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.

Monday, June 1, 2020

Klatch Coffee: Old World Vienna Blend

I'm so excited to write about this coffee! This has been my favourite selection so far!! Klatch is located in Racho Cucamonga, California and was established in 1993. The roastmaster and green buyer, Mike Perry, has a chemical engineering degree so real science goes into this teams award-winning coffee! 

This coffee is such a classic in my opinion. It's rich, robust and full bodied with hints of spice balanced with dark chocolate and brown sugar. I love everything about this one and am so temped to add it to my queue again sometime soon!! I absolutely love that Trade Coffee lets you see what is scheduled for your next delivery, and then it allows you to adjust.  Can't wait to get this blend again in the future! 

Fun Fact: The word Klatch means a social gathering, especially for coffee and conversation.