March 07, 2018

DoubleShot Birthday Thank You

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Thank you for supporting us over the past 14 years!

This past Sunday we celebrated the DoubleShot birthday with coffee, beer, live music, finger foods, and birthday cake. It was a great time, and many people turned out to join in the festivities. It's always great to have a party and see all the support we get from the community. Many people have stopped to talk to me over the past couple weeks and tell me how much they appreciate the DoubleShot, and all that we do here. That's such a refreshing and motivating thing to hear, and it really means more than you know. I made a speech at the party (which was too long, I know), but there are two things I want you to remember from my talk.
1. Our purpose is to provide high-quality, fresh coffee and an excellent coffee experience to as many people as we can.
2. You are the reason we do, and are able to do what we love.


So thank you. I hope you'll continue with us on this journey because there are many more exciting things to come in the future at the DoubleShot.

Your roastmaster,
Brian
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March 07, 2018

DoubleShot Birthday Thank You

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Thank you for supporting us over the past 14 years!

This past Sunday we celebrated the DoubleShot birthday with coffee, beer, live music, finger foods, and birthday cake. It was a great time, and many people turned out to join in the festivities. It's always great to have a party and see all the support we get from the community. Many people have stopped to talk to me over the past couple weeks and tell me how much they appreciate the DoubleShot, and all that we do here. That's such a refreshing and motivating thing to hear, and it really means more than you know. I made a speech at the party (which was too long, I know), but there are two things I want you to remember from my talk.
1. Our purpose is to provide high-quality, fresh coffee and an excellent coffee experience to as many people as we can.
2. You are the reason we do, and are able to do what we love.


So thank you. I hope you'll continue with us on this journey because there are many more exciting things to come in the future at the DoubleShot.

Your roastmaster,
Brian
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March 02, 2018

DoubleShot 14th Birthday Party

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Come and celebrate!

It’s almost time to put on your party clothes and celebrate the DoubleShot’s 14th birthday! The party will be this Sunday, March 4, from 6p to 8p

We’ll have live music, finger foods and plenty of birthday cake. We’ll also have complimentary craft beer and an extra special coffee, our amazing Finca Sircof Venecia Honey from Costa Rica. We will have the Venecia Honey on pourover, single-origin espresso, and for sale by the pound starting Sunday morning. This is the very last of that great coffee, so come by and have a cup, and take home a pound.


Because this is the last birthday party at our current location, we want to record your favorite stories of the DoubleShot at 18th & Boston.

Were you here the day the car crashed through the window? Did you write the best line of your life or close a big business deal while drinking a cup of our coffee? Did your kids grow up here? Were you one of our very first customers 14 years ago?

Look for the recording station at the party. We’d love to capture your memories of the DoubleShot as we prepare to say goodbye to this place and make our new home at 17th & Boulder.

Fourteen years ago the DoubleShot was born. 

I had dreams and visions. Some of those have changed and some have only sharpened.

I was the “coffee nazi,” and now I’m considered an “artisan.” What I do is still a mystery to most. It’s magic. And every time I have an excellent cup of coffee, I feel like it is a miracle. Every day, like every bean and every cup, is different. And we try to make the next one better.

Join us this Sunday to celebrate the accomplishments of your baristas and bakers. Celebrate your days and years enjoying coffee with us. Celebrate the dawning of a new era. This is the final DoubleShot birthday at 18th & Boston. Thank you for meandering with us on this long journey.

We do it for you, and we couldn’t do it without you.

Your roastmaster, 
Brian

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March 02, 2018

DoubleShot 14th Birthday Party

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Come and celebrate!

It’s almost time to put on your party clothes and celebrate the DoubleShot’s 14th birthday! The party will be this Sunday, March 4, from 6p to 8p

We’ll have live music, finger foods and plenty of birthday cake. We’ll also have complimentary craft beer and an extra special coffee, our amazing Finca Sircof Venecia Honey from Costa Rica. We will have the Venecia Honey on pourover, single-origin espresso, and for sale by the pound starting Sunday morning. This is the very last of that great coffee, so come by and have a cup, and take home a pound.


Because this is the last birthday party at our current location, we want to record your favorite stories of the DoubleShot at 18th & Boston.

