Thursday, February 28, 2008

Leap Year Sale!

Leap Year only happens once every 4 years, and we've decided to do some deep discounts to celebrate the occasion. Visit for the remainder of the month: Jamaican Blue Mountain Moy Hall is on sale, and we are taking 29% off of all our organic coffees.


Coffee Profile: Organic Colombia Reserva

We are starting to profile a different coffee that we sell at every couple weeks. I'm going to try and get info and pictures of the farms, and Joe will cup the coffee and give us the low down. Our first coffee profile is on the Organic Colombia Reserva, a coffee we started selling about 6 months ago. In that time it's become one of our best sellers, and it is now being sold in several stores in Vermont.

The coffee is grown in Bucaramanga, Colombia, at Hacienda el Roble. The companies owner, Oswaldo, is shown here checking his crops. The coffee is actually named after the founder of the estate, Don Telmo, who passed away in 1932. This estate grows it's coffee under shade, is certified organic, and has to date built a church and a school on it's site, for the families that live and work there. Their socially conscious approach to farming, combined with a deep respect for the environment, makes them someone we enjoy promoting.

Joe, after cupping the coffee, had this to say: "The Reserva has an intensely rich chocolaty aroma. It's medium to full bodied, with a smooth, complex caramelly mouthful. There is a rich and balanced finish."

If you've had the Colombia, please let us know what you think. We think it's one of the best values on the site! It's on sale for a couple more days, here. We are going to have a Leap Year sale on the 29th, with a lot of coffees getting a deep discount, and the Jamaican Moy Hall is already discounted (for 2 more days!).


Wednesday, February 20, 2008

FCN is on Facebook!

For any of our friends and clients that are members of Facebook, please join our Facebook group by clicking here. We will be posting a lot more pictures of the roasting facility and the farms we get our coffee from there.

Joe has been cupping coffees in the office and our next blog will be a review of our Organic Colombia Reserva coffee. This is one of our favorites, and we are excited to post a bunch of pictures from our friend Richard @ Royal Coffee, that visited the estate last month.

In other news, has a couple of our premium coffees on sale, (Yemen, Colombia) as well as 20% off the Peaberry Sampler Package, which is a great gift idea.

Dont forget to come see us at City Market this Friday, at 11:30 AM..


Monday, February 18, 2008

Weekend demo's are a success!

This weekend's demos @ Hunger Mountain and Shelburne Supermarket were a success. Thanks so much to everyone that came out and drank coffee with us. We demoed our Organic Nicaragua coffee, our Organic French Roast, and the Organic Colombia Reserva.

Our next demo will be this Friday at City Market in downtown Burlington during lunch time. Come see us! We're signing everyone that visits our demo station up for a drawing to win a free pound of coffee. We're also going to start giving away coupons to use on the website to people that come to the demos.

Here's a couple pics from Hunger Mountain on Saturday:

Here's Joe hamming it up with some coffee nerds about the difference between our French Roast, and your average burnt coffee that the competition labels "French Roast."

Now a crowd begins to grow as people smell freshly brewed coffee!

Cya soon!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Demos in VT this weekend!

To all Vermont coffee fans, I'll be doing 2 in-store demos this weekend and you are invited to come meet Joe and I and try some of our coffee. Saturday, we'll be at Hunger Mountain Co-Op in Montpelier from 10am through 2pm. Sunday we'll be at Shelburne Supermarket in Shelburne also from 10am through 2pm. We'd really like to start meeting more of our Vermont customers, so if you live near the area please come say hi! We are going to start giving away coffee at our demos so if you do stop by, make sure and sign up to win.

Next week we're going to start posting info about each of our coffees on the blog, and also start offering coupons online which you can use at! Hope to see you over the weekend...