Newport Beach, CA (May 2019) – Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort is proud to partner with Cafe Virtuoso to provide the highest quality certified organic coffee, ethically sourced and scientifically roasted. Starting off with four different coffee blends, the new coffee is now available in all outlets, including the Back Bay Bistro and the Marketplace.
According to Founder/CEO of Cafe Virtuoso, Laurie Britton, serving the best tasting cup of coffee requires a steadfast commitment to quality in every aspect of the process and it starts at the beginning. In addition to their requirement for USDA Organic certification, the company has established a minimum green coffee grade of 84 for their purchases. They employ the highest quality water treatment, coffee grinding, and coffee brewing equipment in the industry. Cafe Virtuoso has received the SCA “Golden Cup Award” in recognition of the standards they have established.
Newport Dunes Visitors & Guests have the pleasure of enjoying new signature blends created exclusively for Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort. The new coffee, roasted at their coffee shop and facility in San Diego, California, features specialty grade of coffee berries from Peru, India and Brazil. Best served black, each blend has their own signature fragrance and taste:
- Guatemala: A well-balanced coffee with stone fruit and dark chocolate.
- Spinnaker Blend: Sweet lemon acidity with hints of chocolate and bell pepper for a clean finish.
- Portofino Roast: A blend of robust and smooth roasted walnut, cocoa with a subtle smoky finish.
- Italian Roast: Vibrant, bold coffee with hints of caramel and bittersweet chocolate and a smooth buttery finish.
Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort is committed to immersing guests in the local culture, from the fresh, locally-caught seafood to local jazz music, and now the partnership with San Diego-based Cafe Virtuoso. With coffee being such an integral part of Californian traditions and pretty much everyone’s lives, both visitors and guests of the resort can now savor this offering and new experience.
Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina is an iconic, family-friendly recreation destination celebrating 60+ years of treasured memories in Orange County. It is the perfect paradigm of a beach resort with the elements of laid-back luxury, world-class hospitality, waterfront dining, and the natural beauty of Newport Beach. It is the perfect location to enjoy California’s coastal climate and treasure trove of recreational activities, including exotic dining, upscale shopping, and championship golf courses. Newport Dunes is home to Southern California’s premier, waterfront RV resort, featuring luxury accommodations and amenities, charming beach cottages, a 442-slip marina, boat launch ramp, bike and watercraft rentals, a waveless beach and swimming lagoon, and SoCal’s largest inflatable water park. The resort offers breathtaking venues and elegant catering for beachfront weddings and corporate events, and hosts exciting, year-round live entertainment and music festivals. Back Bay Bistro, the Dunes’ dockside restaurant, delivers stunning views and award-winning cuisine, including OC’s Best Brunch.
Cafe Virtuoso‘s mission is to provide the highest rated certified organic coffee. Located in Barrio Logan, San Diego, the coffee house sits right next to its roasting and wholesale facility. Cafe Virtuoso is San Diego’s only 100% certified organic specialty coffee roaster and was founded in 2008 by Laurie Britton. Its coffee house offers a wide selection of coffee blends and flavored coffee, along with taps pouring its signature cold brew and cold brew on nitro, plus San Luis Obispo’s Whalebird Kombucha. The new setup also includes a built-in pour over “filter bar” for brewing full Chemex and Kalita pots of freshly roasted coffee.
With pitfalls at every turn in the path, great coffee requires a meticulous and mindful guardian. The Cafe Virtuoso is tasked with the dubious honor of orchestrating an untarnished journey from bean selection and roasting, to equipment and training. The team thrives on this challenge and detest complacency!
Cafe Virtuoso has submitted many of its coffees to be reviewed by the independent Coffee Review organization (Coffee Review). All of the coffees tested have scored 90 or better. The company maintains the highest standards for coffee preparation and provide training to our wholesale partners so they can serve the absolute best-tasting coffee. These standards are based on those established by the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA). Cafe Virtuoso is very proud to continue to be recognized for its product and service to the local San Diego community and surrounding areas.