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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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Please help us spread the word!

Posted on January 29, 2015 by St. Johns Coffee | 0 Comments

REAL.GOOD.COFFEE
 
Our new stickers have proven popular. I guess anything that's free is a hit! Thanks to everyone who has picked one up and is helping spread the word about REAL.GOOD.COFFEE.
 
The lovely and talented Jessica will be at the Laurelhurst WholeFoods Market today sampling our coffees from 11am - 2 pm. If you're in the area, please stop by and and say hi and taste our delicious coffees.
 
We're going to take a hiatus this weekend from the coffee tastings. We're going to be minus a couple people this weekend so it would just put too much on those who will be here.

The good news is this Sunday, February 1st, we'll be open!!! Many of you have been requesting we open on Sundays for a long time. We finally have the staff in place so we can pull this off.
 
So please come visit us and experience what it's like here on a Sunday. And, just to make things more enticing, the New York Times will be available for your reading pleasure.

Excitement continues to grow in anticipation of the February 20th opening of Ted Mishima and Francoise Weeks' collaborative project. We met yesterday to wrap up the final details and I believe it will be an evening to remember. Please make plans to join us.
 
The new additions to our selection of French pastries seem to have been a hit. We've sold out every day this week! I've increased our daily orders to account for this but I would still encourage you to get here early. They truly are amazing!
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
Now open Sundays - 8 am - 3 pm!

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