Stories

Stories

Each week we offer a wide-open, transparent look at what’s happening at Summit Coffee — from the news, to the celebrations, to the failures, and back again.

  • Jan112012

    Don’t worry, she’ll be back tomorrow

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    “Where’s Becky?” “Where’s Becky?” “Where’s Becky?” I fielded that question at least a half dozen times this morning, Today is the one day a week that Becky doesn’t open the store. Each of the other six days this week, and on six days each week, Becky wakes up before all of us to get the coffee brewing and get the…

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  • Jan062012

    The Freckled Dog Pub

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    I’ve felt for a long time that Davidson needed a pub. It wasn’t until recently that I determined we could open one in our upstairs. When I was living in Oxford, England two summers ago, my wife Beth and I got in the habit of meeting at 5:00 each day in one of the MANY local pubs. We loved the…

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  • Jan052012

    Billy Jones, musician-in-residence.

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    Billy Jones has taken to calling Summit his “home court” for concerts, and, well…he should. Billy has played at least one concert at Summit each month for the past 8 years. All told, he has performed more than 750 hours of music on his home court: downstairs, upstairs, out back, and out front. When I became an owner of Summit…

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  • Jan022012

    A New Year. A New Look.

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    A New Year. A New Look. Welcome to our new look. While the ball dropped in Times Square and the calendar rolled over yet again, we spent the weekend refreshing Summit Coffee. Some changes, perhaps most notably the paint on our walls, happened overnight. A dedicated crew of baristas and friends shared many hours and gallons of paint to give…

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