Chocolate, Upcoming Tasting, & Holiday Cheer Blend! - The Weekly Grind 2017

Happy (almost) Halloween everyone, and welcome back to the Weekly Grind!

Armeno Goodies!

Halloween is nearly here, and we know your sweet tooth is getting excited! Want some treats you don't have to give away? This week only (Mon Oct 30th - Fri Nov 3rd) we're offering a 10% discount off your coffee purchase when you buy any Taza, Frution, or Anna Banana's Homemade Goodness product from our shelves!

Armeno Additions: Holiday Cheer!

Yes, that's right! A number of you have been asking when our annual Holiday Cheer Blend will be coming back, and the answer is NOW! Starting November 1st, we'll have it roasted and ready for you to discover. Haven't heard of it before? Essentially, though this blend is always done in a similar style from year to year, the exact mix of coffee (decided specially ahead of time by Head Roaster John Parks) changes, making each year's run unique! Come in and give it a try!

Also, we have a new brew from the Americas: El Salvador Finca Piemonte Millenium! These beans were grown with pride on a group of Rainforest Certified farms that have been owned for over 100 years by the Magaña-Menendez family and their descendants. John describes it as having notes of cherry, orange and caramel. Yum!

Un-wine-d With Us This Weekend!

Join us this Saturday, November 4th, from 1-4PM for cheese, crackers, and a glass of wine as we host another tasting here at the mill! Anna Banana's Homemade Goodness will also be joining us with some delicious chocolate for you to sample! As usual, this is a free event and we'll be offering our standard tasting discounts of 10% off all bottles of wine, 15% off six or more, and 20% off twelve or more. Full wine list will be available here on our wine page a few days prior to the event.

This Week’s Toasty Tidbit: Legendary Goat Herder?

Did you know that coffee was discovered by an Ethiopian Goat Herder? According to legend anyway, a herder named Kaldi noticed that whenever his goats ate certain berries, they would suddenly become so energetic that he couldn't get them to sleep at night. Curious, he took his discovery to the local monastery, where the abbot experimented with making the berries into a drink. Just as Kaldi said, this drink turned out to be quite invigorating. Impressed, the abbot began spreading this information to others, and the rest, as they say, is history. Can you imagine how long it may have taken for coffee to be discovered had Kaldi never noticed these cherries? Now that's a spooky thought!

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