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In Middlebury, Iluminar Coffee Focuses On Transparent Sourcing

From: sevendaysvt.com

The specialty-coffee scene in Addison County continues to grow with the addition of small-batch roaster Iluminar Coffee, whose beans are currently sold online and at Lost Monarch Craft Coffee in Middlebury’s Stone Mill Public Market.

Daniel Gutierrez is a coffee industry veteran and familiar face behind the bar at Lost Monarch and its sister shop, Middlebury’s Royal Oak Coffee. He said he started his own roasting business to address two “frustrations” he has with the specialty-coffee industry: a lack of transparency in sourcing practices and a high barrier of entry for consumers.

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