Sunday, March 16, 2008

Looking Forward

We have a lot of plans for this blog, so we hope you stop by often.

We are going to have a customer profile every week where we talk about some of the people that have been stopping by the shop since it opened. We will also have interviews with some of the fantastic vendors that are selling our beans in their shops.

Since I am new to the whole coffee thing, I have a lot of catching up to do. I need to fully understand the entire life-cycle of coffee--from seed to cup--in order to properly represent Bean & Leaf. As I delve into that research I will write up what I find so that together we can have a deeper appreciation for this ancient beverage. If you know of a particular book that I should be reading, please let me know in the comments.

There are lots of goings on at the shop so you can expect to hear recaps of all the fun we're having, as well as reports on tastings, markets and outside events where our coffee and tea are served.

This blog is also about the people that created this business, so very soon it will be time to tell the stories of Chris & Missy and their wonderful kids, as well as Hugh, Missy's father and Katie, her sister. Employee awesomeness will be mentioned here, and if there's time you may even get to hear a bit about me, too.

Of course, another thing that I've got to cover in this blog is the coffee itself. New origins, particularly good roasts, a blend we find divine, all of that will be fully documented here on Freshly Roasted.

The only things we ask are that you use that comment link and tell us what you think, that you send us any pictures of Bean & Leaf events, and that you stop by the shop and try the new offerings and say hello.

Coffee and tea are community beverages, drinks to be shared with friends with lively discussion and lots of laughter. We would love for this blog to reflect and enhance the amazing community already centered around our shop, and we need your help to do it!

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