The Jo(h)ns and the Beanstock

I first met the Jo(h)ns—John Simonian and Jonathan Kelly—while interviewing for an article I wrote this winter on local coffee roasters for Edible Cape Cod. They gave me the grand tour of their Eastham roasting plant, let me in on a few tricks of the trade, and offered to send me packing with a few bags of beans.

Having already interviewed four other roasters in the course of the week, I told them I'd love to take them up on the offer—but on a later date. That was in October.

Today, having emptied my cupboard of its Cape roasted contents, I happened upon the duo taking a lunch break outside their office on Brackett Road. I hopped out to say hello, and left a few minutes later with a rich smelling bag of Decaf Espresso.

"The darker roasts make a better iced coffee," the two told me. "At least that's what we've found." I arrived home just in time for a late afternoon cup.

My test of the theory proved them correct. Four heaping tablespoons of grounds, a French press of piping hot water, and a few hours later, I enjoyed the icy treat.

If you're looking to pick up a bag of your own, check out these locations:

Provincetown: Angel Foods, Far Land Provisions, Blue Light, Spiritus Coffee, and Chach
Truro: Jams and Blackfish
Wellfleet: the South Wellfleet General Store, The Wicked Oyster, Box Lunch, Mac’s Seafood, and the Flying Fish
Eastham: Brackett Farm & Sam’s Deli
Orleans: Village Farm Market, Cottage St. Bakery, and Cape Cup in
Chatham: The Corner Store and Pampered Palate
Brewster: Bayside Seafood & Market and The Cook Shop
Falmouth: Sweet Tomatoes
Dennis: Health Nuts
Yarmouthport: Peterson’s Market
Hyannis: The Daily Paper, Cape Cod Beer, Brown Bag Bagels, and La Petite France Cafe
Barnstable: Whistleberries, Ojala Farm Bakery, and Cotuit Grocery
Sandwich: Paul’s Bean and Bagel
Osterville: Fancy’s Market
Edgartown: Herring Creek Marine & Market and Depot Market
Vineyard Haven: the Daily Grind


Anonymous said...

Elspeth, your pictures are so gorgeous! I'm constantly impressed.

Elspeth said...

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

John Simonion and Jonathan Kelly, both are amazing characters. Diary of a Locavore is an amazing creation by them. Also, they made kopi luwak coffee which have very unique taste than other coffees. They are doing it wonderfully. Their ideas make things look better.

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