There’s no debating or denying it, 2020 will be a decisive decade. Our world offers an abundance of information, but our ecological time clock is running out. We’re more connected than ever before, and yet this vast network can feel so vacuous … this is there coffee comes in!
In cased you missed it, we were just on CBC Radio! Listen to the first 10 minutes of the podcast to hear our CEO and co-founder talk about Merchants’ company values, our solar-powered coffee program, and the science of coffee freshness. –> Link to the CBC podcast page (Special thanks to our long-time customer and supporter, Andrew Fountain, for providing a home coffee-roasting demonstration to the CBC journalist! 😁👏)
Today marks a special day in our history as we announced the official name of our cafe, along with our partners; the Mesoamerican Development Institute, who announced some exciting plans for the expansion of our flagship coffee program.
Today is considered “International Coffee Day”, but don’t worry if you weren’t aware because no one seems to know its real origin. The concept has been promoted on different days in different countries—the earliest record being Japan in 1983.
We have 2 very exciting announcements to make: #1 We’re naming our cafe! (a number of years ago the cafe just sort of … happened, and it’s now time for an official recognition!)
Today we’re thanking USA Today because they published a story about us and one of the 3 Keys to Great Tasting Coffee (freshness of the roast) in their travel section this week!
Around here, we’re calling it a Christmas miracle! As of today, the new Cafe Solar harvest is here in our shop, and we couldn’t be more excited to bring this supremely sustainable Honduran coffee to market.
When you’re a small brick-and-mortar business trying to establish a web presence with few resources (a.k.a one person spearheading the entire website rebuild) something as teeny and insignificant as a common flu bug can wreak havoc on progress.
First thing’s first, we want to take care of our existing online customers and quell any worries regarding personal info being jeopardized by this recent website debacle.
Our website was hacked and so, out of necessity, we’re rebuilding it. Starting here. They say that necessity is the mother of invention and it’s a concept we’re all too familiar with.