Grand Opening: Our friends at Park Plates
Elkins Park has been like a second home to Greenstreet Coffee Roasters. We are proud and honored to be working with the veteran chefs on coffee at the new park plates (www.parkplatesrestaurant.com) in Elkins Park. They are opening their doors publicly tonight! Here is an excerpt from Michael Klein:
Culinary Institute of America grads Locke Johnston and Owen Lee will share cooking, though Johnston plans to be more customer-facing at their Mediterranean/Middle Eastern-leaning BYOB. (Lee had left catering 13 years ago to open Cibucan in Center City.)
The space, formerly the short-lived Whistle Stop Cafe, has two dining rooms and a room for private parties and retail.
It will serve dinner Tuesday to Saturday. Figure on entrees priced from $15 to $20. Sample dishes: roasted cauliflower with capers, eggplant, lemon and eggplant crisps; pan-roasted, house-smoked salmon on rye with fennel curls and preserved lemon aioli; lamb and zucchini kofta with olives, yogurt and mint; and semolina cake with candied carrots, dates, cardamom syrup, and goat cream.
New Direct Trade Coffee: Nicaragua, Santa Teresa
Finca Santa Teresa
Currently available at 1101 Spruce (our retail store) as espresso and pour over.
5900ft, Bourbon, Caturra, Catuai are the varieties on farm. Greenstreet is offering honey processed (semi-washed) yellow bourbon. Chris will be traveling to see the Lovo's farm in November and will have the chance to see the different processing and varieties. We are looking forward to his time there of learning, sharing and cupping!
The farms of Luis Joaquin Lovo's family have been regular winners of Cup of Excellence® competitions in the past several years. His Finca Santa Teresa neighbors his father Joaquin Augusto's farm Bella Aurora (2011 CoE 6th Place)and his brother David Ariel's farm La Pradera (2010 CoE 14th Place) in the area of Dipilto.
Tasting Notes: Ripe raspberry, apple, pear and sugar cane temper the focused yet dynamic personality and brilliant acidity of this refreshing, medium bodied coffee.
Embarking on Next Origin Trip…Nicaragua
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