Thursday, November 18, 2010

Pumpkin Spice

Pumpkin Spice is flying out the door! Yes, it is the Holiday Season. Our top four coffees are Breakfast Blend, French Vanilla, Hazelnut Supreme and Snicker Doodle - Pumpkin Spice comes in 5th this time of year. So thankful to have the Dream Team working this fall and winter: Sandra, Tamatha and Jeff. Thank you for all the hard work!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Bring It On

I love summer, the warm weather, sunshine and green everywhere. But I also love school fundraising, so welcome back schools. Last week we kicked of Twisters, TNT Explosion Allstars, Cobra Coffee and several others. We also helped the quality of a baby eagle, which I don't usual do, but he was very cute, happy and made me smile. That was for the Clay City Elementary Patriots, selling soon!
Our new order forms look amazing. We have kept all the coffees from last year, added two loose leaf teas and a Fair Trade Organic from Peru. The forms are still one page and you choose the selling price - keeping it simple is my motto. The easiest way to get started is to complete the Worksheet on our website. You will then be contacted about artwork and details.
Whatever fundraiser you choose this fall I hope it provides great quality and the funds you need.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Fair Trade for the Fall

This is the time of year when School Spirit Coffee gears up for the next fundraising year. New order forms, new products and on top of that roasting our own coffee - sweet! The products won't all be announced for another few weeks but I will tell you that we are offering a Fair Trade Organic Coffee this year. Very exciting to have that option for your supporters.
When you shop for a fundraiser, make sure the company you choose puts a fresh face on every year. Evaluating and change are a healthy part of good business.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Roaster Videos

Our friend, Patti Stanton, came to Winchester and made three amazing videos of our Roastery. See yesterdays post for the first and I will be sharing the others in the next few weeks.
Today School Spirit Coffee is packaging for Winnacunet High School in Hampton, NH. They created their own label for the boys Lacross team - great job team!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

I own a great little book called Laughter & Latte. The following is the Introduction by Nicole Johnson. She expresses my opinion of a coffee experience.

Coffee is a universal welcome. It is available to all of us, rich or poor. It doesn't matter what country you live in, what language you speak - you can get a cup of coffee without much trouble. I have had a coffee in almost all fifty states and in eleven countries. I have friends who have sipped cups in England and others who have been served coffee sitting in a grass hut in the desert of Oman. The message is always the same: friendship and warmth. You are welcome here.
Coffee is an experience, an offer, a rite of passage, a good excuse to get together. When someone invites you to get coffee, it isn't because they're thirsty. It might be because they are cold, but more than likely it is because they want to spend time with you. Coffee makes a promise.
People who don't even like coffee usually love the smell and the experience. I have friends who don't drink coffee, but they never pass up the opportunity to go to get some. It's the place, the people, and the passion. They will have hot chocolate or a smoothie or some beverage, just to embrace the invitation to get together.
And that is the invitation of this book. We want to spend time with you. We'd like to get together over a cup of cappuccino or a cafe latte and share a few thoughts on friends and fun, family and faith. The way I see it, you don't need an excuse to get together over coffee, but this is one of the best.

Obviously, that has nothing to do with fundraising, but everything to do with coffee.