Thursday, June 21, 2012

Open House!

Happy Summer Everyone!

Despite the fact that today will be one of the hottest days of the year thus far, I'd like to talk talk to you, briefly, about coffee!

As many of you know, Blanchard's Coffee Co. moved from its long-time home in Westover Hills a few months back. We've spent the past few months getting settled in to our new home at 700 Bainbridge Street in the Historic Manchester District.

Though we miss our friends and neighbors in Westover Hills, it is great to be able to stretch out our arms in a much larger, well-lit and ventilated space--a space of which we are quite proud. The larger space allows us to grow more comfortably and feel great about inviting our friends and loyal followers to visit anytime.

With that said, we'd like to invite you all to our Open House event on Wednesday 27 June 2012 from 6-8:00pm. We're going to do some roast demonstrations of our new Direct Trade Coffee: Dominican Republic Jarabacoa. We'll also have some delicious refreshments provided by Hartmanda Bakery, Shyndigz and Dixie Donuts. There will be coffee tastings and other drinkables as well. 

Bring your friends, your family, your coffee-loving neighbor--and feel free to forward this email to anyone you think might enjoy coming out!

We'll be launching our Limited Edition Packaging for the Dominican Republic Jarabacoa, 50 of which include original art by Seth Bauserman--Chief Roaster and Artist in Residence. We'll also have any of our coffees available to buy and take home.

You can RSVP on our Facebook Invite, or just show up--we like to keep it informal!

If you have any questions, feel free to shoot me an email or give me a call--I look forward to seeing you all!


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Exciting Times at Blanchard's Coffee Co.

Hi Coffee Friends!

Blanchard's Coffee Co. is all abuzz (pun intended) with excitement!

Here are a few of the fabulous things going on in our world:

We moved in! We are officially fully operational in our new location at 700 Bainbridge Street down in the historic Manchester District and we couldn't be happier with our new digs. With that said, we'd love for you to to come visit us; we'll give you a cup of coffee if you do. If our doors are open (which they usually are from 9:00am to 2:00pm) just stick your head in, say hi, take a look around and ask one of us what we're brewing. We might bend your ear about our new favorite coffees but at least you'll get a free cup!

The South of the James Market is well underway and its busier than ever! We are so happy to be a part of it for the fifth straight season and we're excited to see more and more patrons every single Saturday. If you come out to visit us and we've run out of something, please accept our apology; we've simply gotten to the point where we don't have room on our truck for any more supplies so we'll brew and sell everything we can but we're nearly to our limit.

Guatemalan Huehuetenango is BACK! We've missed this lovely coffee in the off season and we're very excited to have the first bag of the season arriving Wednesday of this week--we'll get it up on the website as soon as possible and all of you wholesalers are welcome to order starting today!

Jarabacoa Dominican Republic releases SOON with a limited edition option available for the first fifty customers featuring original art by our Chief Roaster, Seth Bauserman. The nifty piece is painted with the coffee it depicts! The jar is reusable and we encourage you to re-fill it often.

We're planning a grand-opening shindig here at the new BCC Roast lab--are you interested in coming to join us? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter so we can get an idea for how many people might come out.

Finally, do you use Foursquare? If so, be sure to check in when you visit us at SOTJ or the Roast Lab--there are great specials for you at both venues.

Thank you all for continuing to be loyal Blanchard's Coffee Co. fans. We're proud to roast for you and we've got lots of bit things in the works!