Sunday, October 11, 2015

New Haven is old!

These federal buildings out here are a big deal. They are very stately and well positioned. Pueblo has our own federal building too of course, but it's not being used as one now. 
I think New Haven is beautiful. I found myself a cup of coffee from a very nice little cafe called "blue state coffee". It is right across the street from this little school called Yale. Amazing. Yale. 
Today I am picking Dave up from the union station and going for a drive to visit 1/2 dozen stores that carry Solar Roast Coffee. I'm excited to meet the people and see the stores. 

What a journey!


It has good beer. Switchback is legit. Unfiltered, cloudy and as red as my brothers hair. Quite delicious. The locals here say it is the water that makes things taste so great. I can't disagree. Solar Roast coffee sells really well at Natural Provisions and we all know that coffee is mostly water. Meaning the quality of h2o imparts such a flavor. 

Buy some water filters and a water softener. Get some SRC and brew it. Travel to Burlington and try it with the water here. It's super sweet. 

Apparently we are leaf peepers here. It's a really big deal for the folks south of Vermont to drive up to watch the changing leaves. I can't believe how beautiful it is. I love this region. 

I love that I get to travel the nation and teach people about Solar Roast. We truly are doing something that nobody else has done with coffee. 

Love the dream. I am. 

Friday, October 9, 2015

Greetings from Maine!

It is beautiful country in Maine. I am amazed by the warm response Solar Roast Coffee has received in the Northern Most (lower 48) state. The people are so very friendly. Dave and I flew into Boston and drove north to start the first leg of the 7 day New England campaign. On the first day we visited 
Portland and ate their famous potato doughnuts. I was refused service at a lame coffee house for wanting a 3oz pull of espresso and found myself wandering looking for another cafe to serve me coffee. Luckily I found some before the world ended. 
I had a beautiful drive up to Porter Maine and visited John at Good Health grocery. This is the most awesome little shop. Small town, great soup and the friendliest owner. 

Last night I had some amazing seafood for dinner. The scallops are the best I've ever had! The Lopster Trap was fantastic. This morning I am enjoying some delicious toast at an aptly named Toast'in Waterville, ME. Next stop is Uncle Deans good groceries for the first demo in New England. I'm excited by this journey and the friendly folks up here. You know we really are one big family, America. Sometimes I think we forget that. Especially in election year(s). 

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Pumpkins and skateboards

 It's a remarkable thing to have such a fun day. Jessi and I spent the morning organizing the house for my sister in law's baby shower. We had a great autumn theme with pumpkins and autumn flowers. 
While the ladies were baby showering, my brother David and I took Henry out to the county. We took a great walk through the pumpkin patch. David and Henry both picked out some great pumpkins. Mauro farms out at 36th lane (I think) is great. The owners gave us two apples becaus Henry couldn't wait for check out. 
After the pumpkin patch we stopped in to Solar Roast for a cup of coffee. Izzy made me a fantastic latte.

Our buddy, Big Deal Bemis joined us for some shenanigans to celebrate my brothers first born.  Look for the Big Deal Bemis Blend in store. It is very limited, and highly erratic. 
I also skateboarded for the first time in years. Thbakbuou John O. for giving me the opportunity. 

 All in all an unexpectedly fantastic day. My family is healthy and growing. The heater is on for autumn. And I am about to enjoy a pumpkin ale. 

Friday, October 2, 2015

I love autumn

Autumn.  It just comes when you need it doesn't it?! I'm so happy that the evenings have turned the corner in terms of heat. My wife, Jessica, brought out the quilt to keep us warm. 
I love the pumpkin lattes and pumpkin white mochas that are selling quickly. Chai teas are picking up steam. Autumn just makes me feel like a warm cafe latte. 
Last weekend jessi and I went out to the county (a magical place east of Pueblo) to purchase our pumpkins and corn. We decorated the front porch with the drying stalks. I love the change of seasons. My precocious son, Henry, just loves the line up of pumpkins. He believes them all to be his personal toys!  I don't blame him. They are too fun!
In any case I welcome everyone to share a cup of coffee with me on these cool mornings. Stop in to the cafe! Or order online and enjoy. Come visit Pueblo. It really does Autumn well.