Monthly Archives: May 2010

First of many firsts!

Say hi to Matt!

Matt is our first customer to actually sit outside at our Berkeley store. He lives around the corner (and is quickly becoming a regular!). We’re hoping to get some permanent outdoor seating soon but we just couldn’t resist moving some of our indoor stuff outside because of this weekend’s beautiful weather!

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Brianna @ Whole Foods Cupertino

A couple weekends ago, we demo’d the Philz Coffee love and passion for the folks at Whole Foods Cupertino.

Our lovely Brianna and Greg knocked the socks off of a bunch of newbies…Giving them the choice between Jacob’s Wonderbar Brew, Tesora or Decaf Swiss Water Peru.

Take a look for yourself:

The next one is scheduled for Whole Foods in Oakland on this Saturday, May 29th from 2pm-6pm…so if you’re in the area, please stop by and grab a cup of coffee.

Berkeley opening in photographs.

Berkeley Team in the house!

You might have seen these smiling faces at the various San Francisco locations getting their cream and sugaring on but they are seriously gearing up to rock it in the East Bay!! Soon, we promise!! Just a couple more inspections and then we’re good to go!!

Until then, say hello to your Berkeley Team and Phil!!!

Anthora Coffee Cup

Last weekend, Leslie Buck passed away. Who’s that, you say? Well, the inventor of the iconic greek coffee cup seen all around New York City and in any Big Apple located movies is who!

In 1960s, the Sherri Cup Company wanted to produce a to-go coffee cup that would appeal to Greek vendors in the city. The marketing director at the time — Leslie Buck — dreamed up a motif that included colors from the flag of Greece. WE ARE HAPPY TO SERVE YOU, was printed in Greek-style letters, adorned with a trio of steaming, mustard-yellow cups, flanked by ancient “Anthora” urns, and framed with a Greek Key pattern.

Back in the day, every corner deli had them for their coffee. You would see them in New Yorker’s hands on their way to work, Times Square tourists, and everyone in between.

I found a bunch of related items over here: porcelain cups, change holders, even cuff links!

My personal favorite is the canvas tote:

And by the way, we here at Philz Coffee, are happy to serve you too!

Another Berkeley Sneak Peek…

Phil inspecting the Berkeley store…menus are up…shelving is there…just needs a stain. We’re inching closer and closer to opening Berkeley…I’ve heard the little birdies tweet two weeks more…Can it be true?