Celebrating the Craft Event
We are hosting an all day event for the arts and all are welcome! Muggswigz has always had an appreciation for the arts, whether it be shown by supporting local artists work on our store walls, inviting musicians to perform on our stage weekly, and training our baristas to take pride in creating and serving high quality, beautiful artisan beverages. Then we thought, how else can we support the arts in our community? This is how ‘Celebrating the Craft’ came to be.
We want to give a special thank you to Hartzler Family Dairy, in Wooster, OH, for generously donating the whole milk to be used in the Latte Art Competition. Another thank you to the Specialty Coffee Association for providing items for our attendees and competitors. Yet another thank you to the Canton Museum of Art for partnering up with us and creating a skull candy lantern 'Make and Take'. Don't forget to check out their event the same evening, "Art After Dark' downtown at the Canton Museum of Art; come in costume! And thank you to Belden Village Mall for providing prizes for the Latte Art competitors.
Muggswigz will be open for the entirety of the event, and some aspects of this event will be held indoors and handicap accessible. You can start holiday shopping, be entertained by baristas and coffee fanatics who showcase their skills for a live audience, enjoy delicious coffee and tea beverages, and enjoy one of the last outdoors events of 2017! We invite you to join us for this awesome community event and support our arts!
All Tea Now Direct Trade
We put a lot of care and research into our loose leaf teas that we serve in our shops. We appreciate the relationships we have with those whom we receive our tea from, so much so that we are hosting a campaign this Autumn based on our directly imported teas! We hosted a tea tasting workshop, led by Alexander Haas, at the Downtown Muggswigz location on Walnut Ave. We prepared many different teas and were prepared to discuss the basics of tea tasting as well as highlight one of the families that we receive the tea directly from. Most of our Indian Teas come from the Lochan Family in Darjeeling, India, and we have been working with them since 2006! Rajiv Lochan owns and runs the tea farm, with members of his family, where we directly import from. He has been in business for 43 years, and gained his experience, knowledge and “training on the job.” It is a family business, which he says, “is very traditional.” Join us at our stores to learn more about our loose leaf tea and the family that we work with!
Tea blend to honor Akron OH Inventor
We have created a tea blend to honor a local man from Akron, OH for his contributions as an energy inventor and scientist, Stanford Ovshinsky, and the blend is the Stanford Apricot Amalgam.
Stanford Ovshinsky drank both Black tea and Green tea daily, with a habit of adding jam to sweeten it up. Muggswigz’ tea blend is named, ‘Stanford’s Apricot Amalgam’ and is a black and green tea blend to represent the contribution to AC/DC current issues research he worked on. The apricot flavor pays homage to the jam he added to his black tea while enjoying a cup with his mother. The Green tea portion of this blend comes from his trips to Japan.
Stanford’s family, including Ben, Natasha, his granddaughter, and Robin, his daughter, helped provide insights of their self taught scientist and inventor family member. This tea will be first available at the newest Muggswigz shop located in Portage Lakes, starting July 1, 2017. The other two Muggswigz shops, located in Jackson Township and Downtown Canton, will carry this tea starting August 1, 2017.
Probably all coffee you have even tasted from El Salvador was washed processed. This is a unique honey-processed El Salvador microlot from finca Las Barreras. Read more about it by clicking the title link.