Sunday, November 13, 2011

Coffee Shop Month #1: The Wise Bean

The Wise Bean Coffee & Espresso Bar
634 North New Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018
7-7 Mon-Fri
7-5 Sat.
Cash Only

I've been looking forward to Coffee Shop Month.  Some day I aspire to write an entire post on my top 10 all-time favorite coffee shops--but for now, I look forward to focusing on a few local spots in the LV & B.  This week's feature is one that I have discovered within the last year and have been drawn to its neighborhood charm.  Slightly off the beaten path from the bustling Main St. district of Bethlehem, it may not receive the attention and traffic it deserves.  However, my hope is that it will preserve its cozy and personable feel that is sure to draw in many locals. 

This family-owned business serve a variety of  "socially responsible specialty coffees", including fair trade & organic blends, insuring that each bean brewed or purchased is within 10 days from its roast date!  A classic is their New Street Blend, named after their street location.  When asking the owner more about their coffee, he proudly kept the secret of their roaster's identity, insuring a coffee experience reserved by the Wise Bean.  The platters of enticing baked goods are produced daily by local bakers are a vital pair for the offerings of coffee and a variety of espresso drinks.   
The Wise Bean will provide a warm friendly greeting by its owners and a comfortable environment for a friendly conversation whether you are meeting a friend or on your way to the office.  A nook in the corner is reserved for local artists' products.  Reasonably priced, buy local this holiday season and find some thoughtful gifts for a friend or family member.  If you are in the neighborhood--be sure to stop by and experience what surely does encompass a neighborhood coffee shop. 

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  1. Check out their review on Lehigh Valley Mirror:

  2. As soon as my best friend comes back from vacation, I want to check out this place. Thanks for posting about it!

  3. I really enjoyed your article :)