Ever stumble across a local gem and immediately 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. 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 “Chocolate Raspberry ” 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!