What’s New at the Market: Nitro Coffee, locally-crafted beverages to sip

A new beverage is being served at the Sequim Farmers Market every Saturday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Underneath his market umbrella, Joe pours an ice cold, frothy drink out of his tap into a 12-ounce pilsner glass for you to enjoy … at 9:00 in the morning? It is not beer that he is serving, but his uniquely handcrafted Nitro Coffee.

Nitro Joe cold brews his coffee using local Rainshadow Coffee Roasting Company’s Sunchaser medium roast blend. As he brews the coffee in a tank, and then transfers it to a keg, it is being charged with nitrogen every step of the way. The result is a cold, foamy, and refreshing cup of coffee that has a soft, rich texture on your tongue.

Why nitrogen? Joe explains that nitrogen is inert, so it doesn’t impart any flavors into the coffee, as opposed to carbon dioxide which would give coffee a bitter flavor. Some even say that Nitro Coffee tastes sweeter from the nitrogen infusion.

Come to the Sequim Farmers Market on Saturday to give it a try, and don’t be shy about asking for a sample if you are curious about this new twist on your favorite beverage!

The Sequim Farmers Market has a truly unique beverage selection from local producers who are selecting, mixing, blending, fermenting, and serving the flavors of the Olympic Peninsula.

You can step into Hurricane Hills Winery’s tasting booth where you will meet Jessie Newberg, who is the owner, operator, and inspirational winemaker. Her wines are crafted with locally grown produce, fermented in flavor combinations that are unique, versatile and fun, reflecting the unique character of the Pacific Northwest. Varieties vary from dry to sweet, and are released seasonally, including Apple Habanero, Heirloom Apple, Blackberry Beet, Blackberry Lavender, Northern Blueberry, Strawberry Rain, Orchard Plum, Rhubarb Rose‘ and Shameless Tart.

Hurricane Hills Winery uses produce grown on the Olympic Peninsula and only pure mountain spring water from the Olympics in the production of their wines. Several varieties are crafted without the use of sulfites or chemical additives.

The winery does not have a public facility, so visit the Sequim Farmers Market for the opportunity to taste their outstanding local wines, and chat with the winemaker about her current and upcoming seasonal selections.

Goodness Tea is back at the market this year, highlighting the delights of the Pacific Northwest with sustainably sourced and thoughtfully crafted herbal teas, drink mixers, cold-brew and locally-grown trail snacks.

Owner Shaelee Evans offers her extensive selection of tea blends for any occasion, made with ingredients that are sourced organically, locally and wildcrafted. She also creates a delicious assortment of organic-paleo-vegan treats for the Sequim Farmers Market every week.

Visit her booth for your morning cup of tea and some of her healthy snacks to start out your day feeling good. You can purchase packages of Goodness Tea blends at the market to make at home throughout the rest of the week.

This Saturday is Senior Appreciation Day at the Sequim Farmers Market! Visit the market booth for a $2 coupon which can be redeemed with any vendor at the market. Coupons are available on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last. Senior Appreciation Days are made possible with support from Park View Villas.

Enjoy our summer live music series, with Forest Beutel performing this week from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

A special thanks to Bell & Davis Law, Brokers Group Real Estate, and First Federal Savings & Loan.

Elli Rose is the Sequim Farmers Market manager. Contact her at manager@sequimmarket.com or 360-582-6218, or see www.sequimmarket.com.

What’s New at the Market

June 16 — Senior Appreciation Day

9 a.m.-3 p.m., Sequim Civic Center Plaza