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Mozart's Blog On beautiful Lake Austin 2014-03-07T18:37:28Z http://mozartscoffee.com/austincoffeeblog/feed/atom/ WordPress admin <![CDATA[SXSW is here!!!]]> http://mozartscoffee.com/austincoffeeblog/?p=952 2014-03-07T18:37:28Z 2014-03-07T18:37:10Z Hey everyone, its that time of year again. SXSW is upon us!!

First off, I would like to welcome everyone who is visiting from all over. Come on down to Mozart’s, sit back, relax and enjoy one of our signature mocha specials. There are many wonderful options for it, my personal favorite is the butterscotch special. We also have our SXSW blend for sale so you can bring home a little piece of Mozart’s to your friends or family.

I am please to announce, starting this year we will have our very own unofficial SXSW showcases. They will be starting Monday and continuing till next Sunday.  I am so very excited to be putting all of this together and would love to see each and everyone of you. There is no cover for any of our shows but we encourage you all to support the artists and drink lots of coffee. Remember, there is no wristbands, press badges or tickets required here. Heck, you dont even have to wait in a super long line.

If you or someone you know is interested in performing during SXSW, please contact me through our facebook page. I am still filling spots, mainly in day time.

Bands playing range from surf rock to alternative country to post-rock garage to jazz and much more.

Sets are still being announced, so check our event page throughout the week to see the updated set list!

Saturday, March 8:
7 PM – 3D Friends
8 PM – Justin Martin

Sunday, March 9:
TBA

Monday, March 10:
7 PM – Jorge Palomarez
8 PM – Judith Miller Band
9 PM – Wildcat Apollo

Tuesday, March 11: Garage Rock Night
7 PM – Legendary Skies
8 PM – Space Battle
9 PM – Pollen

Wednesday, March 12:Indy Rock Night
6 PM – Vorcha
7 PM – Stickers
8 PM – Team 2nd Place

Thursday, March 13th: Surf Rock Night
7 PM – Jack and his Coax
8 PM – The Spoils
9 PM – Boss Jaguars
10 PM – Gallow Drifters

Friday, March 14th: Acoustic Showcase
7 PM – Christian Porter
7:30 PM – Dovetail/Philip Creamer
8 PM – D.B. Rielly
8:30 PM – Leni Stern
9 PM – Andrea Pais
9:30 PM – Jackie Venson

Saturday, March 15th: Alternative Country Night
5 PM – Paul Eddy
6 PM – Kimberly Jean
7 PM – Claire Domingue
8 PM – Ricky Stein
9 PM – I Am The Albatross

Remember everyone, SXSW gets a little crazy downtown with everyone coming from all over.On behalf of myself and everyone at Mozart’s,  please be safe and have a wonderful SXSW. Hope to see everyone at Mozart’s!

-Zach D.

 

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admin <![CDATA[Back from the Holidays]]> http://mozartscoffee.com/austincoffeeblog/?p=942 2014-01-24T19:18:43Z 2014-01-24T19:18:43Z Hey everyone, how was your holidays? On behalf of everyone at Mozart’s, I would like to say happy new year!

First off, we would like to thank each and everyone of you for making Mozart’s your go to holiday spot. We hope to see all of you next year! Seeing the joy that the light show brought all of you brought joy to us.  I went and found a few light show pictures that I would like to share with all of you. Remember, if you have any great pictures that you got during show, share them at our website so we can add them to slide show.

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We are looking to make Mozart’s a happening spot during SXSW. We will be doing different showcases and hopefully some art shows. Keep posted for more news when it comes up.  If you are in band, play an instrument,or maybe you just sing, send us a message on our facebook.  We can try to get you a show during here at Mozart’s during SXSW.

Before I go, I have one last bit of good news. Starting next week, my good friend and fellow co-worker at Mozart’s; Jenna will be writing the blog every other week. It will be a nice and refreshing change with a new take on things.

Thank you all for reading and see you in two weeks

-Zach

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admin <![CDATA[Christmas gift ideas, When Angels Sing]]> http://mozartscoffee.com/austincoffeeblog/?p=930 2013-12-06T04:42:40Z 2013-12-06T04:42:40Z Hey guys, Zach here. How was everyone’s thanksgiving this year?

Man, it sure got cold today. Well have no fear, we have our long sleeve shirts in now. They come in an assortment of colors and are perfect for those chilly nights that are sure to come up. You can find those in our Merch section which is to the left when you walk in.

