Crabby Breakfast Blend – A Venetian Coffee Giveaway!

Ever stumble across a local gem andย immediatelyย know you’ve struck gold?

I started following Venetian Coffee on Facebook because I knew it was a local business and had seen them at some local events. Every so often, they would post an invitation to stop by their shop for a free cup of coffee – and one day I finally decided to take them up on it.

For the locals, their stop is located on Base Avenue on the Island, close to the airport. For the not locals, their shop is online here. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s one of those places you would never know was there…unless you knew it was there.


Say hello to Joe the Roaster! What a nice guy.


It’s really not a “coffee shop” – it’s actually a “small batch micro-roaster” and you can smell the coffee as soon as you pull into the parking lot. True to their Facebook promise, they offered me a nice cup of coffee and we started chatting.

I love that they are a family-owned, local small business right here in my hometown. They sell their coffee at the local farmers’ market and in their shop and a few other stores in town, but have opened up their sales online as well.


I told them about my blog and asked if I could host a giveaway of their coffee – and they agreed! I knew you all would love their coffee as much as I did.

When I visited that day, I had the Cinnamon Vicki blend – absolutely delicious. I love that you could really taste the cinnamon! I cannot wait to try their other varieties like “Southern Pecan Pie” and “Chocolateย Raspberryย ” Don’t those sound amazing??

But the name of this one really caught my eye:



Umm…I’m pretty sure they named this one after me. “Crabby Breakfast Blend: Coffee for the Anti-Social. Help for those who don’t like to get out of bed.”


They sent me home with a bag of this blend, and let me tell you, it will give your favorite coffee a run for its money. If you like a strong, robust coffee – this will get you going in the morning. It’s a little darker than the typical breakfast blend, with a richer taste. But don’t take my word for it…try it for yourself!!

Venetian Coffee was kind enough to offer a bag to one of my readers – and you don’t have to be local to win! Simply leave a comment declaring your love for coffee and you’ll be entered to win.

Want a second entry? Like the Venetian Coffee Facebook page and leave a comment letting me know you did!


On Friday, March 22 at noon, I’ll draw a winner and Venetian Coffee will ship you a bag of the Crabby Breakfast Blend!

If you’re looking to support small business, while enjoying a great cup of coffee, order a bag online today. Orders over $50 ship for free and their coffee would make a great Mother’s Day gift!

Disclosure: Venetian Coffee provided me with a bag of coffee to review and one to give away. All opinions are my own!ย 



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70 Responses to Crabby Breakfast Blend – A Venetian Coffee Giveaway!

  1. I love coffee!!! It’s such a part of my morning routine. I even got my husband hooked!

  2. Jen

    Wow their coffee sounds amazing! I will have to check them out.

  3. I’m new to this coffee drinking business, but I’m quickly becoming a fan! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I not only love coffee, I especially love LOCAL coffee. This awesome shop may not be local to me, but I’d love to support your local coffee joint!

  5. Angela

    I am a coffee addict, and a Floridian, so I liked the Facebook page ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Kim

    I can’t live without my morning cup of coffee and would love to try Venetian Coffee!

  7. Kim

    I just “liked” Venetian Coffee on Facebook.

  8. Allison

    I love my morning coffee! And I live in Naples so I’ll have to try and visit this place!

  9. Allison

    And i just liked their facebook page!

  10. Kara

    Ok that coffee sounds amazing! Hope I win.

  11. Jenn

    Oooh, I love coffee! Especially on mornings when I’ve been up since 2:30 with toddlers :).

  12. MelissaC

    love to try new coffees – I can “spring” this one on the hubby to see if he likes it better than our normal roast.

  13. MelissaC

    Just “liked” Venetian Coffees on Facebook

  14. Jessica B

    Brewing coffee is my first step to waking up every day. Even the smell sends the signal to my brain that it has to start functioning (ha) – this sure sounds like it would do the trick!

  15. I adore coffee to the extent that the hubs and I set up a big coffee/nespresso bar in our kitchen ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Lisa

    I am a daily coffee drinker and would love to try this flavor!

  17. Sarah

    Working mom = coffee drinker (at least in my house!) I liked them on FB as well ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. I’m obsessed with coffee!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  19. Carolyn

    Uh even if I don’t win, do they ship? Because that coffee might as well have my picture on it.

  20. manda

    Coffee makes my days more sunny!

  21. I’m drinking my morning coffee right now – YUM!!!!

  22. Jillian

    I am currently drinking coffee reading this blog post and all is right with the world! Haha! I do love coffee and I really love finding new, local coffee shops around my neighborhood.

  23. Jen

    I liked there Facebook page!!

  24. Jen

    I LOVE coffee!!!!! I am in my 2nd pregnancy I have never given it up. I have my cup of coffee every morning and its what gets me thru the day. When I’m not pregnant or nursing I drink a lot more. I love the name of this coffee!

  25. Nicole

    I am a huge coffee addict!! People have long since learned not to talk to me until I have had my coffee in the morning!! I liked them on facebook

  26. Melissa A

    I love coffee so much, that I weren’t already taken, I’d marry it ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Oh, and I liked their facebook page, too. I hope I win ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. Cathy Wilson

    I love coffee, and I love visiting coffee shops.

  28. Cathy Wilson

    I liked them on FB

  29. Ever since I had my second son I can NOT live without my big mug of coffee every morning. PLEASE PICK ME!!!!

  30. Cat

    Love local coffee!!

