May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists, and celebrated in communities from coast to coast since 1956. And tomorrow is National Bike to Work Day! We are proud of the many customers we have that ride their bike to our shops, and this is a great opportunity to make a statement that it is possible for bikes to be a great mode of alternate transportation.
GARLAND - Downtown Garland Station (Partnered with The City of Garland)
DALLAS - Akard Station (Partnered with the City of Dallas)
OAK CLIFF - Jefferson St. Viaduct (Partnered with Bike Friendly Oak Cliff)
RICHARDSON - Arapaho Station (Partnered with Bike Friendly Richardson)
PLANO - Intersection of Bluebonnet & Chisholm Trail (Partnered with The City of Plano)
DATE: Friday, May 17, 2013
TIME: 6:30-9:00 am
Here’s more about the event from DART:
DART hosting Bike to Work ‘Energizer Stations’
May weather is made for cycling in our region and Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) is celebrating cycling and National Bike to Work Day with four Bike Energizer Stations on Friday, May 17.
Cycling enthusiasts and interested persons are invited to join DART, BikeDFW and the cities of Plano, Richardson, Garland and Dallas from 7 to 9:30 a.m. at DART’s Downtown Garland, Akard or Arapaho rail stations, and at the Bluebonnet and Chisholm Trail intersection in Plano, near the Dog Park. The Bike Energizer Stations will have information about the host cities bike initiatives and offer bike promotional items, local vendor offerings, refreshments and tune-ups.
In addition, visitors can learn about a planned June 1 celebration at Main Street Gardens in Dallas to highlight the completion of Centralink. This new bicycle infrastructure through downtown Dallas connects Oak Cliff, the Katy Trail and the Santa Fe Trail. The June event is open to the public and includes a bike ride originating from the different trails, food, musical entertainment, special guests and free bike services.
Biking to work is good for the environment, good for your health, and makes more sense than ever considering all of DART’s bus and rail connections. Customers can ride their bike to any transit or rail station and use one of more than 140 bike lids to store their bicycle. They can also take advantage of bike racks on every bus and train to combine bicycles and transit. Bicycles are permitted on any DART vehicle and all Trinity Railway Express (TRE) trains. Learn more by visiting www.DART.org/bike.
Sometimes, the caffeine just isn’t enough. You need something with a little more of a kick, and there seems to be a new trend that is combining coffee and alcohol. Yes, the Irish Coffee is nothing new, but there are a few more adventurous drinks being concocted nowadays. While we don’t serve alcohol at any of our shops, that doesn’t mean you can’t do a little experimenting on your own with a pound of Pearl Cup Blend! Here are a few of the more interesting coffee cocktail recipes.
1½ oz. Kahlúa
1 oz. Vodka
1 oz. espresso
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a martini glass.
1 oz. Frangelico
1 oz. Vodka
¾ oz. cold espresso
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a glass.
The Wake Up Call
2 oz. Vodka
1 oz. coffee
½ oz. triple sec
1 oz. milk
Garnish: three coffee beans
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a glass. Garnish with three coffee beans.
2 oz coffee bean-infused vodka
1 Dolin Italian Vermouth (or Vya sweet vermouth, lighter than Martini Rosso)
1 oz Campari
Stir over ice and garnish with a pink grapefruit twist. Here’s how to infuse the vodka: Place a handful (30 to 40) of coffee beans into a bottle of vodka and allow to stand for five to seven minutes. Shake bottle and strain out the coffee beans. Replace vodka into bottle and refrigerate. This will keep for up to eight weeks.
These are just a few of our favorite creations. We’d love to hear what you come up with! Are you interested in trying out some of these coffee cocktails, or would you rather just stick with your good old fashioned cup of Joe?Read More »
The conversation was started on Twitter a few weeks ago and it got us thinking: what are the best songs about coffee? This inspired us to create a list of the best songs about coffee and even some that reference our favorite beverage. And we want to hear from you too! What is your favorite coffee song?
Frank Sinatra – The Coffee Song
“And when their ham and eggs need savor
Coffee ketchup gives ‘em flavor
Coffee pickles way outsell the dill
Why, they put coffee in the coffee in Brazil”
Beastie Boys – Intergalactic
“I like my sugar with coffee and cream.”
Squeeze – Black Coffee in Bed
“There’s a stain on my notebook
Where your coffee cup was
And there’s ash in the pages
Now I’ve got myself lost”
Bob Dylan – One More Cup Of Coffee
“One more cup of coffee for the road
One more cup of coffee ‘fore I go
To the valley below.”
Otis Redding – Cigarettes and Coffee
“It’s early in the morning
About a quarter till three
I’m sitting’ here talkin’ with my baby
Over cigarettes and coffee, now”
We are thrilled to announce that Pearl Cup Coffee will be the official coffee vendor of the new Information Center in Sammons Park in the Dallas Arts District! It is quite an honor to be chosen to occupy such an amazing and vibrant area of downtown Dallas in the largest arts district in the country. Stay tuned for an official open date!
