Thursday, October 30, 2008

Winter Markets

JAVA & Co. has signed up for the following winter vendor fairs:

WHEN: Sunday, November 16th, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
WHAT: Fieldcrest Booster Club Vendor, Craft, Business Fair
WHERE: Fieldcrest High School, Minonk, Illinois

WHEN: Saturday, November 22nd, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
WHAT: Illinois Valley Junior Women's Club Vendor Party

WHERE: Peru YMCA, Peru Illinois

We look forward to seeing you there, and as always you can order now for the holidays 24/7 on our secure website

There may be more holiday fairs ahead. Check back for updates.


Sunday, October 26, 2008

When something is over, something new begins...

The Peoria Riverfront FALL Market is over. Saturday, October 25th was our last day. It was a brisk, fall day - getting us ready for the winter to come! Brrrrrrrrrrrr! Now, onto winter and HOLIDAY production and festivals.
In our free time (laugh out loud), we have been working on a recipe book. It's not quite ready yet, but we uploaded a sample recipe "idea" pdf file on our website. Visit the following link to see what we've developed (No we don't sell baby back ribs, just the fabulous JAVA sauce used to glaze these delicious ribs!):
Through our many visits with guests, we knew a recipe book was the next important offering in our line of products. Our gourmet JAVA syrup is such a new idea that we want to showcase all of the many delicious uses it has - it's not just for putting in your coffee - it's MADE FROM coffee! If you're looking to add richness, goodness and deep flavor to your desserts, drinks, breakfast items and entrees - then look no further - all in one bottle - YUM!
By the first of the year, or early spring - we hope to have the printed recipe book completed. In the interim, visit our website and follow the Recipe Ideas link to get you started! And of course, it does help if you have a bottle of our JAVA signature syrup to sample.
Order your bottle(s) today!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Boggio Festival

I've included a couple pictures of our 'syrup cabana' from our Boggio Festival held in late September. We've never set-up on an orchard/farm before. There's a first time for everything...

The gourmet gift crates were big sellers. Many were already planning for the upcoming holidays!
It was a beautiful weekend and we met a lot of great guests and vendors!

Thank you Boggio Market for having us!


Sunday, October 19, 2008

JAVA & Co. Press Feature

JAVA & Co. has received our first feature in a nationally distributed trade magazine - Fresh Cup. Check out their October 2008 issue. In the next days, I'll be posting the write-up on our website

Join us as we celebrate!

-Brian and Jamie

Thursday, October 16, 2008


As I mentioned in a previous post, we have been busy working on new JAVA sweet shoppe items. And, we have created an incredibly delicious snack bar! The bars aren't currently available on our website (on my Must Do list), but we've been selling them at the markets and festivals. There are three different snack bars offered:

1) Cinnamon Hazelnut Protein - garnished with fresh chopped hazelnuts, contains soy protein for added staying power.

2) Tuxedo Espresso - white AND dark chocolate covered espresso beans are throughout, very creamy - a definite "pick-me-up" bar.

3) Mocha Toffee- dark chocolate coffee infused toffee candy throughout (say that three times fast) - very chocolatey - YUM!!

The snack bars are a combination between a whole grain oat bar and a rice krispy bar. Each of the three contains wholesome whole grain oats, ground flax seed and fresh roasted ground coffee beans - are you tempted yet?

In our past lives (and now our current life), we seldom have time for breakfast and are always looking for a quick fix, or afternoon pick-me-up on the go. These are the perfect solution and now I don't have to worry about dripping on my clothing while drinking my coffee in the car. I can just EAT my coffee and it tastes soooo good. I love that!

Watch our website for the addition of these JAVA snack bars - coming soon.....

-Jamie Knoll