Literally next door to the Deli. It’s not just a stop for world-class coffees — it’s a fun place to relax, study, learn, eat and drink. Next Door is home to coffee, tea, chocolate, pastries, scones, cakes, pies, gelato, grab-and-go sandwiches and the friendly knowledgeable service you’ve come to expect from Zingerman’s.
||Zingerman’s Coffee Co Roaster’s Pick:
Congo – Muungano Cooperative
The term “Muungano” means “togetherness” in Swahili, and it is a fitting term for this cooperative. The Muungano Coffee Cooperative includes individuals from more than a half dozen tribes in the eastern DRC working together to support their communities and make a better life for their families. Since its founding in 2009, the co-op has grown from 350 to over 4100 farmer-members.
Muungano is committed to improving the quality of the coffee they produce on all fronts: They recently invested in a new “wet mill” — the site where whole coffee cherries are stripped of their skin and sticky fruit pulp before being dried. They have plans to invest in two more wet mills in the next few years. Muungano’s head cupper, Ismael, oversees the quality of the green coffee brought to market, and there are plans to provide even more farmer-members with cupping training. All the coffee is processed and sorted meticulously, producing high quality and wonderfully uniform beans.
Region and Geography: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eastern Region near Lake Kivu
Altitude: 1750+ m
Preparation & Drying: Fully washed and sun-dried on raised beds
Cupping Characteristics: Rich sweetness, syrupy body, flavors of black tea and dried fruit.
Roast Profile: Medium
Brewing Notes: The pour-over yields an exceptionally well balanced and tasty cup — our personal favorite. Prepared as a siphon, the coffee’s rich, caramel-like sweetness really shines. Steeping methods (immersion brewer, press pot) gave a more savory, almost meaty, cup.
||Zingerman’s Next Door, Drink of the Month: Danny Boy – Irish Cream Mocha
This drink is so good that we don’t even mind having the song stuck in our heads all
month! Zingerman’s mocha steamed with a little Irish Cream syrup and topped with whipped cream or a marshmallow.
Short $4.25 Tall $5.00
||Zingerman’s Bakehouse Cake of the Month: Boston Cream Pie
In spite of its name, Boston Cream pie is in fact a cake and happens to be the official
dessert of Massachusetts. It was created in the 1800s at the Parker House hotel in Boston, also famous for their Parker House rolls. Our Boston Cream pie is two layers of moist vanilla chiffon cake, filled with fresh vanilla bean pastry cream, covered in a thin layer of vanilla butter cream and rich dark chocolate ganache. Take one bite and you’ll know why it has a whole state so devoted to it.
20% off slices and whole cakes