I am constantly reminded that Tazza D’Oro is about a couple of important things – community and relationships. This past week Tazza D’Oro has lost a couple of amazing community members and friends. The coffee hasn’t tasted as rich this week but my life as a result of knowing Michael and Terri has. Mike, Terri – thank you!
Archives for January 2010
This photo was sent to us by a Tazza D’Oro customer with the caption : “Tasting commences”! The coffees on the table were Nicaragua Esperenza, Panama Esmeralda and Panama Volcancito. The really rad piece of this is our customer’s cupping notes were point on with ours and more. In fact, I went back and re-cupped the Esperanza because I missed a few points about the coffee. Notice the French Press and Chemex – what coffee shop owner wouldn’t be doing cart-wheels over this? Thumbs up, dudes!
Ok, getting them kicked out of the Union might be hard so how bout kicking M out of the alphabet! Assachusetts!
Tazza DOro CMU: Chad on bar -Jen pouring Panama Volcancito. HP: Chase on bar -Brian pressing Costa Rica Helsar. That’s what you’re missing!
I had the opportunity to figure out what to do with several hours of idle time today. As I logged onto my laptop I was reminded that today was a day of celebration for Martin Luther King. I decided to read through many of his historic speeches. As a small business owner and as someone who is passionate about what I strive to create everyday this quote rang true for me:
1956 in Montgomery, Alabama:
“If it falls your lot to be a street sweeper, sweep streets like Michelangelo painted pictures, like Shakespeare wrote poetry, like Beethoven composed music; sweep streets so well that all the host of heaven and earth will have to pause and say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper, who swept his job well.
Go “sweep your street”!
Yes indeed, Tazza D’Oro loves bicycles – we love to ride them, collect them, hire baristas who ride them, talk about them, look at them and collect any gear and gadgets that are bicycles! We love bikes so much we have named our exclusive espresso blend – Bicycle Love!
Thank you to all the bicycle lovers out there who participated in the Bike Pgh “Best of Pittsburgh Cycling 2009” poll. Tazza D’Oro was named “Best weekly ride” (thanks to Team Caffiene and Team Decaf) and “Best Bike Friendly Business (excluding bike shops)”. Please support safe cycling in Pittsburgh and continuing to make Pittsburgh a bike friendly city by supporting Bike Pgh – become a member!