A number of new things are happening.
Our bar will be a place to register to vote (look for box in corner). We have started to carry/are in transition/ and will be serving new Earl Grey, English Breakfast, and Kyushu Sencha tea courtesy of Jasmine Pearl Tea Company. Sakiko and I are having a baby girl roughly around the 19th.An amazing article just came out on TSITE Japan- check it here, courtesy of Masa, writing by Sakiko (disregard the part about drowning small children if you cannot read Japanese). We are now boiling all our water at the roastery with White Gas on our three burner Coleman campstove (educational). There is a new place in St. Johns serving Courier- Becka- Israeli Breakfast spot in the Brasstacks St. Johns location- Think delicious Israeli food 7am-2pm only through February.
Now- on the deeper front- the front bearing on the SF-25 roaster is not entirely in good health. We have plans to pull it, but wrecking the housing is surely a possibility. On a happier side we have added a beautiful set of Wiha torx drivers to our toolset courtesy of Hall tool, mostly because someone put their phone in the laundry.
Alex Geddes (now Spielman Coffee Roasters) and I have both been discussing gas flow on the roaster lately. My opinion is that it is no problem, but Alex seems to think the roaster has less power. Yesterday at Extracto Coffee roasters hanging out behind the scenes our attention was guided to an amazing clear gas inlet tube with a floating pressure indicator (cannot remember technical term). This tube is totally awesome and when Chris (Extracto) returns from Ethiopia we are going to have to ask him on this.
all sorts of stuff is happening that we barely can talk about. someone made off with our blue recycle bin at the roastery. Baked potatoes were put on hold at the coffee shop (but wait- i have a bag of potatoes sitting next to me as i type). In the midst of all this it is hard to fathom the next few weeks. There are a bunch of Colombian “microlot” samples coming to roast and cup. We have one very lovely new Colombian from La Estrella farm that is here, but on very short supply. Since I am doing all the roasting and delivering i think the next few weeks will be tough. There are birth classes to attend, coffee to roast…