Asylum Coffee Bar Opens 10-10-09

Family & friends,
RiverCity Java LLC is excited to announce the opening of Asylum Coffee Bar! Join us on Saturday, October 10, 2009 when we open the doors for the very first time at 9am!
Asylum Coffee Bar’s menu has something for all, featuring 14 unique specialty lattes & mochas, our custom Asylum Blend coffee, and a vast selection of single-origin coffees from around the world provided by the fantastic Iron Star Roasting Company, owners of your local Coffee Tree Roasters coffeehouse. If beans aren’t your thing, warm up with some Harney & Sons tea, Ghirardelli hot chocolate, or Mountain Cider Company apple cider – or stay cool with a fat-free, Vitamin-C infused green tea fruit smoothie.
Asylum Coffee Bar is also thrilled to announce that we have reached an agreement to feature baked goods & desserts from Dozen Bake Shop! This Pittsburgh-based bakery is exploding and we’re happy to be partnering with them to bring you some phenomenal treats. If you aren’t familiar with Dozen, check out their website at
We’ve also reached an agreement to offer a great lunch & dinner selection – Spanish Pies! Daniel Aguera, another Pittsburgh-based (born in Spain) chef has a fantastic selection of empanadas that we will be featuring daily – until they sell out! You can learn more at his website:
In addition to these great offerings, we’re proud to offer GIVE Water & GIVE Energy drinks. Besides the taste, the best part of this product is that $.10 from every can or bottle you purchase goes to a specific charity, based on your selection, that include Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Friends of the Riverfront, The ALS Association, and more. The story behind GIVE is phenomenal – check it out:
Finally, many of you have been asking about buying coffee, t-shirts, mugs, and more – I assure you, they’re coming. In fact, we’ve got a VERY limited supply of red Asylum Coffee Bar t-shirts in stock now! You will also be able to take home our custom Asylum Blend any day of the week, in addition to our other offerings, in 1lb bags. Special orders are also welcome. Our new website is in development and will launch soon – and with it will come our online store, where you can order these items from home!
Saturday, October 10, 2009 – the day I’ve been looking forward to for a very long time. I hope to see you all throughout the next few weeks and at our Grand Opening event in late October. Stay tuned for details as we’re making some big plans!
In closing, I want to say THANK YOU to everyone who helped make this possible, everyone who supported us, everyone who has followed us to this point, and hopefully beyond: Chip Fetrow, the Swoope Family, the Hoover, Bogus & Titler families, the residents of RiverCity Flats, our Facebook/Myspace/Twitter fans, my very best friends, and the many new ones made along the way. Thank you.
See all of you soon!

Matt Hoover

Co-Founder & General Manager
Asylum Coffee Bar
1919 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Cell: 412.877.1906
Work: 412.281.5369

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