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A Passion for Organic Coffee Roasting

Local man brews 100% organic coffee

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Ed Freedman spends a lot of time making sure his coffee is just right.  

"It's very satisfying when people taste your coffee and they experience really high quality coffee for the first time," said Ed Freedman, owner and head roaster of Shearwater Coffee Roasters. "Very fresh, bitter-free, naturally sweet, flavorful, great aromatics."

He's the owner of Shearwater Organic Coffee Roasters in Trumbull -- the first and only USDA certified organic roaster in Fairfield County. 

They roast about 2,000 pounds of coffee beans per month, all in house.  It's roasted fresh -- 20 pounds per batch -- several times a week.  

"Doing the small batch roasting, we're in control and we can get you an excellent roast that's just going to be more delicious," said Freedman.  

The coffee is sold to businesses throughout Fairfield County, like the Buzz Truck, which is selling between 400 to 600 cups of Freedman's coffee a day.  

"People love it.  They can't get enough of it," said Alex Grutkowski, owner of the Buzz Truck.  

Alex Grutkowski says he and his wife Jessica only sell Freedman's coffee.  You can find their truck all over Fairfield County and find an updated schedule on their Facebook page:

"It's not bitter, it's not overpowering, and it's actually got subtle flavors across the board.  It's comparable to wine," said Grutkowski.  

Like wine, you can sit for a tasting inside Freedman's shop -- or find it at about 30 other places.  

"A coffee shop, a restaurant a bakery.  Every week it seems like we're bringing on a new customer," said Freedman.  

A passionate home roaster, Freedman says he left the corporate world to open Shearwater last September.

"I can talk every day, seven days a week about my passion around coffee and high quality artisanal roasting and organic," said Freedman.  "It's a labor of love.  I never feel like I'm working."

Here's a sample of local businesses where you can drink Shearwater Coffee:

l’escale, Greenwich

bartaco, Westport, Stamford

Olio, Stamford

The Spread, Norwalk

323, Westport

Steam Coffee Bar, Westport Green's Farms and Saugatuck Train Stations

Walter Stewarts, New Canaan


Whole bean or ground coffee is also available at various locations.

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