This is a pretty exciting week at the DoubleShot and for Tulsa as a city.
Tulsa Tough is a three-day cycling event that includes short-track criterium races Friday night and all day Saturday and Sunday. There are also large group rides of varying distances that are really fun. I talked to the race director, Malcolm McCollam, and he is really jazzed about the pro men’s racing this year. There is going to be a level of competition we haven’t seen before in Tulsa.
I personally love to go out and cheer for our local Wheelmen, including personal friends and DoubleShot customers Chad Cagle, Mat Ankne, Ryan Gabriel and Will Gualt. The DoubleShot is a sponsor of the Air Assurance Development Team, and our friends and regular customers Jess Parker and Tanner Culbreath will be out on the course as well.
I’ll be out pedaling in one of the group rides on Saturday. You can find me in the DoubleShot kit. We are expecting a lot of cyclists at the DoubleShot this week, so don’t be surprised if there is a peloton’s worth of really expensive bikes leaned up on the sidewalk. Be sure to welcome all of these folks and wish them luck in the races.
Want to come get coffee, but don’t want to miss a moment of the racing action? We will be live-streaming the races Saturday and Sunday. Come relax in the air conditioning for a bit before you head out to the festivities.
Our featured coffee this week is Costa Rica La Minita. This is the flagship coffee of the DoubleShot. I’ve been to the farm many times. Andrew and Huxley also have visited La Minita, so hit them up for details when you see them. It’s an excellent coffee – a perfect cup, really – and will be available on pourover all week. Our pastry chefs, Rachel and Tyler, are pairing a tart cherry pie bar with the La Minita. Rachel says, “The freshness of the cherry pie bar complements the lemon and milk chocolate aromas in La Minita.”
We are also launching a paper newsletter this week. Keep an eye out for it: the tough issue.