Irving Farm and Crown Maple at Madava Farms Celebrate National Coffee Day!
We'll see you at Grand Central on Monday, September 29th, to celebrate National Coffee Day!
Last month we got to visit Crown Maple's Madava Farms in Dover Plains, NY, only 20 miles from our Coleman Station roastery. We're excited to be partnering with them for National Coffee Day on Monday, September 29th, at our Grand Central Terminal location. Come visit us for a special coffee happy hour, 7-9am, or at any point during the day to sample our collaborative concoction, the Medicine Man. It's the perfect flavor bridge between summer and autumn.
And if you find yourself in the Hudson Valley, make the effort to visit Madava Farms. Not only does Crown Maple produce a phenomenal product, but they're gracious hosts and innovative artisans. Got a minute to look at our travel pictures? We know you do.
The Crown Maple facility boasts an enormous mural by artist Sean Mellyn that captures a sense of sophistication and whimsy. No bears were spotted on our visit.
Crown Maple features some of the most advanced, state-of-the-art equipment in the world of syrup production. It's very common to boil the sap to remove water and increase the sugar concentration, but in an effort to be more fuel efficient, Crown Maple uses reverse osmosis for water removal.
Ever wondered what it looks like when you tap a tree? It's sort of like the tree is a maple donor, saving lives every day.
You can tour the production facility on most Saturdays and Sundays.
Named for the owners' daughters, Maddie and Ava, Madava Farms is situated on 800 bucolic acres of century-old sugar and red maples.Chef Jacob Griffin and his culinary team are cranking out unbelievable food, including maple roasted almonds, maple glazed grilled peaches, a zingy maple mango chutney, and the standout - maple pearl encrusted goat cheese.There are typically only about 20 prime sap days per season, beginning around mid-February when temperatures in the Hudson Valley climb into the 40s during the day and dip below freezing at night, creating pressure inside the maples that naturally forces out the sap. The rest of the time the maples just hang out amid lush foliage and cool breezes.How much syrup does it take to build an impenetrable fortress?Arguably the best part of the tour... Your tongue will meet the bottom of each tiny cup. We promise you that.
Along with their standard offerings of Light Amber, Medium Amber, Dark Amber and Extra Dark Syrup, the maple masters are always experimenting with something new. This is their limited edition syrup aged in bourbon barrels, an intoxicating combo that will bring you to your knees.
Planned your visit upstate to visit Madava Farms yet? Until then, don't forget to catch our collaborative maple + coffee signature drink at Irving Farm Grand Central Terminal on National Coffee Day!