St. Augustine May 2019 Specials & Events
May in Saint Augustine
April showers bring May flowers, and we are blooming comfortably into spring at City Perks Coffee Co. The days are growing warmer and the landscape greener. Locals are welcoming the weather by dusting off swimwear and hitting the beach. Visitors flooding to our city seeking live music, ocean breezes and historical charm will not be disappointed. We have to hand it to you, St. Augustine. May looks good on you.
MAY COFFEE SPECIALS
We are tapping into our beach town vibes with this month’s special, The Beach Bum. For those with a year-round sweet tooth, this summer treat is the drink for you. Experience a tropical delight with our salted caramel coconut mocha. Rich dark chocolate and salted caramel create a decadent flavor swirl, while smooth coconut lightens and brightens the drink to fit the sunshine. Sip it on the beach, or sip it in your office and pretend you’re at the beach. We won’t judge!
Our next special was inspired by the superstars of May, (and every other month, for that matter!) moms! Celebrate Mother’s Day all month long with our special, The May Flower. This floral rose latte starts sweet and finishes with a slight kick of cardamom. Cardamom, the royal spice, has a complex flavor profile. It’s citrusy, spicy, and yet something about it whispers sweet. Our muse for this drink is mom’s garden, her advice you should’ve taken or the banana bread recipe that always tastes better when she makes it.
THE BEACH BUM
Rich dark chocolate and salted caramel create a decadent flavor swirl, while smooth coconut lightens and brightens the drink to fit the sunshine. Available hot or iced.
THE MAY FLOWER
Airy, floral and bright. This rose latte with a slight cardamom kick is a refreshing take on spring. Available hot or iced.
MAY COFFEE OF THE MONTH
Each month, City Perks Coffee Co. is casting the spotlight on a new single origin coffee. It is our hope to bring attention to the spectrum of single origin roasts we offer, and help Saint Augustine coffee-lovers explore new and exciting options. This month, our featured coffee is the Peru Pangoa.
This medium roasted brew carries notes of salted caramel, almond and vanilla. Bold, yet approachable, we feel it is an excellent choice for sipping your morning coffee on the patio.
As with all our retail coffee bags, the Peru Pangoa is roasted each week and delivered fresh to our cafe. You won’t catch City Perks with any stale coffee! We simply value the product too much to allow it. Our roasters, Sweetwater Organic Coffee Co., hail from Gainesville, FL- just a short drive from Saint Augustine. They pride themselves in all organic and fair-trade quality coffee.
ABOUT THE FARM
This particular single origin coffee is grown in San Martin de Pangoa in the Central Amazon. The farm, Cooperative Agraria Cafetalera Pangoa, was founded in 1977 by 50 coffee farmers. Today, it is comprised of over 650 total members.
Pangoa is positively involved in the lives of its members beyond the purchasing and selling of their coffee. It has promoted economic diversification through cacao production in lower elevations, honey production, and developing local markets for roasted coffee sales.
Since 2009, it has also promoted local ecotourism projects in its communities to supplement family income. Pangoa is a stellar model of the power of small-farmer cooperatives within Fair Trade.
ST. AUGUSTINE MAY SPECIAL EVENTS
Join the Nation’s Oldest City in celebrating May and all it has to offer. With live tunes and blooming flowers, there’s no shortage of spring-time festivities in St. Augustine, Florida.
MAY 11TH: Vilano Beach Music Fest
This Mother’s Day Weekend, the annual Vilano Beach Music Fest is bringing the best in tunes and tastings to the St. Augustine Area. Come out and enjoy great live music from A Peach Life and Not Quite Dead. While you listen, you can browse through arts and crafts vendors, grab a bite at the food trucks, and watch the culinary student competition.
APRIL 12TH: Mother’s Day
With blooming flowers, bay-front breezes and cobblestone streets, St. Augustine is the most picturesque Mother’s Day destination. Treat your mom to one of the many brunch specials downtown, our May Flower drink-of-the-month or a sunny beach day in the Nation’s Oldest City.
MAY 22ND: Find Your Folio Happy Hour
On this Wednesday night, City Perks Coffee Co. is welcoming Northeast Florida’s News and Opinion Magazine FOLIO to host their “Find Your Folio” Happy Hour. Join us for this free, public event and enjoy listening to writers and readers share their work.
May 30TH: Concerts in the Plaza
Starting on Thursday, May 30th, the 29th season of Concerts in the Plaza will be returning to the gazebo of St. Augustine’s historic Plaza de la Constitución. These free summer concerts feature local and regional musicians every Thursday night from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
A quick stroll down St. George Street from City Perks Coffee Co, set up a chair or blanket in the Plaza lawn and enjoy summer evenings filled with live music.
COME SEE US THIS MAY
With sunny drink specials and springtime events, May in St. Augustine is a time to embrace our beautiful seaside town. Stop by for a morning coffee or an evening drink at City Perks Coffee Co. any time during your trip. Our baristas are locals who are happy to give you pointers on the downtown area. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay up-to-date with all of our spring offerings!