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Story and Soil Coffee in Hartford Powers its Community with Craft …


Several coffee drinks have been placed on the counter at Story and Soil Coffee in Hartford, and Acosta, who owns the establishment with Michael and Sarah McCoy, is about to share the beautiful world of coffee with a newcomer.

“You’re in an interesting position when you’re trying to run a craft-coffee program, because it’s not like one size fits all,” Acosta says as he enthusiastically describes how the ways in which the beans are harvested, roasted, ground and brewed has a profound influence on the final flavor.

Acosta studied neuroscience and philosophy in college, and there’s a scientific, as well as artistic, aspect to how he discusses coffee. But there’s no snobbery, just pure enthusiasm.

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