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Bike to Work Week

Posted by: Katie Pope



We here at Stone Creek Coffee are gearing up for our upcoming Bike to Work Week, June 6th-12th! In order to best share our excitement with our fellow coffee-enthusiasts, we have some special treats for those of you biking to our stores.



For anyone who bikes to one of our stores during the second week of June, we have these special treats to offer:

• Saturday/Sunday: Receive 10% off your purchase just for riding to our store

• Monday: Receive… Continue

Added by Stone Creek Coffee Roasters on June 2, 2009 at 11:36am — No Comments

Follow Stone Creek Coffee on Twitter

Posted by: Steve Hawthorne

This goes out to all of you social networking folks out there! You can now follow Stone Creek Coffee on Twitter...a real time, short messaging service that works over multiple networks and devices. You can receive updates on what we're up to via email or text message. Check it out...Follow Us.

Added by Stone Creek Coffee Roasters on June 2, 2009 at 11:08am — No Comments

2009 Summer Blend

Posted by: Katie Pope



Summer is just around the corner, and as the days grow longer and the weather gets warmer, it's time to introduce this year's Summer Blend. This year's Summer Blend is the perfect combination of coffees from El Salvador and Ethiopia to carry us into this fantastic season.



Our Green Coffee Team had this to say about the new blend:



'Grown on the Las Nubes farm in the mountains of the Santa Ana region in El Salvador, this coffee brings notes… Continue

Added by Stone Creek Coffee Roasters on May 19, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Socially Conscious Coffee Advances Goal

Posted by: Christie Boivin



With our Socially Responsible Initiatives , we have partnered with Socially Conscious Coffee , a non-profit organization that ensures that coffee harvesters and their families earn a fair wage, are given healthcare and… Continue

Added by Stone Creek Coffee Roasters on May 6, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Shannon Sips Burundi

Posted by: Shannon Smith



Taking the time to sip slowly and extract specific characteristics in a coffee is something we try to do at the Stone Creek Coffee Factory on a regular basis. Today I took the time to focus all my senses on a single origin-our Factory Reserve-The Burundi .



My first encounter with the Burundi was a few months back at the cupping table with all four cups in front of me a mystery. Every other Friday we do blind cuppings at the Factory and challenge… Continue

Added by Stone Creek Coffee Roasters on May 5, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

SCC is awarded the Ethical Business Leadership Award

Posted by: Christie Boivin



Stone Creek Coffee has recently been awarded the 2009 Ethical Business Leadership Award for Environmental Stewardship from the School of Business and Legal Studies at Concordia University. Here are some of our initiatives that we have been recognized for:



• Ethical:

-Socially Responsible Coffee Certification System

-A Fair Trade licensed roaster

-Buying Direct- establishing direct relationships with farms

-Supporting the… Continue

Added by Stone Creek Coffee Roasters on May 1, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

World Fair Trade Day: Saturday, May 9, 2009

Posted by: Jess Imig



World Fair Trade Day is upon us!!!! 8 days and counting! Lots of thanks go out to the Wisconsin Fair Trade Coalition for organizing this event locally and for sponsoring the World Fair Trade Crawl. World Fair Trade Day is a global effort to recognize fair trade practices and products. Globally, the US will celebrate with 80 other countries, and locally Stone Creek Coffee will be celebrating with 30+ local, Milwaukee businesses through the World Fair Trade… Continue

Added by Stone Creek Coffee Roasters on May 1, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

SMUG!

Posted by: Steve Hawthorne



An article in last week's Milwaukee Journal Sentinel featured a story about the SMUG - a travel mug with an embedded RFID chip that would allow users to essentially carry their gift card in their mug!



The SMUG was conceived of by Marquette University student, Chris Hallberg. Chris and his group, under the advisement of our owner, Eric Resch, won the undergraduate award for Best Business… Continue

Added by Stone Creek Coffee Roasters on April 20, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Red Sky Blend

Posted by: Shannon Smith



I normally stop by the Bay View store every morning on my way to the Factory. Today, however, I was running a bit behind and decided it best to come straight downtown instead. All the way from Bay View to the Factory I thought about what kind of coffee I would brew in the French Press upon my safe arrival. I get stuck in ruts sometimes with only wanting the same coffees each morning. Lately, the Garden Blend and our new Factory Reserve (the Burundi-try it, it… Continue

Added by Stone Creek Coffee Roasters on April 2, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Our Milwaukee

Posted by: Carrie Gapinski



We all know that supporting our local Milwaukee businesses is important, and it's great to know that there are organizations out there that encourage the public to celebrate our community's unique character by choosing local.



Our Milwaukee is a business alliance that advocates for locally owned businesses the goal of the organization is to build market share for Milwaukee's independent businesses by increasing awareness about the personal and… Continue

Added by Stone Creek Coffee Roasters on March 31, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Welcome to Spring!