Looking for a gift for friend, family or loved one? We have plenty of great options here at Mozart’s! For the college students, we have toddy brewers and Aero press coffee makers so they can make coffee in their own dorm. You can even buy any of the flavor syrups we have to make your coffees at home extra tasty.

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For the parents we have our Mozart’s travel mugs and ceramic mugs. We also have our shirts, hoodies, long sleeve shirts and hats. The beanies work wonders in this cold weather. Remember if you can’t decide on a gift we also have our gift cards. They could make a great gift for your friends or as a stocking stuffer. We are running a deal where you purchase a $50 gift card you get a free $5 card and if you get a $20 card you get a free $20 card. It’s a great deal and you get a little treat for yourself.

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For your kids we are have Santa hats and lighted Santa hats for sale. We also are featuring a lovely Christmas book “When Angels Sing” by Turk Pipkin a local Austin author. It’s a great read and would make a great holiday gift. If you would like a copy just ask any of our cashiers and they will help you.

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In other news, Mozart’s was featured on the local news for our light show. Thanks to each and every one of you who comes out each night for our shows. They are so much fun and a great place to take your families. It’s also the perfect place to take a date. You can enjoy one of our specialty hot cocoas and check out the light show.

http://impactnews.com/austin-metro/central-austin/impact-roundup%3A-lake-austin-coffee-shop-hosts-holiday-themed/

Well you guys have a wonderful weekend and I’ll see you guys next week

-Zach

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admin <![CDATA[Holiday Order Form and All About Texas Christmas Lights]]> http://mozartscoffee.com/austincoffeeblog/?p=921 2013-11-21T23:03:49Z 2013-11-21T23:03:49Z Hey guys! Zach here with more fun news from Mozart’s! Have you gotten a chance to check out our light show yet? It’s so much fun and perfect for the kids. It starts at 6 pm every night and runs at the top of every hour until we close.

In other news, Mozart’s and Hula Hut are starting our annual AllAboutChristmasLights photo contest on Monday, November 25, 2013. We are very excited to see all of your wonderful entries. The photo below was submitted by Carl Griffin and was our third place winner last year. You can check out the rules and past entries at www.AllAboutTexasChristmasLights.com. So start thinking of good ideas for pictures now and remember, there is no fee for any entries. First place wins an iPad, second place wins a $250 gift card to both Hula Hut and Mozart’s, third place gets a $100 gift card to both and fifteen honorable mentions will receive a $25 gift card to both. So to all you aspiring photographers, get those cameras and take some holiday photos.

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 Other submissions from the past few years.

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Need a cake for your study group, dinner party or maybe just something for yourself? We have made it easier for you to order any of our delicious treats from our bakery! You can stock up on a bunch of pumpkin bread for those late night study sessions. It goes great with our delicious coffee and you can buy it in store to take home. You can also pick up one of our order forms in store or online here at this link http://jotform.us/form/33115390134141. Remember, if you want to get your cheesecake, flour cake, or loaf for Thanksgiving, you are running out of time. Place your orders today!

Thanks for reading. Just a reminder to everyone, Mozart’s will be closed on Thanksgiving but will open back up for black Friday. I know the traffic might be bad on Thanksgiving day, so please be safe everyone and have a wonderful holiday!

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admin <![CDATA[Red Hot Ciders, Light Show Photos and Composting]]> http://mozartscoffee.com/austincoffeeblog/?p=910 2013-11-14T20:34:21Z 2013-11-14T20:33:58Z Hey everyone, Zach here with more fun news from Mozart’s. I’d like to start this week with something informative then we will get to the fun news. Did you know you can compost your coffee grounds and it’s great for your garden or yard? You can read more about that at the following two links.

http://compostcoalition.com/ground-to-ground/

http://austintexas.gov/department/composting

Once again a big thank you to all who have come to our light show this past week. I love seeing everyone’s faces when they light up when the show starts. To all who haven’t made it out yet, you are missing out. I know, I know, it’s super chilly out but the view of the lake combined with lights at end of night is just breathtaking. So get bundled up,grab your friends, enjoy one of our signature hot cocoas(my favorite is after dinner mint) and enjoy the show. Here are some pictures to give you a taste of how great the show is, including one of yours truly.

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For all you spicy lovers out there, we will start having our Red Hot Apple Ciders. That is apple cider with the Red Hot candy in it and is another great way to warm yourself up on these chilly nights.

