News from 44 North

Summer, Sweet Summer.

I'll admit, it's been hard finding spare time around the roasterie lately.  So many awesome people are in town and there is lots and lots of beans to roast and sample.  But we are still the height of the summer, sharing and preparing many cups of coffee and enjoying all that the island can offer during the warm days at length.

We wanted to post a few photos of summer on sweet Deer Isle & life in the coffee business.  Enjoy!  

AND....if you have 44 North coffee themed photos to share, please do!  Email them to and we'll pop a nice token of gratitude in the mail for ya.

4th of July!  Foggy day, sweetly decorated floats, and lots of coffee brewing.

It was a packed house in front of Seamark.  Thanks to all who helped run coffee.

Farmer's markets + torrential rain can be somethin' fun.  We had some extreme whitewater happening right under our tent that day!

We have new wooden voting box that highlights four local non-profits: Deer Isle Library, Mr. V's Alt Ed Rafting Trip, The Island Food Pantry, and the Magic Food Bus.  Be sure to cast your green bean vote anytime this summer when you purchase a cup of coffee.  We will be donating 2% of our Stonington market sales to the non-profit with the highest bean count.

Melissa and Billy took to the East Branch of the Penobscot River to promote the 44 North t-shirt.  The Belted Kingfisher, Bald Eagle, and numerous Brook Trout were just the target audience we were looking for.

Travis was in serious need of some java, so it was all Route 15, all 35 mph, with this red super moto.  Front hatch = ideal for 1-2 bags of fresh roasted beans.  

It's been pretty hot and humid in the roasting room all summer.  You can imagine how pleased we were when Aaron brought in fresh caught 'bugs' off the boat and concocted the perfect Maine cocktail.  Note: lobster leg swizzle stick and bamboo spear w/ body + claw.  

It's a bird, a plane, it's Tommy...on the brew-bar!  Local superhero / Hawaiian luau diva / Cleopatra gone awry!

And perhaps one of our more well-earned (feel the burn) coffee Haystack Mountain School of Arts and Crafts...via bike!  For those of you who know the way out to Sunshine, there's lots of hills to tackle.  But we had fun with it, jammed with the Beastie Boys, and even made a shaky video :)

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