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International Coffee Subscription - March 2021

Monthly Subscription Letter

International Coffee Subscription - March 2021

Hello Subscribers, It’s been a challenging month as I finally faced the reality of our downtown Cleveland shop permanently closing - another of many downtown Cleveland pandemic casualties. As I packed and moved stuff out I was flooded with memories of the initial tour of the space, demoing a former airline ticket office and building a sleek, modern gathering place for residents and visitors. But, onward and upward with different ways to bringing the world's best coffees into your homes, because that is what brings me joy at the end of the day. This month I chose four coffees from...

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Monthly Subscription Letter - February 2021

Monthly Subscription Letter

Monthly Subscription Letter - February 2021

Hello Subscribers, Greetings coffee lovers! It’s hard to believe we’re already through two months of 2021 and approaching a year since the pandemic began. We continue our journey around the world of specialty coffee making a stop in Barcelona, Spain. I’ve recently been reading some considerable buzz about NOMAD. Almost every article about them also brought up Right Side. Without further delay, we present to you our first featured Spanish specialty coffees. NOMAD Coffee [Barcelona, Spain]   Nomad got its start when Jordi Mestre, a barista at some of the best coffee shops in London, set up his own coffee cart...

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Monthly Subscription Letter - January

Monthly Subscription Letter

Hello Subscribers, I hope your 2021 is off to a good start so far. Still lots of work to be done to get back to life as we knew it, but I hope this subscription is still a small bright spot for you each month. For January we brought back a favorite and introduced a newcomer to the subscription family. Let's get to it... Morgon Coffee Roasters [Göteberg, Sweden] Morgon, the Swedish word for “morning,” was started in 2017 by three veteran leaders of da Matteo. We were honored to be the first shop in the US to import and...

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Monthly Subscription Letter - December (+ Holiday Gift Month 1)

Monthly Subscription Letter

Monthly Subscription Letter - December (+ Holiday Gift Month 1)

Hello Subscribers, Happy holidays! I’d like to welcome our new subscribers to their first installment of their international coffee subscription. I’ve been putting this program together for over a year, seeking out the best roasters, some famous and some lesser known. I aim to feature their best coffees and interesting pairings to explore different roasting styles, coffee processing, varietals and more. Last month we were introduced to two roasters from Ireland. This month we return back to the heart of Nordic style roasting: Sweden.  Drop Coffee [Stockholm, Sweden] Drop Coffee is a roaster I’ve tried to emulate in many ways....

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Monthly Subscription Letter - November

Monthly Subscription Letter

Monthly Subscription Letter - November

Hello Subscriber (or Curious Friend),  Kicking off the second year of our international subscription with two roasters from Ireland that I’m excited to share with you. I initially set out to compare one older with one newer specialty roaster in Ireland, but in doing my research I was surprised to learn of all the great new age rosters that exist on the island in the North Atlantic. Calendar Coffee [Galway, Ireland] I first discovered Calendar Coffee earlier this year scrolling Instagram. Started by veterans of the very reputable Workshop Coffee [London, England], their focus became highlighting recently harvested coffees, harvested within the...

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