Dec. 5, 2022

77 - Coffee Advent Calendar

77 - Coffee Advent Calendar

It’s now December and people start counting down the days until Christmas. A few of them mark off the days on their paper calendars but many use an advent calendar instead because it’s a fun and entertaining (and occasionally a delicious) way to count off the days! Traditionally though, advent calendars have been religious and were first used by German Lutherans in the 19th century to acknowledge the start of the Christian season of preparation for the nativity of Christ at Christmas. Calendars were made of wood and included religious images on the outside, with bible verses inside each box. But now, they are popular for religious and non-religious people (and even those who don’t celebrate Christmas)! There are many different types of calendars to choose from including chocolate, cheese, tea, wine, and even socks! And of course, there is one for coffee! In episode 77, Genny spoke about her first coffee advent calendar in 2021. It was a suggestion made by her daughter Crystal that started the process of creating that calendar, which Genny spoke about in detail. A total of 18 local coffee roasters participated in the calendar, with a few roasters filling more than one “day” for a total of 25 days of coffee! It prompted her to re-evaluate the process about how she could streamline the process to make it less labour intensive and more efficient. Based on her findings, she completely revamped the look and feel of the calendar for 2022. This year, she included 24 different local coffee roasters with 24 different coffees. She increased the amount of coffee per day from 14g in 2021 to 50g in 2022. Genny shared how important it was to work with and support local businesses, and would like to acknowledge and thank them for their involvement in the coffee advent calendar: Mid-West Packaging, Labels Unlimited, All Nations Print, Winnipeg U-Drive, Sturgeon Heights Community Centre, Equip Wellness Collective, Trails End Coffee, Varundeep Singh and Stephanie Robinson. She would also like to thank the following coffee roasters: Apple Blossom Farm, Black Pearl Coffee, Bricolage Coffee Roasters, Colossimo Coffee Roasters, Cornerstone Coffee, Crowded Table Coffee Roasters, De Luca’s, Empty Cup Collective, Flatland Coffee Roasters, Forbidden Flavours, Garage 41 Coffee Co, Hitch and Boler Coffee Roasters, J & A Farms, Jacked Up Jill Coffee, Mugging Whales Coffee, Negash Coffee, Railway Roasters, Rhombus Coffee, Scott Creek Roastery, Stewart Coffee, Stone City Coffee Roasters, Sunstone Coffee, and Trails End Coffee. Follow Genny on Instagram at @coffeewithgennyb If you like this episode, buy Genny a coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/coffeewithgenny See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.