Remembering the reason for the season

Here we are, finishing the first week of December. Are you feeling stressed yet? Please don’t! School is winding down for winter breaks. For you older students,  it’s Finals time! uggh! How about you make this the time when you STOP and remember, the holidays are not the time for stress?  They are a time to remember what (and who) is important. They are a time to make memories with your family and friends. Most importantly,  they are a time to count your blessings and bless others. 

Brewd wants to help you enjoy the season. First,  we might be able to alleviate some of the stress of gift giving by offering gift cards as well as a number of other gift ideas for the coffee and tea lovers in your life.  Second, let us help you to slow down while blessing others. In addition to the box for donations to Aviva Children’s Services ,  we also will be making donations to several local charities, on behalf of our customers.  Just ask how you can be a part of that gift, by “donating your free drink” to the cause of your choice. 

We also will be assembling stockings at Brewd on Saturday, December 10th, to give to the women at the VA Hospital .  Come out from 1:00-4:00pm on Saturday and help us put the finishing touches  on these stockings for our women Veterans. It’s guaranteed to put a smile on your face, as you bless others. And isn’t that really the reason for the season?

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Ho-ho-ho! Here comes Santa

There’s a chill in the air and sightings of holiday decor all over Tucson.Right here at Brewd, we are serving up the holiday cheer, from pumpkin spice and chai lattes to peppermint mochas and oreo hot cocoa!

We also have great gifts for your coffee and tea aficionados! We have the tools for brewing coffee and tea at home, cups for both home and on the go,  and even festive holiday aprons for those cookie baking dates! You can also pick up one of the Tucson calendars with artwork of local sights, for the new year.

Gifts galore

Stop in and check out the goodies before they are gone! Pick up a toy for a child in need and drop it in our Aviva box while you are here! Maybe that will be your best gift of all!

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Here Come The Holidays! #ShopSmall

Betcha didn’t see that coming! Halloween is history! Thanksgiving is upon us! Shop Small
Hanukkah and Christmas are just around the corner! While the major retailers are letting you know what to buy and how early to arrive on Black Friday to buy it, we are preparing for Small Business Saturday.

As in past years, we are doing it up for Small Business Saturday. We are offering a special for all Gift Card purchases.

Gift cards

Gift cards

Buy $50 worth of gift cards and receive a bonus $5 or purchase $100 and receive $10 extra! Also, find out about our “Donate Your Free Drink” offer. It’s a great way to give a little bit and make a bid difference in our community!

Get up, get out and #ShopSmall on Nov 26. Celebrate #SmallBizSat with us!

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…the Season For Giving

Aviva domain box

Aviva donation box

Did you know that when you support your local businesses, you actually support your community? We love being part of the Sabino Canyon Community! As your neighbors, we join you in supporting local charities, especially during this season of giving.

While we have been blessed to support many local charities during the year (Erik Hite Foundation, Arizona Autism Foundation, Sold No More) we are focusing on just a few between now and the end of the year. We invite you to join us in the giving. Gifts

First, we have received a box from Aviva Children’s Services to be filled with holiday gifts, as well as day-to-day necessities, for children who are spending their holidays away from home and family. We will accept gifts until Saturday, December 10th, when the gifts will be gathered as part of the Kruzin’ for Kidz Holiday Parade Annual Motorcycle Toy Parade.  Feel free to use the list at the end of this post for ideas, or get creative.

Second, we are offering a creative way for you to join in the giving, by donating your “free drinks”. Between now and the end of the year, you may opt to “redeem” you free drinks as a donation to one of four local charities. And to make thing even more fun, we are asking for suggestions for one of those charities.
We have selected three charities from our favorites: Gospel Rescue Mission, Youth On Their Own and Sold No More. Each of these charities have a special place in our hearts, but we are looking for one more charity to bless through this promotion. Let us know if you have one you would like for us to consider and we may add yours to that list.

Here is the list of suggested items for Aviva:
Infants (Newborn-1yr)

  • New clothing
  • Soft books (fabric/foam)
  • Teethers
  • Pacifiers
  • Musical toys
  • Light-up toys
  • Bottle brushes
  • Receiving blankets
  • Plush animals/dolls (no plastic/ button eyes, please)
  • Nursery items (nightlights, organizers, etc.)

Toddlers (1-3 years)

  • Sorting and nesting toys
  • New clothing
  • Modeling clay
  • Blocks
  • Hardback books with rounded edges
  • Soft balls
  • Picture books
  • Musical toys
  • Pop-up toys
  • Stacking rings
  • Shape sorters
  • Simple puzzles

Children Ages 3-7:

  • Books (fiction & nonfiction)
  • Board Games
  • Puzzles
  • Building Sets
  • Legos
  • Play-Dough Kits
  • Crayons with Coloring Books
  • Art and Craft Kits
  • Play Food or Kitchen Sets
  • Doll House Toys
  • Baby Dolls
  • Barbie
  • Littlest Pet Shop
  • Train Sets
  • Mr. Potato Head
  • Toy Trucks and Cars

Children Ages 8-12

  • Books (fiction & nonfiction)
  • Card Games
  • Board Games and Electronic Games
  • Puzzles
  • New Clothing
  • Sports Equipment
  • Journal Sets
  • Art, Jewelry, Nail and Craft Kits
  • Science Kits
  • Building Sets and Legos
  • Remote Control Cars
  • Action Figures and Transformers
  • Bath Products
  • Skateboards
  • Nerf Games
  • Comic Book Sets
  • Art Supply Kits

Teens 13+

  • Books
  • New clothing
  • Bath Products
  • Perfume
  • Nail polish
  • Cosmetics for teen girls
  • Sports Apparel
  • Baseball hats
  • Board Games
  • Video Games
  • Gift Certificates/Gift Cards
  • Backpacks
  • Sports Equipment
  • Costume Jewelry
  • Strategy Games
  • Sports Team Clothing
  • Sports Team Memorabilia
  • Comic Book Sets
  • Art Supply Kits

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Speaking of Sustainability

Is it fall yet? How about winter? One thing we know, the holiday season is upon us, whether the weather knows it or not. And as time marches forward, things change. Beginning December 1st, we will be changing our menu and pricing structure. These changes are designed to streamline our operations while providing you with better choices. Some of the less popular items have been dropped; other items have just been changed and almost all items have different pricing.

You see, while our goal at Brewd has never been to get rich and take over the world (who wants that?!), we do need to make our business sustainable. Food costs increase, rent and utility costs go up yearly, government fees increase and are added, wages go up so as to retain employees. In general, all of the costs of running this small business are higher than when we opened.

So, we have a choice: decrease your value or increase our prices. We have cut costs in ways that we hoped would not impact your experience: shorter summer hours, baskets instead of plates, bottomless coffee for in-house service, etc. We choose not to compromise the quality of the products we serve. We make everything that is not pre-packaged, fresh for your order.

We will always offer the best locally-roasted coffee made to the highest standards. In all of our travels, we have yet to find a coffee house that offers the quality we do; our drinks have more shots in them than we have found anywhere. This tells us we could skimp there, and people would still buy our product; but we won’t do that. We want to provide you with the best product because we care about you. Otherwise, why would we be here? We want to be here in the years to come, to share life with you. To do this, we need to make sure we are sustainable.

Please know that we appreciate your loyalty to Brewd. We know that you have many great choices when it comes to spending your food dollars. We are grateful you do so with us.

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