Less than three weeks to go folks…. Five years. And we’re gonna do it up properly for everyone.
So let’s take it from the start. Saturday March Nineteenth at Seven in the morning, we’ll open our doors and business will run as usual. That is, with one small difference. Our *DAILY BREW will be free (small and medium sizes only), thanks to our friends at George Howell/Terroir Coffee Company (http://www.terroircoffee.com/). We’ve been serving their coffees now since November 2010 and we can’t believe how off the charts awesome it is. It is truly a pleasure to be able to work with these amazing people and their coffees. This will go on throughout the day and all the next day.
Seven o’ clock in the evening rolls around…. you’re coming in for your evening shot of espresso…. Hmmmm. There are more people in here than normal, and there’s a lot of coffee talk and yes… you see it….. BEER. The good people at Mill Street Brewery (http://millstreetbrerery.com/) have graciously supplied us with beer. This is for you. All we ask is that you make a donation to a very worthwhile organization called Coffee Kids (http://coffeekids.org/). Please check out he website and read about this great cause.
Not only is there beer, but there are other prizes lurking about the shop. What are they you ask? You’ll have to come and find out. Not only beer and prizes will take up the evening. The focus, as always at Mercury will be the coffee and the baristas. We’ll be holding a good old fashioned Barista Showdown. So if you’re ready (and you really should be), there’ll be Latte Art Shenanigans that’ll only cost you Five Bucks a pour to strut yer stuff and the winner takes the pot. Let’s see if we can get ourselves a Manual Brew Show-Off going too. Bring your coffee and your manual brew paraphernalia and we’ll serve up our favourite coffees to whoever wants ‘em. But I suppose you’ll need food to keep you going as well. The folks down at George Brown College’s Culinary and Hospitality Program and The George Brown The Chefs’ House Restaurant (http://georgebrown.ca/thechefshouse/index.aspx) are going to bring by some nibble for us to snack on throughout the night.
We plan on making it as awesome for you guys as we can.
Now go home and get some sleep ’cause there’s a full day ahead of you.
We open at Eight in the morning as per usual. Again, free *Daily Brew in 12oz and 8oz sizes. As the morning starts to turn into afternoon, you’ll notice the drums, amplifiers and guitars appear in the front corner. Live music will commence some time between 11am and 12pm. There are a lot of musicians playing. Some you’ll know from behind our bar. Some you’ll know from meeting them in line to order your coffee every day. And some you’ll know from now on. Pretty awesome eh? So here they are, in no order yet:
Gay, Edison’s Torpedo, Black Walls, Silver Speakers, The Bait and Switch, Stiff Toys, Annelise Noronha, Soup Kitchen Line Up, Suitcase Sam and His Spectacular Two-Man Band, and The Bitters. WOW!
We will hand out more prizes on The 20th as well. Now seeing as Sunday March 20th is our actual 5th birthday, we will have cake. And we’ve heard rumours that there will be pizza being baked in a portable woof-fired pizza oven out on the patio. This is not confirmed yet but we’re working on making it happen for you. AND THERE WILL BE CAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We want to thank everyone who has made it possible over the last five years for us to keep going. We also want to thank all of the great baristas who work with us at Mercury every day (Neil, Robin, Aerin, Nolan, Ken, Kasia and Josh) and the string of them who have made there way through here at some point in time (Alex, Mike, Emily, Jacki, Alice, Adrian, Ashley, Drew, Rezza, Nick, Damien, Amber, Sameer, Addy, AJ, Emma, Sasha, Matt, Chris, Katie, Adam, Ben, Doug… I think (hope) I got them all).
Five years is a while and we plan on a while more yet. So come down or up or over to Mercury on March 19th and 20th and say hi.
CHEERS TO MUTHAF@#%KIN’ FIVE YEARS!
*Free coffee limited to one per person per visit
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