Category Archives: Coffee news

Biddeford diner could be one of the best in the US, says Bon Appetit (Yes, really)

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The Palace Diner was just nominated one of 50 best new restaurants in America by Bon Appetit. You know that tiny, vintage railcar with grass-fed burgers and a line of hungry tourists spilling out the door in the Old Port. No I mean Bar Harbor …. er, Biddeford. Where????? Don’t attempt to adjust your screens, […]

Iced Coffee Index: hot and cold

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As sure as beach buggies, jeeps and convertible minis are cruisin’ up and down Route One and scores of families, teens and tourists jam the ice cream stands, another summer ritual has begun in Southern Maine — iced coffee season! Because (thank God) we don’t have to rely on Dunkin’ Donut’s drive-thrus for our chilled […]

Goodbye Ideal, hello Tandem

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The beloved East Bayside third-wave coffee roaster has found a perfect pairing — pie. This summer Tandem Coffee Roasters expands to the West End with a bakery/cafe at 742 Congress St. The former service station, long rumored to become Ideal Bakery by Jay Villani, instead will be “Tandem Two.” Baker Briana Holt, who recently worked for 7a Foods […]

Amber waves of espresso

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You know a beer is flying high when it garners its own hashtag. #EspressoAmberAle from Peak Organic hits the taps this month, and like the sunny weather, won’t be around long. Coffee and beer, beer and coffee. Resistance is futile. Grab this limited release while its fresh and frosty. For the past few years the […]

Jittery in Kittery

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Crossing the border, it’s always good to know where your next caffeine fix is coming from. So before you hit the tolls in New Hampshire save a few bucks for Lil’s Cafe in Kittery. Curious about this spot since Tandem Coffee Roasters tweeted their opening and partnership last fall, I finally made it in yesterday. Turns […]