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  • Oct302013

    Welcome Back, Movember. Welcome Back, Blog.

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    So here we are, on the eve of Movember, bringing the blog back to life. It’s embarrassing, truthfully, how infrequent those posts have come. There’s always “something to do.” But thankfully, for the second year in a row, Movember has brought me back here to spread the word of what we’re doing in Davidson. For the third year running, Summit…

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  • Mar232013
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    Growing Slowly and Surely.

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  • Nov022012

    Here Comes Movember

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    Welcome back, Movember. It’s been along 11 months since we have sported the fine upper lip decor of a sweet ‘stache. Time to bring it back. Who’s with us? There are a lot of worthy causes to get behind, folks, and here is another one. Wave those upper lip hairs proudly and join thousands of others worldwide to raise money…

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  • Sep112012

    Happy Birthday, Summit.

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    Summit turns 14!! This weekend, Summit celebrates the 14th anniversary of its opening back in September of 1998. The theme of adventure has been an important aspect of the Summit brand and shop décor since day one, and it certainly has been an adventure! As with any adventure or expedition, there has been a mighty effort by a whole lot of…

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  • Sep112012

    What We Did Win.

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    So we didn’t win $250,000. An email this morning confirmed that LivingSocial and Chase Bank did not identify us, Summit Coffee, as one of 12 recipients of a terrific small business grant. But during the application process, which came together oh-so-fast, we had the opportunity to think about what we are. Thanks to many of you, we were a finalist…

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  • Aug082012

    Barista Jesse brings musical experiment to Summit

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    Most nights of the week, you can find Jesse Vetrone doing his thing behind the bar at Summit: making coffee art and keeping things cool. But it’s in the hours away from Summit when Jesse really lets the creativity rip. Along with Mack Russum, Jesse makes up one half of the musical duo Colours. Together these guys have spent countless…

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  • Jul302012

    How Does The Garden Grow?

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    First, an apology on the sporadic (that’s generous) posting of blog entries. To be frank, we’ve been terrible. But alas, we’re going to try and keep people more up-to-date on the goings on…. Each week at Summit, we brew some 300 pounds of coffee. That’s about 1350 pounds per month, and 15,600 per year. A whole lot of coffee. And…

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  • May092012

    Celebrating Robert Whitton: A Perfect Day at Summit

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    May 5, 2012 was a memorable day for Summit Coffee; in fact, it may have been the perfect day at Summit Coffee. The sun came up into clear skies while the many volunteers, vendors, farmers, and artists prepared to open the Davidson Farmer’s Market right in our backyard. Teams of people across the street were simultaneously setting up for Davidson…

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  • Apr202012

    Missing: Decaf Giraffe

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    ALERT: Decaf Giraffe, he who sits atop the decaf espresso beans, has disappeared. He was last seen two weeks ago, atop the decaf espresso beans (I think we covered that already). He is about 6 inches tall, looks like a giraffe (obviously) and has zero ability to move himself. As a result, this situation is being investigated as a kidnapping.…

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  • Apr162012

    Where’s Your Summit?

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    I’m sitting at our Summit. 128 South Main St. You’ve all been here. By definition, a summit is the apex, the “topmost level attainable.” That place is different for each of us. Wherever that may be, though, we want to go with you. I’d like to introduce our newest idea. We will call it “Where’s Your Summit?” And the premise…

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