Another season has passed. This afternoon we will officially cross the Autumnal Equinox. The sun will be over the equator, and sunlight will be equal in length to darkness. Time passes. It passes much too quickly. But Fall marks a time of rich flavors and aromas. Our kitchen made a fantastic apple butter this week to go with our house-made English Muffins - an autumnal treat if there ever was one.
As the seasons change, I think about the changes to come for the DoubleShot. We are currently waiting for one last building permit from the city, but we expect to break ground any day now. The land upon which we are building our new home is now just a clean slate of old blacktop - like a defoliated tree. Things will happen very quickly as we scrape the ground and erect 150 year old timbers. Timbers from white oak that may have been 150 years old when they fell.
History is important to me. Just as I want to know where our coffee was grown and all the details of its cultivation and processing, I am interested in knowing about the food I eat and the materials I use. I love to know that the trees which provided the wood for our barn were sprouting from an acorn at the time when Popé led the Pueblo Rebellion against their Spanish oppressors. And these mighty oaks were strengthening in the wind as Ottawa people guided French traders beneath their branches; when Pontiac was the name of a famous war chief and not yet attributable to the rise and fall of an automobile company. And those timbers were preserved in the structure of this special barn just prior to our Civil War.
We are making history. If you haven’t already, watch the video above to see Joel Collins and me walk the raw land where the DoubleShot will be situated in the Rookery. If you are a licensed contractor and want to be involved in this historic build, we are open to bids from any high-quality, reliable construction trades. Contact me for more info.
As this project moves forward, keep drinking the coffee. We couldn’t do this without your support. Continue to follow us on social media and share these emails with friends as we tell the continuing saga of DoubleShot Coffee Company.