Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Holiday Hours!

Hey Folks,

Here's our schedule of hours through the holidays! Notice the extended hours! Shiny!

Tue, 12/15: 7:30am-2:00pm
Wed, 12/16: 7:30am-2:00pm
Thu, 12/17: 7:30am-2:00pm
Fri, 12/18: 7:30am-2:00pm
Sat, 12/19: 7:30am-2:00pm (Now with a market out front!)

Sun, 12/20: CLOSED
Mon, 12/21: 7:30am-2:00pm
Tue, 12/22: 7:30am-2:00pm
Wed, 12/23: 7:30am-2:00pm
Thu, 12/24: 7:30am-2:00pm (No Wholesale Roasting)
Fri, 12/25: CLOSED
Sat, 12/26: 7:30am-12:00pm (Market out front!)

Sun, 12/27: CLOSED
Mon, 12/28: 7:30am-11:30am
Tue, 12/29: 7:30am-11:30am
Wed, 12/30: 7:30am-11:30am
Thu, 12/31: 7:30am-11:30am
Fri, 1/1 : CLOSED
Sat, 1/2 : 7:30am-12:00pm (Market out front!)

Normal hours resume after that. You've got plenty of time in the day to swing by and pick up a gift box for someone, or share a cup of coffee with a houseguest! Hooray!

-The Blanchard's Crew

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

To Market, To Market

Well folks, another market season has come and is nearly gone. This saturday, December 5, is our last farmer's market of the year!

Come relive all your wonderful memories as we hibernate for six months (and have weekends for a change!). Dena, Britt, and a spot of Tom will be there to see you through this traumatic occasion. But don't worry, Blanchard's Coffee is still gettable on Saturday mornings, just up the road from where market will have been. Was. Will have was been. Well, you get/got/will have gotten the gist, there; tenses be damned.

December's Coffee of the Month is going out in the mail today, and if you're on Dena's delivery route, it could be at your door right now, listening to you as you read this blog. Thankfully, we train all of our coffee to wait patiently without divulging anything it sees or hears, so your web surfing habits are safe.

Remember you can order gift boxes from Blanchard's Coffee or project: ORIGIN!

Until next time...

-the Blanchard's Crew

5047 Forest Hill Ave. RVA 23225 | 804.687.9443
M-F 7.30am-11.30am | Saturday 7:30am-Noon
Closed Sundays.

Friday, November 20, 2009


This is the time of year to give thanks. Personally, I'm glad I don't speak Turkey, because I'm sure they have a lot to say right now.

Here's what's going on in the Blanchard's Coffosphere this Thanksgiving:

*We've got Holiday Blend! It's available this weekend and hereafter. This year's blend is more down to earth, with Indonesian, African, and a smattering of Latin American coffee. It's deep, it's complicated, and it'll make you pause just long enough to stop and smile, even in the midst of all the holiday chaos. Consider each cup your bubble of calm.

DENA'S BACK! Go visit her at the market; she'll be there with Britt!

Blanchard's will be CLOSED on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, so get all your coffee before the holiday, that way you won't run out with a house full of guests!

The Post-Thanksgiving Market is going to be pretty sweet: Tom and Christina will be there, and all proceeds will go to project: ORIGIN, so that's awesome. If you usually hit up the market on Saturdays, don't miss this one!

Keep brewing,
The Blanchard's Crew

5047 Forest Hill Ave.
RVA 23225
M-F 7.30a-11.30a | Sat. 7.30-Noon

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

November?! November.

Hello out there from coffee HQ!

First, a reminder that today is election day! Get out there and vote!

*We've whipped up our test batch of Holiday Blend. It's a little more down to earth this year. Stop by the Lab (downstairs) if the door is open and ask Tom nicely if you want to try some. We'd love your feedback! It will be available for general sale starting 11/16 (which, by the way is Tom's birthday).

Speaking of birthdays, Christina's is Thursday! Shower her with gifts and love.

This Saturday at the market, Tom will be joined by his esteemed other half, Ben, in a rare public appearance. Make Ben work hard to earn his keep. Order lots of coffee.

