We’ll See You in 2020

The team at Sunflower Espresso is ready to charge into 2020 with renewed excitement and more services! We hope to catch you as we serve around Wichita, and to delight your senses with new drinks we’re developing.

One easy way to find us is to check out our online events calendar. Each public service we have on the books is listed, along with the location and service times. If there’s an event that’s really special or unique, you’ll see it highlighted in red.

Not only can you grab our calendar on the website, but you can also export it to your preferred calendar program, like Outlook, Apple iCal or Google. Just click the red “Export Events” button on the bottom-right of the calendar page.

We hope Sunflower can be part of what makes 2020 great for you with more coffee services, new local partnerships and new locations. See you out there!

Holiday Sales, Holiday Cheer

Photo via PTs Coffee

Winter is rolling our way, and with it, holiday parties, gift exchanges, and endless events! Sunflower would like to help remove some of the frenzy from this time of year with sales all through December on our merchandise.

Whether you’re trying to cross off your shopping list for others or you’d like a little present for yourself, you’re certain to find a deal and you’ll be supporting the Wichita economy while you shop. Enjoy deals on our coffee, shirts, gift cards, and more at our store.

Each week, we have new savings for you! Here’s the schedule:

Dec. 16-22: 20% off all our bags of coffee

Dec. 21-25: Take 20% stocking stuffers like gift cards, stickers, and stainless steel straws

We offer free local pickup in Wichita for online orders, or you can have it shipped for a low, flat fee.

On the bus, we’re offering free gift wrapping for your goodies, as well as a Buy $25, get $5 free gift card special. We hope these specials stretch your shopping dollars farther and put a little more merry in your month.

Flannel Season is here!

Cozy coffee-drinking weather is finally here, and so is a new seasonal blend from PT’s Roasting Co. Flannel Season is the blend you’ll want to cuddle up to as the leaves fall. It’s warm and comforting without being too heavy.

PT’s describes Flannel Season this way:

Our roasting team set out to create a rich but well-balanced cup with crisp acidity, landing on a three-bean blend of coffees from Central America and Eastern Africa that captures the essence of fall. Expect sweet caramel and fig aromas, rich nutmeg and raisin in the cup, golden apple acidity and a finish reminiscent of shortbread.

We’ll brew Flannel Season on the bus and sell it by the bag all fall. Plus, you can always grab some for yourself on our merchandise page.

Garlic lovers rejoice! Orie’s Garlic Fest returns this weekend.

Customers lined up to try our black garlic mocha!

Sunflower is back for the third annual Orie’s Garlic Fest, and we can’t wait! This is a fall celebration of all things garlic, with vendors and food makers incorporating all kinds of garlic into their menus. It’s also a cornucopia of the best fall produce and local goods, set in the picturesque Eberly Farms in northwest Wichita. Enjoy a free presentation on how to cook with garlic, let the kids enjoy a hayrack ride, or just kick back a garlic shooter and enjoy the live music.

We’re bringing back our black garlic mocha and black garlic chocolate cake for this special event. What is black garlic, you may ask? It’s a slow-roasted garlic treat that walks the line between sweet and savory. Orie’s describes their home-made black garlic like this:

Black garlic has a sweet and molasses-like flavor that adds a delicious level of complexity to any dish it’s added to. Sprinkle it onto meats, soups and chilis, eggs, hummus, aioli, roasted vegetables and more. It’s also amazing added to desserts like cookies, brownies, or hot chocolate.

Get ready to eat ALL the delicious garlicky foods this weekend, and we’ll see you at the festival on Sunday.

Now Hiring Coffee Pirates

Job Type: PT Barista Listed: 7/11/19

Sunflower Espresso is looking for a new member of our mobile café team. Our new barista will join a crew that prides itself on excellent service, heavenly coffee, and a genuine love for our customers.

Our coffee bus serves multiple times per week in the Wichita area, all year long. We use Kansas-roasted coffee, bake our own pastries, and serve everywhere – from Strong Man competitions to food truck rallies to weddings.

To be a Sunflower barista, you’ll need to not only create delicious coffee in all weather conditions, but also drive and set up the bus, and creatively solve problems. You don’t need to have barista or professional driving experience to apply; we’ll teach you the quirks of both the bus and the espresso machine. However, expect to work mornings and on weekends, often in a crowded bus with several coworkers.

Ideal Candidates will also have:

  • passion for coffee
  • a valid, unrestricted Kansas driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • the ability to work in all weather conditions – from winter to hot summer
  • the ability to bend, twist, and lift up to 50 pounds
  • patience for working with customers to create their perfect drink, without patronizing or judging them
  • passion for a job well done
  • mega multi-tasking skills, and the ability to think creatively

If you’ve got passion for coffee and creating meaningful relationships with our customers, and if you want to be part of an excellent local food truck family, please apply!

Send your résumé and cover letter to sunflowerespressoict@gmail.com by July 25th, 2019