Summer is now over and what are we doing? Oh yeah, that's right - roasting Pumpkin Spice Flavored Coffee. There's a flurry of activity in our flavor room for this fan favorite. We sell more Pumpkin Spice this time of year than we do our top flavored coffee in an entire year. Wowsers!
Every fall I wonder if this is the year people will tire of pumpkin spice. We find it everywhere nowadays – tea, gum, yogurt, pasta, bagels…even vodka! Yet here we are at the beginning of another season with tons of orders for our Pumpkin Spice.
What is our obsession with Pumpkin Spice? Well for one, the smell and taste of pumpkin gives us a feeling that associates us with home. It brings us comfort and makes us feel nostalgic. The spicy aromas of nutmeg and cinnamon reminds us of those delicious baked goods mom makes this time of year.
The fall is a time when everything is changing – leaves are falling, there's a chill in the air, and the days are shorter. I think we're all just looking for that warm feeling of comfort which we find in Pumpkin Spice.
So, enjoy a Pumpkin Spice coffee, latté or any of the other Pumpkin Spice creation and get your seasonal fix while you can.
I recently had a visitor from Honduras – Roberto Isaias Salazar. He was accompanied by Felice Chay, a Volcafe Specialty Coffee trader. I buy coffees from Volcafe and have always had a good experience, so when Felice said she wanted to introduce me to Roberto, I knew it would be worth meeting him. Roberto is a [...]
Are you or someone you know gluten-free? For some, a gluten-free diet is absolutely essential and we know celiac disease is a daily battle with unpleasant symptoms and pain. I recently received a phone call asking if our flavored coffee was gluten-free. I’m happy to say yes, our coffee is gluten-free! There is no gluten in [...]
The Philly Phanatic made an appearance at the Blue Bell Rotary Pancake Breakfast to give our roastmaster, Anthony Valerio, a helping hand! We served over 500 cups of Black Onyx Brew, Colombian Decaf and our newest flavored coffee, New Jersey Shore which was a hit. Cafe Excellence donated coffee, teas, cups and sweeteners for this breakfast [...]
We’re excited to announce we have a new sample roaster! With the capacity to roast up to a pound of coffee, the Tech-tisian, has the ability to artisan roast coffee with the technology to do it consistently. Before I make a commitment to buy a particular coffee from an origin I always request a sample. When [...]
Peggy Gilbey McMackin, from Spiced Peach Blog, has created a recipe using Cafe Excellence’s very own Black Onyx Sumatra Coffee. "Lively tastes with exciting spiced flavor combinations is the trend of today, and using coffee and chocolate in the preparation of Chili may be considered among these. Many ethnic dishes of ages past now emerge appearing [...]
Peggy Gilbey McMackin of Spiced Peach Blog, joined us here at Cafe Excellence where we sat down to talk about the history of Cafe Excellence, the Valerio family, current roast master, Anthony Valerio, and what Cafe Excellence is up to today. “A worn, blurred photograph captures a moment in the journey. A time not unusual for [...]
Even though we’re a small company, we take the time each year to put a lot of effort into supporting our local community through participation of fundraising events and giving back to charities we admire. Each year we also support 1-2 coffee growing community causes.For 2014, we decided to support Grounds for Health. Grounds for [...]
Join Café Excellence and MajaTei Teas for food, coffee, tea, wine, and premium beer. There will be more than 40 local restaurants, caterers, and beverage suppliers participating in this event with a silent auction and raffles too. All proceeds benefit Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware families caring for children with disabilities or serious illnesses.Friday, February [...]
LOWER PROVIDENCE – A renowned micro coffee roaster has decided to turn over a new leaf. Lots of leaves, in fact – oolong, black, green, white and even herbal. Since debuting MajaTei Teas, its extensive line of high-end teas last summer, life is no longer just beans and brews for Café Excellence owner Anthony Valerio and his [...]