  31. domestic diva

    I’m not local, but this sounds fab. My favorite coffee is any dark roast. Yum!

  32. I have never heard of them, but will definitely check them out! I love beer micro-breweries, but COFFEE? Even better ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for setting up the giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. Michele

    LOVE coffee! I also love small businesses!

  34. Monica

    We go through a lot of coffee in our house! Love the name of this one as I’m so not a morning person.

  35. Pam

    Every night I set my coffee pot up for the morning because I have to have that hot coffee fix to start my day.

  36. rachel

    Local businesses are simply the best. So cool you found a good one.

  37. Amanda

    Mmmm…. Custom roasts are so great, I’ve loved the few I’ve had. Would love to try this one.

  38. Rebecca

    I love coffee! Theirs sounds great!

  39. I love coffee too! If it is considered as vice… then bring it on! ๐Ÿ™‚ lol! ๐Ÿ™‚

  40. I have two toddler boys…I cannot function without blessed caffiene…coffee:)

  41. conni

    my doctor said I had to give up soda, tea, wine, juices and coffee. That pretty much leaves water on my list. I have stopped drinking all, except coffee. And I wont waste that little bit I allow myself on cheap crappy coffee. When I have my morning cup, I savor it. Bring on the good stuff!

  42. barbara n

    I love coffee and would love to support a local small business rather than big corporations…..

  43. Jenny Scheldberg

    I LOVE the name of that coffee! Sounds like something my family and co-workes would appreciate me dabbling in on the days I wake up at 5:00am to hit the treadmill.

  44. I just recently discovered the world of coffee. I’d always been more of a tea/hot cocoa drinker. Then my bestie got me a Keurig for Christmas! I LOVE COFFEE! I’m not quite brave enough to try it black yet, but I do love a nice up of coffee with some cream and sugar. And I LOVE the name of the coffee. Hah! Too funny.

  45. I also liked them on Facebook. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Oh, and I’m totally checking out their site. I may be investing in some coffee for my momma for Mother’s Day. Thanks for the idea!

  46. I have been an avid coffee drinker for at least four years. Strange that my daughter is turning 4 in a week. I sense a correlation here. hmmm.

  47. Wendy

    Coffee is a must in my family! Would love to brew up a pot of this for my mom and sister when they visit!

  48. Wendy

    I also liked them on Facebook! Thanks for the chance to win!

  49. Ara

    It’s not morning unless you have a cup of coffee. Their coffee sounds delicious! I love small businesses like that. I’m more likely to support a small business like that instead of a big chain. That cinnamon coffee you mentioned sounds delicious!

  50. I would love to try this coffee! It sounds amazing!

  51. I liked them on FB ๐Ÿ™‚

  52. Margaret

    I love coffee. Finish my run and grab a cup on the way home.

  53. Emily

    Oh, we are coffee addicts in this household, for sure!

  54. Emily

    I also liked them on facebook.

  55. Stefanie

    I need and love coffee.

  56. Brandy

    I hate mornings, but I love coffee ๐Ÿ™‚

  57. When I found out at ten weeks pregnant I was ‘allowed’ one cup of coffee a day I almost did a backflip in the office lobby! I love my coffee time and in my first half of pregnancy it actually helped with the headaches.

  58. They remind me of Kahwa in St. Pete. All the blends sound yummy. I Liked them on Facebook ๐Ÿ™‚

  59. Kendra

    I drink so much coffee, I buzz like a fridge.

    Also, I hand-grind my coffee beans in a french antique grinder, every morning, then use a stovetop percolator.
    Hope to my literally get my hands on some of this fun and interesting coffee!

  60. Leah

    I love coffee! And flavored creamers. I know they aren’t the best for you, but seriously, they are so tasty!

  61. sarah r.

    i love coffee! especially because my baby STILL doesnt sleep through the night…

  62. Diane

    I love coffee so much…that I’m willing to get out of bed in the morning just to drink it. (If you knew how much I hate mornings, you’d know how strong my love of coffee is!)

  63. Love, love, love coffee!! Joe the Roaster looks like a nice guy.

  64. Do I like coffee…? I AM COFFEE! I can’t give blood because all that comes out IS Coffee!

    I have NEVER had an cup I joe or an espresso that was too strong for me!

    Coffee is what fuels all of my creativity! There it is my secret is out!


  65. Callie, you’re awesome! Thanks for the great review. We’re so glad that you enjoyed the Crabby Breakfast blend. It’s one of our best sellers.

    Looking forward to having the winner try a bag as well. ๐Ÿ™‚

  66. Cathy Abel

    Crabby Breakfast Blend is our absolute favorite coffee. We have spread the word to so many of our friends here in Venice and have gotten them hooked on it as well! My husband and I can’t start our day without it. We are like addicts-if we are running low we head to the farmer’s market, or to their shop where they make it. We just can’t live without it!!!! The best coffee ever!!!

  67. Michelle

    I love local roasters! I make my hubby nutso when we go on vacation because I am always searching for a local place that serves LOCAL beans. Love to try that cinnamon one! Sounds delish! And yes, the kiddos grow up waaay to fast. Mine are 9 and 6 and I can hardly stand thinking about how much time has passed in what is really a blink of an eye….. enjoy every second. Your littles are beautiful!

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