There will be no Farmer's Market on Saturday 11/14 due to the Richmond Marathon! However, Blanchard's will be set up for success out in front of their building, so you can still buy our coffee outside! Or inside! The choice is yours! Support the runners and drink delicious coffee all at the same time. Also, there's still time to register if you want to run in the Marathon, Half Marathon, or the 8K. (Tom will be doing that one-join him and maybe he'll let you have some home-brewed Blanchard's Coffee at his house after the race--he only lives a mile from the finish line! All the race is providing is McDonald's coffee! Let him know!).

Holiday Gift Boxes are now for sale!

The Blanchard's Coffee Gift Box is our traditional caveat: Three 12 oz. bags of Blanchard's Coffee: Holiday Blend, Dark as Dark, and Swiss Water Brazilian Decaf. $25.00.

We're also providing coffee in the project: ORIGIN gift boxes, which include 12 oz. of Holiday Blend, a project: ORIGIN T-Shirt, and a Tinysaur model (because nothing says ORIGINS like DINOSAURS) to put together! $35.00, and you're supporting a great cause!

So hey, there's plenty to think about!

As always, we're on Twitter & Facebook if you need more ways to get updated on what's going on in Coffeeland.

Keep brewing,

The Blanchard's Crew

5047 Forest Hill Ave | Richmond VA 23225 | M-F 7.30a-11.30a, Sat. 7.30a-Noon | 804.687.9443

Friday, September 25, 2009


Hello, Blanchard's Coffee Lovers,

Welcome to fall, or at least Virginia's version of fall, which is all the seasons combined for maximum variety! While you're trying to beat back allergies and colds due to the weather, we've got a couple pepper-uppers for you:

Ukrop's is now carrying our Autumn Blend, which you can also try tomorrow morning at the South of the James farmer's market (Tom & Christina will be there!). Swing in and pick up a bag.

Also, starting early next week, our September coffee of the month will be for sale up in the shop, so if you haven't bought a Coffee of the Month subscription, you can still get it--it just won't be delivered to your door.

Tom's departing to Puerto Rico Thursday night on behalf of project: ORIGIN. The Project could still use some support for the trip, so please pre-order a bag of Puerto Rican coffee, or donate just because! Don't forget that if you donate to this trip, you'll get a cup of coffee on Blanchard's if you show your receipt.

That's all from BlanchardLand! Swing in and see us!

-The Blanchard's Coffee Crew

5047 Forest Hill Ave.
Richmond, VA 23225
M-F 7.30am-11.30am
Sat: 7.30am-Noon

Friday, September 11, 2009

Welcome to the Blanchard's Blog

Hey there, Blanchard's Coffee lovers,

We've finally jumped on the Blog train. From now on, you'll be able to check this blog for updates regarding new coffees, new clients, special events, and so on.

Don't think you'll be able to remember the blog address? We promise it's easy. You've made it this far already: blanchardscoffee.com/blog


If you've been up in the shop recently, you may have noticed there have been some changes. We've got a rotating selection of [delicious] pastries now, and we're starting to add more to our bulk coffee selections as well. Currently, along with our usual Yirgacheffe and House Blend, we've also got a Kenyan (our coffee of the month for September) all dolled up with nowhere to go. Take some home with you. More selections to come. We're doing what we can to ensure you can always find something different to brew.

Dena will be at the South of the James market tomorrow, so make her day by stopping by to say hello. A little further west? St. Stephen's Episcopal Church and Joe's Market both sell our coffee Saturday mornings, so you can get your buzz on without driving all the way down to the south side.

These next couple of weeks will also be your last chance to get our Summer blend from Ukrop's (until next year, that is), so take advantage of it while you can! We're sad to see summer go too, you know.

If you've never been into the shop, it's never too late to start.


the Blanchard's Crew

5047 Forest Hill Ave.
Richmond, VA 23225
M-F 7.30-11.30 AM
Sat 7:30am-Noon

Follow us on Twitter @drinkblanchards!