coffee prices are increasing,
please visit this link: