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Coffee Field Trip! Cupping with Fairway Master Roaster Benny Lanfranco

It was a cool, crisp fall day in Brooklyn and Fairway’s coffee extraordinaire Benny Lanfranco invited me to join him for a day of cupping. Cupping? Coffee cupping, or coffee tasting, is the ritual of examining the tastes and aromas … Continue reading

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They’re Here! Fairway OneCup Coffee Pods!

Lori tells the tale of how Fairway came to acquire our new and incredible Private Label OneCups.   We Fairway folk know coffee. And we ought to since we have been buying, roasting and selling the stuff for 80 years. It is a … Continue reading

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What’s in your Cup? A Primer on Coffee Roasts

Editor’s Note: Ryan works in the incredible world of Fairway Coffee with our Coffee Mastermind Benny. Ryan knows a thing or two about coffee. If French Roast and City Roast are just pretty names to you, read on! Ryan enlightens … Continue reading

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Straight from the Source: Our Coffee Guru Benny Lanfranco Visits Hacienda San Pedro in Puetro Rico

When you come into Fairway Market, you see rows and rows of wonderful barrels filled to the brim with all shades of shiny, smooth, brown beans. Here’s a look into how they get there. Hint: it’s a labor of love! It … Continue reading

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Coffee Geography: Where Does Coffee Come From?

According to Google, more than 50% of Americans (or about 150 million people) drink coffee every day. That amounts to a daily consumption of more than 330 million cups! This makes the United States the most coffee dependent country on Earth. … Continue reading

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Hot Day, Cold Coffee: Iced Coffee Love

Iced coffee is a summer staple. I crave it the moment I roll out of bed; and there’s no better warm weather afternoon pick-me-up than a strong, smooth, cold brew. Since iced coffee gets diluted by ice, it’s got to … Continue reading

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Talking Coffee with Benny Lanfranco, Fairway’s Master Roaster

We roast over 800,000 pounds of coffee every year, in small batches, with so much care and love. Benny is the man behind the whole operation, sourcing the finest beans straight from earnest farmers, and importing them direct so the … Continue reading

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Perk Up with Pumpkin Spice Coffee

A cold, early morning wind is slapping your window pane. Cloaked in your comforter, you hug your pillow a little closer, thankful it’s the weekend … that is, until you realize it’s Friday, not Saturday. Oh, wishful thinking can be … Continue reading

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