Do you need an excuse to drink coffee? Probably not. If you do, here are 10 health-related reasons that you should add coffee to your diet daily. Whether you are looking for an excuse to keep your caffeine consumption up or hesitant as to why you should — you may change your mind after reading these below.Continue reading
Every year since its inception in 2009, Mozart’s has presented the public with a custom-designed set, not unlike what is typically seen on the Broadway stage. Each year the set is more extravagant than the year before.Continue reading
It’s about that time for a new Seasonal Coffee Release (or two!) to get us all in the holiday spirit.
As you may or may not know, we roast our coffee IN HOUSE in our on campus roasting room. If you haven’t seen it yet, but sure to stop by next time. Maybe you’ll be lucky enough to smell the delicious coffee being roasted.Continue reading
As you may or may not know, September 28th is National Coffee Day! So, of course we are celebrating. If you come by Mozart’s any time on Sunday, September 28th, you will be greeted with $1 double espresso shots, buy 1 pound of coffee and get a 1/2 pound of coffee free deals, and an amazing giveaway with our friends at Packed Party.Continue reading
One thing we like to do here at Mozart’s is work with our employees. We give them the flexibility to work full-time, part-time, some time, here and there — whatever works best for them. This is why, if you come often, you may see people for a season, or just on Saturdays, or for a straight year and then never again.Continue reading
What is Espresso?
Espresso is a certain type of coffee drink that is pulled from an espresso machine. It is a full-flavored , concentrated form of coffee that is made by forcing pressurized hot water through very finely ground coffee beans.
At Mozart’s, we have two espresso blends that we trade out often. Our signature espresso blend is the Mozart’s D’oro and the other is called WiseGuy Espresso.
Espresso D’oro has been our golden espresso since 1999. This espresso has a caramel, chocolate body and citrus fruit acidity.Continue reading
Back when our forefathers shouted “… no more taxation without representation”, they were complaining about Britain’s tax on tea. Well, that’s when coffee became our national drink. It wasn’t a fancy Sumatran pour over or a spiced vanilla latte … just simple black coffee drank by colonists acting out their red-blooded, new-found American patriotism. At Valley Forge, holed up for 6 months with no hope in sight, Washington turned our first militiamen into real soldiers that would go on to take back town after town from the British. Those troops were saved from complete starvation on primitive baked goods, what they called firecake – a mix of flour, water, a little bit of salt – baked on rocks in the fire.
So, as we celebrate this 4th of July, toast our country’s birthday with some coffee and cake. It’s a wholly American thing to do.
We think its fitting that on this Independence Day, we’ve been recognized as the Best of the Best for both our Bakery and Coffee Shop. George Washington might not recognize the coffee … or even the cake. But, we’re proud to be an Austin icon for 25 years, remaining fiercely independent along the way. God Bless America.
To answer your first question, YES! We are going to be open all day on the 4th of July. Our hours are as normal, 7AM – Midnight.
The fourth of July means many different things to many different people. It’s a work day off to go on the lake with family friends you’ve had forever. It’s a reason to head to the beach! It’s a chance to invite people into town to explore the world you live in. Most importantly, it’s typically a day spent celebrating in some form or fashion.
It means many different things for us at Mozart’s, too! We’d love to see you be a part of our 4th of July celebrations. Some that have already begun. You may notice our new 4th of July inspired cookies that are already in the bake case ready for you to eat up or take to your 4th festivities.
We also have Andrew Stone playing live music on our patio from 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM.
We hope to create a place that you can visit not only on special holidays with family and friends in town, but one that you’ll keep coming back to. From our place, to our coffee, to our cafe — there truly is something for everyone. We want to help be a part of your story.
Enjoy your 4th of July! We hope to see at our Lake Austin Abode. Safe travels and loads of fun!
We hear Mozart’s stories left and right. We love to not only hear them, but to share them with you! We met Jovannah over Instagram when she expressed her love and devotion for Mozart’s. Here’s what she had to say when asked what keeps her coming back time and time again.
“Vermont, DC, Florida, Georgia, California… my husband and I have been all over the country, and being the coffee fanatics that we are. We make sure to scout out new coffee shops to visit everywhere we go. In my mind I can picture them: walking along the street lined with towering Florida palms; rushing in to escape the chilly winds on Fisherman’s wharf; cozying up by the fireplace in the home converted to a coffee shop. While these are among some of our favorites, there is something special about Mozart’s that keeps us coming back (so much so that we don’t even mind the hour long drive from our home).
Our favorite things about Mozart’s are the atmosphere, and the coffee, of course!
The outdoor area is so inviting with its wide wooden deck, large shady trees, string lights, and a great view of the lake. It is so enjoyable sitting out with a nice iced vanilla latte (my drink of choice), or a cortado (my husbands drink of choice). And hey, our daughter loves it, too! 😉
In addition to the in house drinks, we absolutely love that they offer coffee beans as well! We love that they are freshly roasted and give us a little taste of Mozart’s at home; carrying us over until our next trip!”
Thank you so much for driving the distance and sharing your love of Mozart’s with us. We hope to see you and your family back again soon!
Let’s learn more about coffee and our special roast we are working on in house right now!
Mozart’s has a history of only creating and roasting staple blends, but also offering a wide variety of special seasonal roast to mix it up a little!
Mozart’s is now featuring Arabian Yemen Mocca Haimi, Peaberry, Burrai in our new High End Special Offering Line of roasted coffee by the pound. These rare, single origin coffees have inherently unique flavor characteristics that make them an honor to offer and a treat to drink.
Here’s a quick overview of one of our favorite of these blends:
Yemen Mocca Haimi
Light Medium Roast
Rare Natural African
Complex Full Flavor
Rich and Rewarding
As a refresher, here is some insight on what exactly a Light Medium Roast is! Coffee is dropped just before the second crack. The development time is just over 20% and the beans are smooth on the outside. The temperature curve is controlled at the 2nd state of the roast to enhance the body after locking in the acidity. Final temperatures are 415-420 degrees. The flavor outcome is a balance between the natural acidity tempered by fuller body.
Check out our next blog post coming up soon on the special Columbia Natural Blends we will be offering for the remainder of 2019!