Category Archives: St. Thomas Roasters

Life on the porch at St. Thomas Roasters

A ripple of excitement spread among a few of the morning misfits on the porch at St. Thomas Roasters last week when a motorist from the Empire State did a very New Yorker thing – parked against the flow of traffic. You may not be aware that this vehicular maneuver is a big fat no-no in Lower Paxton Township.

This dastardly deed couldn’t be left alone and suggestions on what to do started flowing like the Linglestown Blend coffee being dispensed inside Roasters. Calling the cops was dismissed, and no one could come up with a snide comment to hurl at the law-violating dude.

Then Todd Parlin, the hero of this story, said “watch this” and proceeded to inform the driver that he could get hit with a ticket for parking his car like they do in the Big Apple.

“I don’t want to see you pay for the world’s most expensive cup of brew,” Parlin said.

The New Yorker thanked Parlin, scurried back to his car and drove off in search of a legal parking space.

This is why I like being of member of the morning java-junkies tribe – we’re the kind of group that makes you darn proud to be a misfit.

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Germans like St. Thomas Roasters’ java

The morning crew that meets on the porch at St. Thomas Roasters in Linglestown informed me that visiting engineers working for TE Connectivity, formerly Tyco, are gaga for Java Geoff’s brew.

“German coffee is top-notch stuff,” said honorary Linglestown Mayor George Kunkle, “so to get a ringing endorsement from Germans is saying something.”

The engineers said they’re packing some beans away to take home to their homeland.

Frank Cotolo

In other news about the coffee house, entertainer extraordinaire Frank Cotolo of Grantville will be the featured musical entertainer Friday night (Aug. 10) from 8-10 pm, free admission.

Those who know Frank are taking bets on how many songs he’ll sing the whole way through. My money is on three.

St. Thomas Roasters happenings

PUMPKIN SPICE is the special flavor of the month for October at St. Thomas Roasters coffee house located near the Linglestown square.

Geof Smith and his staff offer it in their brewed coffees on select days. You can try their Pumpkin Spice Latte offered everyday OR take home a bag of beans (ground or whole) to enjoy the fresh coffee aroma and taste at home.

This month get 50 cents off St. Thomas Roaster’s Pumpkin Spice Latte and/or Pumpkin Spice Beans.

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