18Jan

A Letter From Barack Obama

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  • Entrepreneurship, Obama, Trinidad DC, vigilante coffee
By: Chris Vigilante Dear Mr. President, Seven years ago, I arrived to Washington D.C. with the idea to start my own company; a specialty coffee roasting company that sources its beans directly from small farms all over the world. For anyone that has ever started or attempted to start a business, God bless you.  It’s got […]
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10Jan

Introducing Two Distinct Coffees from Burundi

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  • Burundi, Coffee, coffee roaster, coffee roasting, coffee sourcing, Gishubi, Long Miles Coffee Project
By: Chris Vigilante What Makes Burundi Coffees So Delicious? This has been a question on my mind since I first tried specialty coffee from the African nation of Burundi. The coffees from Burundi can be super complex, really juicy, earthy in the most positive of ways. These characteristics are what make Burundi coffee a cup […]
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27Dec

An Indonesian Coffee Journey

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  • Coffee, coffee roaster, coffee roasting, coffee sourcing, el salvador, indonesia, indonesian coffee, java
Me & Coffee   My name is Awan S. Prasetyo. I was born in Jakarta, a big town in Java, which is one of the many thousands of islands of Indonesia, the largest archipelagic state in the world. Just like many of my fellow countrymen, I am an avid coffee drinker. My first encounter with […]
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10Nov

Heavy Metal Vigilante

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  • collaboration, heavy metal, music and coffee, periphery
We have partnered with the internationally acclaimed djent metal band PERIPHERY, which released their fifth album, “Periphery III: Select Difficulty”, in July, for a special limited-edition coffee, dubbed “Flatline” (a reference to the song of the same name). “Being the coffee junkies that we are, the band and I jumped at the opportunity to develop and […]
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18Oct

New Website & Free Coffee For A Year

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  • Coffee, coffee content, coffee subscription, free coffee, gift, gift coffee, local roaster, new website, whole bean, whole bean coffee
The time has finally come: say hello to the brand new Vigilante Coffee website & online store! It’s never been easier to learn more about the farms we’re sourcing from, discover how to brew the best coffee at home, and sign up for one of our coffee classes.  We’re also now featuring FREE SHIPPING on […]
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27Aug

Acai Bowls: Happiness for Breakfast

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  • acai, acai bowls, breakfast, healthy breakfast
When I was finishing up my sophomore year in college my parents told me they were moving to Hawaii. Since I’d been living in the Appalachian mountains of Blacksburg, VA for the past two years with brutally cold winters, this was very good news.  It doesn’t really matter who you are, what you’re into, or where you’re currently living, if you […]
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28Jul

Started From The Basement Now We Here

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  • anniversary, Coffee, coffee roastery, community
It is difficult to put into words the gratitude we feel here at Vigilante Coffee on a daily basis. When we first opened our doors in July of 2014, we weren’t sure what kind of company we were going to become. Over the past two years, our community has been patient, kind, caring, active, opinionated, […]
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