Small World Coffee

Better Know a Worldling, Part 1

By Amita | Friday, August 22nd, 2014 at 7:59 am

We are a blur of red aprons – you see us, day in and out, hustling behind the counter, making change, pulling shots, washing dishes like our livelihood depends on it – because it does, really. But what do you really know about us, this select group of wildly attractive humans who can make delicious beverages at a clip that defies belief? (And who are also, obviously, very humble.)

In all honesty, we do think of our crew as one large and mostly functional family. And we would like for you, our loyal customers, to get to know us. To that end, we are introducing a new series of Small World employee interviews. It’ll be no-holds-barred and I’ll be asking the tough questions, like “what’s your favorite coffee drink?” and “which Hogwarts house would you be sorted into?” And in just a few short answers, you’ll get to the heart of who we are, as baristas, as New Jerseyans, as human beings.

And so, without further ado, I present the first part of Small World Coffee’s “Better Know a Worldling.”

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Oaxaca Love Tour – Part 2

By Jessica | Thursday, March 13th, 2014 at 1:58 pm

Oaxaca city is located in the central valley of the state of Oaxaca in the foothills of the Sierra Madre. This beautiful city is known for it’s colonial era structures as well as native Zapotec and Mixtec archeological sites. The diversity of the Oaxacan cuisine has given it a reputation of being the culinary capital of Mexico and the nickname Land of the Seven Moles. We had a lot of fun wandering the streets and markets of Oaxaca, sampling the food and taking in the local artisan crafts.

Mole

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Oaxaca Love Tour – Part 1

By Jessica | Monday, March 10th, 2014 at 6:20 pm

Spontaneous trips are sometimes the best ones…

Jessica & Jen
My sister, Jennifer, called me up just over three weeks ago and said that her husband, Dave, was finishing up a birding trip in Chiapas, Mexico and she was thinking of meeting him in Oaxaca to celebrate their 24th wedding anniversary. She knew George and I were planning our second honeymoon (we did a mini-moon right after our wedding), so, did we want to join them? Not only would we be celebrating our two marriages, but Jen and Dave got married on what would have been our late mother’s 74th birthday. Jen was pitching it as the Oaxaca Love Tour. Let me give you a little background. read more »

Our 20th Anniversary Party

By Jessica | Friday, January 17th, 2014 at 11:54 am

Small World Coffee anniversary cake.

Small World Coffee opened its doors on December 22nd, 1993, during an incredibly snowy and icy winter. The journey has been amazing and I am proud of what we have created. It has taken the love and efforts of many through the years. I also know that it took a piercing intention and daily discipline to actually get the café open…I was 27 at the time and Brant was 25! read more »

Video: A Day at Small World Roasters

By Jacqui | Monday, October 7th, 2013 at 5:41 pm

We were thrilled to host Sara Sadri – a local filmmaker who is also pursuing her postdoc at Princeton University – at Small World Roasters. “Small World Coffee,” she says, “was my first introduction to the town of Princeton. In fact, I think it is more like a landmark of Princeton.” While visiting our Rocky Hill Roasting Facility as part of our public Backstage Pass events, the scientist & filmmaker saw a cinematic opportunity. “I myself never thought about coffee beans as green fresh beans, and as a scientist, I found the process quite appealing and interesting.” read more »