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Do you just love our cakes and cheesecakes? Maybe you just want to send one to a loved one or family? Just in time for the holidays we have made it easier to order cheesecakes, flour cakes and bread loafs. Its very easy to fill out and takes no time at all. Within days you could have any of the delicious cheesecakes we have. I suggest ordering the peanut butter cheesecake, its my favorite.

http://jotform.us/form/33115390134141

Ill leave you all with something fun to end this weeks post. This is why dogs do not drink coffee.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhbDLZ2rH4A

Thanks for reading and Ill see you all next week!!-Zach

 

 

 

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admin <![CDATA[Christmas Light Show]]> http://mozartscoffee.com/austincoffeeblog/?p=903 2013-11-08T03:18:26Z 2013-11-08T01:39:50Z Hey everyone, Zach here.  As you can see with the picture below we are hard at work getting the light show ready for all of you. It’s a lot of fun and a perfect way to kick off the holidays. Take your family, friends or date down for a fun filled night with breath taking view of Lake Austin.  The show will run from 6-12, on the top of every hour. Like I said, it’s so much fun and a great reason to come out in this chilly weather.

Light Show Demo

Plus if you make it down to our first show at 6 we will be offering our Light Show special.  If you get one of our slices of Chocolate Fantasy cakes you get a free scoop of Ice Cream with it. It’s a great deal and perfect with one of our signature mocha specials.

Here is a a preview for any who have not seen our shows in past.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EO_TJV9DDE

If you are looking for a practical gift for friends and family, purchase any of our mugs and get a free drink with it. It’s a great deal, get yourself a treat and get a gift for a friend. rsz_tumblers

See ya’ll next week and have a wonderful weekend!!

-Zach

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admin <![CDATA[Fall back]]> http://mozartscoffee.com/austincoffeeblog/?p=898 2013-10-25T08:20:47Z 2013-10-25T08:20:47Z Hey guys, Zach here with more fun news and info from Mozart’s. Sorry about my recent lack of posts, its been a busy past few weeks.

Thanks to everyone who came by this weekend, it was busy and we loved seeing each and everyone of your faces. Remember, when it is busy on weekend and you dont want to wait in the long line, we have our outdoor bar open all day. They can make all your favorite drinks, as well as provide you with pastries, cheesecake on a stick, and our tasty quiche.

So for the past few weeks I have been researching all i can about the production, distribution and culture of coffee. Soon I will start putting little videos or summaries on what I have learned on here so everyone can learn fun new facts. Here was something informative I watched on the coffee process in Brazil

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Vi8zrqY-I0

 

I will be hopefully debuting an interview with the wonderful Judith Miller next week as well as a bio of one of our best baristas, Minh

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He needs to let it cool for a sec.

I’ll leave you this week with a funny picture I found involving coffee. Remember to set your clock backs this sun and have a wonderful weekend!!

 

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admin <![CDATA[Austin City Limits and Christmas Light Show]]> http://mozartscoffee.com/austincoffeeblog/?p=889 2013-10-04T19:41:56Z 2013-10-04T19:41:56Z Hey ya’ll, Zach here with more fun news and info from Mozarts

First off, we would like to say a big Mozart’s welcome to all of you who are here for Austin City Limits!  If you need to get away from the sun and noise come by Mozart’s for one of our delicious shakes or smoothies. Both go great on a hot day or after seeing one of your favorite bands.

Remember guys, our Christmas light show is coming up. It’s a lot of fun and great for bringing your family, friends or loved ones. This is a video of our light show from a few years a go. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xxa8worYmPY

We are also going to be running our All About Christmas Lights Photo Contest presented by Mozart’s and Hula Hut soon, it’s lots of fun and you can win great prizes. Check out past winners and submissions here.http://allabouttexaschristmaslights.com/

So remember everyone, stay safe this weekend and remember to make Mozart’s your hang out this weekend!!

-Zach D

 

 

 

 

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admin <![CDATA[Outdoor bar, new drinks and more bios!]]> http://mozartscoffee.com/austincoffeeblog/?p=882 2013-09-26T22:04:00Z 2013-09-26T22:04:00Z Hey hey everyone, Zach here.  Wow, what a crazy weekend, thank you all so much for continuing to come each and every weekend and making our days! Remember, if there is a giant line you can always come to our outdoor bar. We can make you any espresso drink as well as smoothies, chai lattes and shakes. If you are looking for something less extravagant you can also get your bottomless coffee and iced tea as well.

