Saturday, December 23, 2006

Holiday Hours

caffe d'bolla will be CLOSED Dec. 25 - January 2. We will be OPEN for our regular hours on January 3. Be on the lookout for exciting things coming in the new year!

Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Cool Cups!

Just in time for the Holidays!

caffe d'bolla got some bold and beautiful new ceramic tea mugs with built-in infusers, beautiful demitasse cups & saucers for that perfect espresso, and fantastic 2 and 6 cup French Press pots, so you can brew some wonderful Holiday goodness in your own home, or give them to your family and friends as a wonderful gift!

Come check them out!

Monday, December 11, 2006

Angel Tree

This holiday season, caffe d'bolla is giving a slice of Heaven to our four footed friends! caffe d'bolla is hosting an angel tree to support the needs of the animals at No More Homeless Pets.

Frisky felines and playful pups need food, toys, blankets, and most, a home. caffe d'bolla will reward the fulfilling of gifts on the angel tree with free lattes, fresh-roasted coffee, and gift cards.

caffe d'bolla continues to be dedicated in helping homeless pets and is donating time, effort, money, and tasty drinks for a 'Good Cause for Paws'. Come help bring plenty of wags and purrs this holiday season!

Fulfill a wish today!

Thursday, December 07, 2006

New Coffee Arrivals

Check out our updated listings.
This week we have added the sweet, clean and floral Mexico Altura Pluma Tres Oros, and a wonderfully complex chocolate and marzipan Brazil Cerrado Cachoeira Estate.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

power outage damage

caffe d'bolla is closed today due to damages caused by power outage and water.

The power went out around 9:30 a.m. yesterday and didn't come back until after 9 p.m. We had to close and today when we arrived at the caffe there was a flood... the safety feature on the espresso machine had reset itself and continued filling up water while we were gone.

We're dumping out stuff and cleaning. We will be OPEN for our regular hours Monday.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Kenya Ndaroini Nyeri

We are featuring this wonderful Kenyan coffee for our press-pot coffee.
It has a wonderful spice (clove, coriander) aromatics, and is black current, spice, and a dark berry flavor in the cup. Come try a cup before it's gone!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Thanksgiving Weekend Hours

caffe d'bolla will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and the day after Thanksgiving (Thur. & Fri.). We will be OPEN for regular business hours on Saturday, so please come and enjoy a fantastic cup!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

New Roast to Order Coffees

John says--

We have four new green coffees in available for Roast to Order. We have a fantastic screen-dried Organic Ethiopian Idido Misty Valley. This coffee is perhaps the most astounding Ethiopian coffee in recent years.

We also have a smooth, bold, and fruity Kenyan AA, and a Uganda Bugisu that has its resplendant mouthfeel and heavy organic fruit notes.

Finally, we have added an estate grown Honduras Pacarama, and the cultivar in this coffee makes it shine with smooth nutty and cinnamon spice cup.

Please check out all of our coffee offerings on the left side of the page. :)

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Sweet and sublime

John says --

Our current press-pot offering is Costa Rica
--La Magnolia *Reserve*

This is a special selection that is sweet elegance in the cup. It smells of early Spring flowers with a touch of light citrus. In the cup it has a tangerine *zing* with a sprinkling of orange zest and a sweet/clean finish. This coffee would pair well with light Japanese fare containing a sweet and light ponzu.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

coffee coffee coffee

Our trip to Seattle was wonderful. We met with wonderful roasters, baristas, shop owners, and other specialists in the industry. We will continue learning and perfecting our craft to bring you the best drinks possible.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Coffee Convention

caffe d'bolla will be CLOSED at noon on Thursday, 10/26 thru Saturday, 10/28 for the coffee fest convention in Seattle.

We're continuing our coffee education so we can keep serving you the best drinks possible.

We will be OPEN on Monday, 10/30.

See you soon!

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Hail to Carmen

John says -

We have a new small shipment of Panama Carmen Estate available for 'Roast to Order'. It's consistently been in the top three 'Best of Panama' since the inception of the competitions. A truly remarkable coffee.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

change of art

Yiching says--

I've been experimenting with different designs that I pour in the lattes. Recently I've been making the stem a bit longer and I like how it looks.

Friday, October 06, 2006

OPEN on Columbus Day

We will be OPEN from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Columbus Day (Monday, Oct. 9th)!

Monday, October 02, 2006

coffee d'toast

Yiching says--

As you may have noticed, coconut has been the most popular of our d'toast, and Steve, single handedly made coffee our #2! Today I opened up yet another jar of the coffee spread, and it looked lovely. Be sure to try some of the d'toast some time soon!

Friday, September 22, 2006


A puck is formed after espresso is properly prepared and extracted.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006


We love pouring a little art in our espresso+milk drinks, and we're always practicing to make better ones!

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Flyboy Premiere Passes

We have receieved a few premiere passes for the movie "Flyboy," which invite you and a guest to a speicial advance screeming at the MEGAPLEX theaters at the Gateway at 7:00 pm Tuesday, Sep. 12th.

