Coffee Talk

24th South End Art Hop

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We are so excited to be part of the 24th Annual South End Art Hop! This three day event which brings over 30,000 people to Burlington's South End Arts District features over 500 local artists. Come on down for sculpture, fashion, music, live demos, artist markets, juried show, Kids Hop and much more.
September 9th: 5-10pm
September 10th: 10-10pm
September 11th: 10-4pm
This year, Speeders will be showing the following artists:
Martha Elmes, Lamp Installation
Kevyn Cundiff, Glasspets.com, Stained Glass
PoppyClock Collaboration; Haley Bishop Rockwood, Watercolor, Black Ink & Mixed Media
PoppyClock Collaboration; DeAnna Lynn Kerley, Watercolor, Black Ink & Mixed Media

Fall is on the Horizon

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Fall at Speeders is such an exciting time!! Not only do we start ramping up for the Big E down in Massachusetts but we also see our favorite event of the year: The South End Art Hop!! Over the next few weeks, we'll keep y'all posted on who's art will be hanging at our Pine St cafe as well as exciting Art Hop events and destinations.

Until then, enjoy the last weeks of summer and know that Cider & Pumpkins are soon to arrive!!

The 100% Hawaiian Kona Has Landed

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Its December & here at the roastery that means that our cups are filling up with seasonal coffees. This year, we're proud to be roasting Kona from Makapueo Farms - an award winning operation run by a fourth generation coffee farmer. With dark chocolate notes, this floral coffee is sure to delight....

Click here to order a bag!

If you're interested in the Kona but would rather something a bit more budget friendly, our Kona Blend is available as well and can be found here.

Papua New Guinea Nebilyer Valley

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We are absolutely thrilled with the coffee that we just roasted from Papua New Guinea! Having brought in several different varietals from the region before (including a peaberry), this takes the lead in flavor and depth, by far.

With the first sip, you cant help but pick out the notes of both caramel and dark chocolate.... more subtle are the hints of lemon and the spicy finish.

Click here to order a bag - we highly recommend!!! 

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The 11th Annual Burlington Book Festival

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This weekend is The Queen City’s annual celebration of the written word! Jam packed with readings, book signings, panels, workshops, demos, family activities, and special events featuring literary luminaries. All events are free and open to the public.

Speeder's on Pine St will be hosting events on both Friday & Saturday evenings....

Friday 09/25 8:00–10:00 PM:
SILVER SCREEN SUBMARINE POETRY JAZZ MESSENGERS
Over fifty years ago, Gerry Mulligan and Jack Kerouac created an improvisational jazz-poetry fusion that swept Greenwich Village and spilled out of New York into the Great Beyond. Three generations later, it has found a home in Burlington, where hep kittens and cats take to the stage in high-voltage synergetic incantation. Led by renowned poet Jim Ellefson.
Saturday 09/26 6:30 PM:
TALES FROM NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO
For more than twenty years, Tim Brookes was one of National Public Radio’s most popular and prolific essayists, writing humor, social commentary, reflections on life on a dirt road in Vermont and stories of his family and his upbringing in England. His essays were ordered on old-fashioned cassette tape, archived and downloaded, bounced around the Internet, taught in college writing classes and, in one case, cited in a tongue-in-cheek lawsuit by a driver who nearly drove off the road from laughing so hard. As a special event at the Burlington Book Festival, Tim will launch two books drawing from his NPR writing: an expanded second edition of his cult classic The Driveway Diaries and an entirely new collection, an autobiography in fragments of two minutes and fifteen seconds entitled The Ghosts of Good Intentions. Tim will read from both books and tell stories of life in the heyday of NPR. Secrets will be revealed, improbable truths told. Don’t touch that dial.
For more information visit The Burlington Book Festival Online!!

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