Catahouligan Expresso â€“ May 09
Hello, Helloâ€¦.Hello! It has been rather busy as of late. It seems each time I turn around someone is barking at me; â€œWe Need Moreâ€¦Lola or Peru and/or Moka-Javaâ€¦.â€ I do apologize if there has been a time you have ventured down to Catahoula only to find your favorite beans are out of stock.
I guess thatâ€™s the bad newsâ€¦However, the good news is â€¦.it tells ya how fresh, as in â€œFresh Roastedâ€, the coffee is at Catahoula Coffee.
This past weekend is a classic example. I DID roast for the weekend!!! However, once I got back I was informedâ€¦â€We are outa coffee!!!â€ Whaaaaaaaaat!? Yesh!!
On a Side Note:
Catahoula Coffee must be turning into a â€œRealâ€ cafÃ©â€¦. (Do you remember when you were able to have the cafÃ© all to yourself for hours on end??) Iâ€™ve definitely seen some changes. Not just the number of folks who are now regulars, or the fact it is nice to see local business people â€œtaking meetingsâ€ at the shopâ€¦but itâ€™s the fact our ultra-cool â€œNo Charâ€ coffee mugs are disappearing!!! I would only like to sayâ€¦â€¦..
Come on folks, quit stealing the mugs!!!! ïŠ
Did you know each mug has a microchip that can trace them to your houseâ€¦..so donâ€™t be too surprised if you see me and the Catahoula Mug Patrol (The CMP) showing up on your doorstep. You know who you areâ€¦.besides you can buy one for $8.00
So whatâ€™s going onâ€¦â€¦
â€¢ Friday Night: May 8th – 7pm-ish
Steve Seskin and Friends @ The Freight
This is a shout out to letâ€™s get together and enjoy a show at the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley to watch our own Catahouligan Steve Seskin play a Folk Set with two wonderful artists from LA. I figure it would be fun to show up and support Steve on his own turf. If you donâ€™t know who Steve Seskin is or even the Freight and Salvageâ€¦I would encourage you to Google them for additional information.
Game Plan: I plan to go to â€œLane Splittersâ€ for Pizza and Beer at roughly 7pm. (Good pie / nice selection of micro brews) Then I will try to sneak in some Catahoula Coffee and heckleâ€¦errr watch Steve Seskin and duo of Sweet Talk Radio.
Info: www.steveseskin.com www.freightandsalvage.org www.lanesplitterpizza.com
Contact: If you are interested, drop me an email at [email protected] You will be responsible for your own ticket, pizza and most of your beers. Hope to see some Catahouligansâ€¦time to get that babysitter lined up, eh!
â€¢ Wednesday Night: May 20th â€“ 7pm to 8:30pm
Please join us at Catahoula Coffee for a Folk Rock Trio headed by fellow Catahouligan Harry Gray. Harry and the crew again will play their originals and a few covers in a delightful mix of harmonies and acoustic strings. Our last â€œnight music seriesâ€ filled the jointâ€¦so come early to snag a good seatâ€¦.or coffee bag.
SUPPORT OUR LOCAL ARTISTS!!
â€¢ Saturday May 9th: 10am to 3pm – Annie Annuals Motherâ€™s Day Celebration:
If you havenâ€™t been to an Annieâ€™s Annuals event, let alone, even to Annie Annualsâ€¦.You are missing out. A Catahoula Drip Bar will be there on Saturday May 9th to serve you fresh brewed coffee whilst you peruse the incredible selection of flowers, plantings and veggies this Local Richmond Institution is nationally known forâ€¦..It truly is a GEM!!
You will see this logo on a few upcoming roasts at Catahoula Coffee. What is it: Grounds for Health is an organization whose main purpose is to go to the beginning of the coffee chain and try to help improve the health and well being of those who need it the most. Bags of coffee are donated from a variety of different sources and we, the roasters, bid for the lot. This past auction raised over $22,000 dollars for Grounds for Health.
I was able to purchase a nice Peru Cooparm and a Kenya AAA. (I missed out on the Panama Esmeralda Reserved â€“ my final bid was $28.00/pound (green). This is the very same coffee that sold for $133.00/pound (green) last year. Oh well, maybe next year. )
â€¢ Thatâ€™s about allâ€¦.the coffee I purchase in Costa Rica â€“ Coopepalamares â€“ San Isidro PN (Certified Woman Owned) is on its way (It is sure giving me an inside perspective to the timeline of when coffee is orderedâ€¦and when coffee is actually delivered.
take care, timber