Countries that grow the best coffee

Guatemala has some of the best coffee in the world, and we sell it at the Bagel Bakery!!

According to a blog written by the Barefoot Coffee Roasters, the countries that grow the best coffee include:

  1. Colombia
  2. Guatemala
  3. Costa Rica
  4. The Arabian Peninsula
  5. Ethiopia
  6. Jamaica

It is true that Guatemala has some of the best coffee in the world. We at the Bagel Bakery know this firsthand because our owner, Ken, travels to Guatemala each year not only on a mission but also to harvest coffee beans and bring them to the United States to brew the delicious Rembrandt Coffee that you know and love.

We at the Bagel Bakery pride ourselves on the fact that we make fresh coffee every day from Guatemalan beans. If you haven’t already tried our amazing coffee, stop by today to get a cup. We bet you’ll leave with not only a cup, but also a few bags to roast at home and give as gifts for your friends. That’s how good it is!

UF Students Love Everything Bagels

UF Students love Everything Bagels

A poll done by 56 UF students throughout the campus revealed that their favorite bagel is the everything bagel. In fact, out of these 56 students, 34 voted in favor of the everything bagel, while 12 voted for cinnamon raisin, 7 voted for asiago bagels and 3 voted for onion.

Some students who explained why everything bagels are their favorite said they made this choice because of how flavorful they are and that they are the combination of multiple flavors, which eliminates the need to choose just one flavor.

“Why get nothing when you can get everything?” said second year biochemistry student, Srikar Saravam when asked why he loves everything bagels.

Lucky for UF students, the Bagel Bakery sells freshly made, delicious and flavorful everything bagels in store and through Bitesquad. So, next time you UF students are strapped for time but really craving an everything bagel from the Bagel Bakery, don’t forget that we are on Bitesquad and order one from us. Or, take a study break with your friends and come in for one.

Now that we know what the favorite is among the UF students in our community, we want to know yours! Stop by today and tell us which bagel flavor you prefer.

Spend National Day of Encouragement with the Bagel Bakery

Spend National Day of Encouragement with the Bagel Bakery

Take a minute to think about all the people you know who are going through a rough time at work, have a stressful personal life or who are just going through something rough. You probably know many people who fit at least one of these categories.

Life can be stressful, but it is always nice to know that we have someone who supports us and wants to see us succeed. Tomorrow, Sept.12, be that person for your friends because it is National Day of Encouragement.

National Day of Encouragement first started in 2007 when a student organization at Harding University, a college in Arkansas, created this day to generate a culture of encouragement in the community. The idea became a sensation and was then added to the National Day calendar to be celebrated by millions all over the United States.

While there is a designated day to encourage your peers and be a source of positivity for them, the idea behind this initiative was to bring awareness to the concept of encouragement and inspire people to include it in their daily lives.

Come by the Bagel Bakery today and pick up some treats to go along with your words of encouragement.

 

People Are Not the Only Ones Who Love Bagels

Last month, an article in Newsweek told the story of how a Florida man was caught feeding an alligator. While resisting arrest, the man claimed that his new alligator friend was a “good boy… and he loves bagels.”

This only further proves our case that bagels are the best food item and that there isn’t a single person…OR ALLIGATOR who does not enjoy them.

But why should we stop at humans and alligators? WE SHOULDN’T!

Here is a list of other species who enjoy bagels as much as we do:

  1. DOGS

2. CATS

3. SQUIRRELS

4. BIRDS

Back to School! Back to the Bagel Bakery!

stock up on day-olds

You’ve had all summer to rest and not for even a second think about school. But now, August has arrived and the thoughts of school supply shopping, packing lunches, early mornings and stressful days has creeped up on you too quickly. Does this sound familiar? Of course it does, because everyone has had to experience it at least at some point. This back-to-school season however, the Bagel Bakery can  help relieve some of your stress with our day-old bagels.

Say goodbye to hectic mornings where everyone is rushing to get school and can’t eat breakfast forever. Stop by the bagel bakery today and pick up a bag or two of day olds, a container of your favorite cream cheese and some Rembrandt coffee to make your life in the mornings so much easier. While you’re at it, reward yourself for avoiding another year of hectic mornings with a freshly made delicious sandwich and consider yourself winner of back-to-school season!

