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New Year, New Gregs House Blend

Posted on January 18, 2018

 

 

 

Our new Gregs House blend is filled with energetic flavors that cater to the serious coffee lover. This edition of our Everyday Blend has a gentle fruity brightness while maintaining that creamy body and deep chocolatey and nutty sweetness.

 

We’ve featured a regional coffee from Colombia in our blend for a long time, and through our partners at InterAmerican coffee, we switched to a coffee called Los Paisanos. Los Paisanos is still far from a single farm lot, it has contributions from around 200 farmers in the Tolima region.

 

For our Brazilian component we have the Mogiana blend from Antonio Carlos Brigagao Alcantara. And finally, our third coffee, from the Bebes washing station in Papua New Guinea, is a real stunner that also contributes chocolate and body while making those fruit flavors more complex.

 

None of this would actually matter if these coffees didn’t up tasting good together. The Los Paisanos brings crisp acidity to this blend while also carrying some chocolate notes that mix well with the other coffees. The Mogiana coffee, like many naturally-processed Brazilians, rounds out the body has tons of chocolate flavor.

 

The new version of Greg House is familiar, but distinct and will ensure you start your day off right.

 

1900 L St, Is Now Open - Washington D.C.

Posted on December 22, 2017

After much anticipation, 1900 L is open for business! We’re super excited to continue bringing specialty coffee to the district of Columbia with our newest addition to the area, since opening the 1000 Vermont NW shop in November. We treated the first 500 guests to a complimentary drink of their choice to say hello!

 

 

The 1900 L St shop will be open from 6am to 7:30pm. on Monday through Friday, and from 8am to 4pm, on Saturday and Sunday. To keep updated on future shops developments, grand opening dates, events and other news for Gregroys Coffee in D.C, follow us on Instagram @GregorysCoffee.

 

 

We want D.C. to See Coffee Differently and with our help they will!

 

Address: 1900 L St NW, Washington, DC 20036

Season's Greetings, New Single Origins

Posted on December 18, 2017

 

Santa Isabel

 

Finca Santa Isabel is located near the town of San Cristóbal Verapaz just outside of Coban in Guatemala. Because of the climate in Coban, Wicho uses both traditional patio drying and machine drying in big coffee dryers called Guardiolas.  This coffee has some really fun tropical fruit and citrus notes to go along with a smooth body and a lot of round sweetness in the finish.

 

TG-Lab, who also exported the San Carlos and El Porvenir, is a Guatemala City based exporter who I visited this winter. They not only export coffee but also operate a mill and provide support for farmers.

 

Coffee: Santa Isabel

Origin: Coban, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala

Tasting Notes: orange, honey, kiwi

Variety: Caturra

Process: washed

Elevation: 1310-1525m

 

Nyeri

 

This coffee is juicy, with bright citrus flavors (grapefruit, lime), a solid body, a little bit of savoriness, and lots of sweetness to balance things out.

 

Nyeri is part of Cafe Imports’ Regional Select program, also known as “Uteuzi Jimbo”, which is Swahili for “county select”. So this isn’t a single farm lot, but rather a selection of many lots that Cafe Imports and their exporting partner Dormans bought that they think really get across the idea of what a coffee from the region of Nyeri represents.

 

The varieties are things you’d expect from a Kenyan coffee as well. The SLs are the classic Kenyan varieties developed at Scott Labs in the mid 20th century. Here we also have Ruiru-11, which was introduced in the 70s, and Batian, which was released in 2010. Both of these varieties are attempts to maintain the high quality of the more famous Kenyan varieties but have higher disease resistance.

 

Coffee: Nyeri

Origin: Nyeri, Kenya

Tasting Notes: pink grapefruit, raspberry, Brown sugar

Variety: SL-28, SL-34, Ruiru 11, Batian

Process: Washed

Elevation: 1400-2000m

Hey Washington, D.C! It's us, Gregorys.

Posted on November 30, 2017

  

 

Our first location has already opened — it’s situated at 1000 Vermont Ave NW, between K & L streets. At 5am on November 20th, the first 500 guests received a complimentary drink of their choice.

 

Options included signature items like our classic pastries - always baked fresh for those with a sweet tooth + some brand new quick bites and refrigerated items. For those with an insatiable thirst, the drink menu included options that often seemed endless: espresso drinks, drip coffee, 2-minute aeropressed single origins and alternative drinks such as mylks (almond milk based drink) teas and smoothies.

 

  

Greg making drinks on bar at 10am opening day. 

 Fun fact: our D.C. team is made up of a number NYC transplants who made the move with us. We’re incredibly lucky to have the most talented, committed and coffee-obsessed team.

