Sunday, February 5, 2012


The Countdown is On!


How to Paint a Llama

The Outside

Inside the Llama

Thanks to Bob's amazing skillz with a z, the inside is looking better than I could have imagined.

Geeking Out

Maybe it's the caffeine? This is what we do in the morning before work.

Once Upon a Time

So, we have this dream of starting something on our own. Starting around a decade ago, we would daydream about what it might be like if we opened our own coffeehouse. We imagined it would be cozy and fun, with delicious drinks and food. We wanted a place that felt local and different from the chain coffee shops, with organic, fair trade coffee. We envisioned a meeting place, where friends we've known since jr. high and friends we haven't even met yet would come for art shows and live music. Oh, and coffee. We decided to go for it in January, 2011. It's been scary taking this leap, but so exciting at the same time. Thank you so much to all of our friends and family who helped and are still helping to make this happen.

Tearing it Down, and Building it Up

I don't even know what to say about this...

Thank you, Spenny!

Wayne Gives Us a Big Head Start

Ryan's mom's boss, Wayne, gave us our machine. The generosity all around us is so incredible, it's hard to believe. Thanks Wayne! After having it re-wired for the US, we are ready to pull some shots.

Ryan got to rookie-out at Coffee Fest, and learned tricks of the trade from some talented baristas. His team ended up winning the competition - Good job, Honey!

The Little Spot at the Torrey Pine

Here's the spot! Our plan of starting a coffeehouse was conceived over a year ago (or, in some ways, over a decade ago!) but we just received the keys to the building in August, 2011. It's going to take a bit of work to turn a beauty salon into a coffeehouse, but luckily we have the help of master carpenter Bob Walsh. Thank you, Bob!!!