Thursday, January 28, 2010

Black Cat returns!

Here's the scoop:

We've been back and forth between the espresso blends available to us from our coffee roasters, Barefoot and Intelligentsia. The Boss from Barefoot has kept us more than happy since long before we opened The Hub 7 months ago.

Then we became curious... "Hmmm..." we said to ourselves,"I wonder 'bout that Intelligentsia." We just couldn't resist. Lovely stuff, really.

So here we are, having been back and forth between the two for a couple of months now, and we've finally arrived at a wonderful conclusion: Let's brew them both! Yeah... Why didn't we think of that first? Seems like a no-brainer now.

Swing by The Hub anytime, starting tomorrow, Friday the 29th of January, for a shot of The Boss, a shot of Black Cat, a shot of each?! Yay!

P.S. Keep your eyes and ears open for some single-origin espresso... it's a-comin'!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

One last test run.

Intelligentsia's Black Cat classic espresso is back at The Hub for the weekend. Just one last test run as we prepare to make it official.

We've had nothing but a positive experience with Black Cat so far. Customers love it. And we can't get enough ourselves. For this reason, starting this coming Friday, Black Cat will take top honors at The Hub. Alongside that, we'll be alternating between Barefoot's The Boss and many of their wonderful single-origin beans as alternate espressos for your choosing.

We can't wait!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Now tweeting @thehubcoffeeco!

After a long search, we've finally uncovered the case of the missing Twitter account.

Way back when, we created our Twitter account @thehubcoffeeco, and then we forgot everything we needed to use it (oh so many passwords...).

Our acute amnesia is no more. And we're rockin' and rollin' @thehubcoffeeco! So for those of you that have been following us on our interim account @TheHubReno, please make the switch! Or you'll be out of the loop.


Tia's Sweet Treats' gluten-free macaroons are at The Hub!

Check out the write-up on Aimee and her tasty treats in Northern Nevada Business Weekly here: "Maker of gluten-free goodies hopes to carve niche"

We had a trial run of these goodies last week and they were a hit. Somewhere around 20 of these coconut-bombs sold in just one day! So we're running with it. Tia's Sweet Treats' gluten-free macaroons will be available round the clock as of this coming Thursday, the 21st of January. At just $3 a pop and a few different flavors to choose from, such as traditional, lemon, and chocolate, they make the perfect snack for anyone. And did we mention they're gluten-free? (Attention celiacs!)

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Artists Wanted!

We're all about quality and artistry at The Hub. And we have some beautiful in-your-face brick wallspace ready to be beautified with lovely artwork. Currently, we have all months, starting with March, available.

Anyone interested in showing their work at The Hub should contact Joey Trujillo at or by phone at (775)323-3482. Please be ready to provide a portfolio and a résumé!

And help spread the word! Tell all your artist buddies!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Coffee Photography from Riley Maclean

We have the pleasure of serving many talented people at The Hub. Last Wednesday, we took one of those talented people, and made him take pictures of our coffee and shtuff! Well, it was really his idea. Exalt our coffee with his amazing photography skills? How could we ever say no?!

Riley Maclean is a die-hard photographer (and drinks way too many cappuccinos at The Hub... for this also, we thank him). He's very good at what he does, as you can see from our little collaboration of coffee artwork below. Sure we pour the lattés with the little hearts, but Riley helped us to take it to a whole new level with his camera magic. Thanks for the goods Riley!

Please check out Riley's website ( and peruse these and many other wonderful works!

And just in case you're wondering... no, we don't make layered mochas regularly at The Hub. But yes, all of our coffee tastes as good as Riley's photos make it look!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Currently brewing at The Hub...

Check out the brew list to the right of the blog homepage. We have some amazing coffees in the line-up currently.

We brewed up Barefoot's Kenya Nyeri Kiawamururu for the first time this morning and it blew our socks off! Hot buttered popcorn and caramel? Seriously though. It's good. Tasty berry goodness, the one and only Ethiopia Sidamo Amaro Gayo from Barefoot, is also available. Yet another coffee that'll convert any syrup and sugar addict to a black coffee drinker. It's that good! Along with the Barefoot beans, we have the delicate and delectable Colombia Finca Santuario from Intelligentsia Coffee.

We're bringing back the single-origin espresso very, very soon. All our S.O. espresso fans can look forward to thick blueberry syrup in a cup when we get around to throwing Barefoot's Amaro Gayo in the espresso grinder. Stay tuned!

Keep your ears open and your eyes peeled, we'll be receiving a few new coffees from both Barefoot and Intelligentsia over the coming weeks. Allow me to plant this little bug in your ear: The Brazil Agua Preta from Intelligentsia will make you squeal (only in the best of ways, of course).

Friday, January 8, 2010

The Foot, The Boss, and Intelli, too!

So... we just couldn't say goodbye. We at The Hub want our cake, and we want to eat it too. Then we want some pie, a couple scoops of ice cream with chocolate sauce and colorful candy sprinkles!

I'll spare you all the pleasure of decoding the dessert talk. In short, The Boss espresso along with some of the wonderful single-origin coffees from Barefoot Coffee Roasters are back at The Hub. And they're here to stay. We just couldn't say goodbye for good to our first love and have therefore decided to play for both teams. What could be better than Barefoot or Intelligentsia coffee at The Hub? Why, Barefoot AND Intelligentsia at The Hub! (Yeah, you wish you had thought of it, right?)

Stay tuned for more details and updates as to the specific coffees we'll be rotating in and out over the coming weeks. But in the meantime stop by for a shot of The Boss, the tasty chocolate ganache fruit-bomb you all know and love!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

January 2010

First off, Happy New Year and a belated Merry Christmas and all that wonderful holiday stuff. We hope everybody has made it through the holiday season with their sanity and their overall safety after travels and whatnot. Yay.

For those of you that have yet to experience the fantastic coffees we've been brewing up from Intelligentsia Coffee, currently roasted for us at their operation in Los Angeles, take your sweet time (just a figure of speech... of course we mean please come see us tomorrow morning). We will be continuing to brew up single-origin artisan roasted coffees from this wonderful company, and pulling their Black Cat Project Classic Espresso on the bar as well. Don't hesitate to check out the Intelligentsia Coffee website and read up on some of their very groundbreaking pratices in their coffee-purchasing realm.

Intelligentsia coffees from select origins will not only be available for you to purchase ready to enjoy at The Hub, but we have many of the same, if not all, of the coffees being prepared for you in the shop available in whole bean form for you to take home for your own preparation. Ask questions if you have any, and whoever is working the bar at The Hub will always be eager to help you find the perfect coffee for you.