I came back from a shopping trip today to find Bryan dealing with a nice rush of customers so I jumped in to help, in between dragging cases of paper cups and cream cheese & such from the car into the shop. In the middle of this, a nice lady introduced herself and handed me a bag full of pastries, saying she'd been wanting to meet me & hoped we'd try her wares. Not one to pass up free pastries, I thanked her profusely (we've been needing a new baker for months now!) and said I'd be in touch. After getting through the line of customers and packing away the shopping items, we tried some scones, muffins & cake. Wow! It was delicious! Turns out the nice lady was Renée McLeod, of Petsi Pies. I called her back right away and placed an order for tomorrow! Yay! Finally, scones, muffins, cupcakes! We'll try some pies over the weekend. She's got some really yummy pies both sweet and savory. Can't wait!
Happy 2013 everyone! I hope all is well with you and your family! We're starting off the year with a new blend of Vietnamese beans, which caused quite a stir yesterday when we served it for the first time. We've blended the Vietnam Excelsa, Dalat Arabica and a smidge of Peaberry Robusta for a great kick in the cup! If you like the Dalat and Excelsa, you'll love this blend. Similar to our Sumatra bean but a with more intense earthiness and peppery/cinnamon spice to it. We love it!
We also have a new artist in the house: Evmorphia Stratis. Hailing from Everett, her work is big and bold, like our coffee, with nice, saturated colors to help us cope with the winter doldrums. Check out her post and press release on our Facebook page.
Sharon Hepburn is owner and roaster at Mystic Coffee Roaster.