Yes, it’s true, today is Birch’s second anniversary. We couldn’t have made it this far without our loyal customers, so as a thank you we’d like to offer a free cup of coffee or tea to anyone who comes in with their own mug today. You can also help us celebrate by telling a friend to follow us on Twitter and ‘Like’ us on Facebook!
As cold weather is approaching so are dry hands and skin. A product of Los Angeles, Fulton’s Apothecary is now featuring a limited edition hand lotion labeled: “Fine Handcare For Gentleman”. The lotion, cleverly packaged in an amber glass prescription bottle with authentic hand-printed paper labeling, contains organic ingredients such as jojoba oil, vitamin E, and shea butter, all of which will nourish your hands and restore their softness. It also includes notes of pure coffee oil, adding both a pleasant scent and source of rich, natural antioxidants. Get yours at Dan and Dave.
Happy National Coffee Day! No holiday is complete without an awesome playlist – check out these Five Caffinated Jams from East Village Radio!
Have you ever wondered where coffee came from? According to legend, a sixth-century Ethiopian goatherd named Kaldi discovered his goats frolicking from one coffee shrub to another. He recognized that the coffee berries they were eating had a stimulating effect, and he began to experiment with the seeds. A century later, brewed coffee emerged in Arabia and the popularity of coffee grew at an exponential rate. And today, over 400 billion cups of coffee are consumed each year. It is a world commodity that is second only to oil.
So today, don’t forget to take a coffee break (or two) to celebrate this historical and important beverage with us at Birch!
Take a gander at these beautiful creations from Hungarian designer Eszter Imre. She’s taken the mug and espresso cup to new heights with these comfortable looking pieces of functional sculpture.
Mom always said never to play with your food, but she never mentioned coffee… We refer, of course, to latte art, or the practice of creating designs and images in a cup of coffee using steamed milk (and perhaps some syrup or tools for more advanced techniques). Care to learn how? Watch a pro to learn some tricks, but you might want to start with the basics. Some of this stuff is pretty crazy.