By Shawn Rice
Good coffee in the Berkshires community of Massachusetts means something to them. The area is home to several nationally known and award-winning, coffee roasters who are committed to providing quality coffee beans. The coffee in Berkshires is made direct from farms that use environmentally-friendly growing methods.
One of these great coffee companies is Barrington Coffee whose passion is to discover the finest and most exciting coffees from around the world each season. After two decades, Barrington first expanded into cafe settings in Boston, serving drip- and flash-brewed international java alongside artisanal teas and locally sourced pastries.
Barrington aims to roast their coffee to perfection and deliver freshness to coffee lovers. How do they do that? Barrington believes that a truly great coffee should be roasted to highlight its inherent quality without imparting overwhelming roast.
I had the pleasure of sampling Kalledevarapura which is grown in the Western Ghat mountains. The process behind blending this coffee involves a complex approach to poly-culture farming. The approach includes providing a dense shade canopy of silver oak, jack fruit and fig with companion planting in the understory of vanilla, cardamom, and pepper vines.
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Check out my thoughts on the coffees below. Have you had any of the coffee from Barrington? What is your favorite flavor from them? Let us know in the comments section.
Kalledevarapura serves as a delicious coffee with sweet, delicate, buttery and creamy with filbert and milk chocolate flavors. This super smooth cup is basked in classic Indian character. It offers a great experience and an abundance of taste.
You can smell the flavors from the bag immediately. For starters, the coffee and the espresso are world class; it is clear how much attention was paid at each point in the harvesting, roasting, and brewing process. This coffee shines in the press and as espresso.
The Kalledevarapura has been shade grown in a polyculture forest farm environment and has been cultivated without the use of pesticides, herbicides or synthetic fertilizers.
Overall, it was a great experience sharing coffee from Barrington. Again, what did you think I got right and what do you think I said wrong? Let us know in the comments section.
Disclaimer: For purposes of this review, Barrington provided samples of their coffee.
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