Wednesday, March 26, 2008

A lot going on @ FCN!

I've been slacking with posting to the blog while Joe has been away. There's been a lot going on and not a lot of time to do it...

Here's some FCN news: We had a fun demo @ Shelburne Supermarket last weekend. As usual both the staff and the customers I met were very nice, and a lot of people were really into the coffee. Our Colombia Reserva is slowly taking over as our biggest seller there, which is nice as it's "the best."

I'm proud to report that Stone Soup in downtown Burlington will be serving our coffee starting Friday morning. We are being served in a lot of restaurants now, but Stone Soup is special to me as it's my favorite lunch place in town, and has been for years. Hopefully you will all get a chance to get in and try some of their great food, and coffee soon!

In other news, we have a huge shipment of Bodum products coming in, so I'm going to try and kick April off with a little sale, and sell some grinders to all you people that order ground coffee!! Also, we have a new demo team training this week. There are many demos coming up, including 6 at City Market, a few at Hunger Mountain, and several at Healthy Living. The first one is this Saturday at City Market, from 10:30 Am through 2pm. Come down and say hi if you're around!

Until the weekend, stay warm!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Shelburne Supermarket demo this weekend

Ahh back to the cold Vermont winter. Isn't spring right around the corner? Hopefully so!

Joe is in Mexico riding around on a giant power boat, so now it's my turn to watch the shop while he's gone.

We have a bunch of demos coming up in the next few weeks, the first of which is this Saturday, 10am, at Shelburne Supermarket in Shelburne, VT. I'll be giving out samples of our Organic French Roast, and Organic Colombia Reserva for about 4 hours or so. Please come down and say hi! After that I'll be moving in to City Market for 4 weeks in a row, and also doing demos at Hunger Mountain Co-Op, Rutland Area Food Co-Op, Middlebury Natural Food Co-Op and the North Country Co-Op over in Plattsburgh, NY.

In other news, the Customer Favorites gift package is 20% off on the store, here. That's a pretty good deal so if you need to send someone some fresh Vermont coffee, you know where to click!

Hope to see some of you at the demo....


Thursday, March 6, 2008

Where do you find coffee in the Bahamas?

There comes a point in January or February where everyone in Vermont freaks out and starts buying plane tickets to "anywhere that's not so damn cold." In my case, I bought a ticket to the island of Eleuthera, in the Bahamas, to join my fiance and her family for their yearly winter vacay.

The Bahamas are beautiful, especially Eleuthera which is not built up and developed like so many of the bigger islands. We have an old, fun house, right on the beach!

Here is the view out of our bedroom:

So the one problem the family, who arrived a few days before us, ran into was "where do get coffee in the Bahamas?" Most of the stores around here have Maxwell House, and Foldgers and that is about it. This does NOT do the trick for the fam, who are all tried and true coffee addicts, since shortly after birth. So, I got the phone call: "Matt, help!"

Now, we are all set to go with 10 pounds of Organic Colombia Reserva, a bodum grinder, and a French press to boot. Waking up here this morning with a fresh French press was about the best thing I could ask for. I want to give a special shout out to Joe for roasting such awesome coffee, and for watching the shop while I'm gone. Thanks mon frere! (Readers: don't feel TOO bad for him: he is going to Mexico the day I get back!)

The moral of this story: next time you are in the Bahamas and need to find coffee, call us up and we'll mail some down to ya!

Have a great week, to anyone that's reading this. Joe is going to take over for a couple days on the blog front, and I'll cya when we're back in town.


Tuesday, March 4, 2008

New Places to get Fresh Coffee Now!

Today we started selling coffee at some new places, and I wanted to let people know where they can get our coffee:

Middlebury Natural Food Co-Op in Middlebury, VT: offering our Organic Mexico.

Rutland Area Food Co-Op in Rutland, VT: offering our Organic Colombia Reserva, Organic Nicaragua and Organic Peru.

Coffee Gourmet Cafe in Kennebunk, ME: offering our Organic French Roast, Organic Peru and Organic Nicaragua.

Big Chile Republic, the Tex/Mex fusion restaurant in Colchester, VT: offering our Organic French Roast, Organic Nicaragua, and Organic Peru Decaf.

We will also be serving 6 organic coffees by the cup, and selling them in bulk and by the retail bag at Fresh Market/Cheese Outlet on Pine Street in Burlington, VT.

If there is anywhere that you would like to see our coffee, please let me know, and thanks for your support!