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The coffee industry uses a colorful flavor wheel. Created by the SCAA (Specialty Coffee Association of America) in 1995, it helped to define what specialty coffee was and at the same time helped position it away from commercial coffee. The … Continue reading

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A child’s best friend can be their first two-wheeled bicycle. It becomes their most trusted transportation and many a child finds their pursuit of happiness while riding their bike. It gets them away from home and chores; it gives them an … Continue reading

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Back in the 60’s Batman and Robin taught us that crime doesn’t pay. Looking back at the series, it’s interesting that the dual team never thought of partnering with a crime-fighting dog. Canines have been used for hunting and providing … Continue reading

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There’s a movement in America that screams red, white and blue. Established in 2007, this crusade started with a small band of brothers who were passionate about United States National Soccer. It began at Captain Jack’s, a local bar in … Continue reading

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Some say that a typical friendship will last about 7 years. The reason is simple. People change over time, so it’s realistic that friendships change too. Years ago when I traveled for corporate America, a woman I was sitting next … Continue reading

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Still looking for the perfect gift? Many of our customers ask us how they can buy our branded products; literally there are thousands of places across America from tiny coffee shops to America’s historical landmarks.  Featured below are a few … Continue reading

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This time of year causes people to be more reflective and grateful. Not everyone is going through good times, but sometimes it’s what you make of a situation. It’s that way with Keith and Kari. The couple met through Keith's … Continue reading

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Vermont is known as the ‘land of milk and honey’ so it’s appropriate that Champlain Valley Apiaries would be located there. Founded in 1931 by Charles Mraz, the 3rd generation family business will be celebrating their 85th anniversary in 2016.  … Continue reading

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Acadia National Park was founded in 1916. It is located in Maine on Mount Desert Island, the 6th largest island in the contiguous United States. Its coastal landscape is marked by woodlands, rocky beaches and Cadillac Mountain – the highest … Continue reading

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Earlier this year, we talked about our Clean Air achievements – today we’re pleased to share we now offer carbon neutral shipping!                           As a small family-run business, our … Continue reading

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