On this week's episode we have quite a remarkable story to share on Blind Dog Coffee. Mike Berry, the founder of Blind Dog Coffee was diagnosed with Retinoblastoma as a child, an eye cancer that begins in the back of the eye, and began to lose his vision completely in his late forties.
“My remaining vision was fading. By the fall of my forty-ninth year I was legally blind. No longer could I earn a living as I had done for the past thirty years. No longer was life so great. Then a good friend reminded me of the advancements in radiation that had given me the chance to live, the chance to see. 46 years to see the world, the stars, my children grow, my wife smile. I realized how blessed I had been. The gift I had been given, now needs to be shared it needs to be paid back.
With life's new wind, a passion, and Blind Dog Coffee, was born. With every bean, pound and bag of Blind Dog Coffee that is sold a portion will be given to help fight childhood cancers. Not only to the patient but also to the families in need while they fight their fight I fought so long ago. Blind Dog Coffee is superior specialty coffee. It not only leaves a great taste in your mouth but also a great feel in your heart. Just think, with every cup of Blind Dog Coffee you drink, you will be giving a child the chance to fight, the chance to dream, the chance to live. Those winds of life just blew your way. Make a choice, show character, and support Blind Dog Coffee.” With my Thanks,
— Mark Berry Owner, Blind Dog Coffee
Tune in to to discover the processes used in their coffee making and to hear more about Blind Dogs story & cause.
The Melting Pot World Emporium has been Reno's coolest counter culture store and a doorway to the world for the past two decades. Voted best clothing boutique and best place to shop for Burning Man by the Reno News & Review readers poll year after year. Locally owned and operated by the husband and wife team of Eric and Monique Baron.
We take pride in our strong ties to the community and support the performing arts as a ticket outlet for many of the best local shows and performances in the Reno/Tahoe area. We feature women's & men's clothing from around the world. Our styles range from cutting edge couture to extreme tribal to casual street wear and everything in-between. We specialize in unique items from fair trade manufacturers as well as small indie designers. We also sell home decor, art, jewelry and a plethora of accessories. Our pipe room is one the longest running and well stocked smoke shops in Northern Nevada. Some of the products we sell include goggles, body paint, makeup, tights, tutus, corsets, lingerie, belly dance apparel, party wear, yoga wear, faux fur, steampunk gear, hats, flasks, hip belts, prayer flags, statues, incense, tapestries, cards, candles and so so much more.
Our friendly and helpful staff take pride in their excellent product knowledge and good old fashioned customer service.
Shopping local is not a trend. It's a way of life. The Neon Dragonfly's midtown Reno location means access to a passionate, unique and growing community who live, work and play here in Reno.
Locally-made gifts, decor and accessories color our store from elegant jewelry to eclectic art. Stand out in beautiful clothing and extravagant accessories. Find the perfect gift for any occasion.
And treat yourself to something truly special.
The Neon Dragonfly is located where the Reno Ballet Arts Academy once stood. Ballet bars still line the walls, and former dancers stop by to shop and reminisce. Come and take part in this bit of Reno history. Contact: