Welcome to Dexter’s Smoothie Coffee Vault! We are a local coffee and smoothie shop located in Norwich, CT. Our mission is to bring you the best coffee, smoothies, and hot chocolate using only locally-sourced ingredients for the smoothest, freshest taste imaginable. If you’ve ever had coffee from a can and then you visit a gourmet coffee shop, such as ours, you know that the difference in taste can be immense. Below, we’ll go over some of our top products and what makes our coffee and smoothie shop the best. Order online today!
TOP PRODUCTS AT DEXTER’S IN NORWICH
It’s a fact that a good majority of Americans love their morning coffee. In fact, it can be the catalyst that propels you out of bed each and every morning. Many can’t imagine their day starting any other way except with coffee. Coffee is considered a commodity, which means that a coffee bean grown and sold in Africa holds the same value as a coffee bean grown and sold in Hawaii. They can be exchanged for the same amount. There are many legends about how coffee was discovered, but the first verifiable proof of coffee being consumed comes to us in the late 15th century from Ethiopia. Thus, coffee has been with us for over 600 years and is beloved the world over for both its caffeine kick in the mornings and its taste.
Dexter’s Smoothie Coffee Vault in Norwich serves fresh roasted coffee that is roasted about two miles down the road from our doorstep by Craftsman Cliff Roasters. This coffee tastes amazing, and you truly have to try it to experience its robust and full flavor. We also use their espresso beans in our espresso drinks.
The history of smoothies is not nearly as long as that of the coffee bean. In fact, smoothies as we know them have only been around for less than 100 years. This is because, unlike coffee beans which grow naturally, smoothies have to be made, and to make a good smoothie you need a mechanical invention that wasn’t invented until the 1930s — a blender. However, other cultures were making pureed fruit drinks, particularly in Latin America and the Mediterranean and Eastern cultures, for hundreds of years before.
While milkshakes were being made by fast food places since the blender was invented, smoothies with fruit were the first to be made for beach-goers in the 1960s. As health and wellness grew, so too did the market for smoothies.
At Dexter’s Smoothie Coffee Vault in Norwich, CT, we make all types of smoothies, including meal replacement smoothies, protein smoothies, fruit smoothies, and more. We can customize your smoothie to your tastes and make it exactly how you like it. Using only locally-sourced ingredients, including milk from Woodstock Creamery and fruit from local farms such as Holmberg Orchards & Winery, our smoothies are the freshest and best tasting imaginable.
It only seems natural that chocolate, a beloved food of many, would be made into a hot drink, and indeed it was, starting as early as 500 BC with the Mayans who used ground-up cocoa seeds as their main ingredient and maybe even sooner with the Olmecs, another early Central American culture that existed from 1500-400 BC. Chocolate is made from the cacao bean, which grows on trees that naturally grow in South America, Africa, and Indonesia.
Christopher Columbus was the first to taste cocoa and even returned to the New World with the beans. However, the drink and beans did not catch on until Cortez brought this drink to Europe when he conquered the Aztecs, and the rest they say is history. This classic comfort drink is used to warm up after a day in the snow or used to help calm upset stomachs.
Here at Dexter’s Smoothie Coffee Vault in Norwich, CT, we love hot chocolate as much as you do. We only use locally-owned Woodstock Creamery as our source of milk that gives our hot chocolate a smooth, divine taste that you will love. When you’re in the mood for a great afternoon pick-me-up or a drink for the kids, stop by and grab yours today!
CHOOSE DEXTER’S SMOOTHIE COFFEE VAULT IN NORWICH TODAY
Dexter’s Smoothie Coffee Vault is not your average local coffee and smoothie shop. We offer only the best local ingredients so you know exactly where your food is coming from. We focus on exceptional taste and value, so you enjoy every sip of your coffee, smoothie, or hot chocolate. In addition, we offer a wide variety of tasty snacks and baked goods, including muffins, scones, and cookies, which go great for a light morning meal. These are made locally as well. Our mission is to bring you service with a smile every time. Stop by, or order online today!