Posted by: Steve Hawthorne



Today we begin serving our 2009 Garden Blend. We've brought together coffees from Brazil and Ethiopia to form this year s Spring time treat. Here s what our coffee pro s had to say about Garden Blend:



2009's Garden Blend is a complex coffee displaying an initial gush of blueberry flavor followed by a hint of nuttiness and earthy flavor. The coffee finishes with a pleasant liveliness with a hint of pepper that leaves an enjoyable aftertaste. The… Continue

Added by Stone Creek Coffee Roasters on March 25, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

A Trip to Remember

Posted by: Steve Hawthorne



At the end of February, my friend and colleague Athena and I took a trip to visit the coffee growing regions of El Salvador. For those of us that work in the coffee industry, visiting a farm is a must do in our career. Over the next couple of weeks, Athena and I will be compiling our notes and pictures to put together a presentation that will include photos, video footage, and stories of our travels. In the mean time, I wanted to share some of my thoughts… Continue

Added by Stone Creek Coffee Roasters on March 13, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Coming Soon...Burundi-Factory Reserve!

Posted by: Steve Hawthorne



Andrew Carnegie was an innovative entrepreneur in the railroad business during the late 1800s. He is often remembered for the remark, "Pioneering dont pay." While this may be true for mass production businesses, it couldn’t be farther from the truth in the world of specialty coffee.



Our latest Factory Reserve was sourced for us by our friends at Café Imports in Minneapolis. Their team is constantly on the hunt for unique, treasure coffees all… Continue

Added by Stone Creek Coffee Roasters on March 13, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Back from El Salvador

Posted by: Steve Hawthorne



Athena and I arrived home from El Salvador on Sunday evening. We had an amazing trip and learned a great deal about how coffee gets from producing countries to our morning cup. The experiences that we had have changed our views and thoughts on how we enjoy coffee. We also enjoyed the incredible 95 degree weather!



As we get settled in and sort through our notes and photos, there will be more blog entries to come about our trip and the coffees that… Continue

Added by Stone Creek Coffee Roasters on March 3, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Off to El Salvador

Posted by: Steve Hawthorne



For those of us that work in the coffee industry, visiting a coffee farm is probably at the top of a list of 'must dos' in our career. Next week Thursday, our Vice President of Retail, Athena, and I will be able to check that off our lists. We will be traveling to El Salvador on behalf of our Green Coffee Team to visit the Lima Family and their cooperative of coffee farms.



For almost a year, we have been purchasing coffee from this group...the… Continue

Added by Stone Creek Coffee Roasters on February 17, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

In the News

This morning's edition of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel featured an article about the Stone Creek Coffee Blog. It's been nearly four years since we launched our blog and it has been a great tool for us to communicate with you, our customers. Grab a cup of your favorite blend and head on over to JSonline to read how Blogs can draw customers deeper into businesses.

Added by Stone Creek Coffee Roasters on January 28, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Now Serving Winter Blend

Posted by: Steve Hawthorne



In case you haven't noticed, winter has arrived here in Milwaukee. Last week's record low temperature was yet another reminder to me of how much I LOVE coffee. Here at the Factory, we survived with many cups of our 2009 Winter Blend.



We've combined our socially responsible Brazilian coffee with our French Roast and some fresh beans from El Salvador to create a blend that is the perfect brace against winter's wind and snow. Here's what our green… Continue

Added by Stone Creek Coffee Roasters on January 19, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

1510 Meals to Brazil!

Posted by: Eric Resch



Just before the Christmas holiday, I sent a note to people on our Stone Creek email list asking them to join us in donating meals to the children of coffee harvesters that grow our Brazilian coffee. We did this in lieu of sending holiday cards to our customers and friends because it was consistent with our values and helped to make the lives of people that support our business a little bit better.



Wow...what a great response we had. I wanted to… Continue

Added by Stone Creek Coffee Roasters on January 19, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Our Milwaukee Buy Local Fair

Posted by: Christie Boivin



Join us Saturday, December 6th at the Urban Ecology Center for the Our Milwaukee Buy Local Fair! Stone Creek Coffee as well as many other local Milwaukee businesses will be present at the event. We will there with coffee and other goodies, so stop by and support a great cause!



In conjunction with the Exchange Alternative Gift Fair, Our Milwaukee will be… Continue

Added by Stone Creek Coffee Roasters on December 5, 2008 at 10:30am — No Comments

Fair Trade Month

Posted by: Steve Hawthorne



Can anyone tell me what happened to September? It seems like it just got here and now here we are in October...anyway...



October is Fair Trade Month! Fair Trade Certification empowers farmers and farm workers to lift themselves out of poverty by investing in their farms and communities, protecting the environment, and developing the business skills necessary to compete in the global marketplace.



We are also proud that our great city of… Continue

Added by Stone Creek Coffee Roasters on October 1, 2008 at 10:30am — No Comments

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