I'm a few days late on our monthly blog post (my apologies)... yet it is for good reason - we've been really busy roasting and preparing for our debut at the Tampa Holiday Gift Market, as the winner of this year's Young Entrepreneurship Program! We have FOUR awesome new Fair-Trade Organic coffees joining our lineup for this event - Damas de San Ignacio (a women-grown coffee from Peru), Copan (Honduras), Chiapas (Mexico), and La Cumbre (Colombia), and which will be added to our online store shortly after the event (Nov 9-12). If you're near the Tampa Bay area, please come meet the team! (we'll have special freebies/offers for regular customers, so please let us know who you are!)

We're so excited about this Holiday season! It is our first one at The Roastery, and we really want to make it special for you, our customers - the ones who make everything possible! So... please mark your calendars for:

* Our first-ever THANKSGIVING FRIDAY @ The Roastery | Friday Nov 24, 9 am - 12 pm  |  Free tours and free coffee all morning - our way to say THANK YOU to all our customers for your support (we're not planning to have roasted beans for sale that day, as we'd like to focus on saying thanks and giving back, but if you're making a special trip to Lakeland and would like us to roast something for you, of course we can make it happen!)

* Our new Artisan Dripper Launch! | A ceramic dripper handmade by Guatemalan women artisans that will take your pour-overs to the next level... a very limited edition will be launching online December 1st! (Please check our FB and IG for preview pics!)

* Friday Coffee Tastings | Every Friday in December, 5-7 pm | Come relax and enjoy with us the coffees we've roasted that week, along with a beautiful view of Lake Beulah! 

We're also open to your suggestions on other events you'd like us to have! Please connect with us in social media and let us know!

Always grateful for the opportunity to be your roaster,

- Lisbeth