A new business is brewing in Destin ‘You want it fresh?’ Wake up and smell the coffee (PHOTOS)

JumpingGoat, Gardens with Annie
Special to The Log
Published: Friday, March 8, 2013 at 05:53 PM.

Jumping beans, leaping lizards and now JumpinGoat… coffee that is.  A fresh day of brewing has begun in Destin.

Somewhere out there in the distant past, one perfectly sober someone noticed that their goats were frolicking, jumping and bumping around with great enthusiasm and glee.  What ever could be causing this exhilaration and how can we humans lay claim to it?  Ah, an inquiring mind wanted to know.  After much detective work, someone found that when the goats ate the coffee cherry (red coffee bean) from the tree, the caffeine made the goats become very active and jump around like a room full of merrymaking court jesters.

Now that you have gained such valuable insight into the name, JumpinGoat, let’s bring ourselves to the serious new business jumping into Destin’s gourmet coffee scene.

I talked with Charlie Britt, of Destin, the owner of JumpinGoat Coffee of the Emerald Coast. You can connect with him at charlie@jumpingoatcoffeeroasters.com.

The hub of all coffee activity is located at 505 Mountain Drive, Unit M. Charlie says, “I want to have people enjoy coffee on a different level. I want coffee drinkers to say, this is the best cup of coffee they ever had.”  He says several things are important: “The type of coffee bean chosen, how you roast it, how you grind it, how you brew it (press, drip, or percolate) and the type of water you use. No tap water allowed.” 

I was assured that he welcomes all who want to come in and look over the roasting facilities and perhaps even conjure up their own special blend. 

Charlie makes up a Special Signature Blend of a smooth, full-bodied roast with a blend of expertly chosen beans. I asked him to share that blended information.  “I will be happy to share that secret with you but then I’d have to kill you!” 

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