Archive for June, 2008
We receive letters here from time to time from various charities and organizations, thanking us for coffee and burlap bag donations. It’s always a pleasure to hear how we have been able to help our fellow human beings. However, recently we learnt that we have also been helping a rather different species, namely the Lebia [...]
Longtime wholesale customer and friend of B&B, Amy Enrico at Enrico’s Tazza d’Oro is featured in June/July’s issue of Barista Magazine! Amy is noted in the article "Mid-Life Coffee" as one of several daring entrepreneurs who have made a successful move into the coffee industry later in their career lives. Amy takes customer service and [...]
It’s here! Well, almost… On May 22nd this year, the 2008 crop of Panama Esmeralda Special went up for auction on the internet to bidders worldwide. Our green coffee buyer Scott Merle, like hundreds of others across the globe, had his eyes glued to his laptop screen for over ten hours; carrying it around the [...]
It seems everybody is talking about the famous donuts made by Duck’s Cosmic Kitchen in Decatur. We spotted them on the Decatur Metro blog this week. Haven’t tried one yet? They’re at the Dancing Goats Coffee Bar in Decatur, selling like hot… well, donuts.
Here is the winning pour from Andy Lee (Atlanta Production/Dancing Goats Coffee Bar barista) who won the Latte Art Throwdown at Octane Coffee Bar & Lounge in Atlanta last Thursday. He took home the pot along with an iPod shuffle. Not a bad night for our Andy. The Thursday Night Throwdown is a monthly feature [...]
Congratulations to our wholesale customers The Prinnie-Mack Coffee Company in Warner Robins, Georgia on being awarded the SCAA Golden Cup Award two years in a row! The Golden Cup recognizes excellence in brewing coffee and is awarded to retailers and restaurants who grind and brew their coffee according to the strict standards set out by [...]
[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.dancinggoatsblog.com/wp-content/themes/cutline-3-column-split-11/slideShow/slideshow.swf" height="332" width="589" base="." /] The Latte Art Throwdown last Thursday was a fun and fairly quiet affair. We had nine participants in total – five from B&B, and four visiting baristas from Olympia Coffee Roasters. Judges were Terry Z of Oly Roasters and our own Michael Elvin, both of whom bantered with the [...]
Batdorf & Bronson’s Chain Gang of 2008 has beaten their record from last year with a staggering 1713.03 miles cycled throughout the month of May as part of the annual Bicycle Commuter Contest. That’s the equivalent of cycling from Seattle almost all the way to Des Moines, Iowa! Collectively they saved 76.5 gallons of gas, [...]
Our Dancing Goats Coffee Bar in Decatur was featured on Fox 5 Atlanta this morning! Watch Atlanta Roastery Manager Aaron Shively give a tour around our newest retail store while barista Harry Krigel makes drinks at the bar. Check it out!
What? Watch awesome barista skills in a free-pour latte art competition. When? Thursday June 5th, 8-10pm. Where? Dancing Goats Espresso Bar, 111 Market St. NE, Olympia WA. Details: Everyone is welcome! Entry is free to watch. The competition itself is open to all coffee people – if you are a barista and think you’re up [...]