Ed Freedman, Fairfield County’s passionate organic coffee roaster, and owner of the successful Shearwater Coffee Bar in the Brick Walk area of Fairfield, has announced the opening of a new location in Westport, on The Post Road. Named One of the 15 Best New Coffee Roasters in America by the popular digital lifestyle magazine Thrillist.com, and bestowed a 92 rating from CoffeeReview.com for their Organic Homacho Waeno Ethiopian roast, Shearwater introduced its small batch coffee roasts to Fairfield County in September of 2013 and was soon touted by java junkies, major gourmet food markets, and reputable area chefs as one of the leading coffee brands in the state.
Ground to order, Shearwater baristas, all of which are highly trained, prepare pour-over coffee, lattes, and cappuccinos while consumers look on and are encouraged to interact with the baristas whose favorite topics include selecting a single-origin coffee and understanding roast profiles and precision brewing techniques.
The Westport location will have a similar feel to the Fairfield coffee mecca. The look and feel is that of a modern industrial café and has been designed by Ed’s daughter, Boston-based architect Amber Freedman. Much of the coffee bar’s “décor” elements are in the raw ingredients and equipment that produce the highest quality coffee beverages, including the new the Faema E71 espresso machine.
Freeman will have some neighbors in the new digs. In addition to office spaces on the second floor, the Brooklyn-based pizzeria, Ignazio’s and One River Westport art school will also be sharing the building.
Welcome to Westport Shearwater.