In addition to revealing the names of his forthcoming taco truck and beer and brats joint in Philly, Jose Garces also launched a line of signature coffee blends under his Garces Trading Co. label this week. The small batch roasts come in four varieties, GTC Reserva, Formula 111 Espresso, Decaffeinated Sumatra and a rotating seasonal selection. The blends were created exclusively for Garces by artisan roaster Rojo’s Roastery in Lambertville, N.J. The complete line is available in 12 oz bags at Garces Trading Co., and brewed fresh at all of the Iron Chef’s six Philadelphia restaurants. While the coffee will not be available at his Chicago restaurant, Mercat a la Planxa, hometown fans can order it online at www.grg-mgmt.com.
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