Enjoy our black and green darjeeling teas from our growers in India.
Getting right in there when we source coffee
Judging the Best of Antioquia Competition
Canton's original coffee roastery, tea blendery, and drink swigery since 2003
Muggswigz Staff Generous Donation
This past year, our Muggswigz staff participated in our Employee Charitable Donation program. Employees donate money into a pool. At the end of the year, the employees chose how the money will be donated. This year, our employees donated a generous $2616.40 to the Invention Project at the National Inventors Hall of Fame!
The Invention Project focuses on Middle school aged children and allows them to create inventions from their ideas and then bring those inventions to the market. This Program encourages kids to use their imagination while they build strong friendships and self expression. The students receive hands on experience as they are teamed up with local teachers who help bring their inventions to life all the while following a program set in place by the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
Coffee Consumption Trends
According to an article by Nick Brown, highlighting the coffee consumption Trends produced by the National Coffee association titled, '2017 US Coffee Drinking Trends Include More Gourmet, More Youth,' a younger generation of Americans prove to consume more coffee on a daily basis. Data produced from the National Coffee Association has shown that coffee consumption has increased over the past year. The National Coffee Association produced a news release titled, “Daily Coffee Consumption Up Sharply,” stated that 62% of Americans consume a coffee beverage on a day to day basis. Those aged 60 and above are in the age group with the highest consumption of coffee on a daily basis at 68%. There was also a trend of children ages 13-18 consuming coffee at a rate 6% higher than last year; reaching an astounding 37%.
Over the board, daily coffee consumption throughout all of the ages of the individuals studied (ages 13 and up) has increased, even if only by 2%. The percentage of individuals who had consumed an espresso beverage within the past year had an increase for 2017, shooting up 6%. This past year, the National Coffee Association also produced a new category of coffee drinks called, ‘Non-espresso based beverages.’ This included blended up/frozen drinks, nitrogen infused, and cold brew.
If you’ve ever strolled into any of our three locations, the following may have occurred. You saw delicious looking baked goods displayed on the countertops. You were met by the alluring scent of green coffee beans being roasted in the far end of the room; soon to be packaged and brewed. You spot bottles filled with sweet syrups, waiting to be chosen to flavor your beverage.
All three of the happening mentioned above have one thing in common for sure...we’ve made them!
All of our whole bean coffee that we brew, sell on retail or on our online store have been roasted by our roaster and onsite at our Downtown Canton store. The beans that we use are decided upon through cuppings, where Alex and the Roasters taste the coffees brewed from the beans and if they are satisfied by the flavor notes, the body, the scent, etc of the coffee then they are good enough to be a part of our selection. We also stand by our words, in that we discount our freshly roasted beans once they are 10 days out of the roaster. We want you to experience the most freshly roasted coffee, honestly.
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!