For centuries, coffee has been a staple in culture, society, and morning routines all over the world. For some, a hot cup of coffee is a source of comfort. For others, it’s a sweet treat that keeps them going throughout the day. Whatever your reasons are for indulging in a cup of coffee, most of us can agree it is one of the most enjoyable moments of the day. If you love a cup of joe just as much as we do, then a visit to Cocoon Coffee House in Hawley Silk
Mill is a must! This cozy coffeehouse specializes in affordable foods, great times for all who visit, and of course, some of the best coffee you’ll ever taste. Here’s why Cocoon Coffee House is the master of coffee and some things you can expect when you stop by.
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How Cocoon Coffee House Got Its Name
Hawley Silk Mill was built in 1880 and operated until 1956. Today, it is still the largest laid bluestone building in the world. While its role as a silk mill has been retired, the building now serves the Hawley, PA, community as a thriving lifestyle center. A small structure is nestled directly in front of the building and once housed the cocoons that were used to produce silk. Today, you’ll find the cocoon shelter has been completely transformed into a cozy coffee shop named Cocoon Coffee House. The moniker pays homage to the structure’s original purpose.
What Makes Cocoon Coffee the Masters of Coffee
Cocoon Coffee House is the pinnacle of a quintessential coffee shop in the Poconos. From the moment you walk through the doors, you’ll be greeted with the smell of freshly roasted coffee beans, a cozy atmosphere, and friendly staff that are always ready to answer any of your questions. Once you order your custom-blended coffee, find the perfect spot to sit and unwind in the seating area or find something to read from the used book collection.
Where Is the Coffee Sourced?
Cocoon Coffee House sources its coffee exclusively from Electric City Roasting Co. in Scranton, PA. Electric City Coffee Roasting (ECR) is a company run by Mary Tellie, who is a coffee specialist, certified cupper, licensed Q Grader with the Coffee Quality Institute, and a Barista Guild of America Level 1 certified barista. That’s impressive!
Mary’s company is “all about the bean” and prides itself on bringing the highest quality coffees from around the world to roast and distribute to shops and stores, including Cocoon Coffee House. ECR is focused on not only providing high-quality coffee but doing so in a socially responsible way. They purchase coffee beans directly from growers to be sure they are compensated properly and fairly.
In addition, the company goes above and beyond Certified Fair Trade Practices, which ensures that the price of green coffee exceeds the growers’ costs. Electric City Roasting exceeds the criteria by paying the farmer at least 25% above Fair Trade to leave direct traceability—coffee sold to their customers directly from the farmer.
Whether you stop by for a rejuvenating cup of morning coffee or an afternoon pick-me-up, your choices are high-quality and delicious. Cocoon Coffee House brews a wide variety of flavors that provide just the right balance of acidity and smoothness including the house blend, full city roast, and a rich medium. The drip bar also provides some unique selections that are sure to delight even the pickiest of coffee drinkers. Some of these coffees include:
- Nicaragua, Bella Aurora: Raisin, tamarind and orange aromatics, citrus lime acidity, round body, and a delicate finish.
- Organic Indonesia Sumatra Aceh: Sweet fruit aromatics, lemon-lime acidity, full body, with an earthy finish.
- El Salvador, El Naranjo: Sweet fruity aroma, notes of ripe red berries and pineapple, clean lemon acidity, with a caramel and chocolate finish.
- Gelena Abaya Yirgacheffe: An Ethiopian coffee that features a floral, ripe berry aroma, balanced acidity, and a creamy body with a persistent chocolate finish.
Since Electric City Roasting changes their selections with the seasons, you can always expect to find something new at Cocoon Coffee House throughout the year.
Cocoon Coffee House Food
Cocoon Coffee House is also the perfect place to enjoy a delicious breakfast, lunch, or early dinner. From fresh pastries and baked goods to hearty soups and sandwiches, we have it all! What makes it even better? Each selection is made with local farm ingredients, meaning you’ll enjoy a fresh and tasty meal every time. If you’re hoping to unwind with your friends after a full day of Hawley adventures, Cocoon Coffee House also offers local wine and beer, artisanal cheese boards, and charcuterie. Cheers to that!
Most of the food offered in Cocoon Coffee House comes from Mill Market Bakery. This Hawley Silk Mill shop is the best place to find local food and healthier grocery alternatives. Each item in the shop is sourced within 200-miles of the Lake Wallenpaupack region or purchased directly from local farmers. Aside from fresh produce, the bakery is known for its artisanal breads that are baked right in-house, cakes, cookies, and pastries.
Take a Cooking Class at Hawley Silk Mill
Foodies, unite! If you thought you couldn’t get enough delicious food from Cocoon Coffee House or Mill Market Bakery, now you have the opportunity to make some for yourself. Each month, Hawley Silk Mill hosts hands-on cooking classes led by a professional pastry chef and other cooking experts. While you’re learning how to make delectable pastries and confections, you’ll also enjoy a specialty cocktail to sip on during class. It’s the perfect way to spend an afternoon with your friends and brush up on your cooking skills!
Add Hawley Silk Mill to Your Pocono Mountains Itinerary
The vision for the repurposed factory is to have a center that celebrates the lifestyle of the Pocono Lake Region – a place for the residents and visitors alike to shop, gather, eat, exercise, and learn. We invite you to experience everything our center has to offer, including some of the best shops in Hawley, a fascinating art gallery that features works from all over the world, a fitness center, Pilates studio, and more. We’ll see you soon!