Saturday, August 05, 2017

Friday, August 04, 2017

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Wow! caffe d'bolla is thirteen

This month marks caffe d'bolla's 13th anniversary. 

It's hard to capture what thirteen years has been in a short post. It's been a family business from the start, both Yiching and I worked the day to day from opening day - making drinks, cleaning, baking, roasting and everything else that comes with owning a business for more than ten years. And once Alex was walking, Yiching moved behind the scenes, still handling baking, a lot of our social media, and coordinating our international shipping. While she does that, she's a full time mom teaching a brilliant and energetic young boy the important things in life.

So now, I'm just a husband and a father who happens to be passionate about coffee. Every day I come home, Alex says, “Did you work hard for us at caffe d'bolla today?” Then he asks, “Who was your favorite customer today?” Maybe it's YOU. If it's sometimes you, or if it's been you, you'd probably know it. Some days there are several “favorites”. Other days, it's a blur. And, if it's not you today... maybe tomorrow.

Caffe d'bolla is an embodiment of our family's guiding principles. Work hard, have unshakeable standards, and strive to be the best in whatever you do. The business has always been family and continues to be a vehicle for teaching our son about the “joys” of hundred hour work weeks and the rewards that come with setting the minimum bar at “excellent” and learning and improving daily. There's a determination and a fire in him I know he has because of what both of us have done and what each of us continues to do.

I have roasted our coffee and espresso for nearly twelve of our thirteen years. And I'm good at what I do. Every day I come in, I taste and adjust our current espresso until it's pulling just right. And I do it throughout the day. I've done it thousands of times because your first sip matters. So every time you come in to have an espresso, macchiato, a latte or maybe take the time to sit down for a siphon coffee know that what you are tasting took thousands of hours of roasting and an equal number of hours making drinks at what's proven to be world class standards, and there's a reason for that. Love of craft and love of coffee is best as a shared experience. So, thank you for coming and letting us share what we do best with you. I'll see you tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Colombia Urrao Valle de Penderisco

Colombia Urrao Valle de Penderisco

Fresh out of the roaster! Colombia Urrao Valle de Penderisco. So good. Come and get it!

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Panama Boquete Camiseta Estate

Panama Boquete Camiseta Estate

More Single Origin coffees just roasted and bagged for you to pick up and delivery via Coffee Subscription ( In the photo: Panama Boquete Camiseta Estate. Come and get yours!

best espresso


Come and have an espresso at caffe d'bolla today. It's YUM!

Monday, July 31, 2017

sharing the love

good coffee and treats

Spending time and sharing good coffee and treats with a loved one is a wonderful thing.

Saturday, July 29, 2017