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Specialty Coffee Travels: Ireland

St. Pete-based artist Eva Avenue is living in Europe and documenting her coffee travels.  She is currently reporting on the specialty coffee culture in Ireland and Northern Ireland. In a series of articles, Eva will look at the local coffee cult ...
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Good Coffee Play List: Your Best Start to 2019

You could start off 2019 denying yourself something delicious in an effort to trim your waistline or live more healthily.  Or.. you could just listen to more music.St. Pete Artist Eva Avenue curated a coffee playlist for Sweetwater before e ...
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Coffee at Thanksgiving: Why to Give Thanks in your Cup

Thanksgiving dinner’s all finished. Grandpa belched out a good one and now they’re like, “Let’s get ready for pies and coffee!”Dessert makes sense but why coffee?Well, coffee has caffeine in it and that’s real important for aiding digestion. It speed ...
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Recently, Eva Avenue sat down for a quick chat with Paul Fiore, owner of Fiore’s Sweet Cup in Gainesville, FL, and Fiore’s Frosty Jack’s in Alachua.I met Paul Fiore on a trip to Americus, GA, for an anniversary party with Cafe Campesino, the roastery ...
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Author of Sunshine State, Sarah Gerard, Writes us a Letter

We’re happy to share with you the sweet letter we received from Sarah Gerard, author of the recent national literary hit Sunshine State.Dear Sweetwater,This morning I woke up at 6am, which is an hour earlier than I usually wake up, and before the sun ...
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Brian’s Back From Peru C.A.C. Pangoa

Sweetwater General Manager  Brian Condra went down to hang with one of the coffee world’s most revered fair traders, Esperanza Dionisia Castillo, who helped bring the C.A.C. Pangoa coffee co-op back to life from the ravages o ...
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Florida Organic Growers

Join us this weekend in Gainesville for the second annual  Organic Food & Farming Summit organized by Florida Organic Growers. Designed to bring together foodies, farmers, educators, home gardeners and more, this July 27-28 summi ...
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Coffee Business Jazz

w/ Brian from Sweetwater Organic Coffee Co. On a typical day for Brian Condra, he bikes to work, places a green order through Sweetwater’s cooperative, roasts coffee beans and has a sales meeting or gives a quick group tour. In between over-lay ...
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Interview with a Coffeehouse Anthropologist

Chris studies coffeehouses but hasn’t worked in the service industry except three days at a Cracker Barrel in Jacksonville, FL. But that was a long time ago.I found Chris LeClere through Instagram—he teaches a class called Coffee Anthropology at UF i ...
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