Were you here the day the car crashed through the window? Did you write the best line of your life or close a big business deal while drinking a cup of our coffee? Did your kids grow up here? Were you one of our very first customers 14 years ago?

Look for the recording station at the party. We’d love to capture your memories of the DoubleShot as we prepare to say goodbye to this place and make our new home at 17th & Boulder.

Fourteen years ago the DoubleShot was born. 

I had dreams and visions. Some of those have changed and some have only sharpened.

I was the “coffee nazi,” and now I’m considered an “artisan.” What I do is still a mystery to most. It’s magic. And every time I have an excellent cup of coffee, I feel like it is a miracle. Every day, like every bean and every cup, is different. And we try to make the next one better.

Join us this Sunday to celebrate the accomplishments of your baristas and bakers. Celebrate your days and years enjoying coffee with us. Celebrate the dawning of a new era. This is the final DoubleShot birthday at 18th & Boston. Thank you for meandering with us on this long journey.

We do it for you, and we couldn’t do it without you.

Your roastmaster, 
Brian

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February 22, 2018

Panama and Costa Rica

Panama and Costa Rica
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Passage to Panama

This morning I rolled out of bed knowing that my first cup of coffee would be the Hartmann Natural #5. I put water on the stove and measured out 30 grams of coffee into my Comandante grinder. Turning the handle, feeling the coffee beans mince into precise, even granules emitting a profuse lavender and peach fragrance that commuted into pleasingly sweet maraschino cherry aromatics. It’s the mystery of coffee that each day it can taste somewhat different. That every brew, every degree of water temp or roast temp or grind size will make a different cup of coffee. I love it.

And this weekend I’ll be heading to the Hartmann farm in the Chiriquí province of Panama, where this coffee was meticulously grown and picked and processed. I’ll taste the available coffees from the current crop and pick out the next round of amazing aromatics that will grace our cups.


Your roastmaster,
Brian

Don't forget the DoubleShot 14th birthday celebration is Sunday, March 4. Come join us from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for complimentary coffee and craft beer, snacks and live music. And cake. Bring a friend! 

Less than a month ago, I traveled to Costa Rica to taste new coffees and visit the farms of some of our flagship coffees. Below is an excerpt from my journal and photos of the people and places I visited.

013018 503p
Sitting on the front porch at La Minita. Yesterday Jim and I left the DoubleTree around 930a and drove to La Minita. I had been talking about running to a place called Puente Negro, so Jim decided to go there, which he called “a shortcut.” I tried to memorize the turn off the main road and landmarks along the way so I could try not to get lost along the route. Puente Negro is a bridge spanning the Candelaria River. It was built in 1932, and feels as if it might collapse at any moment. A cable span with old boards that are broken and bent, creeping across, trying to stay on the runner, cables creeping loudly. My stomach was tight as we were crossing.

We arrived at La Minita and ate lunch _ steak and french fries. Then we drove to La Pastora. Johnny went with us and sat quietly in the back seat. Minor’s daughter Nitsi greeted us wearing a Costa Rican floppy hat and a bandana draped over her neck. Minor arrived and had his familiar smile. After taking photos of honey coffees on raised beds and lots of photos of the family, we went to see a cupping room he’s building up the hill, overlooking the patios. Next to the future cupping room is an entertaining area, where we all gathered to have some beverages.
We started with coffee.

To read the complete journal from my trip, click here: https://www.doubleshotcoffee.com/blogs/doubleshot/costa-rica-journal-january-2018
 

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February 22, 2018

Panama and Costa Rica

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Passage to Panama

This morning I rolled out of bed knowing that my first cup of coffee would be the Hartmann Natural #5. I put water on the stove and measured out 30 grams of coffee into my Comandante grinder. Turning the handle, feeling the coffee beans mince into precise, even granules emitting a profuse lavender and peach fragrance that commuted into pleasingly sweet maraschino cherry aromatics. It’s the mystery of coffee that each day it can taste somewhat different. That every brew, every degree of water temp or roast temp or grind size will make a different cup of coffee. I love it.

And this weekend I’ll be heading to the Hartmann farm in the Chiriquí province of Panama, where this coffee was meticulously grown and picked and processed. I’ll taste the available coffees from the current crop and pick out the next round of amazing aromatics that will grace our cups.


