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Goodbye Highwire Tea, Hello Something New

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When Robert, Eric and I took the leap and purchased Peaberry’s Coffee & Tea in 2011, we started what soon became Highwire Coffee Roasters. We initially struggled with what to call our company and consciously decided not to follow the old “...& Tea” naming tradition so popular in a previous generation. That convention made tea seem like an add on. We never liked the idea of tea being an afterthought, and we never approached it that way. I've overseen our tea program from the beginning, and I'm proud of what we built. I inherited a full line of teas, and...

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When You Buy from Highwire

Dear Highwire friends & family, Lately, it has become necessary for Highwire to raise prices on our coffee beans. These price increases, greatly overdue, bring us in line with our peers in the coffee industry, and cause everyone a certain amount of pain. For you, the pain is obviously paying more for something you enjoy and deciding whether it’s still worth it to you. That’s understandable and something we take seriously. For us it’s about being worthy of your confidence and business. One of the things we cherish most, is the chance to continuously earn our customers’, employees’ and vendor partners’...

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New Packaging!

New Packaging!

It is finally here!  With a brand new bag and some new designs we are very excited to roll out our new packaging today! Why did we change packaging? First and foremost, freshness. We roast twice a week so we can deliver consistently fresh coffee to our stores and to our customers. The added protection in our new high barrier bag will help maintain that freshness longer. What does the artwork on the bags mean? Our blends have different images on the bags in the hope that you will find and recognize a coffee you love.   We wanted to...

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Let's Party! Happy Birthday Berkeley! You are 1!

Let's Party!  Happy Birthday Berkeley!  You are 1!

We are so excited that it has been a year since we were able to join the Berkeley community in the form of Highwire Coffee at 2049 San Pablo Ave.  To celebrate, we are hosting a party March 18th, 2016 from 5-10pm.   There will be a Latte Art Throwdown, East Bay Tasters Cup Challenge, Pretzels from Firebrand bakery, Cake, Beer, Music and Fun!  And of course Prizes.  We have goodies from sponsors like La Marzocco, Baratza, Sweet Maria's and more. Brackets for the Latte Art Throwdown and the Tasters Challenge are small; 16 competitors for each event.  Sign ups...

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Heart of the Dragon Tea Tasting Event with David Lee Hoffman!

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Heart of the Dragon Tea Tasting Event with David Lee Hoffman! Come join us at our retail shop on San Pablo Ave. Friday July 17th @ 2:00p as we invite David Lee Hoffman to share his love of tea and talk about this Dragonwell that he sourced, Heart of the Dragon. A world renowned tea expert, David was the subject of the 2007 documentary "All In This Tea". Frustrated at the lack of good quality tea found in the States after his years of traveling and living in Nepal, David's mission was to source and export some of these highly prized...

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