Sunday, July 12, 2020

Augie's Coffee: House Blend

Our latest and greatest Trade order is from Augie's Coffee in Redlands California. It's a family owned roastery by father-son duo Andy and Austin Amento and has been operational since 2009.

This is an excellent brew and is perfectly balanced with a bit of cream. It's medium bodied with traditional base hints of sweet vanilla and ripe fruit. It's another perfectly "classic" coffee in my opinion and I look forward to waking up in the morning to brew this!!

Fun Fact: in 2016, co-owner Austin Amento won the US Cup Tasters Championship and barista Blair Smith placed fourth at the US Brewers Cup.

Monday, June 22, 2020

Black and Gold Tips

I love black nails but sometimes it's fun to just add a simple black accent! I loved this black and gold inspiration photo I found online on Pinterest and tried to recreate it myself!

My version is a little harder to see, but I'm still happy with how it turned out! 

Monday, June 15, 2020

Red Rooster: Waxwing

Our latests Trade Coffee delivery was Waxwing by Red Rooster Coffee.

Rose approached her then fiancé, Hayen about supplying coffee for her Floyd, Virginia cafe. The two began roasting from a small space in the back of her mother's bookstore. This is a family run company with strong principles of sustainability and gender equality since 2010. They have onsite childcare available for all 32 of its (majority female) employees.

The Waxwing blend is a medium dark blend with a traditional base and hints of earthiness and berry fruit. I liked it but didn't love it. Something was missing here and I just couldn't put my finger on it. Either way, we drank it all up and played with the proportions each time we brewed a pot!

Fun Fact: This roaster has its own licensed onsite childcare for employees, called Yellow Hen.