SCA Global Expo Schedule!
Our Head of Education/Quality Control, Greg Loring-Albright and Wholesale Manager/Co-Director of Coffee, Peter Leonard, are heading out to Seattle next weekend to represent us at the Specialty Coffee Association Global Expo! Here’s where to find them:
Friday, April 21
-Greg & Peter will be pulling shots at the Rancilio booth, #714, 2-4:30pm PST.
Saturday, April 22
-Greg competes in the first round of Brewer’s Cup at 11:35am PST. We’ll livestream on our Instagram!
-Peter & Greg will be pulling shots at the San Franciscan Roaster/Slayer Espresso booth, #2355, 1-2:30pm PST.
-Peter & Greg will be pulling shots at the LaMarzocco booth, #1338, on a GS3 from 3-5pm PST.
-Greg will co-host an after party game night at Anchorhead Coffee, 6-9pm PST.
Sunday, April 23
-Peter and Greg (depending on competition) will bring our Colombia Tolima Jesus Saavedra to the Collaborative Coffee Source cupping, location TBD, 10:15am PST.
-Peter and Greg (depending on how he places) will be brewing our Costa Rica La Joya Finca Gravilias at the Cafe Imports booth, #1331, 1-2pm PST.
If you or a friend will be in Seattle next weekend, please look us up! We’ll be updating the instagram @littleampscoffee and Twitter @LittleAmps
This weekend, Ampers Greg and Peter represented us Knoxville, Tenn. at the regional Coffee Champs competition. Roasters, brewers, tasters and baristas faced-off in a number of categories. While Peter didn’t qualify, Greg placed 4/36 in Brewer’s and is advancing to nationals in Seattle in April!! Both Ampers proudly served Burundian coffee from the Long Miles Coffee Project.
Catch up the barista competitions here
We’re so excited to be launching Amp-Ed this month, a series of classes to help you learn more about coffee! Our first class, Latte Art Basics, is already full, but check back for links to next months classes. You can still sign up for a special Coffee 101: Home Pourover Basics class that will take place at Mise En Place Kitchen Store in Lancaster to learn the techniques behind making the perfect cup at home.
End of Summer Updates!
We’ve been busy and not blogging as much as we’d like, so we’ll hit you with a couple fast facts to help wrap up summer at Little Amps Coffee Roasters:
*Great new and somewhat limited coffees from Central America and East Africa are in shops and online!
*We’re hosting a Back 2 Skool TNT (a latte art comp, for those not in the know) 9/8 at 133 State St. $5 to pour but free to hang and drink beer!
*We’ve been Amping up our friends’ office spaces and we’d LOVE to talk about yours! email@example.com
*NITRO has been HOT (cold) and it’s been fun to rotate through some s/o coffees.
Okay now come in and hang soon!
Catch a Show! Buy a Record!
Coffee comes first, but music is right behind that! We’ve stocked a ton of great vinyl in the shops, and have some really neat shows this month!
1836 GREEN ST.
May 14: Weird Year / Dave Fell / Illiterate Light
133 STATE ST.
MAY 6: Ellyot H. Ray
MAY 13: “SAY WHAT?!” Storytelling
May 20: Lobo Marino / Taylor George Moreland Beard / Caleb & The Bear
May 27: Kelsey Kindell
As for Vinyl… let’s just say we’re diggin’ the 90’s. Stop in and see!
Live Music in DECEMBER!
We have Three(3) really neat shows between our two shops this month! They will all start about 6pm, and we ask a small donation at the door to keep live music alive!
Friday, 12/4 @ 133 State: OVERHOLT // MEG & THE RIGHT SOUND // BEA TROXELL
Saturday, 12/12 @ 1836 Green: VIKING MOSES // TIGER SAW // WEIRD YEAR
Friday, 12/18 @ 133 State: GYPSYGRASS (D’Angelo Trio/Colebrook Rd Mashup)
New Shop is HERE!
EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT!
We did it. We opened a third LITTLE AMPS in Harrisburg. This time, it’s not a super vibey shop with neat furniture and a bangin’ hi-fi, but a sleek and efficient kiosk in Strawberry Square. We are really pumped on our new Linea espresso machine and the Fetco XTS brewer as well as the chance to service a whole new clientle! We’d love you to check it out if you’re that far downtown.
Otherwise, we’re bringing in new coffees, roasting them the best we can, and having a ton of fun getting ready for the holidaze. Look for limited edition coffees and neat merch coming soon!
Keep on rockin’ in the free world. xo, Little Amps.
New Coffee, Shows, and a Shop!
Hello friend!!! As always, a lot of exciting stuff is happening within Little Amps, including music, coffee, staff and a new location! Yes, we will be opening a kiosk in downtown’s Strawberry Square in mid November. Wanna stay up on everything?? Sign up for our mailing list, using our “contact us” or writing firstname.lastname@example.org
New coffees are in from ETHIOPIA, COLOMBIA and BURUNDI! Stop in to either shop to check them out. We are especially stoked on this new Yirgacheffe Arichi!
We have a couple shows this month (skipping Black Friday, to rest up for SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY) but you should check out:
11/6 POETRY NIGHT, 11/13 THE ANTHONY PERUCINNI TRIO (Hershey Jazz!) & 11/20 TAYLOR GEORGE MORELAND BEARD (Gettysburg Indie)
Thanks for stopping by!
Wake Up, it’s the First of the Month!
So much is happening, including new coffees and new locations, but first we’d like to share our SEPTEMBER SHOWS with you! They are all downtown at 133 State St. with a 6:30pm start time and a suggested donation to the artists to keep live music alive!
9/4: Deletions / Dreambook / New Boss
9/11: Viking Moses / Saint Brendan & The Navigator / Hot Mess
9/18: eric+erica / Randy Niles / Aaliyah J
9/25: Ellyot Ray
Time for some fresh gigs!
8/7 OHIOAN // THE ONE AND ONLY MATT MILLER // NATALIE SOTO
8/14 POETRY NIGHT w/ Jeremy Ritch & Friends
8/21 SHINE DELPHI
8/28 CHUCK DARWIN & THE KNUCKLEDRAGGERS
These are all downtown at 6:30 pm, for all ages with a suggested donation at the door!
We have another great slew of Friday evenings at our downtown location, 133 State St! All shows are open donation, with full service coffee bar, and music starting around 6:30pm.
7/10- The One and Only Matt Miller (PGH->HBG droney folk)
7/17- “Voiceless” Open Mic Night w/ SPRING GATE WINE BAR
7/24- Matthew Paul Butler (Lo-fi folk singer/songwriter from Durham NC)
7/31- Laura Lizcono (Jazzy singer/songwriter)
5/8, 7pm, 133 State St.
Shawan and the Wonton (local blues gal)
eric + erica (NC Dream Pop)
5/15, 6pm, 133 State St.
Pop Up Wine Bar from Spring Gate Vineyards
5/22, 7pm, 133 State St.
Dean Thomas (Lancaster Ambient)
5/29, 6:30PM, 133 State St.
Poetry night with Jeremy Ritch & Friends
DOWNTOWN 133 STATE ST.
Casey Buckley (Singer-Songwriter)
RIVERS (Carlisle blues jam)
Shawan Rice (bluesy FFO Janis Joplin, Alicia Keys)
HOT JAM FACTORY (local party rockers)
The Shackletons (Chambersburg rock ‘n roll)
Spiderglass (local post-rock)
The Hudson Branch
DENTIST (NJ Pop Punk)
Dead Lizard (HBG Grunge)
UPTOWN 1836 GREEN ST.
LITTLE AMPS LATTE ART THROWDOWN. Open to public viewing!
“Relics” CD High Student Art Show
Robert Sarazin Blake