One of the best perks of being a BlogJammer is the amazing opportunities that often come our way when working with brands. A few months ago we attended a bloggers event in Toronto. It was there when we were first introduced to James Antonio Coffee.
Not Your Average Bean
Both Krista and I (Renée) consider ourselves to be coffee connoisseurs, which is why – with zero hesitation – we said yes to tasting some the finest coffee in the world. Hand-picked from award-winning plantations, high atop the mountains of Tarrazú’s Costa Rica, James Antonio Coffee is not your average grocery store bean.
Five Star Meal
Imagine dining out at your favourite steak house, enjoying a Wagyu Kobe Rib Eye; one would not be satisfied with just any cup of coffee as the epilog to their five-star meal. That is where James Antonio Coffee comes in.
Brewed with Love
“James Antonio Coffee is 100% red cherries only and organically grown, from the fertile slopes of this Volcanic region. There, coffee plants find Nirvana in the combination of climate, ideal rich soil and the perfect attitude for achieving its evolution. Nurtured and handpicked by a plantation family who has been practicing sustainability and perfecting the process for over 170 years.”
August, James Antonio Coffee
“James Antonio’s beans are then carefully identified and selected from the entire harvest. Then they are naturally sun-dried, only roasted when an order is received. Thus leaving you with much desired, balanced and distinctively smooth “Black Gold” James Antonio flavor.”
The Finer Details
Harvested 16-17 /03/17
Location North Valley, Los Santos de San Cristóbal Tarrazu Costa Rica
Altitude 6000 ft +
Variety SHB. 100% organically grown Caturra Honey
Yes, we were asked to write about this gourmet coffee but again, it was an easy sell. The flavour was unlike any cup of java either of us had tried in the past. We each could easily taste the different flavours of citrus; the aroma invited us back, sip after sip. And the best part? No bitter “after taste.” Imagining the breathtaking scenery of Costa Rica while you indulge in the complexity of this one of a kind brew is also encouraged.
Although this coffee is not our normal “cup of tea”; our BlogJam budget could not cover it, we sure did enjoy the experience. Normally, we drink our coffee with milk but none was required for this cup, it was that good.
In the music world, a “jam” is an informal gathering of musicians to improvise songs together. In the blogging world, BlogJam operates much to the same tune.
At BlogJam we welcome all voices from the blogging community because we know you all have unique and interesting ideas to contribute.
We are writing this melody together!
In previous years, our “top tracks” included so many fun perspectives. Heather from Laptops to Lullabies had everyone tapping their toes and laughing at her description of a one woman office party.
Dan Murray of Your Restoration Coach brought the sweet tunes on video production.
Following Vicki Murphy of Motherfumbler’s keynote in 2015, we’ll all be forever humming her not-so-dulcet tones when we ask ourselves about anything weird and wonderful in the world of mothering and blogging.
Want to jam with us?
Have you been toying with the idea of presenting at BlogJam 2017? Well, we’re here to give you a few reasons to tip the scales in favour of taking the stage at Atlantic Canada’s best blogger’s conference.
Small but Mighty
BlogJam has the incredible benefit of engaging the brilliant blogging minds from across Atlantic Canada, and beyond. This intimate community boasts not only talent for the written word, but also expertise in in the many technicalities related to the world of blogging. If you have knowledge to share, this audience is eager to learn.
Leap with a Safety Net
It may be cliché but it still rings true; Maritimers are the friendliest people. If you’ve got cold feet about taking the stage, BlogJam is the best place to conquer that fear. BlogJam attendees are supportive, kind, and just as excited as you are to be engaging in this event. BlogJam is a safe space to share ideas and participate in lively discussion about all things bloggy.
Make a Mark
In its first 2 years BlogJam featured an incredible line-up of talented speakers. (click here to see last year’s schedule) From Canadian icons like Vicki Murphy of Motherfumbler and Erica Ehm of the Yummy Mummy Club to local talent from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland, every voice has left a positive and lasting impression on attendees.
Your Session, Your Way
BlogJam welcomes presenters of every style. If you’re keen to speak with a microphone, use visual tools, have a round-table discussion, or do a hands-on workshop, we are open to working with you to make your presentation vision a reality. BlogJam recognizes the importance of incorporating many learning styles to ensure that the event is accessible and enjoyable to all its participants.
That’s right, folks. In our time-honoured tradition, all BlogJam presenters receive the most delicious thank you jam. If that’s not incentive, we don’t know what is.