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  • May222014

    Introducing Bzzz Blend

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    In Africa, someone dies from malaria every 60 seconds. Yet, it’s 100% preventable. A $10 mosquito net prevents malaria from spreading, and eradicates the deadly disease. We’re excited to announce our new partnership with the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign. Together, we’re introducing Bzzz Blend — our newest coffee offering. For every bag of Bzzz Blend we sell,…

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  • May022014

    Grand Canyon: A Retrospective

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    In May 2013, four Summit staff members set out in search of an adventure. Hiking Pilot Mountain turned into camping in Tennessee and, somehow, turned into a trip to the Grand Canyon. The more plans developed, the more plans became outrageous. A two- or three-day hike developed into a two-day run, from the South Rim to the North Rim and…

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  • May022014

    Coffee of the Week: Nueva Llusta (late harvest)

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    In the past few months, Counter Culture has selected and roasted some outstanding coffees from Bolivia, specifically in Nueva Llusta. Located in the Yungas jungle in the country’s Western mountains, this coffee co-op has the perfect environment for growing coffee. Nueva Llusta is a collection of small, single-farmer lots producing beans with notes of chocolate, vanilla and black cherry. Counter…

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  • May022014

    Beer Spotlight: La Folie

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    Our love for good beer is just as potent as our love for good coffee. And just like we find superb coffees, we find superb beers. Now on tap at both stores is La Folie, part of New Belgium Brewing’s Lips of Faith series. A growing trend in craft beer is sours. Far, far away from your typical hoppy IPA,…

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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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