Tales of Coffee in Canada and NY State

My wife and I just returned from a trip through Rochester, NY (the area we stayed in was impressive!  Beautiful old houses and flowers upon flowers!) to Ottawa, Canada and back.  Here are some photos of coffee establishments we visited: first, Glen Edith Coffee, Rochester.  Nice setup.  Barista was new but engaged in his work. […]

“Gypsy” Jazz in the store May 7

  Frank Fitch and Friends will be back in the store Sat. May 7, 11-1:30, to play so-called “gypsy” jazz.  This will be a real treat.  If you’re not familiar with guitarist Django Reinhardt or violinist Stephane Grappelli, or even if you do know their music, this is a great chance to hear some fabulous […]

Coffee for the people: Cater on

Yes, people are still wild about our coffee. Since my last post, we have done a lot of catering: to fraternities and sororities on clean-up day, Farmer Business School, Ohio Barn Conference, and much more. We provided coffee for the Kiwanis breakfast for the first time (they’ve been making the pancakes for 35 years), and […]

Catering and how bad coffee can ruin your life

Catering ’til we drop!  April 6-9 we provided 38 airpots or the equivalent to Oxford groups.  Place your catering order now before we sleep for several weeks. And here is an ad from 1991 that proves bad coffee can ruin anything.  This is now the chief complaint of the 1%.

Bob Gets into Dr. Oz’s mag The Good Life

These pages are from the current issue, April 2016, of The Good Life, a magazine produced by Dr. Oz. No one was quoted in the article, so I don’t feel any problem there. If you look at the bottom right corner of the first page, you’ll see our website listed. That’s good; we like the […]

A taste of bass

Here’s just a little taste of the music we had yesterday. It was the first time we had a bass player in the store with a group, and it added a lot. Frank Fitch and Friends: Sorry for any inconvenience because we were closed today. We were all just dog tired and/or sick. But tomorrow, […]

New USDA dietary guidelines–once again, news that coffee is good for you

The USDA releases new dietary guidelines every few years. Remember the food pyramid? It’s gone. But while the ideas of the USDA about what to eat change fairly often, coffee gets an undeniably correct boost in the new guide–absolutely in line with a lot of recent research. Here’s the link. So drink up! But do […]

Nicaragua, New Year

Selva Negra coffee trees, shade trees, and workers housing I was in Nicaragua Jan. 4-13 to talk to American students there for J-term and to see coffee farms. For a while I stayed in the city of Leon; it has some wonderful churches, museums, and restaurants, but it was hot–97 F in the daytime. Then […]

We had wonderful tango in the store. Who’s next?

Here is a short taste of the wonderful Nuevo Tango played in the store last Wednesday by Marla Gigliotti, cello, and Tom Garcia, guitar. Now, who’s next? I finally got a keyboard working at home, with an amp and speakers; I can take it all to the store any time. It has wild beats, can […]

Please join us for cello, guitar, and tango!

We are delighted to say that this coming Wednesday, December 9, 3-4 PM, we will have a special musical performance in the store. Marla Gigliotti, Cello, and Prof. Thomas Garcia, Guitar, will play Nuevo Tango for us. Tango must be the hottest music of all, and Marla, a Miami senior, has been studying it hard […]