Friday, April 23, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
A couple of new employees, Chris Bonde and Jessica Devine. Come say hello!
Check out the current coffee offerings. (----> over there ---->)
Single-origin espresso is back in action (at least it has been for about a week now). SOE means you're in for something special, something unique, and something explicit. In your face espresso. The luxury of a blend is the ability to fill in the gaps (lack of body, sweetness, acidity, etc.) with one coffee where another coffee in the blend may be missing the ball. With a SOE (single-origin espresso) you have an explosive representation of that specific coffee, in the raw, it is what it is. One may exhibit an immense sweetness, but be lacking in body or mouthfeel, for example. But it tastes dern good nevertheless. Come get it!
Weather in Reno is crazy! Not news to anyone really... same as it ever was (!). But thanks for sticking with us and keeping the garage packed and your bellies addicted to coffee!
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Three updates in one day! Obviously I had a lot of catching up to do.
Check us out! We're making national news y'all. Fresh Cup Magazine is a national publication geared towards the specialty coffee and tea scene. Somehow they heard about us and hit us up for an interview. Now here we are, featured on their website as this month's Web Feature!
Here's the link: Web Feature: The Biggest Little Cafe in the World
Puttin' Reno on the map!
Hello Hubbers. I've been without a computer! So I'm going to use that as my excuse for not having updated the blog in a while...
Happy Easter! (to those whom it may apply) Things have been good at The Hub! Spring will soon be in full bloom, Reno will no longer be an icebox, the sun will be shining, and we can all kick it on the patio and sip on some tasty espresso.
For those of you that missed out, this last Wednesday we hosted our first musical event at The Hub. Michael Grant, of Endeverafter, was the official MC of the little acoustic show, and many of our other wonderful customers flocked to The Hub, instruments in hand, to play along. It was great! Cozy and intimate. I believe the weather kept a large amount of people from coming out to the show, but we're shooting for another in a time of warmer weather! (patiO!!!)
We've recieved a few new coffees from Barefoot Coffee Roasters as of our last update. Brand new Rwandan Kopakama! Come and get it. Is good! And while you're at it, grab a cup of the new Finca Vista Hermosa Peaberry. Oh so nice. Along with these two, we're occassionally brewing up the Brazil Daterra Redcab and the Sulawesi from the Sapan Collective. You can read about all of these coffee-growing countries, regions, farms, and the specific lots of coffee themselves at Barefoot's website www.barefootcoffee.com!
Intelligentsia is still keeping us stocked with wonderful Black Cat espresso. Yum. The blend has changed yet again: Brazil Fazenda Sertaozinho now pairs up with an Ethiopian Yirgacheffe from the Dama Cooperative. But it's still got that same great Black Cat-ness. Same as it ever was.