Last week we put out a newsletter with all the latest happenings and great news coming from Blanchard's Coffee Co. If you missed it, you can see it here
(and you should definitely check it out).
So, if you did, in fact, miss our newsletter, that probably means you're not a member of our mailing list. I'm not really sure why that would be the case, but hey, everyone makes mistakes! The good news is, you can sign up here
and never worry about missing out again!
Finally, we've said it before and we'll say it again; have a VERY HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!
July! Here already! Hard to believe, isn't it?
Well, we're pretty pumped about Independence Day - for the record, we'll be closed from 7/4 - 7/8 at the Roast Lab, but we will be at the South of the James Farmers Market, as usual.
Anyway, the 4th of July is one of our favorite holidays. I mean, come on, fireworks, cook-outs, summer, days off, ColdBrew, beer, friends and AMERICA - no brainer.
This year we decided to roast something special to celebrate how much we love the USA. We only roasted a small amount and we'll have it up for sale as long as we have it.
We call it: AMERICA BLEND ...duh.
It is a pretty awesome cup of coffee - bold, bright, full of flavor, intense - you know, all those things that make you think of love for your country. We totally dig it and we hope you'll snag some for your 4th of July festivities and beyond. Hint: AMERICA BLEND makes a stellar ColdBrew.
BUY SOME! And have a safe and happy 4th of July.
Papua New Guinea
No subscription, just this coffee.
12oz Bag - $8.75
Papua New Guinea, the eastern most nation on the Pacific island of New Guinea, is one of the the most culturally and bio-diverse countries in the world.
Largely tribal and agrarian, Papua New Guinea famously held pockets of cultures practicing ritualistic head-hunting and cannibalism all the way into the 1970s. Though these rituals have been eradicated, their effect and memory still shape many of the ritual practices of some of the nation's tribes.
Outside of coffee, Papua New Guinea's economy is largely supported by mining of copper, oil and other minerals.
The coffee of Papua New Guinea is the mother-bean of the famous Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee, and boasts a bright, delicate acidity that finishes soft and clean on the palate.
Blanchard's Coffee Co. sources high-altitude PNG that is notably higher in quality with a refined profile.
Well folks, not only have we survived another holiday season, but a Mayan Apocalypse as well; we'll call that an overall success!
We truly hope you all have had a wonderful holiday full of friends, family, good food and, of course, great coffee.
We couldn't be more thankful for all of our family and friends who support Blanchard's Coffee Co. and all of the awesome businesses and coffee lovers who help people enjoy a great cup of fresh roasted coffee every day. With all of your help, we can proudly announce another record breaking year here at Blanchard's, including over 2,100 pounds roasted in a single day during the week before Christmas! Yes, if you're wondering, that is a ton of coffee--literally.
Its easy to fall into a deep winter slump after all the excitement of the holidays wears off, so we're working on a few things to keep you pumped, in the least, about coffee.
First up, this was a HUGE year for our seasonal Holiday Blend, but even good things must come to an end. Before we wrap up the Holiday Blend for this season, we wanted to offer you the chance to pick up a few more bags at a great sale price as a thank you for all your support. Starting January 1st, for a limited time, you can pick up as many bags of Holiday Blend as you like from our website for $7.00 per bag--as a loyal blog reader, you can get a head start by buying here:
Holiday Blend 12oz Bag
We're also going to start a Blanchard's Newsletter to which you can subscribe for email alerts about cool happenings at the Roast Lab and beyond. You can subscribe here
--we promise, we will not spam you.
We'll be announcing stuff like new blog posts, coffee events, featured coffees, coffee specials and awesome partnerships like the ones we have with the James River Association
or Road Holland
, so be sure to sign up!
If your home is anything like mine, a morning isn't complete without a great cup of coffee--especially during the holidays. Coffee has a social, conversational effect that brings people together in that soul and body warming kind of way, so its a great treat to share when the family is around.
Coffee also makes a great gift, not just for family and friends, but for officemates, clients, business contacts--even the mailman!
Blanchard's Coffee Co. has everything you need for holiday coffee, starting with our yearly release of our Holiday Blend. The 2012 Holiday Blend is a delicious blend of Indonesian and African coffees that is bold and spicy with a slight hint of dark fruits.
We also offer a wide range of gift options from single bags of a coffee of your choice to our Signature Gift Boxes to custom gift sets for corporate giving.
You can order Holiday Blend 2012 along with the rest of our coffees and Signature Gift Boxes here at the online store.
Contact Stephen at 804-516-5213 or firstname.lastname@example.org for custom corporate gift questions and/or orders.