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Coffee Talk: Liquid eXcellence

September 4, 2013 , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

→Doing a little cross-promotion here, as we have much enthusiasm for local micro-roaster and wholesale coffee company, Café eXcellence.

During mid-August, @eatDEWwrite had an opportunity to sneak away from the computer and tour the facility, located in Audubon. If you’re into quality caffeine consumption, and interested in the art of cupping—and sipping—perhaps this post will prove interesting. We always appreciate you sharing your valuable reading time with us.

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IMG_9351A few weeks ago, I followed up on an invitation to visit micro coffee roaster Café eXcellence in Audubon, PA. For those living in and around Philadelphia, the name of this boutique coffee company may sound familiar. Though it might be “micro” in size and capacity, the java coming out of Cafe eXcellence is macro in flavor.

Currently, the company offers just under two dozen blends from 25-plus countries, as well as a recently introduced line of herbal teas.

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The “factory  store” as it’s  billed, is  open  Monday-  Friday, from  8:30AM-4PM.  You don’t  need an  appointment to pop in and stock up, but because cuppings are a bit labor intensive, procedure calls for advance outreach.

We had the opportunity to meet with Anthony Valerio, the family-owned company’s president, at the end of our visit. Humble, yet passionate, he certainly gave off the impression of a guy who works hard, appreciates the…

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