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25/10/2010

Independent Rock-Star Roastery Barefoot Coffee, Celebrates 7 Years With Two New Coffee Bars...and Free Unlimited Coffee

To celebrate their 7th anniversary, Hometown Hero Barefoot Coffee, is opening two new coffee bars in San Jose. The first new opening will be the 'Roll Up Bar' at 76 Sunol and the other will be at 37 S. 1st Street, inside the Good Karma Cafe. In addition, they'll be offering complimentary coffee at all three locations on Saturday, September 23rd. The free coffee will be unlimited -- customers can order their coffee of choice...and as much of it as they want.

San Jose, CA (PRWEB) October 22, 2010

, one of the first Bay Area roasters to consider the delightfully addictive brown bean as culinary art, is celebrating its 7th anniversary by offering FREE coffee all day on Saturday, October 23, and introducing two new coffee bars:The Barefoot Karma Bar and the Barefoot Roll Up Bar.

Contrary to what some might think, the Barefoot Karma Bar will be offering hand-made coffees rather than ‘good karma.’ The name for this new coffee bar was inspired by its location, which is inside of the Good Karma Vegan café on 37 S. 1st Street in downtown San Jose, and will be offering a full Barefoot coffee and espresso menu. Starting Friday, October 22, the Barefoot Karma Bar will be open Monday through Friday, 8am to 4pm with weekends soon to follow.

The new Roll Up Bar, Barefoot’s second new location, will be housed in an unexpected spot that will undoubtedly offer the freshest coffee possible. By literally rolling up the doors of their roastery, Barefoot has transformed a portion of their eco-conscious facility, accommodating its admirers in an industrialized fashion, directly from its roastery. Starting Friday, October 22, Barefoot baristas will be serving hand-poured coffee at its rawest form, absent of cream or sugar, from 7am to 3pm, Monday through Friday. Barefoot beans, merchandise, grinders and Hario drippers will also be available at the 76 Sunol location in downtown San Jose.

They’re not stopping here. In the spring of 2011, Barefoot is expecting to open its fourth, full-fledged, stand alone bar at the much-anticipated San Pedro Market Square. Surrounding the historic Peralta Adobe, San Jose’s oldest building, this public market will house a number of artisan farmers, confectioners and restaurants with Barefoot as a cornerstone tenant.

Barefoot started out by focusing solely on sourcing quality beans and roasting and has retained its commitment, first, to the flavor of their coffee. Not unlike wine, or any other culinary ingredient, coffee can deliver flavors and aromas other than ‘coffee.’ The best and most flavorful coffee starts with impeccably produced coffee beans. Elements such as ‘shade grown’ and ‘organic’ are expected; it’s intricacies such as elevation and terroir, bean production and roasting patterns that truly retain a coffee’s authenticity.

Barefoot coffee purchases their beans, following a self-prescribed Direct Trade program, with independent farmers in El Salvador, Guatemala, Brazil, Costa Rica and Ethiopia. Long term relationships with the growers are paramount within Barefoot’s philosophy and ensure that customers are ‘buying local’ in a vicarious fashion.

In addition to the new Roll Up and Karma Bars, Barefoot also has a newly remodeled coffee bar in Santa Clara, at 5237 Stevens Creek Blvd. Coffee can also be purchased online at barefootcoffee.com and current updates can be found through their Facebook Fan Page. For more information on the new coffee bars, associated promotions or anniversary festivities, please visit .

About Barefoot Coffee:

Barefoot Coffee Works is an artisan roasting and brewing company with deep roots in masterful – and sustainable – operations, all with a casual presence. Behind each cup of coffee is a minimum of 30 steps that Barefoot consciously approaches with devoted attention. For Barefoot, finding the best possie beans means an ideal terroir as well as a long-term commitment with growers. Impeccable growing, picking and processing of the coffee is shared in each long distance relationship from Ethiopia to Guatemala. Dedicated employees live the world of roasting and brewing. They are edgy alchemists in the science of temperature, detail and time, ensuring consistency and smoothness with every cup that’s delicately delivered to each coffee worshipper.

