Wednesday, September 29, 2010
GRANDVILLE, Mich., BIGGBY® COFFEE will open a new location inside of RiverTown Crossings Mall in Grandville on Thursday, Sept. 30. To celebrate, the new store will reward shoppers with a free brewed coffee pick-me-up through Oct. 3.
Tim Barker operates four Grand Rapids-area BIGGBY COFFEE stores, and he looks forward to operating the franchise’s first mall kiosk.
“Rivertown Crossings represents the perfect opportunity to bring gourmet coffee to those who may need it most,” said Barker. “We’ll have the full menu of snacks and specialty drinks available, so it’ll be super easy to grab a fresh Pumpkin Spice Latte or Caramel Marvel to turn an already great day of shopping into an awesome one.”
The RiverTown Crossing’s BIGGBY COFFEE will be open during mall hours from
10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
PLYMOUTH, Mich., – BIGGBY® COFFEE will open its first location in Plymouth, Mich. when the new store is unveiled within the Plymouth Super Center located at 400 Ann Arbor Road on Tuesday, Sept. 28. To celebrate, BIGGBY COFFEE of Plymouth will offer all visitors that day a free cup of the finest brewed coffee in the land. In addition, the full lineup of specialty beverages, including seasonal favorites such as the Caramel Apple Cider and Pumpkin Spice Latte, will be sold with an instant $1.00 discount all day long.
The Plymouth Super Center features automotive detailing, dry cleaning, truck rental, instant oil change and even self-serve dog washing services, in addition to traditional gas station and convenience store facilities. Plymouth residents Drew and Colleen Wolford own and operate the Center with members of their family. The couple is responsible for bringing BIGGBY COFFEE to the area.
“My daughter works for us, and she’d show up every morning with a BIGGBY COFFEE in hand,” said Colleen Wolford. “So when space became available, we thought adding the area’s most beloved coffee retailer to our Super Center would make a lot of sense. Everyone loves BIGGBY COFFEE, so we expect it’ll pair nicely with the existing stores within the Center.”
BIGGBY COFFEE of Plymouth is open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays. The store features free Wi-Fi connections, patio seating and a big screen TV.
All brewed coffee sold at the Super Center—even that which is offered within the gas station—will be replaced with gourmet coffee from BIGGBY COFFEE.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
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Monday, September 20, 2010
By TOMMY HOWE | The South End
Alana Cole (right) receiving the Todd Miles Award from Biggby Coffee co-founder, Bob Fish.
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Alana Cole, a WSU alumnus and Biggby Coffee employee, was voted by both customers and staff as “Barista of the Year”.
On rainy, chilly days there is nothing better than the warmth of coffee or latte as it flows down your throat – unless it is served by a barista like Alana Cole who genuinely wants to know how you are doing.
Cole, who graduated from Wayne State with a degree in psychology and is now a Biggby Coffee barista, was given the Todd Miles Award, the Michigan-based coffee-chain’s award for top barista.
Cole, who had developed a fan base at the Biggby Coffee located at 4501 Woodward Ave., said that her “customer service comes natural” simply because she “loves people.”
“Seven customers wrote in describing their unique and personal experiences with Alana – including med student residents, police officers and students,” Biggby spokeswoman Leslie Peterson said in an email.
Cole grew up in Bloomfield Hills and attended Groves High School before graduating from Wayne State with a bachelor’s in psychology. Cole said she volunteered at a summer camp that teaches Detroit children math while subsequently allotting them time to play games and have fun.
She said she dedicated a lot of hard work to learning everything about the coffee business.
It was this sort of dedication that won the attention of a large group of patrons who voted for Cole to be named the best barista.
The award is a local, regional, and national competition between 1,400 baristas in 109 Biggby locations.
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Saturday, September 18, 2010
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Monday, September 6, 2010
Biggby’s Sensational Seasonal Signature Drinks
September 5, 2010 in Detroit Food News
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It’s the first Sunday in September, and there’s a nip in the air this morning! As I often do on Sunday mornings, I’m off to pick up a little treat from my favorite Michigan-based coffee chain, Biggby.
More than the bright-clear sky and wear-your-hoody weather, a sign of approaching fall is the return of the Pumpkin Spice Latte! Nothing says “You’d better buy some Halloween candy” like picking up a Pumpkin Spice Latte before your weekend errands.
Oh, and don’t forget their limited edition Hot Caramel Cider – particularly if you’re not interested in a wallop of caffeine. The Hot Caramel Cider is a treat worthy of calorie expenditure. Kids love it, too!
So I urge you to drive on by the ubiquitous multi-national corporates and buy Michigan, not just because it’s the right thing to do for your state and neighbors, but also because Biggbly just flat out offers a better beverage! (AND because these seasonal sippables will be gone before you know it!)
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Husnah, Having lived overseas while growing up for 12 years myself, I understand the yearning for things from back home...Thank you for sharing :)
I am currently in England and have been here since wrapping up a study-abroad summer program at Oxford University. I have been checking the Biggby website to find out if the Pumpkin Spice Latte has been released and was so relieved/excited to find out that it has! I love walking into my favorite Biggby store (located in Ann Arbor, MI) during the fall and ordering my favorite fall drink. The whipped cream melts into the steaming latte and the spice combines with the espresso to make a wonderful combination of taste and texture. I am looking forward to returning to MI after my travels and studies abroad and am going to drop by the Ann Arbor Biggby the day after I return to kick-off fall with a seasonal tradition. Some cravings will never go away!