Another Manager Favorite: This Time Karen

Did you love Amanda’s recommendations based on her favorite menu items and are now waiting for more? Well don’t worry because this week we spoke to Karen, Amanda’s co-manager and she revealed her favorite menu item!

Karen loves making, eating and selling the Logan. It is an off-the-menu creation made with an everything bagel, egg, sausage, pepper jack cheese and jalapeño cream cheese. This special creation was thought up by a group of Bagel Bakery regulars and employees and has now become a favorite in our community.

“It is just a really yummy sandwich,” she said. “It’s also really fun to make and has so many flavors.”

Stop by the bagel bakery today and see for yourself why Karen loves the “Logan” so much.

Employee’s Favorite – Manager Edition

Employee’s Favorite – Manager Edition

Employee’s Favorites at the Bagel Bakery are back, but this time we are featuring one of our two new co-managers, Amanda!

Amanda loves working at the Bagel Bakery and is excited to serve as co-manager. One of her favorite things about the job is the many different recipes she gets to create on a daily basis. But she says she can’t pick just one favorite.

She loves the Bagel Bakery’s California Dreamin’ sandwich because of how refreshing and flavorful it is.  Another one of her all-time favorite menu items is the Chicken Salad on a wrap with chipotle mayo.

“I just really love the spice of the mayo and the creaminess of the chicken salad,” Amanda said. “It’s just so good.”

The last of Amanda’s top three favorites that the Bagel Bakery has to offer is the jalapeno cream cheese. Her favorite way to eat it is on an everything bagel, but she could also just eat it by the spoonful.

Stop by the Bagel Bakery today to meet one of our new managers and to try her recommendations.

Meet Our New Manager

Meet Our New Manager

We have been so excited to welcome our new manager, Steve, and we can’t wait to introduce him to you!

Steve has been working with us since September of 2018 and has really played a huge role in helping the Bagel Bakery grow. He has experience working as a manager for other local restaurants but has found that the Bagel Bakery is the perfect fit for him!

Steve is the perfect addition to our Bagel Bakery family because he adds even more positivity, fun and hard work to the mix. Our customers who have met him already love him and are so happy to be welcomed by yet another smiling face.

Thank you, Steve, for your hard work and dedication to the Bagel Bakery! We appreciate you and all you do!

Cinnamon Raisin Bagels vs. Everything Bagels

Cinnamon Raisin Bagels vs. Everything Bagels

Which do you prefer? The ongoing debate between cinnamon raisin bagels and everything has a lot of us at the Bagel Bakery wondering which flavor is favored the most. So, we decided to figure out the differences and settle this debate once and for all.

Cinnamon raisin bagels are great if you are craving something sweet and filling. They’re not too sweet and they have just the right amount of sugar to help you get through the day. Every type of coffee goes great with this bagel as well. The perfect swirl of raisins and cinnamon are sure to sweeten up your morning.

On the other hand, the everything bagel is also a very popular choice, especially for our guests who like savory bagels. This choice gives you all of the right flavors without too much salt. It has “everything” packed into this bagel, like different salts, flakes and seeds. It may be a little daunting to try due to all of the ingredients, but we have mastered the perfect amount of all that goes in it.

Are you still having trouble choosing a favorite? Come in and try them out! If you’re looking for a quick snack on the go, whether it be salty or sweet, we have you covered!

 

Happy Valentine’s Day from the Bagel Bakery

Happy Valentine’s Day from the Bagel Bakery

The chocolates and jewelry and teddy bears are always a fun Valentine’s Day treat for your loved ones, but this year, give them something less predictable that they can’t just add to a collection.

At the Bagel Bakery, we make homemade, fresh bagels daily, but we also make chocolate chunk cookies and muffins that are sure to spread the message of love this Valentine’s Day. And you can get a special heart-shaped bagel for the price of a pizza bagel while supplies last.

Also, we want each of you to know that this Valentine’s Day, we celebrate you for your constant love and support of the Bagel Bakery. We wouldn’t be where we are without you, which is why we are proud to consider all our customers our valentines.

Happy Valentine’s Day from the Bagel Bakery, we hope to see you at the store soon!