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The market is hot! Monticello Real Estate has several new listings. Check them out!

228 Revere Drive, Ballston Spa, 12020

170 Chestnut Street, Albany 12210

52 Perry Road, Troy, 12182

Small Biz 518 – Saratoga Olive Oil Company

Monticello Real Estate recently sat down with Saratoga Olive Oil Company to learn more about them.

Saratoga Olive Oil Company is a family business, owned and operated by Chad, Barbara and Clint Braidwood. Before opening Saratoga Olive Oil Co., they worked as research consultants for the pharmaceutical industry. They studied and tested medications on diseases including; depression, psoriasis, leukemia, lymphoma, brain tumors and many other medical indications. Although some pharmaceutical advancement have helped society immensely, the owners also witnessed an over-dependence on pharmaceutical medications and not enough attention and education on changing one’s dietary and lifestyle habits that, in many instances, can yield the same results.

In 2011 Saratoga Olive Oil Co. was formed. The change to selling EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) was a welcomed change and one that aligned with their desire to educate the public on healthy dietary choices. There are extraordinary health benefits with consuming EVOOs and balsamic vinegars. The Mediterranean diet has been deemed as one of the healthiest diets in the world and both olive oil and balsamic vinegars are at the core of this diet. All of the olive oils that are sold at Saratoga Olive Oil Co. are laboratory tested for polyphenol, oleic acid and FFA (free fatty acid) counts to ensure that the consumer is receiving the healthiest and freshest EVOOs found anywhere in the world! They enjoy educating our consumers about the health benefits that these timeless products provide.

The flagship store, which opened in historical Saratoga Springs, NY in 2011, has since expanded to include two other brick & mortar stores in Burlington, VT and Lake Placid, NY as well as an ever- growing online business. Saratoga Olive Oil Company has been listed as one the top five stores in the world for olive oil selection and the retail destinations have been deemed as one of the top 10 most elegant shopping experiences in the world.

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Small Biz 518 – Death Wish Coffee

Recently, Monticello  Real Estate sat down and talked to Death Wish Coffee.

In 2012, Death Wish Coffee Co. started in a small coffee shop in Saratoga Springs, NY. Founder Mike Brown saw a need for coffee that was both strong and delicious to serve his groggy morning customers. After creating the perfect blend of beans and combining it with his unique roasting technique, the ‘World’s Strongest Coffee’ was born. Today, thousands of people trust Death Wish Coffee to wake them up and keep them going every day.

The company’s mission is to fuel you wherever you go. Death Wish Coffee is made by passionate people for passionate people, and their carefully selected, perfectly roasted coffee beans produce a bold, highly caffeinated coffee blend. They strive for the best tasting and highest quality organic and fair trade beans in every bag. Their processes are USDA certified and they have committed to sustainability throughout our products. They offer a 100%, no-BS guarantee: If this isn’t the strongest coffee you’ve ever tried, they will  gladly give you a refund.

You can watch the video below to learn more about the company or visit their website. 

Small Biz 518 – Mocha Lisa

Monticello Real Estate recently sat down with Kari Cook – the owner of Mocha Lisa’s Caffe.

Located on the exterior of Clifton Park Center Mall, near Loft and Marshall’s, Mocha Lisa offers delicious espresso drinks, premium teas, fruit smoothies, homemade baked goods, paninis, wraps, and much more! They even serve beer and wine and have music and open mic nights.

You can watch the video to learn more about the restaurant.

Kari explains that during the day it’s mostly business people and there are many meeting that happen in the restaurant. She says, “So many people approach me and tell me that they think of this location as their office. That’s a huge  compliment that they want to bring clients here. Clearly we want to support local and it’s peace of mind that my staff is doing a great job when I am not here.”

Kari expanded her menu when she bought a convection oven. She prefers a natural and homemade approach to her food, and it became easier to do that after she bought the oven.

Some of the things that make Mocha Lisa’s Caffe unique is the meeting space, live entertainment at night, and the fact that they serve alcohol. Kari explains, “No one else has a meeting space like me, no one else has live entertainment at night, or alcohol as an option. Even though it has been 2 years since we have offered wine and beer, the average customer isn’t even aware that we offer it!”

Kari has a few goals for the upcoming year. She would like to expand the night demographic. Currently they have entertainment, trivia and open mic nights and local artists who come and entertain.

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