Utica Coffee Roasting Co. honored by Buzzfeed

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Happy Valentine’s Day, forget the candy and flowers... cream or sugar?

That could very well be the case if people happen to see Buzzfeed’s “44 Valentine’s Day Gifts That’ll Put Their Ex to Shame” list and scroll down to No.14 that suggests a gift from Utica Coffee Roasting Co., in particular, a bag of Wake the Hell Up! coffee, is something to grace your sweetheart with this Thursday, Feb. 14.

Buzzfeed describes the gift as something that will wake up their significant other “so they’ll actually listen to your interesting anecdotes on the commute into work.”

Financed and co-founded in 2006 by Huffington Post co-founders Jonah Peretti and John S. Johnson, Buzzfeed is an American based online news and entertainment source, written and viewed in Portugese, French, Japanese, German, Spanish, Arabic and of course, English.

Utica Coffee Roasting Co., or “UCR” co-owner, Heather Delia said she and her business partner, Frank Elias are very happy about the recognition.

“We feel very honored,” Delia said. “[But we understand] It’s all because of the hard work of the staff, and the people who support us that we were recognized.”

An unnamed customer quote from the Buzzfeed article might just prove Delia’s point.

“Love it! I drink strong coffee because I like the flavor and the energy. Starbucks, Peet’s, and other popular roasters are good but not quite strong enough for my taste. When Amazon suggested I try “Wake The Hell Up,” I woke the hell up and tried it. It’s great because I experience the mental clarity, focus and energy to keep up with a fast paced life without the jitters.”

Delia said they opened the Clinton store at 1 West Park Row three years ago come October. Their original store in Utica is located at 92 Genesee St., downtown, and has been open since 2002. With over 30 different variations of coffee there should be something to suit most coffee drinkers. Southern Pecan, Peru Organic, Jamaican Me Crazy, Dark Adirondack, and the Art of Darkness are just a few of the flavors they offer. Plus,they have organic coffee and blends, or if you just want a regular cup of coffee they can do that too.

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