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 »
By Jacqui | Monday, October 7th, 2013 at 5:41 pm
By Jacqui | Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 at 3:39 pm
Photo via US1
On the heels of another successful Love Show (our community art show), we are honored to be among several Princeton establishments featured in US1’s article about local exhibition opportunities for artists.
As Small World’s co-owner, Jessica, said to US1’s Dan Aubrey, “We have been exhibiting art once a month since the day we opened our doors in 1993. From our inception, having a monthly rotating art show with primarily local artists was a part of our mission. Between our two cafes, we now have 24 art shows a year.
…One of my favorites is that it allows our space to reinvent itself once a month. Most cafes have regular customers who come in multiple times a week. In this process of regular visitation we get used to the environment. But on the first Wednesday of every month after the new art show has been hung, I notice myself, my employees, and our customers look up a little more and take in the new art.”
Thank you to the US1 staff for the great coverage! Read the full article here.
Interested in having an art show at Small World Coffee? Fill out the application here.
By Jacqui | Thursday, January 31st, 2013 at 5:12 pm
Heart pouring practice! In anticipation of the opening of the Love Show next Friday, our baristas spent some time at the Roaster Coffee Lab in Rocky Hill, pouring hearts into the foam on their cappuccinos.
To paraphrase Tim, using the very scientific method of ‘everyone pointing at their favorite one’, Thomas was crowned the King of Hearts. Find a heart in your Small World drink? Share it with us on Twitter @swcoffee!
By Jacqui | Thursday, January 10th, 2013 at 6:38 pm
The artists have been notified, the DJ’s are ready, and we’re getting out our dancing shoes…. Please join us on Friday, February 8th at 8pm for the Love Show 2013 Opening Party! There will be art, music, food, and fundraising for HiTops, a local nonprofit dedicated to promoting teen health and well-being. In addition to suggested donations at the door, artists have the option of donating the proceeds from the sale of their artwork to HiTops.
We look forward to the opening, and we hope you’ll spread the word and join us on the dance floor!
By Jacqui | Thursday, November 8th, 2012 at 10:39 am
This is the third installment in a series written by Small World’s seasoned veteran and lead trainer, Tuc… aka the Yoda of Small World. We just celebrated Tuc’s 18th Small World Anniversary (with the awesome cake furnished by Jen from Brick Farm Market!) Below, Tuc shares more insightful thoughts on what it takes to be a ‘worldling’, and what that means to our cafe community and to our Princeton community. Thanks, Tuc! read more »