Ho Ho Ho…I feel like Mrs Claus bringing a new guest to the holidays. So let me introduce you to Woods Coffee, the newest category to the library. Oh what fun…..
Woods Coffee is a USA Coffee House. Established in 2002 by the Herman Family of Lynden, WA. What started out from a stand-alone shop, is now a total of 19 stores. 18 of those stores are located in the Pacific North West, and new this year they went across the boarder to Canada and opened a store in British Columbia.
im 2011 Woods Coffee went a step further and decided to make their own fresh-baked goods. Made in the USA of superior quality. You can’t get more fresh when you are eating foods sourced from local ingredients and farmers. I live near Hudson Valley and we east coasters also know local ingredients taste 10x better than anything store bought so they get a round of applause from me. They also strive to server others, make a difference and just have fun doing it. That is their mission. They are a Great American Company in my eyes
Ive always been concerned with our environment as we all should, and also learned that Woods uses local fallen trees to make furniture and also uses recycled lumber. They even have 100% compostable hot & cold cups. How cool is that, I love it. Woods is also a big contributor to local charities, schools and more. I mean each thing I read and research about Woods makes me root for their success and hope one day to visit a store and get the full experience.
New for this year they opened a Roastery in Whatcom County, WA. However, they were serving their own in-house roasted coffee since 2014. They have 5 year round coffees and a holiday blend that is seasonal. The blends range in medium to dark roast. I still have not made a decision on which I will try first but leaning toward the Woods Blend medium roast. So head on over to the store to see some Woods Coffee Gear.
Now for the Ornaments. Ive been in contact with Adam in customer service, and he has been a great help. I wish all companies had employees like Adam to help collectors like myself. He confirmed that they did only release 2 ornaments so far and did not release one for 2016. But of those 2, only 1 was a true Holiday ornament. The other was a gift with purchase that you will see first. Adam was kind enough to send me one of each. This made my Christmas all the better, because trying to hunt down the rare unknown ornaments is sometime slim to none. So thank you Adam if your reading this, I would have never found these without you 🙂
So let’s see what we have from Woods…
2014 Leather Mason Mug w/Ornament
In June of 2014, Woods released a limited edition Leather wrapped Mason Jar Mug, filled with Woods Blend whole beans and the ornament. The small wood slice is a hand-painted pine tree with black Woods lettering. Woods Coffee gave ALL proceeds to Help Fight Human Trafficking through Engedi Refuge Project.
As you will see in the 2nd image of my tree, it does not have the Woods logo because Adam sent me the prototype. So if you did get one with the purchase of the mug, it should have the Woods name as in the photo you see below from their Instagram page.
Retail price of Ltd Ed. Mug was $100
2015 Woods “W” Tree Ornament
This piece is just gorgeous. I will put it out every year. I love coffee houses that put a lot of thought into the ornaments. I think it makes them even more collectible and enjoyable. I’m always looking for the rare and unique items and I classify Woods Coffee Ornaments in this category. This was sold for the 2015 Holiday Season. Real wood, looks laser cut with a center W, slight burnt edges and red ribbon. Woods theme for 2015 was “Over The River And To The Woods”, that is so perfect.
Retail Price: $4.95
I hope you are intrigued and go check out what Woods Coffee has to offer, you won’t be disappointed!!
I’m hoping that they will bring back the ornament release in 2017. Fingers Crossed!