 

With two additional downtown shops at 1900 L Street NW and 1147 20th Street NW scheduled to open in December and a fourth location in the spring near the Farragut North Metro (1101 Connecticut Avenue NW), the D.C. Metro area is our first foray outside of the major New York metropolitan area.  

 

So far so good!

 

Exciting new #Gregular Appdate

Posted on November 17, 2017

 

Grab your coffee in an instant with our new Gregorys App with LevelUp.

 

We relaunched the Gregorys Coffee app and we want you to enjoy some new perks! Just download the app, register with us, link a card and you are ready to go.

 

 

Download today on Apple & Android

With the Gregorys Coffee App you can:

 

  • Skip the wait and order ahead- have your drink ready when you are

  • Pay, check your balance and reload your card

  • Track your loyalty status: Gregular Tier 1- 3 (comes with more perks + swag!)

  • You get $5 for every $50 spent using our app and a $5 credit just for downloading

  • You'll always have access to your rewards and how close you are to earning more

  • Leave a digital tip for your barista

  • Earn credit for sharing the app with friends

  • Get rewarded on your birthday

  • Get insider access to special promotions for Gregulars only

  • Find stores, get directions and access store-specific hours

Say Hello to our New 'Serial'

Posted on October 25, 2017

 

 

Our new homemade ‘serial’ is a healthy blend of fruit, nuts, and crunchy granola goodness. Served with your choice of PB, low-fat vanilla yogurt, or any of our mylks. This recipe packs a serious punch in the way of healthy fats and protein from plenty of nuts and seeds. It’s naturally sweetened with coconut sugar has a delightfully crisp texture that forms nice bite-sized chunks, which makes it a great breakfast or snack option. Did we mention it’s gluten-free?

3 Energy-Boosting Toasts You Need to Try

Posted on October 19, 2017

 

A classic take on toasts, transformed into a simple, satisfying breakfast or snack...

 

  

The Almond toast is topped with almond butter, chia seeds, and fresh strawberries: This delightfully sweet and crunchy bite is the perfect go-to breakfast. Healthy macros, totally filling while cutting back on added sugars by adding fresh fruit!

 

 

 

Our Honey and Ricotta toast has ricotta cheese topped with a delicious olive oil & honey drizzle, and a light sprinkle of salt and pepper. Ricotta cheese is also is high in protein and low in fats. 

 

 

 

Our final toast gets a savory twist with the new homemade Fig with prosciutto- a classic flavor pairing to which we’ve also added walnuts. Figs are always a treat all year round and bursting with flavor!

 

Toasts are made fresh and can be served to-stay or go!

 

 

 

 

Fall in <3 with Fall Drinks.

Posted on October 5, 2017

 

The seasons are changing and so are our options!

This Fall we will be highlighting three drinks, the Pumpkin Spice Llatte, "Hot in Here" and "My Cousin Vinny" on our new menu.

 

Sweet days – Sweeter treats

Posted on September 15, 2017

 

Feeling festive? To celebrate the official day: September 18 – National Rice Krispies Treat Day, we’re sharing our favourite recipe!

 

No one knows quite how or why this “national day” came to be. At any rate, it’s always fun to celebrate something with only the slightest reasons. Super close to our very own Rice Chex treats, there's a special place in our heart for this totally simple, gooey and buttery perfection! This perfect recipe will make 16 squares:

 



INGREDIENTS

  • 5 Tbsp butter

  • 8 cups, plus 2 cups mini marshmallows

  • 6 cups Krispie (Can substitute with Chex Cereal)

  • ½ tsp salt

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Line a 9x9 pan with foil and spray lightly with cooking spray, set aside.

  2. In a large pot over low heat melt butter. Once butter is melted add in 8 cups mini marshmallows, stirring constantly.

  3. Once the marshmallows are just melted remove from heat and stir in your cereal and salt until just coated in marshmallow mixture. Now stir in the remaining 2 cups of mini marshmallows.

  4. Pour mixture into prepared pan and press in evenly.

  5. Allow cooling completely before cutting into squares. Best if served the same day.

 

This is only the Rice Krispie treat recipe you’ll ever need!



New shop open in Hells Kitchen!

Posted on September 9, 2017

We opened our 26th location in Hell's Kitchen at 630 Ninth Ave. on Wednesday, August 30th. The new shop opened with a bang, and our team was excited to start serving some incredible coffee to the HK community. The first 200 customers were welcomed with a complimentary 12oz drink and bite of their choice.

 

 

 

With a variety of bites made of some combination of nuts, oats and fruit. The first 200 guests were given the option of choosing between bites which came in gluten-free flavors like almond butter cranberry coconut, peanut butter and banana, and chocolate buckwheat.

 

The shop located at 44th & 9th boasts a spacious community table with tons of comfortable seating. Our only rule for your time spent at this and any of our shops is that you must enjoy your stay.

 

 

 

 

 

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