If the natural beauty, the lakes, the entertainment, dining, shopping, or the relaxed pace haven't convinced you to come to Trumansburg for a visit, maybe something as simple as the beverages in the area WILL convince you. I'm proud to share some exiting news in relation to Upstate New York's beverages of choice!
TripAdvisor.com has awarded the Finger Lakes Region a place in their 2012 list of top ten Best Wine Destinations in the United States! You can find us on the list at #4, just behind three of the "more commonly thought-of" wine areas: California (Sonoma and Napa Valley) and Oregon (Willamette Valley), proving that our perfect grape-growing climate, coupled with our talented vintners, result in some of the finest wines in the land. With over 45 wineries here between Cayuga and Seneca Lake alone (all within about 30 miles if Trumansburg), Trumansburg is the ideal base-of-operations for a wine-tasting vacation!
But I'll admit that raving about the area wineries isn't a new thing here at Gothic Eves... it's been done before, and I'm sure it'll be done again...
However, let me tell you about the coffee prodigy of the Finger Lakes Region: gimme! Coffee!
This local company was born in the year 2000 in a tiny Ithaca storefront with the goal of perfecting espresso in both roasting and brewing techniques. Since then, the company has brewed its way into the hearts of Upstate New Yorkers, and has even found it's way to the Big Apple itself. This is the same coffee you will wake up smelling During your Inn at Gothic Eves stay, and the same coffee that can be found at the local storefront here in town.
In fact, Roast Magazine, the nationwide publication of the specialty-coffee industry, has awarded Ithaca-based gimme! Coffee the distinction of Macro Roaster of the Year for 2013!
But what does this mean?
Each year, the magazine's staff awards two Roaster of the Year awards with the intent to inspire both current coffee producers, and those who are considering entering the industry, toward exemplary business practices and product. Both the Micro Roaster (less than 100,000 pounds of coffee production) and Macro Roaster (over 100,000 pounds of coffee production) Categories take into consideration a company's goals; sustainable practices; relationship with their employees, the public, and the industry; marketing and general business practices; and of course their product.
This award is a very big deal in the world of coffee, and recipients who are honored with the recognition know that they have finally achieved some of their coffee and business goals. Of course, don't expect gimme! Coffee to stop in their quest for further improvements or perfection, as this company still has some big ideas to implement and methods to perfect!
Award-winning wines AND coffee? Where else can you get that than here in Upstate New York? So why not plan your getaway to the area to experience these perfections of liquid refreshment? While here, purchase your own award-winning wine from an award-winning region, and take home our area's award-winning coffee to start your days off right. Visit before the end of March to take advantage of Birthday Special bed and breakfast pricing which includes complementary access to the new hot tubs as well!
You may already know that our many wineries have wine tasting opportunities at their individual locations. But did you know you can do much the same at gimme! Coffee? Every Saturday at noon, gimme! Coffee's training lab at 506 W State Street in Ithaca offers coffee cuppings to the public to learn more about the company's coffee, processing, and tastes! Just 10 miles away from the Inn, this is a perfect way to spend part of your New York state getaway!
Innkeeper Rose Hilbert
POBox 95, 112 E. Main St.
Trumansburg, NY, 14886
1-800-387-7712 | 607-387-6033