| By Laurie Britton |
Each year, I become increasingly more excited as the anticipation of the holidays approach. It’s my favorite time of year and it makes me happy because it gives me even more excuses to cook my absolute favorite delicious comfort foods and baked goodies for all my close friends and family.
Though, I have to admit, while I certainly enjoy most every moment during this time of year and all of the gifts the holidays bring, the holidays also tend to arrive bearing the one unwanted package of stress to most all of us—especially when it comes to holiday shopping. Fortunately, most of the special people in my life are big coffee and tea drinkers, so you can probably guess what they receive from me each year.
If you’re like me and are a big specialty coffee or tea drinker, and have loved ones who are also, you’ll want to take a look at some of the following sale events we’re offering when shopping with us on Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. If you’re not sure exactly what to get for your loved ones, we also offer online gift cards.
I also suggest you pick up a bag or two of our limited release holiday blend, awarded a 92 rating from Coffee Review, which I’m delighted to announce is now available! It’s roasted with our special blend of two South American coffee varieties and an Ethiopian coffee which come together bringing out the richness of dark chocolate, spruce, and stone fruit, rounded out with a touch of sweetness and acidity. Our cafe is currently in the final stages of being remodeled, but you can still pick up bags of our holiday blend and all our other coffee beans at our roastery two doors down at 1622 National Avenue.
Small Business Saturday
We’re very blessed and thankful to have so many wonderful loyal and supporting customers all year round. To show our appreciation, for anyone who shops with us in our cafe on Small Business Saturday taking place November 26, will receive:
- Beginning at 9am – Coffee brewing demonstration and Q&A session with a Certified Level 2 Barista on best practices, tips and tricks for making the perfect cup of coffee
- Free small pastry (while supplies last) with the purchase of any beverage
- 20 percent off all brewing merchandise, including coffee makers and all Chemex and Hario brewing equipment
- 15 percent off all burr coffee grinders
If you don’t live in San Diego or have friends and family who love coffee and tea, but don’t live in the area, you’ll want to shop our online store on Cyber Monday on November 28. We’ll be offering free shipping on any online order to anywhere in the Continental USA.
‘Tis the season, so happy shopping and happy holidays from the Cafe Virtuoso family to you and yours!
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Certified organic from day one, Laurie founded Cafe Virtuoso in 2008 with the vision of bringing a level of quality to coffee and tea previously unavailable in San Diego. Her passion and dedication ensures each business decision is based on being socially and ethically responsible and is acutely involved in every aspect of what it means to be truly sustainable.