Hear what Roxy the Roaster has to say in her new blog “Roxy’s Roasts”
Laura has finally agreed to let me talk for once. If you’ve ever encountered her, you realize that she can be a bit windy, especially on the topic of coffee. But since I’m the one getting all hot an bothered by these beautiful beans, then I feel like I should get to talk about it a bit. Don’t you agree?
I just finished a big order for Ouelette and Associates, an insurance adjusting agency out of Indianapolis, so the aromas of Ethiopian Harrar are still enticing the square. As of right now, the Harrar seems to be my favorite. It has such a gorgeous bouquet of blueberry to it. There really isn’t anything I’ve encountered that comes close to the sweetness and intoxicating smell that comes from that coffee. It’s definitely not for everyone though. It seems that as a single origin, people either love it, or hate it. Everyone seems to love it in a blend though. There is almost a wine taste to Harrar. It really sweetens the cup. Harrar is one of the oldest known coffees still being cultivated. In fact, coffee is often said to have originated in Ethiopia. Laura never leaves the Harrar in for very long though. She tries to keep all the sweetness and the optimal sugars intact.
I’m really looking forward to the first Cupping Club Session! Make sure you sign up by emailing Laura and email@example.com, or by stopping into the cafe and signing up on the sign up sheet. This Guatemala Antigua will be sure to please. We are roasting up our first batch tomorrow and I don’t know who is more excited, Laura or me! So if you are interested in me or my coffee, come in and see me March 9th at 1:00. It’s a Saturday, so no excuses! Can’t wait to meet you all!
Keep following me as I discus the coffee, the cafe, and maybe even start dating. There is a really cute roaster in Nappanee, Indiana that I’ve had my eye on. I wonder if he is single…More to come!
Hey everyone! So we are ready to start our cupping club Saturday, March 9th at 1:00. I will be cupping Guatemala Antigua, Peru Chanchamayo Highlands, and Costa Rican Tarrazu, Cost is $20 per person, but that will include a pound of coffee specially blended by you at the tasting. I will french press each bean, and walk you through the tasting notes. To sign up, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also sign up at the cafe. There is a sign up list at the counter.
On another note, our beloved Roxy the Roaster has been bugging me to start her own blog, so I am obliging her. Look for Roxy’s Roasts on our website coming soon. I know she is really excited to get this Guatemalan going and I’ll be in there roasting it up tomorrow. I will also be doing a fresh batch of the Peruvian for those of you who are jonesing for it. I gotta say, it’s pretty amazing.
Did you know that I also did some Java this month? It’s for sale now at the cafe. It has a real nice syrupy texture to it, and a sweet earthiness. It’s a darker roast, but not quite as dark as I do the Sumatra. Most people think that Java is just another term for coffee, but most people would be wrong. Java is grown on and named for the island Java in Indonesia. It’s definitely worth coming in for.
Bedford, IN- Stone Cutters Café & Roastery has been chosen to receive the EDGE Award given by the Indiana Small Business Development Center. The reception and ceremony will take place February 6, in the rotunda of the Indiana State House. Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann will be presenting owners Laura Anderson and Ruth DeWell with this prestigious award. The EDGE, or Economic Growth and Development through Entrepreneurship, Awards are broken up into two groups: Emerging and Established businesses. Stone Cutters has been selected under the Emerging Business category.
“Having only been opened since June, we are incredibly honored to be receiving this award,” said Anderson. “We are really blessed everyday by our amazing customers and hope that we can reciprocate those blessings back to them.”
Stone Cutters Café & Roastery located at 919 15th Street on the square, is essentially three businesses in one. Ruth DeWell and Laura Anderson collectively run the café which features interesting and tasty lunch and breakfast options as well as fresh roasted coffee and espresso drinks. “Our main goal was to bring a sense of pride to Bedford. This city has such a rich history and amazing people, and we really wanted to bring that to the forefront. We did this by exhibiting historical photos, and our featured artist wall that continually rotates work by local artists,” said Anderson, “Bedford can even boast its very own coffee company now!”
DeWell is starting to create a stir in the catering side of the business. Stone Cutters Catering has been known to do everything from Beef Bourguignon to handmade sushi platters and goat cheese and olive stuffed chicken breasts. DeWell is the master behind Stone Cutters’ unique and delicious food offerings.
Anderson on the other hand has created Stone Cutters Coffee and can often be seen roasting in the front window of the shop. Along with the fresh roasted options available in the café, Anderson specializes in private label coffee for businesses and non for profit organizations. Clients can come in and participate in a private tasting to develop a blend specifically for their company or organization. Stone Cutters then produces and labels it exclusively for them to use as marketing or for fundraising. Anderson has roasted for clients such as Radius Indiana, Good Sports, Oullette and Associates, Fine Print and ServPro among many others.
Stone Cutters in located on the square next to Rick’s Gym and the Masonic Lodge at 919 15th Street. Hours of operation are Monday thru Thursday 6:30 am to 3:00 pm, Friday 6:30 am to 9:00 pm and Saturday 8:00 am-3:00 pm. To find out more visit them on Facebook or at www.stonecutterscafebedford.com.
ARE YOU READY FOR SOME TURKEY!? We sure are! And we are ready for some Black Friday madness. Make sure you stop at Stone Cutters on Friday, November 23rd, as we have some GREAT specials to share with you. But they are only available on Black Friday, so be sure to add us to your shopping list…
If you buy $25 in gift cards, you will receive a free latte of your choice - perfect to get you through a long day of shopping.
If you buy $50 in gift cards, you will receive a free breakfast or lunch sandwich of your choice.
You’ve heard of Wine and Canvas. Well Stone Cutters, in conjunction with Debbie Crane, is excited to announce our first Crafts and Coffee event! Come in this Saturday at 1:00 to participate in creating an AMAZING fall collage. Cost is $20 per person and includes all materials for the craft. See ya there!
Do to popular demand, we are happy to announce that we will be staying open until 7:00PM as of October 1st! So come on in after work or school and hang out with us!
We are extremely proud to present our new line of tea that has just hit our shelves! Even if you are not a tea drinker, you have got to at least smell these! Delicious! Thank you to Tea Pots and Treasures for creating and blending these fabulous teas for us. We can’t wait for all of our “Stonies” out there to try them!