Good news everyone, just in time for fall we have gotten in our delicious apple cider. Its perfect for those fall nights on the lake and goes great with some caramel in it! We have also recently gotten in from Teo, the scrumptious Pumpkin Pie gelato. I had the pleasure of trying some yesterday and fell in love with it.

We decided for the bios this week to highlight Andra Nickerson and Alex Swenson

 

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This is Andra. Andra is one our many lovely morning baristas. She is always up bright and early to make people’s mornings with her great service and her delicious lattes. Andra moved down from Olympia, Washington in October of 2012 and will be attending UT in spring to study nutrition. She has been a barista for 6 years and loves making coffee. On her days off she likes hiking, swimming, biking and going to shows. Her favorite drink to get is a tie between a dirty chai or a hazelnut cinnamon mocha. “I’m a cat loving, thrift shopping vegan”-Andra

 

Rock Star

Alex Swenson
Hey everyone, this is Alex! Alex is always in a good mood and will always do what it takes to make your day. He moved down here with me in March and has been working hard to put smiles on your faces ever since. Back in Washington he has 2 wonderful sisters, Rose and Sarah and his talented father, Paul. In his spare time he likes to play guitar and write music. Whether it be alone or with others, he loves playing music. He is also a former culinary student and he loves baking food. He is currently playing in a band called Team 2nd Place, you can check them out at team2ndplace.bandcamp.com. If you ever wanna talk about music, he is your guy. Just look for the super tall guy with a red baseball cap! I am proud to say he is my best friend and a wonderful employee. Try one of his delicious Mochas!

Next week, I will continue our bios with some of the lovely tutors that have been coming to Mozart’s for years as well as a bio of another one of our lovely morning baristas, Jenna!!

Before I go I would like to introduce you to our new unofficial mascot, Callie. She is currently wearing one of our Mozart’s bandannas which you can buy at Mozart’s.

Callie!!

 

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admin <![CDATA[All your favorite holiday drinks are back!!]]> http://mozartscoffee.com/austincoffeeblog/?p=878 2013-09-19T22:31:30Z 2013-09-19T22:31:30Z Hey everyone, Zach here with more fun news from Mozart’s!

Getting excited for the holidays?  Looking forward to those cold nights where you can sit back and enjoy a hot chocolate? Well here at Mozart’s we are working hard coming up with fun drinks for all of you to enjoy. Just in time for fall, we are debuting a bunch of delicious drinks including;

  • Pumpkin Latte
  • Peppermint Mocha
  • Pumpkin Chai
  • Gingerbread Latte
  • Snickerdoodle Latte
  • Apple Cider
  • Caramel Apple Cider
  • Pumpkin Shakes
  • Caramel Apple Shakes
  • Gingerbread Shakes

We will also be bringing back some delicious new treats including mini pumpkin pies and a very delicious sounding pumpkin cheesecake.

Remember keep sending in your pictures to our Facebook so we can include them in our slideshow each week.  Next weeks theme will be pictures of the lake at sunset. Whoever has the best picture will get a shout out in our blog as well as a coffee on me. So get those pictures and send them in!

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We will get back into our bios next week, so here is some more fun facts about coffee in movies and TV.

  • While filming the Hobbit movies they spent 380, 000 dollars on coffee alone.
  • In the movie Pulp Fiction, the coffee shop manager was listed in credits as “Coffee” because he was killed in movie before he could say he was coffee shop manager.
  • On the Drew Carey Show they made a beer called buzz beer which was coffee combined with beer.
  • In the animated hit show Futurama, the main character Fry drank 100 cups of coffee and it gave him super powers.
  • Quality Cafe in Los Angeles  has been featured in a bunch of movies including Million Dollar Baby, Se7en, Ghost World, Training Day and Catch Me if You Can.

http://www.iamnotastalker.com/2011/03/21/the-quality-caf/

That site has all the movies that have been filmed there.

We have great music every weekend so why not come down and bring your date or family? This weekend we have Josh Buckley on Friday, Jorge Palomarez on Saturday and Josh Buckley again on Sunday. Remember, you can always check out our schedule on our website.

http://www.mozartscoffee.com/austin_coffee_music_calendar.php

Well that’s all for this week guys! I’ll see you next week with some more fun news and employee bios

-Zach Davis

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