Your roastmaster,
Brian

Don't forget the DoubleShot 14th birthday celebration is Sunday, March 4. Come join us from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for complimentary coffee and craft beer, snacks and live music. And cake. Bring a friend! 

Less than a month ago, I traveled to Costa Rica to taste new coffees and visit the farms of some of our flagship coffees. Below is an excerpt from my journal and photos of the people and places I visited.

013018 503p
Sitting on the front porch at La Minita. Yesterday Jim and I left the DoubleTree around 930a and drove to La Minita. I had been talking about running to a place called Puente Negro, so Jim decided to go there, which he called “a shortcut.” I tried to memorize the turn off the main road and landmarks along the way so I could try not to get lost along the route. Puente Negro is a bridge spanning the Candelaria River. It was built in 1932, and feels as if it might collapse at any moment. A cable span with old boards that are broken and bent, creeping across, trying to stay on the runner, cables creeping loudly. My stomach was tight as we were crossing.

We arrived at La Minita and ate lunch _ steak and french fries. Then we drove to La Pastora. Johnny went with us and sat quietly in the back seat. Minor’s daughter Nitsi greeted us wearing a Costa Rican floppy hat and a bandana draped over her neck. Minor arrived and had his familiar smile. After taking photos of honey coffees on raised beds and lots of photos of the family, we went to see a cupping room he’s building up the hill, overlooking the patios. Next to the future cupping room is an entertaining area, where we all gathered to have some beverages.
We started with coffee.

To read the complete journal from my trip, click here: https://www.doubleshotcoffee.com/blogs/doubleshot/costa-rica-journal-january-2018
 

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February 16, 2018

DoubleShot Newsletter: Save the Date

DoubleShot Newsletter: Save the Date
DoubleShot Coffee Company celebrates its 14th!

Fourteen is the age for pushing the limits, busting out, coming into our own. So it's fitting that the DoubleShot's 14th birthday party will be the last birthday celebration at our Boston digs before we move to our new location. Come celebrate with us on Sunday, March 4, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. We'll have complimentary coffee and craft beer, tasty snacks, live music and, of course, birthday cake. Throw on your party clothes and come out. It will be a great time to sink into one of our couches or slouch in a corner and share your favorite DoubleShot stories with your DoubleShot friends.

Destination: Panama


I am going to Panama next week. Flying into Panama City, soaring in over the Pacific Ocean, a hundred skyscrapers define the skyline, and the bustle of the city infiltrates my senses. After a night in the city, I will catch an early flight to the city of David, capital of the Chiriquí province of Panama. And from there I will drive two hours to Finca Hartmann, stopping along the way for groceries in Volcán. My friend Aliss Hartmann will greet me, with a throng of dogs trailing behind. And the hectic city life will evaporate in the equatorial sun, as skyscrapers are replaced by towering trees, the canopy of age-old rainforest shading me and thousands of meticulously cared-for coffee plants. Here, my search begins, for adventure and exotic plant and animal and insect life, and for the coffees that will satiate our palates throughout the coming year.
Mark Brown and I just recorded another episode of my podcast, AA Cafe. In this episode, I rehashed my latest Costa Rica trip and interviewed Jim McEnaney from La Minita Coffee.

My friend Tommy Wazelle joined me for a rousing good time, talking about life, coffee, and a show he performed with the Tulsa Ballet. 


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February 16, 2018

DoubleShot Newsletter: Save the Date

DoubleShot Newsletter: Save the Date
DoubleShot Coffee Company celebrates its 14th!

Fourteen is the age for pushing the limits, busting out, coming into our own. So it's fitting that the DoubleShot's 14th birthday party will be the last birthday celebration at our Boston digs before we move to our new location. Come celebrate with us on Sunday, March 4, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. We'll have complimentary coffee and craft beer, tasty snacks, live music and, of course, birthday cake. Throw on your party clothes and come out. It will be a great time to sink into one of our couches or slouch in a corner and share your favorite DoubleShot stories with your DoubleShot friends.

