HOWARD — Fire up your French press and dust off your espresso machine: Today is National Gourmet Coffee Day! And what better way to celebrate than with a cup of fresh, locally-produced artisan coffee?
After discovering his love of coffee roasting during a family trip out east, local gourmet-coffee producer Jon Jones of Howard has recently created a thriving, home-based coffee company known as the Bridge Street Coffee Co.
“I’ve had Bridge Street Coffee Company for almost two years,” Jones told the News. “ I was visiting relatives in New England and one of their friends roasted his own coffee … He sold it whole-bean and he sold a grinder with it. We really liked the experience. I talked to him more and more and he told me how he started his and how interesting it was.”