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Dave’s Rhode Island Coffee Syrup

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I’m a big coffee drinker – at least one cup every morning. I like my coffee strong with just a smidge of cream, no sugar. But when I read about Dave’s cold-brewed vanilla coffee syrup on Kaufmann Mercantile, I have to say I was curious. The syrup is made in Charlestown, RI from “cold-brewed Brazilian beans roasted by hand and simmer with Madagascar vanilla and cane sugar”. Pour it over a scoop of vanilla ice cream, into a cocktail, or add a splash to your morning cup o’ joe.

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An Autumn Day With Kaufmann Mercantile

Use this Chimex Coffeemaker to brew some clutch coffee first thing. Take out on the porch and breath in the crisp morning air.

Pack some leftover venison stew in this Enamelware Container for your road trip out to the country.

Go apple picking at your local farm and pack the Market & Fruit Picking Basket with fresh apples to bake with later.

Keep a Stonewashed Paisley Handkerchief handy. The cold air tends to make the nose run.

Fill this Wentworth Pewter Flask with some whiskey to spike that homemade apple cider as the sun sets in the afternoon.

Take an apple out to the Handmade Carved Oak Rope Swing and ease into the evening while watching the sunset with a snack.

Set out a plate of Brooklyn Brine Co. Pickles for friends. Pickled foods have been proven to strengthen your immune system and ward off colds.

Strap on the Stronghold Hickory Stripe Apron and get to cooking a feast of pork loins sauteed with slices of the freshly picked apples for friends and family.

Eat. Drink. Go to bed.

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Kaufmann Mercantile

I’m a real sucker for everyday home/office objects that have are of the best design and aesthetics so I’m always on the hunt for new resources. My good friend Tyler turned me on to Kaufmann Mercantile this past weekend and I’ve been scouring their blog and drooling over their shop’s goods for the past 48 hours straight. Founder Sebastian Kaufmann (born and raised in Germany) started the Mercantile blog in 2009 with an aim to, “rekindle curiosity and revive knowledge about the things we use every day. We want to extend the discussion of art and design to everyday objects. We also believe materials and the way they are produced (by nature or humans) can be seen as art”. In the summer of 2010 the Kaufmann Mercantile shop launched, offering well-made products that will not need to be replaced, thus providing a more environmental and design-conscious alternative to cheap trinkets that are too often consumed in bulk in homes around the world.

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