Because the number of passes are very limited, you MUST email us to reserve a pass and come pick it up at the caffe. Passes will be released on a first-come, first-serve basis. Limist one (admit 2).

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

funky cup

Yiching says--

We've noticed that some of our 24oz iced drink cups are mangled. The body of the cups are twisted or bent, and this usually happens to the cups at the end of the sleeves. There hasn't been that many of them, but every time I see one I laugh and use it any way.

I haven't been sealing these cups because they usually fit in the sealer machine funny, but today I finally gave it a try and guess what, the seals still fit on the cup perfectly!

Oh, and I had the Yogurt flavored bubble tea with chewy pearls in this cup by the way, and it was still really yummy in the funky cup.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Labor Day

caffe d'bolla will be CLOSED on Monday, Sept. 4th for Labor Day.

We will OPEN on Tuesday, Sept. 5th.

Have a great holiday!

Saturday, August 26, 2006

cold drink seals

Yiching says--

Most people know that we seal our cold drink cups, and once in a while we have to change the roll on the machine when it's "empty." It's kind of interesting (read: difficult) doing so, but look at the fun roll of films where the seals are gone! It's fun(ish).

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

4-bean espresso blend

Yiching Says--

So the mystery blend last week was an experimental espresso blend. It was yummy, and John has been testing and blending more since. The other day he showed me an improved blend. I checked the beans and noticed the significant size differences in beans, and the great aroma it gives. And check out the one on the right... it's super long for some reason! Ok we've gotta have John blog about the beans on here some time.

Monday, August 14, 2006

yet another mystery blend

Yiching says--

John roasted some coffee and created another mystery blend this past weekend. We're going to test these beans very soon and I'll find out exactly what the mystery blend is.

I spotted different size beans in the blend. I mean, some of the beans are giant while the others are tiny!

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

swirl on top

Yiching says--

It's raining here in Salt Lake today and it's fabulous! After making a few drinks this morning, I started to think about pouring different designs on lattes. I guess I'll be studying that for a while.

I poured this one in a 16oz cup. See the little swirl on top? Isn't it cute!

Tuesday, July 25, 2006


Yiching says--

John's Roasting to Order has been picking up. He's had to order quite a few new green coffee recently. When you come into the caffe and see him staring at the roaster and talking to the beans... that's normal, so don't be afriad.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Pioneer Day

caffe d'bolla will be CLOSED on Monday, July 24th for Pioneer Day. We will be OPEN on Tuesday, July 25th.

Happy State Holiday!

Friday, July 14, 2006

coffee sign

We have a new sign at the caffe! There's some more things we're going to do with it, so stay tuned!

Monday, July 10, 2006


The Press Pot Coffee we're featuring this week is Brazil Peaberry - Brauna Estate. This new crop won 10th place among over 900 competitors! It has malty-sweet aromatics, and you can taste orange, milk chocolate, grape, and pomeranate in the cup. It's outstanding!

Friday, July 07, 2006

Saturday July 8th

caffe d'bolla will be closed Saturday, July 8th.
sorry for any inconvenience.
See you soon!

latte art

Yiching says--

I need to be working on "shaping" my rosettas. I'll do it.

Friday, June 30, 2006

Happy 4th of July!

caffe d'bolla will be CLOSED
on Monday, 7/3
and Tuesday, 7/4

for the 4th of July holiday

We will OPEN
on Wednesday, 7/5

Happy 4th of July!

chocolate in your tea

It's true. Chocolate can be in your tea. We're presenting to you our Chocolate Bubble Milk Tea. The ground cocoa-y goodness makes people happy. It's lovely.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006


caffe d'bolla will OPEN @ 3:00 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday 6/29. Yiching is scheduled to take the Oath of Allegience at the Citizenship Ceremony prior to opening the shop.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006


Azuki is a small, red, and sweet bean that's widely used in Taiwan, Japan, and other Asian countries for desserts and cakes.

And we're putting this yummy dessert bean in our bubble milk tea and gelato! They are super delish!

Saturday, June 24, 2006

matcha bubble tea

Japanese tested, Japanese approved. THe Matcha Bubble Milk Tea is amazing!

Thursday, June 22, 2006

in time for summer

We got our shipment of new bubble tea flavors yesterday... just in time for summer!

We will test all of the flavors and if they pass our tasting tests we will introduce them very soon.

update:we tried the Matcha milk tea and it's just amazing!

Friday, June 16, 2006

and they were robbed

Ryan who works at the board shop next door came to get coffee today and told us a crazy story.

A guy went in to their shop last night, looked at stuff, and asked Adam (one of the owners of the shop) if he had his size certain style shoes. Adam went to the back room to grab the shoes and when he came out the guy apparently had grabbed a specialty longboard and took off. Adam ran out the door and saw the guy just got out of the buildling.

Adam ran after the guy, only to find that the thief was gone. Ryan said the stolen longboard was top of the line and so far no one has bought one yet.

I felt really bad for the board shop. When their stuff is stolen, they lose hundreds of dollars. I guess my under $100 loss over the stolen jewelry was not that bad... but still, f*(& the scum bag thieves!

