Buddy Brew at The Hollow
The Hollow is proud to serve Buddy Brew craft-roasted coffee.
Why are we so excited about this? We’re glad you asked.
Who Buddy Brew is
Buddy Brew is a specialty craft roaster based out of Tampa, Florida whose motto “Brew Good, Do Good” is more than a catchy slogan. To them, every cup of coffee is an investment in someone’s day, and as a result, they take meticulous care to ensure the return exceeds every coffee lover’s expectations.
How they make their coffee
Buddy Brew carefully sources their coffee from farmers around the globe who are dedicated to producing the highest quality. Each bean is then hand-roasted to individual perfection, and Buddy Brew doesn’t stop there. With a high commitment to freshness, this craft roaster records roast dates on each bag to ensure optimum flavor within the first weeks of roasting.
Their coffee origins span the globe from Brazil to Peru to Guatemala to Ethiopia and more. Each coffee features its own nuanced flavors and backstory with one consistent theme: dedication to product integrity and maximum flavor.
Buddy Brew Coffee at The Hollow
With so many coffee origins to choose from, how did we here at The Hollow decide which roasts to offer?
- Double Dog Espresso: Crafted specifically for espresso, Double Dog is an espresso-lover’s heaven. It offers the perfect blend of flavors, combining a sweet fruitiness, nutty creaminess and hint of dark chocolate and berries. This savory flavor also does double duty as our standard drip brew coffee.
- Brazil Carmo de Minas: Brazil is a natural crowd pleaser, and we use this coffee for our cold brew. If you’re not familiar with cold brew, this is a brewing process that involves “cold brewing” the coffee for 18 hours through refrigeration, bringing out maximum flavor and resulting in a lower acidity. Brazil coffee is famous for its nuttiness and natural low acidity, making it an excellent choice for our cold brew coffee.
- Brazil (Decaf): Ever the favorite, Brazil is also a classic choice for our guests who prefer their coffee decaf while still enjoying a classic, smooth taste.
Can coffee really make a difference in the world? Buddy Brew believes it can, and here at The Hollow, we do as well.
Mark your calendars for Friday, June 10th. Singer/Songwriter Jeremy Moore from Birmingham, Alabama will be performing live, and local acoustic/vocal artist Sam Vargas will be opening for him. Sam is a local favorite, and we’re excited to be hosting both talented artists in one event!
The music event starts at 7:00 pm, so come early to get a seat, and treat yourself to your favorite Buddy Brew coffee beverage or custom-blended ice cream.
New to The Hollow? Find us off Easy Street in the shopping plaza near Stein Mart.
The Hollow is pleased to present its first photography gallery, available for purchase, by a student photographer. The collection of nature photographs employs lush saturation, natural lighting, and exquisite detail.
Our featured artist is Daniel Nolin, a fine art photography student from the Pacific Northwest who lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He enjoys a variety of photography themes and likes to share his work of the little things we tend to avoid in the world around us. To learn more about his work, visit DJN Photography.
If you are an artist and interested in displaying your artwork, please reach out to us using our contact page.
Please note: Space is limited. Art will be considered at the manager’s discretion based on appropriateness, creativity, and quality.
Savory Scone and Bourbon Caramel Latte
Photo courtesy of K.T. Lopez Photography
Stop by The Hollow to start off your Memorial Day holiday weekend. Treat yourself to custom-blended ice cream, one of our in-house bakery items, and any of our Buddy Brew coffee beverages.
This weekend, our bakery will be featuring the following:
- Smoked Gouda & Chive Savory Scones
- Caramel Apple Turnovers
- Cherry Chocolate Scones
- Pineapple Right-Side-Up Muffins
Please note that in observance of the Memorial Day holiday, The Hollow will be closed on Monday.
Add some bling to your weekend. On Saturday starting at 11 am, we’re hosting Espresso and Earrings, a pop-up boutique by Lexy Elyse. Learn more about her jewelry collections on her website.
Many of our guests are also watching for their favorite bakery items, so here’s the run-down for the weekend.
- Maple-Roasted Pear Caramel Scones
- Lemon-Blueberry Turnovers
- Honey Bourbon Peach Turnovers
- Peanut Butter Oat Muffins (Vegan Friendly)
Quantities are limited, so come early to get your baked treats before they’re gone!
The Hollow is excited to host Earrings & Espresso, a pop-up boutique by Lexy Elyse this Saturday, starting at 11 am.
Learn more at chloeandisabel.com or at the Facebook event page.
Today’s feature beverage is a guest favorite: the Caramel Mocha Latte. To make this crave-worthy treat, we combine decadent dark chocolate sauce and creamy caramel with a double shot of our Buddy Brew Double Dog Espresso.
Available hot or iced with your preference of milk product, including soy and almond milk alternatives. It’s also delish as an Americano.
What’s your favorite beverage?
Lavender Vanilla Iced Latte
We want to wish all mothers a very happy Mother’s Day!
Our featured flavor for moms is the Lavender Vanilla Latte (pictured iced). Featuring a light lavender flavor and sweet vanilla, this latte is the perfect way to tell Mom thanks for who she is and everything she does.
Happy Mother’s Day from your friends at The Hollow.
We want to give a special shout out to two generous local photographers!
Katarina Lopez of K.T. Lopez Photography donated her time and talent to create a beautiful portfolio of some of our most popular coffee, ice cream and bakery items.
Brittany Bishop of Brittany Bishop Photography hosted a giveaway competition. Guests guessed how many coffee beans were in a container to win a photo session. Congratulations to Brian, the winner of the competition, who guessed 1,550 beans.
Thank you, ladies, for supporting local businesses!
If anyone is in need of a local photographer, we highly recommend both Katarina and Brittany.
Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Chocolate Ice Cream – with Sprinkles!
Our ice cream offers guests the opportunity to choose which of their favorite ingredients get blended together to make their own custom flavor. With dozens of ingredients to choose from, the possibilities are endless (well, almost).
Some of our guests asked if we could just add a little something on top – like sprinkles. We said yes!
We’re happy to now offer sprinkles as one of the topping options for our ice cream. Who cares if you’re not four anymore? Sprinkles are for adults too.
Stop by and design your own ice cream flavor – and just add sprinkles if you want.
Maple-Blueberry Scone (Vegan Friendly)
The Hollow’s bakery is pleased to introduced vegan friendly (VF) scones! For those of you who have enjoyed our vegan muffins, we think you’re going to love our new scones.
Today’s selection includes Maple-Blueberry Scones (VF). We replace butter with unrefined coconut oil, and dairy milk with soy. Instead of honey, we glaze them with maple syrup.
You don’t even have to be vegan to enjoy them. Quantities are limited, so get yours before they’re gone.