It's been a whirlwind around here lately, but then again when isn't it?
As usual, the Boxwood crew has been busy with developing new ideas, trying them out, realizing they suck, going back to the drawing board because it sucked, and then finally hammering out something else we're proud to put our name on. Our efforts to develop a rocking espresso blend is taking longer than planned, but because we're constantly taking shot after shot of crappy test espresso, we aren't tired yet! A few new ideas and a lot of slurping later and we can feel success at our fingertips, so be ready for some rad shots pouring into your cup sooner rather than later.
While we taste-tested more coffees for shots, we've also found some really cool hidden gems for sipping java in a more relaxed setting. As it finally begins to warm up a bit, we change our wawrdrobe. Sweater Weather is getting hung up for the season, but we will make way for a beautiful new coffee from Central American that will be perfect for the cool mornings early Spring has begun to offer us. This Gutemalan Huehuetenango Adiesto is easy to drink, sweet, fruity, floral and just a little bit nutty like we are. It will also be sad to say goodbye to our beloved Burundi Bocomo as it will be running out of stock soon, but in it's place will arrive some sort of new and exciting blend! Why can't I describe it? Because I haven't figured out what's in it yet.
We've got a large stock of rad coffees, all of which have interesting qualities that cater themselves to be mixed and matched. So for the next two weeks I'll be pulling a Jackson Pollock and throwing coffee wildly together until something sticks and I'll call it art. We're all about transparency here, right? I've got a few ideas up my sleeve, just trust me on this one ;)
Hayden Kaye is our Master Roaster and head of the Say Interesting Stuff department.