Capitol Grounds introduces ‘Bernie’s Beans,’ Veterans Fund to benefit

first_imgVermont Business Magazine Capitol Grounds Café and Roastery today announced a new, special edition coffee called Bernie’s Beans, named after Vermont’s U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. The coffee is a Central American Arabica roasted at a full city plus, and is being sold in one-pound bags with the likeness of Sanders on the label, a drawing by local artist and bookseller Rick Powell. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Vermont Veterans Fund. “We were inspired by how Bernie Sanders represents Vermont’s values on the national level,” said Capitol Grounds owner and founder Bob Watson. “Vermont is more than just a beautiful place. It’s unique for its hardworking, creative, and independent people and businesses.  I think that shows in Vermont products, as well as the integrity and consistency Bernie brings to politics.  We are especially proud of Bernie’s unwavering support of our nation’s Veterans, which is why we’re donating 20 percent of all sales of Bernie’s Beans to the Vermont Veterans Fund.  That’s a common ground I think we can all share, regardless of peoples’ political leanings,” he said. Vermont Veterans Fund Director Robert Burke said in a statement, “We are excited that Capital Grounds is giving back to Vermont veterans by donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of their new roast, Bernie’s Beans. The gesture is quite fitting in that Sen. Sanders has been a steadfast proponent of serving veterans throughout his career,” he said. Bernie’s Beans is roasted at the Capitol Grounds Roastery in East Montpelier.  Beginning on Thursday, December 17th, it will be available for sale at the Capitol Grounds Café, located at 27 State Street in Montpelier. The coffee is also available for pre-order on their website at capitolgrounds.com(link is external).  Area businesses interested in selling Bernie’s Beans can contact Capitol Grounds’ Coffee Resources Manager and Roaster Christopher Pyatak at (802) 225-6277.  About Capitol GroundsSince 1998, Capitol Grounds Café and Roastery has provided a place for both locals and visitors to pause, relax, and experience the character and appeal of the city while enjoying fresh-raosted coffee from the heart of Vermont. The Cafe on State Street in Montpelier serves breakfast and lunch with Capitol Grounds coffee and espresso drinks, a wide variety of teas, local draft beers, wine, pastries, soups and sandwiches, and has an exhibition space for the area’s talented artists. The Roastery provides coffee for shops, restaurants, coops and hospitality businesses around the state, and offers an online coffee of the month club. Learn more at www.capitolgrounds.com(link is external).  About the Vermont Veterans FundThe Vermont Veterans Fund was created in 2010 and provides grants to organizations and individuals who provide services to Vermont veterans. The Fund is supported primarily through donations made by checking block 29c. on the Vermont State Tax Return. Learn more at http://veterans.vermont.gov/ova/programs/vvf(link is external)last_img read more

No. 2 Cathedral Tops No. 1 Warroad to Finish in Third Place

first_img 1080p HD Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip 720p HD About Connatix V56490 1/1 Auto (360p)center_img 360p The St. Cloud Cathedral boy’s hockey team took third place in the Class A state tournament with a win over Warroad on Saturday morning.The top two seeds were upset in Friday’s games, but it made for a thrilling competition in the third-place matchup.Warroad took a 2-1 lead in the opening period, but Cathedral rallied in the second to tie the game up 2-2. About Connatix V56490 In the final period, the Crusaders pulled out all the stops, scoring four more goals and coming up with a big 6-4 win.last_img read more