Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Peppermint Mocha

We just started our peppermint mocha today. Five minutes after we finally got our supplies in, we sold 2 and then 20 minutes later we sold one more and then we sold two more a while after that.

We have cool gift cards available in $5 increments. We've sold four this past week.

We're cutting a new commercial this week. Holly, a fabulous girl at 97.1 FM is going to do our commercial for us to run on their sister station Hot Ticket 700.

We've been with Hot Ticket 700 for about a month now. They are the best sports-talk station in Utah and the Official voice of the Utes.
Matt Thomas does a weekly live spot for us, and it's going so well, we added another one.
We also have numerous 30 second spots running four days a week.
They are pimping us pretty good at the station today, so "props" to them.

The word is getting out more and more every day. We consistently have people say, "This is the best _____ I've ever had." We are the best at what we do because we have a passion for espresso and tea, and just good drinks in general. I can't understand how someone can open a caffe or a coffee house or an espresso bar and not seek perfection in every drink. We say, "It's what's in the cup that matters." and we really believe that. I spend hours making sure our machine is tuned and that the temperature of the water is right and the cups are always preheated, and we always fresh grind... and that's only the most basic things.

It's trying to snow outside. Let's see if it sticks.
We're closed on the 24th and 25th for the holiday, but we'll be ready to rock on Sunday.

Saturday, December 04, 2004

Computer Down

The computer at the caffe crashed today. We couldn't take orders on the lovely touch screen, nor could we take credit cards automatically. We have been taking orders by hand and it's not fun. John's best friend Terry and his wife Shelli are in town. They are so nice as to just fly in and see us! Terry, the computer genius, is going to try to fix the computer for us. We'll see if it will work by the end of the day.

We're also giving out the premiere passes for the movie "Oceans Twelve" from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. tonight. We'll see how that goes.