Catahouligan Expresso â€“ February 2012
Well, here he isâ€¦..â€¦.our newest lilâ€™ Catahouligan:
I would like to introduce you to:Â Â Nicholas T. Manhart
Yep, little Nic was born on Thanksgiving Day (11/24/11) weighed in at a whooping 7.7lbs and was stretching out at 20.5â€ long.Â Â He is now almost three months old and is already a regular at the cafÃ©.Â It will not be long before heâ€™ll be back behind the counter and pulling shots of espresso.
The days of sitting down and hammering out the newsletter are over, especially since I have him next to me in his â€œbouncieâ€ and he is beginning to fuss. But you know, with all the craziness, frustration and exploding diapers of a newborn â€¦.all is neutralized and forgotten with a single giggly smile from the little critter.
Whatâ€™s New: Â Â Â Â
SF Beer Week Closing Party @ Trumer Pilsner â€“ Berkeley, CA
1404 4th Street / Berkeley, CA 94710
Feb 19, 2012 â€“ 4pm to 8pm
Join Catahoula Coffee and the Naughty Doughnut Girl in the fun and festivities at the closing party of the week long celebration of SF Beer Week. Hosted by Trumer Pils.Â Â If you have not heard of this event, please check out their website: www.sfbeerweek.org
Catahoula Coffee was chosen as the preferred coffee / espresso vendor to round out SF Beer Weekâ€™s wonderful closing event of 35 micro brewers, there will also be BBQ and music.Â The Naughty Doughnut Girl and Catahoula have joined forces to cap off the nightâ€™s event with Coffee (espresso) and Doughnuts.
The cost of the event may seem rather steep: $50/person.Â But think about itâ€¦..THIRTY FIVE brewers, BBQ, Music, Pils CrÃ¨me filled Doughnuts and CATAHOULA COFFEE.
-Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â ALL YOU CAN EAT AND DRINK â€“
To buy tickets: http://sfbeerweek.org/content/comstock-saloon
****Â Â There is so much to see and doâ€¦during SF Beer Week ( Feb 13th to 19th) with venues throughout the Bay Area to choose from during the week.Â The 3rd Annual Chocolate and Beer Festival will be held at our own Craneway Pavillion in Richmond on Feb 11th is one such venue
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory II
Â Â Richmond, CA
Â Finallyâ€¦.alittle good news sent our way.Â LBNL has chosen our beautiful and scenic coastal hamlet as the site of their world renowned second campus.Â Richmond beat out heavy weights such as Berkeley, Albany, Oakland and Alameda to score this wonderful addition to our landscape.
I personally think it was the fact that Seth from Catahoula was making excellent Zambranoâ€™s Â (8oz Lattes) for all those in attendance at Richmondâ€™s Meet and Greet Event â€œPep Rallyâ€ given to the dignitaries of LBNL.Â I am quite sure they took that into account when they had to choose the location of the second campus.Â Good Coffee = High Productivity
Â Whereâ€™s MEL?
Â What is MEL?Â Why is MEL important?Â How does MEL help me?Â If MEL was a Winnie the Pooh character, which one? Who is MEL?Â Is MEL naughty or nice?Â MEL where art thou?Â Does MEL wear fancy sports suits? Â How many tattoos does MEL have?Â What came first; the chicken or the MEL?Â Was that MEL hanging with Elvis at the 7-11 buying a Coca Cola Slurpee? Â Is MEL an adjective, noun or verb?Â What is the meaning of MEL?
What in the hell is MEL?
Vote Early â€“ Vote Often
Best of Bay
Â Yes, itâ€™s that time of the year again.Â The voting for the 2012 BEST of BAY has opened and will continue until March 30th.Â Â This year will be crazy!!!Â Catahoula Coffee Company has been so fortunate to win not only onceâ€¦but TWICE as the BEST of BAY in 2010 & 2011 for our coffee.Â Can we make it a â€œThree-Peat?â€Â Â Â The stakes are higher than everâ€¦with the competition gunning for the little cafÃ© that can!Â Â Seriously, how in the heck did we winâ€¦..sure our coffees are good, the baristas are solid and the cafÃ© has a nice friendly atmosphere to it â€¦.but the Big Boys of SF Hipster Coffee are none to pleased to be playing second fiddle to Lilâ€™ Oleâ€™ Catahoula.
I also wanted to extend my great appreciation to all Catahouligans who have been so supportive of Catahoula Coffee these past four years.Â Â Thank You!!!Â – timber
It has been such a crazy year for coffee.Â It really tested me in terms of keeping true to our philosophy of producing a great quality coffee at a reasonable price.Â The ever changing supply of quality beans has meant I had to become a sort of a super-sleuth in sourcing coffee.Â And in all realityâ€¦..2012 looks no better.
But we survived and will continue to strive to keep Catahoula Coffee relevant in the upcoming years.Â Quality, Freshness and Fair Value are values we hold tight.
This past year I have rediscovered a little known coffee that most folks would dare not try.Â They are two Indian coffees that are terrific and quite unique.Â They have developed their own cult like following.Â The response/feedback has been quite favorable.Â Â They are a tad bit more expensive but worth every penny.
Malabar Gold:Â Â No, we are not turning into a dispensary.Â I had to sign a three page Non-Disclosure document to roast and sell this coffee. (Seriouslyâ€¦I did)Â Â Â Sourced and Blended by Dr. John from Josuma Coffee Imports, Malabar Gold is an incredibly rich full flavored espresso blend with a low acidic value.Â Crazy think crÃ¨maâ€¦and it hits its peak flavor profile between three to six days after roasting.Â Â $8.00 per Half Pound – Limited Roasting
Mysore Nuggets:Â Â Okâ€¦are you done!?Â Have you channeled your inner sixth grade boy adolescence?Â No matter how you try to pronounce this coffee, you just get in trouble!Â Go ahead, get one more giggle in, would ya!Â Â This coffee is so smoooooooothâ€¦.buttery with a low acidic value to it.Â It can be best describe as Indianâ€™s Jamaican Blue Mountain which brews a very balanced and well mannered cup.Â $8.00 per Half Pound – Limited Roasting
Bali Organic Kintamani Natural Special:Â Coming Soon:Â
In the effort of trying new thingsâ€¦.this coffee really spoke to me.Â Bali has made inroads into the Specialty Coffee arena and this coffee has taken the extra step of being Dried Processed.Â Thus the rich and intense characteristics are amplified to a Super-Intense, BrandyishÂ Fruit that would translate well as both espresso or drip.Â Â $8.00 per Half Pound â€“ Limited Roasting
I appreciate all of your support and encouragementâ€¦.Â Well I gotta run nowâ€¦Iâ€™m beginning to smell a diaper that needs to be changed.Â Â Oh, Joy!!
If you have any questions about any of our coffees, please do not hesitate to contact me:
Â Thanks againâ€¦..Â Â take care,Â timber
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