Christmas Gifting

Well, that time of year is upon us. I have to admit- I LOVE the Christmas season. The lights, the decorations, the busy stores, the music, the questions from my kids. I even love obsessing over what to get as gifts for my friends and family. But, many people are at a loss when it comes to gift giving. I thought I’d write a post about some of the great gifts we have at Coffee Corner! We may look small- but we pack a punch at Christmas time.

First off are the handmade items, and they are a plenty. Local designer Jamie Sue makes beautiful hair clips, headbands, jewelry, and note cards from feathers. They are so unique- you’d never guess the different types of feathers she mixes in her pieces.

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A new item that has arrived in our store are the Neck Bandits. Hand sewn, double sided, neckerchiefs made of fleece and flannel. These are super warm, fit a wide variety of ages and come in lots of fun prints. Perfect for your favorite skier, snowmobiler, sledder, or hiker. There’s nothing to come undone or unwrapped because they have a Velcro closure.

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Sharon keeps her supply of hand knit items well stocked this time of year. Right now there are many baby items as well as ladies infinity scarves.

Long time sellers at the shop are our jewellers. The sisters-in-law Jamie and Jenny keep their space full of fun pieces. Jamie’s daughter has joined them and also has many duck tape items for sale. She has both male and female wallets, as well as small bags.

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There is a variety of different scented Farm Soaps made by Lori Scoofs. We even carry Poetry and Short Story books printed by a local printer Centennial Press.

Food is always a great idea and we have lots of coffee and tea options. Bulk coffee in half or full pounds, as well as a seasonal holiday sampler box filled with three half pound bags. Recently we added organic, fair trade loose tea in retail boxes from Rishi Tea in Milwaukee. We also carry tea pots and disposable tea bags to help brew the perfect pot. A chai latte can easily be made at home using the chai concentrate.

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Are you looking for stocking stuffers or inexpensive Secret Santa gifts? We have that covered too! Grab a bag of our Jingle Beans (chocolate covered espresso beans), single pot bags of coffee, coffee themed chocolates or our super popular, super delicious Cherry Almond Trail Mix. We’re busy making that granola all week long.

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Some of our items are packaged so you won’t even need to wrap! Like our logo stainless steel thermos…

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How could I forget- gift certificates! These come in any denomination and make great gifts for teachers and school staff. Students love them for after school treats.

Hopefully this helped give you some ideas for your gift giving. Come for lunch and take care of some holiday shopping too!

PS Don’t forget about the annual Christmas Parade in Kewaskum this Sunday, December 7th at 5:30. See you there!

Upcoming Open Mic!

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Hear year, Hear ye! Coffee Corner Bistro will be hosting yet another Open Mic Night on Saturday,  October 11, 2014. This event is sponsored by the Kewaskum Public Library and is open to individuals of all ages.

Join is starting at 6 pm until ?
Get here. We want to see you whether you’re a performer or spectator!

Bernie’s Bees

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

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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!

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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 ;-)

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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.

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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!