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The Mighty Sound of Thunder to Unfurl in New Picture Book

Author Sandra K. Chesser’s new Xlibris release to be featured at this year’s New York Library Association Book Exhibit

Kissimmee, FL (Vocus) October 19, 2010

From self-published author Sandra K. Chesser comes a delightful picture book that lets children hear claps of thunder—or so it seems. Released through Xlibris, Is That Thunder? introduces two young children who confuse the sound of thunder with different kinds of noise.

The story begins on a sunny day at the beach, where siblings Austin and Ashley hear a loud noise from the sky. Soon, the sky turns gray and drops of rain stop the children’s playtime. The children then learn from their mother that what they heard is the sound of thunder. However, during the succeeding days, the children begin to hear other sounds which they thought were claps of thunder: the roaring of the jet, a loud booming radio, a motorcycle roaring down the street, and so on.

Will they learn to identify the true sound of thunder? Chesser invites young readers to discover for themselves in Is That Thunder?

This book will be featured at this year’s New York Library Association Book Exhibit in Saratoga Springs, NY on November 2-5, 2010. For more information, log on to .

About the AuthorSandra (Sandy) K. Chesser was born in Michigan and has lived many years in Florida with her husband, Jim. Chesser is a mother of four grown children and is also a grandmother. She loves working with children.She has been a teacher most of her life in church, preschool, and elementary settings. Chesser likes reading inspirational books, going on work mission trips to Mexico, writing, playing and watching sports, gardening, and having fun with her family.

Is That Thunder? * by Sandra K. ChesserPublication Date: July 12, 2010Picture Book; $21.99; 36 pages; 978-1-4535-1177-0

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.

For more information onorwith Xlibris, visit .To receive a , please call (888) 795-4274.

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Scorpio Studios Goes Global With Strategic Partnership With Pixomondo and Co-Production With Europe’s Biggest Studio

Producers Din Altit and Kevin L. Summerfield of Scorpio Studios, have finalized a partnership deal with Pixomondo, an international visual effects company with a global network of studios in Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich, Stuttgart, Los Angeles, London, Shanghai and most recently Beijing.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 21, 2010

Producers Din Altit and Kevin L. Summerfield of Scorpio Studios, have finalized a partnership deal with Pixomondo, an international visual effects company with a global network of studios in Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich, Stuttgart, Los Angeles, London, Shanghai and most recently Beijing.

“We are honored to align ourselves with a firm such as Pixomondo, whose work in such films as ‘2012’ and ‘Ninja Assasin’ exemplifies the highest in quality entertainment world-wide,” said Din Altit, Producing Partner at Scorpio Studios.“This strategic partnership will allow us to execute superior transmedia entertainment-related properties in the action/fantasy genre.”

“Moving into physical production is a natural progression of our economic and creative growth pattern at Pixomondo and working with Din and Kevin on a slate of exciting properties is a perfect fit,” states Thilo Kuther, Managing Director at Pixomondo.

In addition to the recent partnership with Pixomondo, the producers are securing a co-production deal with Europe’s biggest and most modern studio.    

“Our rich network within the global entertainment community has allowed us to develop solid relationships in markets such as S.E. Asia, Germany and Korea,” expressed producing partner Kevin L. Summerfield.“It’s the combination of our quality of work and integrity that sets us apart from the rest.”

With all these components in place, the producers are working with National Bank of California who is highly experienced in this market.NBCAL will be providing decisive financial components to Scorpio Studios commercial slate.“The business model the team at Scorpio has presented gives us the confidence we need to provide the resources they need,” said Adrian Ward, Senior Vice President, Entertainment, Sports and Media, National Bank of California.“It’s business minded producers like these that will drive the entertainment community to grow and thrive in these economic times.”

The producers will be announcing their 2011 slate at this year’s American Film Market in Santa Monica, CA on November 4, 2010.

ABOUT PIXOMONDOFounded in 2001 by CEO and Executive Producer Thilo Kuther, Pixomondo offers 24/7 visual effects production and supervision, CG character creation, 3D animation and pre-visualization for the feature film, television and commercial industries.

Pixomondo is currently in production on the highly anticipated Sucker Punch and recently delivered visual effects for Percy Jackson The Lightning Thief, A Nightmare on Elm Street and Ninja Assassin.

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Kevin SummerfieldScorpio Studios410-913-1035Email Information