Wednesday, June 14, 2006


Yiching says--

I just found that somebody stole stuff from my little boutique at the caffe. I picked these great Hello Kitty and other great design steel key chains while we were in Japan.

I put some out and people love them! However I just found out that a 3-piece Hello Kitty and a Star with crystals key chains ($60 value!)were stolen! I'm sad. I try to bring fun and pretty things to people and allow them freedome to browse the boutique, but then these lovely key chains were stolen, along with some other chunky rings a few weeks ago... boooooo!

Booooo the person/people who stole my stuff, and don't blame the language I'm using toward the person/people in my head, I'm just going to gently put those words down as f&*# 'em. f&*# 'em 'til they rot in h&*#.

Monday, June 05, 2006

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Road Closures Are NOT Fun

caffe d'bolla is closed today, Saturday, 6/3 because our supplies could not get to the shop in a timely manner. (Due to road closures from the downtown events.) We will be back for our normal hours on Monday.

Friday, June 02, 2006

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Zambia AA+ Lupili Estate

Yiching Says--

A lot of the single origin and blend coffee John roasts for the caffe are from South America, but for this week he roasted the Zambia AA+ Lupili Estate coffee from East Africa to be our featured Press Pot Coffee.

The Zambia AA+ Lupili Estate has a bright tangerine acidity in the cup, along with a smooth caramel undertone. It also has a distinctive East African sage/goldenseal flavor in the aftertaste. Delicious!

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Memorial Day

caffe d'bolla will be closed on Monday, May 29th for Memorial Day. We will OPEN on Tuesday, May 30th.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Brazil Cerrado Fazenda Araras

The Press Pot Coffee we're featuring this week is the Brazil Cerrado Fazenda Araras. This coffee was the 2nd place winner in the Brazil Cerrado Coffee Competition. It has sweet orange aromatics. It's orange, milk chocolate, grape, and pomegranate in the cup. Outstanding!

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

back with yummy green tea

We're back, and we brought yummy Japanese green tea (matcha) with us! We made some Japanese Green Tea Gelato today. Very delicious. Come try some!

Saturday, May 06, 2006

tea supply advanture

caffe d'bolla will be CLOSED

from Wednesday, 5/10
to Tuesday, 5/16

for tea, teaware, and supplies in Japan.

We will OPEN
Wednesday, 5/17

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

loaded Chewy Pearls

A nice guy from Ogden comes down to Salt Lake once in a while and stops by the caffe to get his bubble tea. He usually likes to add $1.50 worth of extra Chewy Pearls in his bubble tea. Today he did the same thing, in a 16oz. cup. It's truly loaded.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

India Dewan Estate Kihinoor AA

The Press Pot coffee we're featuring right now is India Dewan Estate Kohinoor AA. It has Almond and Cocoa aromatics. In the cup: a full-bodied coffee with chocolate and subtle fruit notes with a hint of spice. Very delicious!

copyrighted T. Owen

Monday, April 17, 2006

sheep go to heaven

Yiching says--

The weather is really weird today. It started snowing and hailing this morning and it has not yet stopped! Our satellite radio of course went out again because of all the snow that's probably covering the dish on the roof.

But I managed to play Cake off the player right now. It's working quite well so far.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Organic Sumatra Gayo Mountain

The Press Pot coffee we're featuring this week is the Organic Sumatra Gayo Mountain. This fantastic coffee has papaya and sweet spice aromatics. This heavy-bodied coffee has great chocolate notes. Yum!

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Roasting Recap

John Says--

This week I was featuring Ethiopian Sidamo, and have SOLD OUT on the Roast to Order for that particular coffee. You've gotta be quick. We've got some rockin' coffees in, don't miss out!

I have also sold an additional couple of pounds of the Ethiopian Harrar--Fantastic Blueberry. Blueberry in the cup, blueberry in the aroma...with a *hint* of chocolate as it cools. It's a wonderful coffee! Yum!

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

no more apricots

Yiching says--

Thanks for all of your kind words and concerns. John is feeling a bit better now. I guess there won't be any dried apricots for him for a while!

We ARE OPEN today. I decided to come and open the store, but since John was still having a slight fever, I had him stay at home with the dogs. So I took the tables and chairs out onto the patio and everything!

So if you'd like to come down to the caffe today, see me and have a great drink, please do so.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

bad apricots

Yiching says--

caffe d'bolla is closed this Tuesday, March 21st. John went to the emergency room because of some bad dry apricots! He is to be drugged and staying at home for 24 hours. I will be staying at home with him to make sure everything is all right.

We will be OPEN on the morning of Wednesday, March 22nd. Please stay tuned for some fun news.

Sorry for any inconvenience. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Monday, March 20, 2006

puck cake

Yiching says--

A lovely coffee ground "puck" will come out of a properly extracted shot of espresso, and just to show John that I've been pulling good shots, I collected some coffee pucks to make a coffee puck cake. Fun! Maybe we can try to make a puck castle some time in the future.