O.K., it wasn’t him and he looks tired. A friend of mine sent this to me when they were filming a Christmas movie right in front of our building.
First off, we have decided to open our doors more often for all of you who think coffee is the best present you could get someone (isn’t it?)!
Our Holiday hours are as folllows:
- Thursday Dec 17 12-6
- Friday Dec 18 9-6
- Saturday Dec 19 9-6
- Sunday Dec 20 12-5
- Monday Dec 21 10-6
- Tuesday Dec 22 10-6
- Wednesday Dec 23 10-6
- Thursday Dec 24 9-5
- Friday Dec 25 CLOSED
- Saturday Dec 26 CLOSED
The following week our days of operation will shift to:
- Wednesday Dec 30 12-5pm
- Thursday Dec 31 12-5pm
Next order of business. Many people have difficulty finding our exact location. Thanks to the handy googlemaps app on the iphone, here’s a map, and using google streetview a photo of the front of the buiding that we are at the back of. If you find Ellenoire, go around back and there we are. Another handy way to find us is to follow the green “P” sign and park in the municipal lot and you can’t miss us. Lucky for all of us right now, parking in the lot is free to encourage business during the holidays.
Our Ethiopian Sidamo Special Prep recently came to an end and has been replaced with an outstanding Sidamo with huge fruit: Strawberry and Peach, and also Cinnamon and chocolate notes. Last weekend we featured it as an espresso and all I can say is WOW.
The Dry Processed Yirgacheffe is also on our shelves next the the Wet Processed Yirgacheffe. Although not from the same farm, it still gives you an insight into the dramatic differences that processing can create. Huge Blueberry that anyone’s palate can detect and hints of vanilla and lemon. Von, owner of Bisogno Espresso in Toronto, has been featuring it as a single origin espresso for a few weeks now. Response has been amazing and they have pulled shots for me way better than I can!
We’ve also added the Peru El Gaubo Organic to our coffee menu. This is a lovely cup. Easy drinking, without the wild character of our East African coffees. Hazelnut, Butterscotch and green tea (yes green tea) lurk in the cup. Nicely bodied without overt acidity, this is a nice Sunday morning pot
Our new bags are also on the shelf. Really happy with them (better be because I had to order 20000!). They are also compostible when the tin tie is removed. I’m glad we commited to this option, which I found everywhere on the west coast where people are used to buying coffee weekly.
On a more sentimental note, It was just over a year ago that I returned with the roaster after my long trip across the continent. I’m really pleased with what we have created so far. A big shout out of thanks to all our customers for your support and words of praise and encouragement. We are commited to keep bringing you some amazing coffees and do our best to roast them to their fullest potential.
All the best and Peace!