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Bite 2016: Lineage Coffee Roasting

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arrett Johnson, Justine Johnson and Ryan Wilcox have a simple yet mighty calling: Their mission to bring the best possible coffee to Orlando is small enough to fit in an espresso cup, but big enough to change the way our food purveyors do business.

The gleaming white tiles and shiny coffee drippers lend Lineage, tucked into the back corner of East End Market, a laboratory atmosphere — which, given the seriousness of purpose displayed by those behind the counter and behind the name Lineage, is not far from the truth. Johnson and his staff go deep, experimenting endlessly with roast times and brew techniques to bring out the very best from each single-origin, limited-edition bean.

The "about us" page on their website is typically humble: "Craft coffee should be approachable, yet surprising. It's our passion to bring amazing coffee to our community." When you tire of burnt-black roasts or utilitarian road-trip juice, when you outgrow caffeinated milkshakes topped with whipped cream, Lineage will show you how their passion pays off in the intense flavor and silky texture of the most modern cup of coffee Orlando has to offer.

3201 Corrine Drive, 407-205-8096; $$

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