This past Saturday, our Analog Coffee Bar, welcomed our friends from across the river, Deeper Roots Coffee, to take over our bar. This means they bring their best coffees and show off their signature beverages to our guests. They are our competitors, technically but, we think the more opportunities to bring us together in the same space to show each other what we're doing is something special. Throughout the day, folks from all over the city came to taste some of these drinks, meet our team, and meet new faces. Overall, we had a great time with.. - Read More
Our second takeover of the season is happening on July 21st with our pal, Jon Lewis of Deeper Roots coffee, across the river in Cincinnati!
Many of the things we enjoy on a regular basis take some serious effort to end up in our hands. Coffee is no exception. It takes an incredible processing journey to end up in your cup! We wanted to take a moment to breakdown the major ways that coffee is transformed from being a cherry to ending up as the green coffee that we roast for you! Washed Process (Wet Process) The process known as washed process or wet process is the most commonly used method to extract those wonderful coffee seeds. Don't let this intense machine fool you, it's a.. - Read More
We've been roasting a brand new coffee from Costa Rica for the past couple weeks - and it's been blowing people's minds. It's a luscious, clean, and sweet coffee that has been winning "staff favorite" of our current offerings and has customers coming back for a repeat pour-over and whole bean experience. What makes this coffee so special? Well first of all, the people behind it are incredibly special. Don Oscar and Doña Francesca Chacon are the farm and mill owners- the mill being Las Lajas, and the farm being Finca Calle San Juan. They're third generation coffee producers who are.. - Read More
I am pleased to be able to say that we are just about a month away from swinging hammers and making the rendering above become a reality here in Newport! I would love to fill this email with colorful photos of what we have been doing, but meetings with bankers, contractors, community development corporations and architects don't exactly produce compelling imagery. So, my words will have to paint the picture. At this moment, I am convinced that somewhere, sitting in a windowless office, an underwriter is taking apart our Small Business Administration 504 Loan piece by piece. In my.. - Read More
Peterloon greeted us as the stately old home she is, grand yet meek, awe-inspiring, yet in some odd way, understated. The setting for the Edible Ohio Valley Community Dinner at Peterloon was magical. Never had we prepared and served coffee (and <ahem> Bello's Bike Pops) in such a beautiful setting. The hand carved wood, the large windows and paintings, the inlaid floors and high ceilings, and a floor plan full of twists and turns that made it feel as if it went on forever... For our brew method we chose to use a Chemex as she is the most elegant.. - Read More