Bernie’s Bees

Hello everyone!  We filled our shelves today with sweet golden nectar of the gods… HONEY!

image

People (including us) always talk about buying local. Then they begin to ask themselves,  “Who and Where are these local purveyors of food?” (Besides those found at a farmer’s market) I thought of this as I was squaring up with Bernie, our bee man. 

This will be the first in a series of posts about local artisans. We at Coffee Corner Bistro have a unique situation… local people come to us. I think it’s our job to help bring them to you :-)

So here is Bernie!

image

Bernie has multiple hives on Midland Dr in Campbellsport, WI.  He is a really cool guy that loves to chat about his bees! I love that each batch of honey is different, sometimes lighter or darker in color, depending on what’s happening with the bees. We get our honey from Bernie in large, reusable, mason jars and we refill our own small squeeze bottles. Honey is used in everything from our Harvest Grain Bread to the sweet Berry Vinaigrette. Next time your in the shop try adding this special honey to sweeten your tea or latte. De-lish!

We do not have small honey bears in stock at this time, but if there is enough interest in Bernie’s Honey it is an item we would gladly restock.

Let us know if you would like contact info for Bernie and we’d be happy to help you out :-)

Free T-shirts ! ! !

Do you want to share your favorite local stops with others? Make their stay in your hometown the best it can be? We want to give you an incentive to help Kewaskum visitors this summer. :-)

The best way to reach travelers heading to our neck of the woods is through the internet. What is your most used app for finding the “Best” in an unfamiliar city? Google, Yelp, Trip Advisor? I’m willing to bet you’ve used at least one, if not more, of these to help plan your last vacation.

All you need to do is show us your positive post on one of these sites and you get a FREE T-SHIRT! (Sorry, Facebook will not count.) Not into wearing clothes? How about a free drink instead? Your choice. Either way we want to thank you for helping spread the word.

P.S. If you’ve already done this on Facebook, no worries. This is a whole new bag, baby…double dipping is fine ;-)

image

Road Construction

We thought now that.summer is in full swing, it was time to get some directions out to our many vacationing customers :-)

Don’t worry, it’s still easy to get to us after those long nights spent in your tent under the stars.

Please, please, please do not take Highway S into Kewaskum from the State parks. While it still possible to get through town that way, you will find it to be very difficult and dangerous. Instead,  head back to Dundee and take Highway 67 South back to Highway 45 South. Highway 45 will bring you right to our doorstep and the sweet smells of fresh baked bread and strong coffee (welcome scents to most any camper ;-).

Main Street in Kewaskum is closed to thru traffic but all businesses are easily accessible via First Street (which is just one block north of Main).  We are located at the corner of Highways 45 and 28 (aka Main Street). There is ample parking behind our building and look for our deck and back door to make it even more convenient.

image

Although the construction looks extensive, do not let that deter you from making your yearly pilgrimage into Kewaskum. We are easily accessed, as  well as many other great stops in town. Make it a full day:  start with coffee with us, spend time wandering the massive General Store Antique Mall across the street, take a bike ride along the Eisenbahn Bike Trail (which passes right through town), cool off with a lemonade and sandwich on our deck and finish with candy to take home from the Candy Tree just down the road!
Kewaskum has so much to offer it’s visitors. Don’t let one wrong turn ruin a fun filled day in a quaint little town.

See you soon, and enjoy your Fourth of July weekend!

Sneak Peek at the new Sundaes

image

Thanks to the amazing work of photographer Jamie Gellings we will very soon be getting our new sundae menus up! Not only does this quartet look fabulous but they taste amazing too.

image

We are all about fresh ingredients and whole foods. Our sundaes live up to thay too. Homemade chocolate sauce and Kemps Ice Cream delivered fresh each week. You can be sure to get a great scoop every time.

image

If you’re in the mood for something a little less decadent but still palate-pleasing get a classic sundae. Just ice cream and your choice of chocolate or caramel sauce. We’ve kept our sizes manageable so you won’t feel like you ate a second meal after just finishing your dinner.

Keep in mind we also have shakes, smoothies and all the iced coffee drinks you can imagine. Coffee drinkers and non-Coffee drinkers alike will find something to love on our menu. Our options are so endless we try to pair choices down so as not to overwhelm you. If you have a hankering for something not on the menu just ask! We love to be creative behind the counter and we’ll help steer you in the right direction.

image

Sum-sum-summertime. Such a great time in Wisco!! Let us help you enjoy it to the fullest in 2014.

Sundaes =)

Tonight I wanted to write a post about our newest addition…SUNDAES!! Starting next week we will be serving four specialty sundaes: Mocha Bean, Turtle, Berries and Cream and Cookies Smash. All of them are delicious. We will also have traditional caramel or chocolate sundaes, hand-dipped shakes in assorted flavors, three smoothie flavors (mixed berry, banana berry or banana orange), and our ever-popular Craving and Cream Puff shakes. Since we’ve always had all the ingredients on hand to dish up all these yummy treats, we thought it was a natural progression for our menu offerings.

Did you know we make our own Mocha Sauce? We do! It is not only exceptional, it is also dairy free, gluten free and vegan! We make this sauce about every other day from a premium cocoa powder. Our mocha sauce is as awesome in the mocha latte as it is over ice cream or blended into our Mocha Java Chiller.

We also sell an assortment of coffee themed chocolates such as Espresso Caramels, Mocha Beans and Chocolate Covered Biscottini. These sweet morsels of goodness make lovely additions to our sundaes as well.

Have your tried our homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies? You should…we have a new all butter recipe that couldn’t be better. The Cookie Smash Sundae comes with one of them broken in half and “smashed” into your chocolate sundae then topped with sprinkles and whipped cream. Oh my Yummness.

Our hope is to entice you to stop by this summer with your friends or family, kick back and enjoy a treat that it’s coming from a kitchen filled with love for what we do. Seriously…where else can you go and get so much homemade goodness??