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New Coffees!

Posted on March 27, 2015 by St. Johns Coffee | 0 Comments

A very good Friday to all of you, no pun intended.
What a week it's been! Last week I mentioned we were expecting our shipment of coffee from Timor. It arrived and I've roasted the first batch. And, it exceeds any expectation I'd had for it!
Smooth, smooth, smooth bakers chocolate notes with a subtle sweetness of apricot with a dash of cinnamon and tobacco. Incredible! Also roasted this week was the Nicaragua los Delirios delivering notes of blackberry and chocolate with a very pleasing acidity.
Our shipment of t-shirts arrived this week. We now have long-sleeved t's in both women's and men's sizes as well as some nice feminine short-sleeved women's t's in a silky soft cotton.
As things continue to get busier here at the shop, some have experienced longer than desired wait-times. My apologies for that. We have adjusted staffing schedules so hopefully that will no longer be an issue. One of those nasty "growing pains". 
For those of you who are trivia fans, I'd like to invite you to participate in my friend Steven Joiner's "Beer is Thicker Than Blood" trivia project. It is being held at the St. Johns Beer Porch, on Thursday evenings starting at 7pm, now through May 28th.  This event is to benefit the Leukemia Lymphoma Society and promises to be a lot of fun. 
The St. Johns Beer Porch is located within Kreuger's Farm Market at 7316 N. Lombard. So come on out, help a good cause and have a good time in the process.
Jessica is at Food Front Northwest today from 11am - 2pm, handing out samples of our coffees offered there. If you're in the area, please stop by and give them a try.
This past Wednesday, I had the pleasure of hosting a coffee tasting for several women who had never been to the shop previously. These events are always fun and informative. It's great getting to not only share our coffees but share our story and passion as well as hearing others' stories.
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A customer visited our shop yesterday and captured some delightful images as well as leaving us a stellar review on Yelp. If you haven't yet had the opportunity to visit us, I hope you'll feel inspired to do so when you're able.
Meanwhile many thanks for your continued support and keep the coffee flowing.
Mount and crew

 

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Science Confirms: The More Coffee You Drink, The Longer You Will Live

Posted on February 06, 2015 by St. Johns Coffee | 0 Comments

REAL.GOOD.COFFEE
I would like to dedicate this newsletter to the memory of my father who passed away yesterday morning. I'm grateful to have been able to visit him last weekend.
While we didn't always see eye-to-eye, he was a great supporter of my endeavors and always loved reading these newsletters. It was a great connection for us since we were separated by 3000 miles. And, he loved the coffee!
This week has been eventful in other ways as well. After returning from my trip, upon my arrival at the shop,  I had the nice surprise seeing some motorcycle cops have discovered our coffee. I feel like we are now legit! :)
As you know, Valentine's Day is next week. Bestow has collaborated with Sweetheart St. Johns and Bohemian Salt in creating some special Valentine's Day packages. To see the options and place your order, go towww.sweetheartstjohns.com or call 503.208.4395. 

Or, come in and have Nyki put together an amazing bouquet for your "special one" or choose from the large selection of succulents and other flowers. Pre-orders are highly recommended but she'll have a great selection while they last.
Jessica is at The Alberta Street Coop today, sampling our coffees from 11 am - 2 pm. If you're in the area, please stop by, sample some coffee and pick up some organic fare.
I read an interesting article on my flight last weekend that supports the health benefits of drinking coffee. I invite you to check it out. 
http://authoritynutrition.com/how-coffee-makes-you-live-longer/
Planning continues for the joint show of Ted Mishima and Francoise Weeks on Friday, February 20th from 6-9pm. Many of you have noticed the posters on display in the shop. Names will be drawn and six lucky people will get to take one home with them the night of the show. Don't miss it!
Until next week, many thanks and keep the coffee flowing!
Mount and crew
 
Shop Hours: 
Monday - Friday: 6 am - 5 pm
Saturdays - 8 am - 5 pm
Sundays - 8 am - 3 pm

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