Nov 16

A Little Cross Promotion

Coffee BeansAs many of you already know, I’m a principal in a couple of businesses. One of them is the Uncommon Cafe, based in Berkeley, CA.

I’d like to take this opportunity to invite all my readers and blog browsers a special incentive to try out our products.

We specialize in organic, fair trade coffees, custom roasted in small batches on site. We also offer a wide variety of specialty teas by Numi, Stirling Flavored Syrups, and even have some great tee shirts.

So beginning today, until December 31st, 2006, I’m offering 15% off any order of any size. Be sure to use the coupon code jestertunes at check out to get the discount.

We offer a variety of shipping options, and I personally guarantee fast service. The coffee that you receive is often shipped on the same day it is roasted, and never more than 2 days after.

Visit the Uncommon Cafe Store right now, and give us a try. You’ll never drink a bitter cup of over-roasted coffee again.

Feb 28

DomeFest 2006

DomeFest 2006

Really cool event if you’re into the latest technology in planetariums and film-making…. learn how to create immersive digital films for gigantic dome theaters here!

Uncommon Cafe will be on hand serving coffee and pastries!

Nov 15

Spoken Word / Poetry Slam in Berkeley

Come out for our first ever Spoken Word/Poetry Slam event at Uncommon Cafe, located at 2813 Seventh Street in Berkeley from 6pm-? THIS Thursday night, the 17th!!!

Sign up sheets are already posted at the cafe, and more are available the night of the event.

Oct 18

Sea Turtle Restoration Project and Chabot Space & Science Center Events

Nothing like some shameless self-promotion!

The new documentary ?Last Journey for the Leatherback?? by the Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker Stan Minasian (dir. ?The Last Days of the Dolphins?,? ?The Free Willy Story: Keiko?s Journey Home?) will be screened at Uncommon Caf? in Berkeley, California on October 27th at 6PM with an encore showing at 7:30PM.

From the press release:

?Sea turtles are really symbolic of what?s happening to the oceans as a whole. As go sea turtles, so go, will go, the ocean,? explains Dr. Earle, a National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, in the stunning natural duotone opening sequence of the film as dozens of newly hatched leatherback sea turtles crawl to the water under the moonlight.

Scientists predict that the giant Pacific leatherback sea turtle, which has survived unchanged for over 100 million years, could vanish in the next 5 to 30 years, if current threats from wasteful industrial longline fishing are not curtailed. The female nesting population of leatherback sea turtles in the Pacific Ocean has collapsed by 95 per cent in the past 20 years. The leatherback is the largest sea turtle, measuring nine feet from head to tail with the largest ever recorded tipping the scales at 2,000 lbs.

Last Journey for the Leatherback? is a hard hitting documentary that combines science, activism and rare footage of endangered sea turtles, to tell the gripping story of sea turtles, the new icon of the ocean environmental movement. Sea turtles are quickly reaching the status of dolphins and whales and conservationists are becoming increasingly alarmed and active in their fight to save these gentle giants, and to stop the wide-spread impacts on the world?s ocean ecosystems. After the premiere Last Journey for the Leatherback? will move to the festival circuit and eventual broadcast on the Caribbean Broadcast Union, Link TV (US, DirectTV and Dish Network, and PBS (US).

Uncommon Caf? is located at 2813 Seventh Street in Berkeley, and features organic, locally grown ingredients in their breakfast and lunch menu, as well as fine Fair Trade and Organic coffees roasted on site. This event is a great opportunity to visit Uncommon Caf? and experience the freshest cup of coffee in the bay area! A portion of the evening?s proceeds will be donated to the Sea Turtle Restoration Project.

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Join Uncommon Cafe for a weekend full of events at the Chabot Space & Science Center:

Thursday, October 27, 2005 ? Mars Lecture and Telescope Viewing 7PM-10PM

Is there life on Mars? Just how close is 43 million miles? Hear about the Red planet and see what the Mars Exploration Rovers have discovered and then go out to the Observatory Deck and view Mars through Chabot?s telescopes.

Friday, October 28, 2005 ? Lunar Lounge Express 7PM-Midnight

Price of entry includes:

* Full Access to Chabot Space & Science Center
* Interactive Exhibits, Telescopes (weather permitting)
* SonicVision Alternative Music show

Saturday, October 29, 2005 ? Mars Mania Family Costume Party 8PM-Midnight

Party like a Martian, come in costume and celebrate the return of Mars. If you missed it in 2003, now is your chance! Mars will be much more visible – brighter and higher in the sky, like a bright red marble. The evening includes spooky science experiments, a visit with the AstroWizard, Halloween planetarium show, Mars Encounter exhibit, scavenger hunts, prizes, telescope viewing and more!

Sunday, October 30, 2005 ? Mars Viewing 8PM-11PM

Weather permitting, view the Red Planet through Chabot?s telescopes. Cost is $5, which is for telescope viewing only. The main Science Center will not be open.

Uncommon Cafe will be on hand serving fresh and delicious dark-roasted coffees, pastries, and other goodies!

Visit or stop by the cafe for more information!

Jul 25

Tired – – So Tired

Man what a week! The Cafe Grand Opening was a big success! The band’s first gig went great. We also played Rhiannon’s birthday party on Sunday. I’m so tired! UMB and I decided to stay home and relax today. I’m doing some work on the myriad of websites I am building.

:: snore ::

Jul 15

Yelp – Reviews of Uncommon Cafe – Berkeley, CA 94710

Hey —

My cafe got it’s first review today:

Yelp – Reviews of Uncommon Cafe – Berkeley, CA 94710

Whoo Hoo!!!

Jul 15

Uncommon News

Thanks to my good friend Dan, I got a blog up and working for the Cafe. Check out the Uncommon News site. Be sure to check it regularly for some updates that I may forget to put on this site! I only have so many hours in the day ya know!

:: off to bed ::

Jul 14

Uncommon Cafe Grand Opening!

Hey Everyone!

We’re having the cafe grand opening finally — come check it out and hear our band play from 1-4!

Please feel free to pass this on to anyone you think might be interested in coming out! It’s going to be a lot of fun!

Hope you can come out and say hi!

Apr 23

Uncommon Cafe – Berkeley Retail Coffees, Teas, and Gifts

Been busier than believeable… I’m part owner of the Uncommon Cafe in Berkeley. Check out our website and our online store!

We serve Uncommon Grounds coffee, which is roasted on site. We specialize in organic, fair trade coffees. We also serve as a retail outlet for Numi teas.

Check us out!