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. […]

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“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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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