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  • Jun032015

    Fisher Farm Festival

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    Team Summit Foundation’s second event of the 2015 Twilight Racing Series is almost here! On June 20, Fisher Farm in Davidson becomes a massive adult playground, and one price gets you in for SEVEN events — yoga, running, biking and more. The entire event benefits Team Summit Foundation, which is providing summer camp opportunities for local kids who could not…

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  • Jun032015

    Adventures in Roasting, Take 1

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    Here we are at the Roastery, 7:00am on a Sunday morning usually reserved for long runs, large coffees and no alarm clocks. We’re less than 48 hours removed from getting the green light to roast Summit Coffee, and we can’t wait any longer. We’re anxious. We’re nervous. We’re excited. We’re a little bit clueless. As Tim makes us coffee and…

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  • May072015
    The next adventure

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    Three very heavy crates arrived on a truck from Reno today, and we lowered them into a nearby warehouse. There were high fives — and high nerves; one of the crates nearly tipped over. We spent the rest of the day unpacking crates, roaming the aisles of every hardware store in the county in search of an elusive $2 part,…

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  • Jan212015

    Meet Your Summit Team: Lilly Wilson

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    Between all of Summit’s enterprises, we have 34 employees. One our hopes for 2015 is that we can share a little bit about each one of them to you. To start: meet Lillian Wilson, an outdoors enthusiast, mathematician, Davidson College graduate, and all-around rock star (literally?). First Visit to Summit: as an Odyssey participant before my first year as a student…

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  • Dec102014

    Summit Gift Boxes

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    It’s Giving Season, and this year it’s time to think local and think quality. Give the gift of Summit Coffee to your family, friends, secret santas and co-workers. Our custom Gift Boxes allow you to pick-and-choose Summit offerings — coffee, mugs, apparel and more — and we’ll take care of the rest. Stop in Summit on Main St. today to…

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  • Nov182014

    Holiday Catering

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    Just in time for Thanksgiving and the Winter Holidays, Summit now is offering catered baked goods! From the brainchild of our kitchen staff, led by Courtney Spear, we’re baking in bulk for the holidays so you don’t have to. It’s easy: select what you want, email our catering account and it will be ready for you to impress your family…

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  • Nov072014

    Mo Bro Spotlight: Tom Helfrich

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    There’s some great Mos and some great Bros on the Summit Coffee Movember Team, but there’s no doubt this year’s face of Movember for our crew is Tom Helfrich. Father of Summit Mo Bros Tim, Spencer and Brian, and an investor in Summit Coffee himself, Tom’s battle with prostate cancer in 2011 was the inspiration for bringing Movember to Davidson…

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  • Aug292014

    16 years of Dave Beam

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    Dave Beam was there when Summit Coffee was born. As a member of the very first Summit staff, he started pulling espresso shots at Summit in the fall of 1998. Since then, more than 250 Summit baristas have come and gone, all of them adding life to the shop and helping to shape our story. But there has always been…

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  • Aug142014
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    Complete the Ice Bucket Challenge Friday 8/15/14 @ 6pm

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    This Friday: BYOB. Bring Your Own Bucket.

    Davidson, friends of Summit, fans of Sierra Nevada: We are challenging you to join Team Summit Foundation at the launch tomorrow night, Friday, Aug. 15. At 6pm, we want 100 people joining the TSF for the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS. Then stick around for live music, Sierra Nevada Beer Camp pints and more!

    See you at 6.

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  • Aug082014

    Friday Interview: Kim Elena Ionescu

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    Counter Culture Coffee has emerged as one of the premier coffee importers and roasters in the United States. At the forefront of that growth for Counter Culture is Kim Elena Ionescu, Coffee Buyer & Sustainability Manager for the Durham-based outfit. In between trips around the world to find the best coffee, Kim is leading Counter Culture’s efforts to eliminate its carbon…

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