Welcome to spring and summer! I, for one, am ready for some warmer weather and sunshine … if Mother Nature ever makes up her mind!
It has been a while since I sent out a newsletter, so there’s lots of news to share about the happenings at your favorite neighborhood coffee shop. In this issue, we’ll introduce our new baristas and talk about what we’ve been up to.
The next time you’re downtown, please stop by to say hello, and grab something satisfyingly delicious off our menu!
Maureen @ 25 30 Espresso
Meet the New Crew!
Earlier this year, we bid farewell to one of our longtime baristas, Spencer Keady. She moved to Scottsdale, Ariz., to work with a coffee roaster and to broaden her barista and coffee skills. She is doing great! Thanks to all the folks who stopped by in February to wish Spencer good luck at her new job. We’ll be sure to let you know when she’s back in town and on the bar!
We are thrilled to have a new team of baristas to craft your favorite coffees here at the shop. The morning crew features Josh along with the original 25 30 Espresso crew, Maureen, Molly, and Madison. In the afternoons Jennifer, Renee, Aryn, and Kylie take over the bar.
And for those who like a delicious pastry to snack on while enjoying your coffees, lattes, and frappes, we have great fresh baked goodies. Always trying to find incredible treats for you to enjoy. Come in often as things are changing all the time.
Beat the Heat!
Come in with the coupon at the bottom of this post
to save on an ice-cold frappe or smoothie.
Best cure for a hot VA summer day!
On the Town with 25 30
We have an exciting and busy summer planned! Come find us at any of these events. Stop by, meet our baristas, and enjoy our awesome coffees on the go!
Darbytown Children’s Bike Rodeo and Movie at the Greens
Saturday, May 25, 12 – 3 p.m. (bike rodeo); evening (movie)
The neighborhood around 25 30 Espresso is called Darbytown. This year, the residents and businesses are hosting a Children’s Bike Rodeo and Movie at the Greens on May 25th. The bike rodeo will feature bike safety as well as make your own license craft, moon bounce, and police and fire vehicles. Come back in the evening for a fun family movie on the Greens. Bring a blanket or lawn chair!
Celebrate the Rappahannock’s ACA Paddle Green Event
Saturday, June 1, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Join the American Canoe Association (ACA) as they celebrate the gorgeous Rappahannock River at Riverfront Park on Sophia Street. Join in family-fun activities that promote outdoor recreation and good stewardship of the environment. 25 30 Espresso has been a longtime partner with Friends of the Rappahannock, and we are thrilled to bring our excellent coffees to the families and volunteers who participate at these events. For more information about this event, go to http://www.americancanoe.org/?CelebratetheRapp.
Fredericksburg Farmer’s Market
Every Saturday, 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Fredericksburg has a growing farmer’s market downtown on Prince Edward Street. Stop by every Saturday to get a cup of coffee while you shop local and support nearby farms and artisans. You can also pick up some pastries and bagged coffee at our table. Stop by and say hello!
Maureen’s Boston Barista Adventures
In April, Maureen attended the 25th Anniversary of the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s annual expo. This is *the* coffee event in America for those who enjoy gourmet coffee. “It was an exciting and educational time, and I came back with more knowledge and new coffee friends,” said Maureen.
The expo included the annual barista championship, which showcased the nation’s most talented baristas. The winner will represent America at the 2013 World Barista Championship, which will be held in Melbourne, Australia, May 22-26, 2013. You can watch the event via streaming video at http://new.livestream.com/wbc2013.
Attending events like the SCAA’s coffee expo is what keeps 25 30’s baristas at the top of their game. They bring home new skills and ideas to craft the perfect coffees for our customers.
We want your input!
At 25 30 Espresso, we are always looking for ways to make the coffee shop YOUR coffee shop. Let us know what culinary delights you’d like to see on our menu in the future. We welcome your suggestions for how to make 25 30 Espresso your home away from home.
Leave your suggestions at the shop or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.