Wednesday, May 30, 2007

A new retro-fitted machine just appeared when I started my shift today and I must admit I was very excited. The extraction time, and temperature were the same but for some reason it just felt different. My ristrettos are sweeter than ever but again, it may just be all in my head. Someone asked me what the difference was between this setup and the old one.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Hello my little dears, it's Eve here.
You probably see me lounging about Mercury more so than actually behind the counter, but that's why they love me here, really.

The weather is a litlle grim today, but I suppose it's a acceptable price for all the flawless days we had all month! I keep hearing about this great cafe in Stockholm that actually takes crummy weather quite seriously. The interior is entirely lit with specific daylight lamps and all the furniture is white. I'm quite sure you get a white robe aswell. It's purpose is to add a little "Summer cheer" for the duration of the long and dark nordic Winter months [which is actually the only time it's open] due to the large statistic of citizens who suffer from the seasonal depression. The owner got the idea from his own therapy! What a thoughtful guy.

Well anyway, maybe we don't have wonderful sun-happy interiors but Alice, Matt and myself here are always glowing that way. So come by. Go, go go!


Thursday, May 24, 2007

Light! It's the hot-button issue. Let there be light, we say. Doug informs me that Monday we'll be closing at 3pm to put in the new lighting. Please forgive us: we'll be back and better and brighter the next day.


(I'm new.)

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

first, i would like to thank everyone for bearing with us as we try and get through this phase of renovations. it has taken a little longer than we had expected (it's renovations, they always do). but we are in the home stretch, there is light at the end of the tunnel.

and speaking of light, and all things light related...

in spite of what some of the baristas here believe, we are open until 9 pm... everyday. not 7 or 7:30ish "because of the lack of light" which seems to be the current "reason" going around. with the number of windows we have now, the natural light alone lights up this place like a friggin' cathedral till 8 or 8:30ish (i mean it's not like we live in the arctic where the sun sets at some ungodly, way-too-early hour). and not to mention (but i will) the 3 sink lights that do work and have always cast more than enough light to sweep from in the past.

so, just for the record, our hours are :

7am to 9pm 7 days a week.

there may be the odd time that we have to close for something unforeseen but we'll do our best to try to keep on top of things so that doesn't happen too frequently, and if we can, we'll give you as much notice as possible (though that sort of goes against the nature of something "unforeseen"). we will do our best.

again, thanks for bearing with us.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Hi! I'm Sasha, I'm new here. Currently I can push buttons and take your order, soon I'll be able to push other buttons and make your espresso. I'm being trained (disciplined) under the watchful (unforgiving) guidance (yelling) of the other baristas.

It's a beautiful Saturday - the skies are blue, it's warm, the coffee is fragrant, and it seems like we're done with torrential rain for now. I'm sure you want to go for a swim or a bikeride or plan a picnic or a softball game, and you should! Go do that. Leave your homes, get off the internet. After you've picnicked, come by for a coffee. Renovations are going smoothly but not all of the lighting is installed, so we're open until Alex can't see the machines (7/7:30ish).

We would love to have you!


Thursday, May 17, 2007

Long time no blog!
Well... Things have been a bit crazy here... We are almost done the renovation work... a few lights and new windows, and we are set. Come take a look (if you have not been in already).
Oh! we also have some new staff members! Amber (watch out for your bikes...i hear she likes to take them on joy rides), Sasha (cute in a high school mod kinda way), and Ben (cute in a super eco friendly kinda way). They are all really super cool and fun, so come in and say hi to them.
We again have the Kid-O as the feature espresso. Those who like it, like it a lot. I am one of "those" who likes it. We also have the harrar on mean bar...umm...well anyway, that one great too.
I have been here a long time and I think I'm going to OD on coffee... i guess that's what the picture is all about. If I were a man in a yellow would be me.
Well that's all the news that's fit to print/ I can't go on like this for much longer.
See you all soon.
-a L i C e
that's how i roll

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Hey Honeycat, It's cat fight thursday! So if you missed out on Fake Blood Friday, this is your last chance to see fake blood on Eve and myself. I guess this is what happens when the two girls on staff work together.
In other news...
We will be closing early Monday May 7- Friday MAy 11. We are doing some renovation work here in the shop, and will be closing at noon. So for those weekdays we will be open from 7am- 12pm. So come out and hang out, just come and hang early.

Right now the feature latte is the Yemen Mocha Matari (Yeah Man!).
I dig this one a lot, and if you miss it as the feature, you might want to grab some in bean form. It's my favourite to drink at home.

That's how i roll
-Ali cat