When you go into 44 North, there may or may not be someone there to greet you. That's because the two women who own it are often off at farmer's markets or other events. But not to worry; 44 North operates on the honor system and when the owners are away, believe it or not, a money box is left out for patrons to pay for the coffee, pastries, and bread they choose to buy. Luckily, people on the island are pretty honest bunch.
When you open the door to the old Deer Isle High School, the smell of the roasting coffee makes your senses dance. The aroma is just SO WONDERFUL.... WOW! The taste of the coffee doesn't disappoint... it is just as rich as it smells. Choose a TRIANGLE DONUT (YUM!) or a GINGER CHOCOLATE CHIP BISCOTTI (YUM! YUM!) and you will be sure to become a regular. If you are lucky, you will get there when they have bread for sale; it is not baked on the premises, but it is of equally high quality. Multi grain with a chewy, dense crust; delicious!
The shop also sells coffee pots and mugs, and great bags made from coffee sacks. Go once and you will find yourself making up reasons to go into town so that you can stop into 44 North yet again. It is really a treasure.
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