What's Happening at Terroir Select Coffees
Please join George Howell (“Come as you are, bathrobe or business suit,” says George) and the staff at Terroir for an Open House on Friday 7/29 from 8am to 10am. This time, we invite you in the morning so you can enjoy a complimentary coffee or an espresso drink (on us, of course) before you head out for the day. Please visit us for two minutes or 2 hours at 312 School St in Acton, MA. For maps and directions, click here.
New and improved website - we've redesigned our website to make it easier for you to order coffee and find other information you need. Over the last few months, we've heard many suggestions about our website, particularly the shopping cart, and now we've gladly responded to your concerns. If you'd like to tell us what you think, write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 877-GHH-JAVA.
Please join Terroir in welcoming Jerry O’Hare, our new customer service manager. Jerry brings many years of coffee and customer experience to Terroir and is a terrific addition to our team. And what about James? James is moving 20 feet away in our office to focus on his new position - website management (hence the new changes) and behind-the-scenes customer support.
Kiamabara - we love it and we think you will too! We roast this extra fine Kenya a bit darker than our normal light roast, to give Kenya aficionados a choice more reminiscent of the Coffee Connection roasts of yore. The Kiamabara has black currant notes with ripe blackberry sweetness lightly overlaid with fine bittersweet caramel. Check it out in our Online Store
Coffee Myth #2
Myth: The names French, Italian, Vienna and Espresso Roasts define the color of the roast.
Reality: When the names French, Italian, Vienna, and Espresso are used, it typically implies that the coffee is black and oily. Beyond that, they are only names that are not defined by any industry standard. A French roast could be lighter than a Vienna Roast in one café, but it could be darker somewhere else. The only true standardized measure of a roast is the Agtron Scale which rates the roast according to the actual color of the roasted beans.
At Terroir, our darkest roast is the Southern Italian Style Roast. This, however, might be considered relatively light compared to the dark roast you might find in some cafes. So remember, all roasters use the names French, Italian, Vienna and Espresso in different ways.
Upcoming Events @ Terroir
July 29th (8AM - 10AM) - Open House “Come as you are, Bathrobe or business suit.” – George Howell . Sample some Terroir coffees and meet the legendary world-renowned coffee connoisseur George Howell (but, really, he's just a nice guy who knows a lot about coffee).
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