Monday, July 27, 2009

WEEKLY DEAL: coffee trivia

Here is some interesting trivia to spur your brain...

Fill in the blanks (each black is all the same answer) and get a 2oz bag of Vienna Coffee Company, AND a bag of Harney & Sons Tea of your choice.

Coffee berries start as green berries in early stage of growth, turns yellow, red, then dark crimson when it is finally ripe and yields the best coffee. In fact, according to the rule of "________": Arabica coffee plant takes about "_______" years to mature and produce its first crop. A healthy coffee tree will produce only about "________" pounds of green beans per year, but only about "ONE-________" of a pound meets the rigid sorting standards to be sold as "Specialty Coffee."

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Thursday, July 23, 2009

INTRODUCING: VCC's Seasonal Drink Competition

We want your creative ideas! Starting this summer we are starting a Seasonal Drink Competition. So get your creative hats on and send us your favorite coffee or tea recipe that exudes summer. The more creative and tasty, the better. For example, have you ever heard of blue cheese in an espresso drink? Check out Les Stoneham's espresso drink he used for this year's Barista competition.

The deadline for the competition is August 20th. So send your entries in soon to Jamie or turn in your recipe in at the roastery.

The winner will get 2 12oz bags of Vienna Coffee of your choice!

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

WEEKLY DEAL: Barista Jam

Brown Cup Coffee Co.


2009 Barista Jam

On Sunday at 5pm head on over to Brown Cup Coffee Co. in Lenior City for their first ever Barista jam. Come to watch or participate as baristas compete against each other to create the best latte art. Then, after all the excitement stay after for a great time of fellowship. If you would like more information please email

Aren't sure what latte art is? Click here to see a sampling of different kinds of latte art. This art form is created by pulling a great shot of espresso, frothing the milk into a delicious thick micro foam, and pouring that milk into the the shot of espresso in a certain way that allows for a sweet design to form on the top of the cappucino or latte. There will be a short demonstration of this process prior to the event.

In fact, you can get FREE coffee from Vienna Coffee Company by going to this event. Bring a receipt or something from the Barista Jam into the roastery next week and receive a free 2oz bag of coffee. Also, if you want to practice your latte art skills before the competition, provide your own milk, and we can provide our Nuova Simonelli Appia Compact to practice on. We also provide classes on latte art too!

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Coffee Vocab: SALT

When describing coffee, salty is typically not a good descriptor word. Salt is one of the four basic taste sensations registered on the sides of the tongue. Pronounced salinity can indicate bad water used in brewing. For the best brew quality use filtered water. Click here to read how to brew the most ideal cup of coffee. We also have brochures about brewing the best cup of coffee at the roastery, please don't hesitate to ask for one! The most important rule of thumb is to start with good coffee... Vienna Coffee can provide just that very thing! Check out our website.

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Monday, July 13, 2009

WEEKLY DEAL: Cities Cupcake Boutique

Cities Cupcake Boutique is now serving Vienna Coffee! As you go and pick up your favorite Knoxville, Chicago, New York... you name, cupcake at Cities Cupcake Boutique grab a mug of our delicious espresso.

Looking for some serious pizazz in a cupcake? This is not your regular, run of the mill cupcake here! I mean seriously... their Memphis cupcake has bacon on top! Intrigued? Check them out! And when you do bring your receipt from your purchase and receive a free 2oz bag of Vienna Coffee when you come into the roastery this week.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Check out our new Nuova Simonelli espresso machine

We are very happy to announce that we now have a Nuova Simonelli Appia Compact V 2 group espresso machine set up in our show room for demonstrations, classes, and some good latte and espresso-making. Nuova Simonelli is one of the leading espresso equipment manufacturers in the world. In fact, their espresso machines were used in the World Barista Competition and the United States Barista Competition (the competition that Les Stoneham, one of our espresso class instructors, participated in). We are also selling other state of the art Nuova Simonelli equipment: the Grinta Grinder, Appia V 2 group espresso machine, Oscar home espresso machine, and the Aurelia 2 group. We'd love to have you come in and check it out!

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Monday, July 6, 2009

WEEKLY DEAL: Wear Red, White, or Blue

In continuing the celebration of the Fourth of July, come into the roastery wearing either red, white, blue, or all of the above colors and receive a free 2oz. bag of fresh Vienna Coffee. Or submit a story about what you did this Fourth of July on this blog and receive a free 8oz bag of our flavor of the month... American Hazelnut.

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Friday, July 3, 2009

Fourth of July Coffee Drink

Having a Fourth of July party this weekend? We have the perfect drink for you that will delight your guests, and have them asking for more...

Coffee Coke Float
June 30, 2009
by Marye Audet

  • 2/3 half and half (light) cream
  • 2 1/2 cups espresso, or strong coffee, cold (we suggest a real shot of Vienna Coffee's espresso con Robusta, but VCC's Sulawesi will also be a good start)
  • 4 scoops coffee ice cream (click link for a homemade coffee ice cream recipe)
  • 1 -2 liter bottle of Coke
  • 1/2 cup Kahlua (this can be omitted for a non-alcoholic drink)
  • 4 frosted glasses

Mix the cream and the cold coffee

Add 2 tbs Kahlua to each glass

Place a scoop of the ice cream in each of four glasses

Half fill each glass with the coffee then fill up the rest of the way with Coke.

Serves 4

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