Brew Plum Coffee bar's Grand opening is this Friday

Brew Plum Coffee Bar's Grand Opening is tomorrow at the the Nelson Fine Art Center. The center is located at 324 East Main Street, Johnson City, TN, 37601 and will be featuring locally roasted Vienna Coffee. Earlier this season owner Kate bought a La Pavoni from us, and now she's raring to go. Come out on Friday and get any drink that might spark your interesting ranging from Chai to hot cider to delicious specialty coffee. If you go on friday bring your receipt into the roastery next week and show it at the register for a free 2oz bag of any coffee of your choice!

Enjoy and Best of luck to you and Brew Plum!

Hill's Fresh Produce and Specialties

If you are ever out in Crossville, Tennessee stop into Hill's Fresh Produce and Specialties.  Not only are the owners delightful, the store is very well laid out with delectable goodies for all ages. Everywhere you look you will find homemade candies.  They also supply homemade spices, specialty cooking items, produce, bulk bins of flaxseed, granola, lentils, etc. Even better, they have a marvelous display of Vienna Coffee! If you are looking for some great specialty craft roasted coffee and want to check out someplace new, Hills is definitely a place to go. We give them two scoops up... two scoops of coffee that is.

What about Sustainability?

A lot of folks, especially in East Tennessee, ask me "what is all this 'stuff' about sustainable Coffee?" Quite simply, I view it as an essential "movement" that must flourish if we are to maintain or "sustain" the high quality coffees that we have grown to know and love!Of course the bigger picture is about our culture and lifestyle; our world and our place in it. It's about whether we choose to be good stewards of God's gifts. That is a subject near to my heart, but pages and pages of blog can be written about that. For now, I'll stick to a more narrow question about "Sustainable Coffee"Sustainable Coffee is coffee that has been grown, processed, traded and handled in a manner that looks to the "long view" of being in the world. It's coffee that reflects a commitment to be fair to all the folks along the way who work to produce the cup. It's coffee that's been grown in a way that is protective of our environment (locally and globally) and the health and welfare of the farmers. It's coffee that is processed with quality and conservation of resources as central tenets of the person or co-op who does the processing. It generally (but not always) includes some "third party" assessment or certification that efforts really have been made to be responsible. It includes certifications like "Organic", "Fair Trade Certified", shade grown, Bird Friendly, Rainforest Alliance Certified. It supports and gains support from organizations like "Coffee Kids" and Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN).At Vienna Coffee Company, we feel strongly about sustainability and are working to make it a larger and larger part of our business. Check back from time to time to learn more. There are also links from our website to several organizations where you can learn more!Ciao,John

How did we get started?

Vienna Coffee Company was created out of self-defense. A native of Eastern Tennessee, I lived in California long enough to get a taste for some of the world's finest coffees. On moving back to Tennessee, I couldn't find any easily-accessible sources locally, so I decided to learn about crafting my own. Because I have an engineering background, the processes, timing and so on, made sense to me.

And Vienna Coffee Company was born!