See the press release below for more information.
Local Favorite to Brew Up Java in New Information Center
The AT&T Performing Arts Center today announced that Dallas-based Pearl Cup Coffee will be the coffee vendor for the café space in its new Information Center, located in Elaine D. and Charles A. Sammons Park. Pearl Cup Coffee will offer coffee and tea beverages – including its signature Pearl Latte™- along with light fare and pastries.
“Pearl Cup has established itself as a local favorite for coffee lovers,” said Doug Curtis, president and acting CEO of the Center. “It has a great reputation for quality and service and a strong commitment to the community. We are excited to have a locally owned company providing coffee in this very unique space.”
The Information Center, which will also house the Center’s main box office, is scheduled to open next month. When it opens, Pearl Cup Coffee will be the only coffee shop located inside the Dallas Arts District. It will serve audiences, visitors, artists, students and workers in the District.
“The Dallas Arts District is at the center of so many of the exciting things happening today in Pearl Cup’s hometown, so being in the heart of it all at the AT&T Performing Arts Center is the perfect fit,” said Rita Davis, Vice President of Pearl Cup Coffee.
Customers can enjoy their drinks at café tables and chairs in Sammons Park. The Center also provides free AT&T Wi-Fi, Ping-Pong and foosball tables. Customers can also enjoy the free Thursday afternoon Patio Sessions concerts in the spring and fall.
The glass-enclosed Information Center was designed by Foster + Partners of London, which also designed the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House and Annette Strauss Square. Lord Foster is a Pritzker Prize-winning architect. In addition to the box office and Pearl Cup Coffee, it will contain a visual presentation space created by AT&T.
Monday – Friday: Pearl Cup will open at 7:30 a.m. and close at 5:00 p.m. or one hour after a performance in the Arts District.
Saturday – Sunday: Pearl Cup will open one hour before a matinee performance and two hours before an evening performance at the Center. It will close one hour after the performance.
Pearl Cup may also open for special events in the Dallas Arts District.Read More »
Andrew is an indie folk artist from Denton, TX. He’ll be performing live tonight at our Henderson Ave location from 6p-8p and as always, no cover! So come on by and relax with a Pearl Latte and some great local music.Read More »
Last week a story was published on Huffington Post about a couple that wed shortly after the bombings at the Boston Marathon. It just so happened that this couple was from Dallas, and they met at The Pearl Cup on Henderson Ave.
This is a testament to strength, community and love. We would like to send our congratulations to Kelli and Robert, and we wish them a lifetime of happiness. Never forget the little things and just how important they are (like sharing a mocha with each other on a Saturday morning).
Our hearts continue to go out to all those affected by the tragedy in Boston. The recovery process is just beginning, and there are many resources online if you’d like to helpRead More »
CountryChart.com says: “the genre of country music is a “winner” since it can now boast an accomplished, new artist such as Crystal Yates that blends elements of folk, bluegrass, blues, contemporary Christian and country to create a winning formula that is deserving of radio chart success.”Read More »
Well, the word is out! Our third Pearl Cup Coffee location is now soft open in Richardson at II Creeks Plaza. It’s been a long time coming, and we want to thank all of you for your patience and excitement.
As of right now, we’re only serving the coffee you know and love as well as a few select pastries. But we do expect to have a full menu soon. Our new location also has a gorgeous, dog-friendly patio. We look forward to seeing you soon, and be sure to check out all of the fantastic restaurants and shops that II Creeks has to offer!
II Creeks Plaza is a vibrant residential and retail destination nestled within the Canyon Creek neighborhood of Richardson. A combined residential and neighborhood retail development, II Creeks Plaza is home to residents who are part of the active Canyon Creek neighborhood and enjoy the convenience and sophistication of a highly sought after live, work, play lifestyle.Read More »
Our Tuesday night free music series continues tonight with Parker Shaye!
Parker is a 12-year-old Dallas native who loves to play music. He picked up a guitar and started singing in August 2012 and hasn’t looked back since! Come check out this rising star tonight at the Henderson Ave shop at 6:30p. Free!
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We can provide the space any night of the week from 8pm-1am. Need our signature coffee drinks to be a party of your event? We can figure a Barista into your budget (but if you didn’t want one, well…then that’s just silly…but you don’t have to have a barista.) and the event organizer is welcome to bring in beer or alcohol at their own expense.
Note: Our barista would not be able to serve it from behind the bar because we don’t have a license to do so but you can have ice chests or buckets.
The space is rented in 2 hour blocks for $500 each without a barista. With a barista, there is an additional charge of $7.50 per person which includes unlimited coffee/espresso drinks. If you only want drip coffee and no espresso, that would be $5 per person. If you wanted a barista but not the upfront cost, we could do a cash bar where your guests pay for their drinks themselves.
People are already booking so grab your calendar, mark your date and email our Multi-Unit Manager, Crystal, now: email@example.com
We will help you plan the perfect date for your next big event! All bookings are done on a first come, first served basis.Read More »