Rosie is getting pretty busy these days… she has found her groove with the Costa Rican and Guatemalan beans and is now adding the Honduran beans to her roasting chamber. A fresh roast of Hattie’s “Hondo” beans should be ready for sale this afternoon…. and ready top roast by 10am tomorrow morning. Besides the straight roasts Jonathan (our mad scientist) has been playing with some blends of the Costa Rican and Guatemalan roasts and even if he is our son, I have to say they are outrageously good. He has put together blends that brings out the best of each in every sip. Be sure to stop in and ask Jonathan or one of our great staff members to make you a “pour over” or “French Press” of one of Rosie’s newest roasts….. or choose from one of our 14 other coffees brought in from around the world.
If the 14 different coffees brewed 4 different ways is not enough choice for you…ask about doing a special roast just for you.
If the idea of fresh roasted coffee is not enough to get you in here… then maybe you should think about today’s sandwich special.. HATTIE’S CAJUN PO’ BOY. A perfect blend and generous portion of andouille sausage, Tasso ham, mayo, chipotle sauce, chopped lettuce, tomato and onions on a fresh baked and grilled/toasted hoagie bun. Served with our Asian ginger coleslaw or sliced fresh fruit. This sandwich is so big and filling we suggest you eat only one and that you do so before 2 in the afternoon so that you have room for breakfast the next morning.
Hope to see you soon.
Her first roast that is…. Yep, you read that right…. Rosie has finished her first “official” batch (actually two roasts) and to celebrate we are offering to the first 10 people who stop in and ask, a free 8 ounce bag of her inaugural roast “Arenal Express” a Costa Rican coffee.
“Arenal Express” is a blend of the first two roasts… a medium and dark roast. This blend hits all the right taste notes… a perfect blend of light fruitiness along with a slight flavoring of roasted nuts and lightly toasted dark bread. Wednesday we set out 1.5 gallons for our customers to sample and it was gone in less than an hour with many asking for us to brew another pot. We could not be happier…especially since we had to roast these batches without the aid of our data logger . It was all done the old fashion way…using our nose, our eyes and a little common sense.
SO YOU MAY ASK…..”How do I get a FREE bag of this special roast?” It is very simple. Starting tomorrow at 7 AM … The first 10 people who walk in to Hattie’s and announce loud enough for anyone with in 10 feet to hear…. “I AM HERE FOR MY FREE BAG OF ROSIE’S INAUGURAL ROAST” they will receive an 8 ounce bag of the whole beans. It is that simple. We hope to hear from you soon
Sometimes cold weather in Florida can be a good thing….. Hattie’s is always proud to offer at least one fresh made soup each day…generally Monday thru Thursday that soup will be our very veggie vegetable. We make this soup out of the fresh seasonal veggies that we find are available in our area…. we use them as teh garnish as well as the source for our stock… we do not use any animal based products in our vegetable soup. On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays we will also offer a second selection… this weekend we are making a Chicken and sausage gumbo. We were able to grab hold of some of Paul Prudhomme’s andouillie sausage as well as his tasso ham (look for our special tasso ham sandwich) so we will be putting that together with some fresh peppers, onions, celery, okra and chicken breast meat and stock….as well as some herbs and spices to be named later…. So if you get a chance stop in and grab a cup … but hurry up, because in this weather I suspect we may run out early.
Please join us Thursday for some of delicious soups, sandwiches and salads. Thursday we will be featuring our super fresh roasted veggie vegetable soup as well as a bacon-brocolli cheddar.
Our sandwich is brand new and never been served at Hattie’s before. We have marinated whole portabella mushroom caps for 24 hours in our special garlic sesame sauce. Once ordered we will grill the caps, then place it on two slices of our grilled hearty wheat and finish it off by adding fresh lettuce, thin sliced onions and tomato. Guaranteed to fill you up and make you smile.
If all goes well… we will do our first roast this week-end…stayed tuned.
Soup of the Day: Veggie- Veg and Chicken and Rice
Sandwich of the Day: Old Maid
We should have our roaster up and running this week…. so watch for a special announcement on how you might get a bag of our inaugural roast.
Be sure to start the New Year off right by stopping in and enjoying a 16 oz cup of our soup of the day… either the veggie veg or our special Island style fish chowder (made with grouper and mahi-mahi). We are also featuring our fresh made chicken salad as well as offering a bag of chips with the purchase of every sandwich (excluding the Simple Simons). We look forward to seeing you there…. we look forward to helping you break your New Year resolutions (except for the ones about eating healthier and eating at Hattie’s more often)
HAPPY NEW YEAR