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Kona Ice cones and whole bean coffee at Milton Farmers Market July 11

Jul 08, 2014

The Tiny Bean Coffee Company will sell single-origin whole-bean coffees at the Milton Farmers Market from 3 to 6 p.m., Friday, July 11, and throughout the summer. Single-origin coffee is the opposite of a blend; it is the pure, unaltered flavor of a geographic region.

“You would not believe the differences in taste from Ethiopia to Colombia,” owner Andrew Barranco promises. Coffees include Brazil Dry Processed Fair Trade Organic, roasted medium dark; Columbian Supremo, roasted Vienna dark; and his Ethiopian Yirgacheffe Fair Trade Organic.

Barranco roasts the imported beans right here in Milton, in small batches to ensure freshness and extreme preservation of flavor. Often the beans he brings to Milton Farmers Market finished roasting just hours earlier. To keep the coffee fresh once it is opened, the bags come with a one-way valve to allow consumers to squeeze the air out of the package as product is used. Half-pound bags make about 30 cups of coffee and sell for $10.

Tiny Bean Coffee also has iced coffee on hand at the market, made from freshly brewed organic Ethiopian Yirgacheffe beans. Coconut milk and a variety of flavored creams are available for customers to personalize their iced beverage.

Other icy treats are available at the Kona Ice Cone truck. Kona Ice offers dozens of flavors available in five sizes, starting with the kiddy cup at $2 all the way up to the 22-ounce overfilled Kowabunga. Owner David Johnson says customers love his flavor wave, where they can get creative using any amount of the 10 most popular flavors in any combination they choose.  Kona’s patriotic red, white and blue signature blend features flavors of cherry, pina colada and blue raspberry.

Held each Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. at the corner of Union and Magnolia streets, the market brings over 20 vendors to offer fresh and local produce, delicious baked goods, homemade jams, all-natural meats, wild-caught seafood, plus a variety of specialty items and prepared meals. As always, the Milton Farmers Market presents live and lively music. Abundant free parking is available in the large lot on Magnolia Street.

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