Archive for September, 2015

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

Recap-

The most exciting project personally right now is fixing the shimano saint dual piston hydraulic brake action on the ceramic pistons.Shimano does not make replacement parts for this (very expensive) item, and so its been difficult even talking to people about our issues- but thats when we came across one awesome bike shop which gave us some tips. Today we are cleaning around the ceramic pistons with mineral spirits and really trying to clean the action up.

Tomorrow we wait for a semitruck of green coffee to arrive. The trick is that even though they have promised to deliver by a certain time we are most likely at their mercy. We could be stuck all day waiting, which is the way it works, and we have no recourse.

checked bases with city bikes and they may help us carry some sweet bike lights for everyone stranded near our coffee bar in the dark. it is not a done deal yet, but City Bikes is always ready to help us out. We have many bike friends but there is one little rear light we love and they carry it.

Downtown some may have noticed that the chairs are still horrible, but we have visually cleared space above the front door. The next move is to increase seating very slightly while still making a generous space for wheelchairs (and bikes should you bring them in).

Friday (tomorrow) we have three new coffees arriving at the roastery (as some point) means you wont see them untill slightly later.

all the best-us-courier

Monday, September 14th, 2015

We have two new coffees. one a Natural process Chelbesa Mill lot (Gedeb,Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region of Ethiopia). One La Providencia Farm from the municipality of San Pedro Necta, Huehuetenango, Guatemala (with the name they gave the lot ‘Palhu’). The first is pretty funky, berry aromatics, grassy as it cools. The second is more earth, and a sugar that holds a caramelly body at medium roasts, with a bakers chocolate component.

Next week we will have at least two new coffees on bar, let you know about them then. We will also start to have housemade Muesli and Granola, and are working on being able to offer bike lights for sale as a convenience to the neighbors since it is getting dark earlier.

We are ten years old as a roastery, but it feels like we are just learning all the time so much. i think im going to take a break here on writing and follow up soon.