Our November Fresh Brew issue highlights local manufacturers and purveyors of beer, tea, coffee, and everything in-between. It’s up to you to decide which one is your favorite — if you can even choose a favorite out of these delicious options!
Dan Mathers explored Levante Brewing Company and learned about their brewing origins.
“Suddenly, beer drinkers had options; suddenly, beer had flavor — actually, beer had lots of flavors.”
“If the liquid isn’t great, don’t bother opening a brewery.”
“We honestly didn’t expect the demand for our beers to grow like it did. We were planning for a much steadier growth curve, but we couldn’t be happier with how things are going.”
I visited Golden Valley Farms & Morning Star Coffee Roasters, Tally Ho Coffee, and Lamont Coffee and Tea & Turk’s Head Coffee Roasters and sampled their delicious blends and straights. There are perks to shopping locally for coffee beans that are grown all over the world.
“It’s amazingly versatile. It’s very similar to wine in that it has many different flavor compounds from different regions, and we treat our coffees like a vineyard may treat their wines” – Golden Valley Farms & Morning Star Coffee
“I think Tally Ho and the fox hunt ties more the Chester County area than coffee because there’s a bit of freedom with fox hunting. It was never really about catching the fox, but about that freedom of going out and having a good time. You don’t always need to get that specific thing done, you can just relax. And that’s what you can do with coffee. You can just enjoy the experience” – Tally Ho Coffee
“We find that our customers are wanting to brew their own coffees in their own homes. We want to see our Turk’s Head coffees in homes all over the country” – Lamont Coffee and Tea & Turk’s Head Coffee
Kate Chadwick visited Tranquilitea Temple, Lincoln Room, and Bewley Irish Imports and learned about their varieties of loose-leaf teas.
“We were able to find an ideal home in West Chester where can not only sell loose-leaf teas, but also prepare hot, iced, or bubble tea drinks” – Tranquilitea Temple
“You can always just grab a cup of coffee on the run, but tea. Well, tea is an experience” – Lincoln Room
“Ireland is one of the largest consumers of tea in the world, and people simply want the tea they had when they lived in Ireland” – Bewley Irish Imports.
Take a look at our November Fresh Brew issue online and out around the borough!