Profile : Share Coffee Roasters. Hadley, MA.
The team at Share Coffee Roasters want to show you what they mean by a fresh cup. They’re taking the farm to table mentality and applying it to your favorite morning beverage. Whether you swing by the tasting room or order a few pounds for home delivery you’re in for a caffeinated treat.
Restaurant : Coco & The Cellar Bar. Easthampton, MA.
The tiny space upstairs at Coco is no cause for alarm. Even in cramped quarters the kitchen turns out some amazing food and the Cellar Bar doubles their modest seating. The drinks are clever and delicious, and while the regularly rotating menu is spare, each dish is made with extraordinary care. We’ll be back, but here’s how our first visit went.
Musing : The Problem With Beer Festivals
We’re taking on beer festivals. We want them to show they actually care about local craft brewers and the fans who drink their beer. The festivals we’ve seen around here seem like money-making setups for the organizers without much regard for the people and businesses that make the events such a success in the first place. We’d love to hear your opinions.
We visit the Portsmouth area 4 or 5 times a year while we’re up visiting some good friends. It’s a great area and we’re always seeing new things and eating and drinking up a storm. These are 5 spots we love that are either new finds or old favorites. If we lived in the eastern part of the state we’d probably visit even more.
Light, delicious, and especially welcome after the hop-bombs and heavier beers. We can easily see why this one is a darling of Bon Appétit.