Fall Changes | Part 3 |
Every fall, people become excited about cooler weather and leaves changing to beautiful shades of orange and red. It seems, the Panhandle only gets a few crisp cool days under an overcast sky and the trees shed their leaves too fast for me to take in the captivating colors. While Fall feels may be fleeting, we have been working on a few projects to keep this season fun and exciting.
Whenever we get comfortable at Palace, we look for ways to energize ourselves and grow into a new and better direction. As we have grown, we keep returning to the concept of simplicity. After lots of hard work, I’m proud to announce that as of November 1st (today!), Palace will be offering all in house made sauces and syrups! In an effort to produce the best flavors for your lattes, we are simplifying the options on our menu. This means some flavors have gone away, but we believe that with our great lineup of delicious drinks you will be able to quickly find a drink that suits you. Our year-round menu will include; vanilla, hazelnut, honey, blackberry, caramel, chocolate, and white chocolate. I highly encourage you to taste your way through the new flavors. You may find a new favorite!
I am particularly proud of our new chocolate sauce because we are partnering with Askinosie Chocolate to bring you a single origin chocolate that makes an excellent mocha. We’ll also have their delicious dark chocolate bars available. Askinosie works with cocoa bean producers to improve quality of chocolate and, more importantly, quality of life in cocoa producing communities. If you are a fan of dark chocolate you can now buy a bar of Askinosie at Palace and if you are a fan of mochas you have to try a mocha made with our new dark chocolate sauce and house-made vanilla. You’ll taste the dark chocolate, a marshmallow sweetness, and a hint of graham cracker. Remind you of your favorite fireside treat?
We were inspired by our new mocha sauce to make a drink that brings the experience of making s’mores to Palace. Our cause latte for November is the S’mores Latte, a mocha topped with fresh toasted marshmallows, dark chocolate drizzle, and graham cracker crumble. The smell of the marshmallows under the flames takes me right back to making s’mores by a campfire. Our cause will be The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program. After November, the Palace family will take all the funds we raise and buy as many gifts as we can for those in need. One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is the spirit of sharing and goodwill that flows through everyone. Come help us spread the joy of the season and try a S’mores Latte!
My second favorite part of the holiday season is seeing neighborhoods light up with Christmas decorations during the winter months. The Amarillo Botanical Gardens is no exception. They light up their beautiful gardens with spectacular Christmas lights. We’re excited to announce a partnership with the Botanical Gardens so that you will be able to enjoy a warm latte from Palace while taking in the lovely lights! Be on the lookout for a small pop-up at the Botanical Gardens every night from November 27th through Christmas. I’m excited to serve coffee in such a delightful location. Come visit us later this month to have a great cup of Palace and take in the Christmas lights.
Lastly, the first week November we'll begin selling Palace Club Memberships for the year of 2017. The Palace Club is a group of true Palace fans and we love to take care of our fans. For $150 you will receive; an exclusive 16 oz tumbler, a $25 cash card, and plenty of discounts. As a member, you will enjoy 25% off on all your drinks, food, merchandise, and whole bean coffee each and every day. On Mondays, we increase your drink discount to 50% because Mondays are hard enough already and you deserve a break. Finally, we’ll have member exclusive events, including coffee tastings, throughout the year. If you come to Palace regularly, you will quickly save money with all the member benefits. Hurry! We only have 250 memberships available and will close enrollment after December 31st. Ask your barista next time you are in any Palace location.
Woah. November is quite a full month and we are excited to make your day better with coffee and a smile.
Go for gold,