Happy New Year

Well, we’re about a week late but that’s usually about how long it takes for most people to recover from the holidays.

We have some big things going on in January, including the launch of the Pedaler program, preparation for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Barista Competition, and setting up our cupping schedule.

Click on the Pedaler page to learn more about our whole bean delivery subscriptions and to sign up.  We are beginning delivery later this month so be sure to get on board so that you never miss a week of delicious coffee.

Our team (Randy, Jeremy and David) is currently in full training mode to prepare for the MARBC in Pittsburgh in February.  We’ll be competing against some of the finest baristas from DC, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey to determine the finest barista in our region and who will be sent to the USBC in Portland in March.  Signature drink ideas are flying around and much milk and espresso is being made, poured, and then finding its way down the drain.  As the day draws near, look for some free test drinks and other fun stuff.

February will bring cuppings at Hill’s Kitchen.  After we get back the competition in Pittsburgh, we’ll begin Friday cuppings in the demonstration kitchen across the metro plaza at Hill’s Kitchen.  If you’ve never been to a cupping before, it is an eye-opening experience as we smell, slurp and discuss the finest coffees we can find.

We’re glad to be here in 2009 and are glad that you all are here with us.

Also, Denison Witmer likes us.  We like him, too.

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