For coffee and beer lovers, Rochester’s the place! We have you covered whether you are looking for a place to celebrate with your sweetheart or want to find the perfect Valentine’s Day gift.
For Coffee Lovers
Our talented baristas created a special strawberry mocha latte just for Valentine’s Day. Blending rich chocolate and sweet strawberries, it’s like a chocolate covered strawberry in a mug. In addition, Philip, our coffee roaster extraordinaire designed Love Potion No. 2 with coffee beans from Costa Rica and Ethiopia. Its medium body with a touch of brightness makes it the perfect coffee to enjoy with someone you love. Buy a bag of beans to go, pair it with a gift card and coffee mug, and the coffee lover in your life will thank you!
For Beer Lovers
We have been busily canning our craft beer to go, so you can enjoy Rochester’s fresh brews at home, with friends, at parties, or with someone special. Pro tip: Rochester beer makes a perfect Valentine’s Day gift! You can sweeten the giving by adding a gift card, mug or other Rochester swag.
Looking for a place to celebrate Valentine’s Day with friends or someone special? All day Feb. 14, both Rochester locations have BOGO specials on coffee, tea and beer when you mention this blog post. It’s the perfect spot to celebrate for coffee and beer lovers. And if you want to gift someone with pie and beer/coffee, consider purchasing a ticket for Rochester’s upcoming Beer (or Coffee) and Pie Pairing on Feb. 18.
Valentine’s Day History
Early revelers celebrated Lupercalia, the original holiday for lovers, on Feb. 15 in ancient Roman times. This lusty holiday honored fertility and life and likely entailed the pairing off of willing mates. With the rise of Christianity, this holiday became a little tamer, with various stories emerging about Saint Valentine. In one case, he was an imprisoned saint who sent secret messages (Valentines) from his cell. In another, he was a priest who performed secret weddings, thus becoming the patron saint of love.
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