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Vote online to send a local barista to coffee camp

Barista Magazine and the Specialty Coffee Association of America is putting together a camp for baristas called Camp Pull-A-Shot, and local barista Cameron Peterson, who works for The Coffee Ethic in Springfield, Missouri, wants to go to a camp designed just for barista like him.  You can help, but you have to hurry and vote […]

7 Ways to Celebrate National Coffee Day

Today is National Coffee Day.  I honestly didn’t realize that until I saw it filling up my Twitter screen from all my online coffee friends, so a hearty National Coffee Day to you!  It got me thinking — what are good ways to celebrate National Coffee Day?  I’ve come up with ten for your reading […]

Hebrews Coffee to give away free drinks for anniversary

Next Friday, September 24, will be the two-year anniversary of Hebrews Coffee, located on East Republic Road in Springfield, Missouri.  Kevin Roy and his team have been working at this coffee thing for a while — honestly seems like more than two years to me — and have made a coffee cafe that is spacious, […]

Our second 417Coffee Disloyalty Card giveaway, courtesy of PT’s Coffee

We launched the 417Coffee Disloyalty Card back in early June, and admittedly it’s taken some time for people to make the rounds.  There’s 8 shops involved, and 2 of them particularly are hard to get to — one because it’s outside Springfield and one because it’s on a college campus and has been running summer […]

And the winner of the Red Rooster coffee grinder is…

It’s giveaway time.  We launched the 417Coffee Disloyalty Card back in June, and a couple weeks ago, we announced that the generous people at Red Rooster Trading Company had offered up a Camano Coffee Mill bundle to be given away to one of the first 10 people to complete the Disloyalty Card and turn it […]

Disloyalty Card giveaway: Red Rooster coffee mill grinder

I’m excited to announce that Red Rooster Trading Company is partnering with us in promoting the 417Coffee Disloyalty Card. For a while, I’ve been promoting that the first 10 people to complete and turn in their Disloyalty Card will be entered into a giveaway. Red Rooster has confirmed that they will sponsor that giveaway by […]

Drinking Honduras coffee for a good cause

A friend of a friend recently came back to Springfield after a mission trip to Honduras.  She brought back a pound of Honduran coffee she picked up while in Honduras, and my friend passed it to me to try it out.  The whole concept of selling origin coffee to benefit a charity in the country […]

A Tanzania coffee side-by-side: Heroes vs. Intelligentsia

Recently I’ve been sampling the roasts from Heroes Coffee, a local coffee roaster based here in Springfield, Missouri.  Heroes Coffee also owns the Heroes Coffee Cafe located at the corner of National Avenue and Chestnut Expressway in Springfield, which is one of the shops taking part in our 417Coffee Disloyalty Card.   It’s the best location […]

KY3 news coverage of the 417Coffee Disloyalty Card

Thanks to the diligence of KY3 News reporter Marie Saavedra, the 6 p.m. newscast of the KY3 News out of Springfield, Missouri, featured a news feature piece on the 417Coffee Disloyalty Card that we launched last Friday.  The video is below: I received a tweet on Monday from Marie asking if we could meet up […]

Announcing the 417Coffee Disloyalty Card

Today I’m excited to announce the launch of the 417Coffee Disloyalty Card! What’s a disloyalty card, you ask?  We’ve all used loyalty cards before — a punch card or swipe card that encourages you to visit the same coffee shop over and over for some kind of benefit or perk once you buy the right […]