Saturday, August 19, 2006

Guest Espresso

In the interest of expanding our horizons, we here in Brooklyn have recently been authorized to spend company resources on espresso blends from other roasters. Our plan is simple. Buy five pound bags of espresso from respected roasters throughout the country and spend a day or two pulling shots and making drinks with it. Though our motivation is primarily to increase our personal experiences with different coffees, we will be offering it as an alternative to our Leftist Espresso for customers as well. It's a little strange for a company who roasts coffee to use beans roasted elsewhere, but we hope to increase our own knowledge base while simultaneously calling attention to the world of specialty coffee as a whole. There are many company's that we here in Brooklyn respect, either through word of mouth or personal experience, and we'd like to spend more time taking an in depth look at what they're up to these days. Maybe it's the novelty of this idea but it seems we may have struck out with the roaster we selected to begin this journey with. George Howell's Terroir Coffee. A well respected roaster based in Massachusetts, their customer service rep seemed a bit wary of our motivations...And rightfully so. It is a strange request to receive. Nevertheless we will push on to number two on our list and see what happens. Maybe we'll get an opportunity to work with Terroir's North Italian Roast Style Coffee a little bit later down the road.

8 Comments:

At 7:35 PM, Blogger gabriel said...

send me your address. I want to send you some cafe cafe.
blog on bloggin on.

 
At 7:44 PM, Blogger Mike White said...

aw yeah. that's what i'm talking about.

 
At 2:16 PM, Blogger Daryn said...

You would be welcome to some of our beans anytime, just say the word.

 
At 4:10 PM, Blogger Mike White said...

thanks Daryn!

 
At 9:45 PM, Blogger Jaime van Schyndel said...

So, any updates on guest espresso lately..?

 
At 9:54 PM, Blogger Mike White said...

here's the latest; Terroir came around. We're ordering from them tomorrow. I got coffee from Sanders in Vancouver but no espresso blends. I'm sure we'll give details on his single origins though. Notes on Terroir should be out this weekend.

 
At 11:48 PM, Blogger Jaime van Schyndel said...

It's a tough shot but you guys should be able to nail it.
Tell CO, I will make it down to NY eventually!

Jaime in Boston

 
At 7:49 AM, Blogger Mike White said...

Thanks Jaime, give my appreciation to Jerry for me

 

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