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Under Construction

You’ve probably noticed that we’ve moved away from updating this blog and have been sharing most of our news via social media. Once we finish the process of moving the cafe upstairs, this site will also be getting a facelift & partial reconstruction. In the meantime, please follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram (or all three) for the latest and greatest from Maglianero!

Crafting Coffee: What Makes Maglianero Blends Different?

Mané Alves, owner of Vermont Artisan Coffee and Tea, is the driving force behind the premium coffee we serve at Maglianero. We chatted with him a while ago, but we’re catching up with him again to learn more about Maglianero’s signature blends. In this video, Maglianero founder, Michael Jager joins Alves to share what makes the coffee we serve here different from that in any other café in Burlington. The secret?

“You have to go back to the customer and then design the blends from there,” says Alves.

Have a watch, and then let us what you think in the comments or at the café. What do you like about our coffee? Have a specialty drink that you crave?

Mention this post to the barista the next time you’re in the café, and you’ll be entered to win a Clever Dripper! 

We have our winner! Thanks to everyone who entered the drawing!

Winners will be announced at noon on Friday (February 1st)—plenty of time to get your friends in on the fun! Share. Tweet. Spread the love. Be clever.

Cycling in Cuba: Experiencing the Modern Mobility Movement Firsthand

Across communities and continents, people are traveling and commuting in growing numbers by more inspired and more intelligent means of transportation, the bicycle chief among them. This is the Modern Mobility Movement, and we’re proud to be at its  forefront, providing fuel for the ride and a place to converge, connect, and be inspired.

In this spirit, we’ve teamed up with Local Motion to host a series of Travel Talks—glimpses into how the Movement is transforming lives and economies across the globe. The first Travel Talk transported us to Cuba, with Old Spokes Home owner Glenn Eames. Read More »

Too cool not to share: Time-lapse take down

The folks at JDK Design captured the skate ramp’s removal in this short time-lapse video, and it’s too cool not to share. You’ll even catch guest appearances from Bryan of JDK and Brendan of Maven, Burlington’s skate shop. Maven adopted many of the old ramp’s components to use in future projects.

While we’re sad to see the ramp go, we’re excited for the future!

Blogger Me This

brian kleiber - culture cycles

Hey there, how’s it going? My name is Brian Kleiber – I’m a cyclist, skateboarder, and internet marketer living here in Burlington, VT for the past 5 ½ years. Maybe you’ve happened upon my site, Culture Cycles, or maybe you’ve even attended one of our events such as the annual Monster Mash. Perhaps we’ve even skated together at one point or another. Anyway, I’ll be a regular contributor here, adding my thoughts on the community, coffee, cycling, and what the Modern Mobility Movement means to me and my lifestyle. Read More »

Budnitz Bicycles moves to Burlington!


I’m sure you’ve noticed – there’s been a bit of noise and structural adjustments happening in the café these past few weeks. We promise the annoyance is worthwhile. We’re in the midst of building the future home of Budnitz Bicycles, a bike brand like no other. Their sleek, titanium rides are among the most elegant city bikes around, and soon they’ll be made right here in Burlington. (You may recognize the bikes and name from this post back in September.)

The arrival of the Budnitz crew in Burlington is a powerful push forward for the Modern Mobility Movement and for Burlington at large. And we’re not the only ones excited. Read More »

Creative Happenings in Burlington

The holidays are here, which means your time is filled with gift buying, gift wrapping, and spending time with family and friends.

We know there’s so much to do and so many people to see, but there are two events coming up in Burlington you don’t want to miss. They both happen to be on December 12, too!


AO Glass is opening a pop-up store for the holiday rush. Here at Maglianero, we’re big fans of AO Glass’s etched bicycle glassware and their other 12/12/12 offerings. Check out their Facebook page, then see the pieces for yourself from 6-10 PM at 197 College Street. There will be glögg, music, and plenty of friendly faces.

The Vermont chapter of AIGA, the professional association for design, is hosting their first ever Cocktails with Creatives at Nectar’s in Burlington. From 5:30 to 7 PM, enjoy a good drink, snacks, and great conversation with some of Vermont’s most talented creatives.


Fuel up at Maglianero, then hit the town for an evening of incredible creative energy. Enjoy!

This weekend at Maglianero Cafe: AO Glass

AO Glass Trunk Show

We’re excited to welcome AO Glass back to the café for another trunk show and sale.

Their handblown and hand sculpted glass pieces are beautiful, functional, and make great gifts for yourself or others.

Check it out – you don’t want to miss this opportunity to shop from the comfort of your favorite Burlington café.

Trunk Show at Maglianero Café this Saturday, November 17th. 11:00 to 3:00.

Halloween Ride Recap

We had an awesome turn-out Halloween weekend for the Second Annual Halloween Bike Parade. From the Fantastic Fox Family to the Knights Who-Say-Nee, it seemed like every possible character came out to enjoy the beautiful day, a spin around town, tacos from the Muchacho Taco food truck, and fresh, premium Maglianero coffee.

A big thank you to the wonderful riders who joined us. And a special thank you to the modern mobility minds and organizations who made it all possible – Local Motion, Old Spokes Home, the Burlington Bike Walk Council, and the Burlington Bike Cycle.

Check out our photo album on Facebook. Can you find yourself?

Already looking forward to next year!

VOTE FOR GNAR! [a guest post by Bryan Parmelee]

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 VOTE FOR GNAR is a voter registration drive/shred fest taking place on Friday October 26th from 7:00-11:00 p.m.right here in the cafe.

In addition an open mimi ramp session (bring a helmet), Goldsprint bike races, art auction, and some live music, we will raising awareness about a few items on Burlington, Vermont’s city ballot that will help fund the construction of a brand new concrete skatepark and many necessary improvements to the bike path. Read More »

Intro to Pour-Over Coffee: The Chemex

English designer William Morris once said “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” The Chemex coffee maker, as you see from this video by the folks at The Sprouted Kitchen, is certainly useful and definitely beautiful.

While I love espresso, brewing with a Chemex is a relaxing, soothing way to ease into the day. With no buttons, no beeping, and no fuss, pour-over brewing is nothing more complicated than pouring hot water through a filter. But, for all its simplicity, pour-over brewing can result in an incredibly complex, clean cup with no grit or bitterness.

Next time you’re in Maglianero, try one of our pour-over coffees. You might just find your new favorite brew.

[via The Sprouted Kitchen]

What’s coming up with the 2012 Vermont International Film Festival

Once a year, the Vermont International Film Festival takes over Burlington. VTIFF brings films together from around the globe – this year’s selection spans 19 countries – without forgetting their Vermont roots. 15 of the films showcased were “locally grown” in the Vermont community.

This years themes include: the environment, human rights, food, Iranian cinema, Cuba, music, gender, and how we live now.

Orly Yadin, VTIFF’s executive director, was kind enough to answer a few questions and share with us the films she’s excited about.

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