Destination: Panama


I am going to Panama next week. Flying into Panama City, soaring in over the Pacific Ocean, a hundred skyscrapers define the skyline, and the bustle of the city infiltrates my senses. After a night in the city, I will catch an early flight to the city of David, capital of the Chiriquí province of Panama. And from there I will drive two hours to Finca Hartmann, stopping along the way for groceries in Volcán. My friend Aliss Hartmann will greet me, with a throng of dogs trailing behind. And the hectic city life will evaporate in the equatorial sun, as skyscrapers are replaced by towering trees, the canopy of age-old rainforest shading me and thousands of meticulously cared-for coffee plants. Here, my search begins, for adventure and exotic plant and animal and insect life, and for the coffees that will satiate our palates throughout the coming year.
Mark Brown and I just recorded another episode of my podcast, AA Cafe. In this episode, I rehashed my latest Costa Rica trip and interviewed Jim McEnaney from La Minita Coffee.

My friend Tommy Wazelle joined me for a rousing good time, talking about life, coffee, and a show he performed with the Tulsa Ballet. 


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January 26, 2018

DoubleShot construction progress

DoubleShot construction progress
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I am on my way to Costa Rica today.
This afternoon I will go to a processing mill and taste coffees from a farm called Hacienda Miramonte. You may remember that I roasted a honey coffee from them a year ago. It just so happened that I met the owner of the farm last year, and talked to her about producing a natural for us. They built some new drying beds on the farm and produced four lots. I'm going to cup them to decide what I want to buy, and then tomorrow I'll go see the farm and get an understanding of what's happening on the ground. 
After that, I'll go to see Minor and his family at La Pastora. If you haven't had this coffee, you need to get down to the DoubleShot ASAP. It's our
featured coffee this week
Many of you have been asking and wondering how things are going on the new construction. It's progressing slowly, as this first part of preparing the foundation is critically important. But walking around the site yesterday morning wth the outline of the building painted on the ground, it was really a thing to behold. I felt like I could envision the building around me. We shot a short video to tell you where we are. You can see it at https://vimeo.com/252788818

I'll finish up my trip at La Minita. One of our flagship coffees. This is the first coffee farm I ever visited, and I've been roasting it since day one. La Minita produces what is technically a perfect coffee. And it's easy to see why when I visit the farm. I'm looking forward to seeing old friends, and lacing up my running shoes to put some miles in between coffee trees. 
, which means we have it on pourover and single-origin espresso. The kitchen prepared a cardamom-apricot muffin to pair with the Pastora Natural. It's one of those coffees that has taken me on an emotional rollercoaster on my way to work. Yesterday it reminded me of strawberries dipped in cocoa powder. So good.

I'll be back, don't you worry. Until then, drink more (better) coffee. 

Your roastmaster,

Brian
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January 26, 2018

DoubleShot construction progress

DoubleShot construction progress
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Watch our latest video update on progress with construction.
I am on my way to Costa Rica today.
This afternoon I will go to a processing mill and taste coffees from a farm called Hacienda Miramonte. You may remember that I roasted a honey coffee from them a year ago. It just so happened that I met the owner of the farm last year, and talked to her about producing a natural for us. They built some new drying beds on the farm and produced four lots. I'm going to cup them to decide what I want to buy, and then tomorrow I'll go see the farm and get an understanding of what's happening on the ground. 
After that, I'll go to see Minor and his family at La Pastora. If you haven't had this coffee, you need to get down to the DoubleShot ASAP. It's our
featured coffee this week
Many of you have been asking and wondering how things are going on the new construction. It's progressing slowly, as this first part of preparing the foundation is critically important. But walking around the site yesterday morning wth the outline of the building painted on the ground, it was really a thing to behold. I felt like I could envision the building around me. We shot a short video to tell you where we are. You can see it at https://vimeo.com/252788818

I'll finish up my trip at La Minita. One of our flagship coffees. This is the first coffee farm I ever visited, and I've been roasting it since day one. La Minita produces what is technically a perfect coffee. And it's easy to see why when I visit the farm. I'm looking forward to seeing old friends, and lacing up my running shoes to put some miles in between coffee trees. 
, which means we have it on pourover and single-origin espresso. The kitchen prepared a cardamom-apricot muffin to pair with the Pastora Natural. It's one of those coffees that has taken me on an emotional rollercoaster on my way to work. Yesterday it reminded me of strawberries dipped in cocoa powder. So good.

I'll be back, don't you worry. Until then, drink more (better) coffee. 

Your roastmaster,

Brian
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