Thursday, December 23, 2010

Holiday Hours

*Holiday Hours*

OPEN Christmas Eve 10am - 3pm.
CLOSED Christmas Day.

Happy Holidays!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

gift cards

caffe d'bolla gift cards make great holiday gifts for your loved ones, or for yourself! Special bonus for gift cards $50 and up!

Saturday, December 04, 2010

first coffee tasting - basic class

Yiching says:

It's been a while since we update the blog. We do stay fairly active on either twitter or facebook, though. :) John and/or I will work on keeping this blog updated well enough!

With that being said, we had our first Coffee Tasting Class (Basic) this past Thursday the 2nd. John had been working on structuring and preparing for the class for a while, and he just had to pick a day to start a class. Despite the short notice, 5 of the 6 seats were filled, and it was truly a fun and information-packed session.

We will have more classes coming up!

Wednesday, September 01, 2010


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caffe d'bolla is CLOSED through the Labor Day Weekend for remodeling.

We will OPEN on Tuesday the 7th!

Thank you.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Temporary Change of Hours

caffe d'bolla

Temporary Change of Hours
(during John's recovery):

8 am - 6 pm

Thank you.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010


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caffe d'bolla will be CLOSED
Thursday July 1st - Monday July 5th
(Foot surgery for John)

We will OPEN on Tuesday the 6th.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day Hours

caffe d'bolla is OPEN this Memorial Day from 10am to 6pm!

Friday, April 02, 2010

Panama Gesha Hacienda Esmeralda: Sweet and sublime perfection

John Says...

It's been two hours since I've had my second cup of Panama Gesha Esmeralda, and the flavors are still lingering on my palate like morning dew on a blade of grass.

I've tasted Gesha cultivar a few years ago in a wonderful "Don Pachi" from Stumptown, but this is the first batch of Gesha from the wonderful Hacienda Esmeralda that I have roasted myself.

Today I've tested two cups of this coffee on the siphon, and this transcends every coffee I've had up to this point.

First what hits you is the aromatics, they playfully coax your senses where you can almost feel the texture in your mouth before it touches your lips. As it cools to drinking temperature you get a sense of what you are about to have.

First is the silky smooth mouthfeel and sweet berry notes. Careful to take only sips so you can decipher the blueberry from the raspberry and strawberry. In the middle of nowhere a sweet jasmine note leaps out. As the cup cools some notes are sweeter and brighter and some are round and fruity. Some flavors nestle on licorice. Some flavors mingle with berries. Others playfully dance about your mouth with cautious merriment. Red currant. Strawberry. Soft jammy blueberry layered on sweet jasmine. As it leaves my mouth the sweetness lingers, the flavors hide in my cheeks only to reveal themselves minutes later.

The last sip. blueberry, strawberry, jasmine. Both separate and together. Smoothness. Gentleness. Sweet and sublime perfection.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

back in town!

Yiching says -

Just got back into Salt Lake City! At the shop 'unpacking.' on Twitpic

John and I had a lot of fun at the Mountain Regional Barista Competition in Loveland, CO! We were happy we made it into the finals, but were also a bit dissappointed to learn how drastically our espresso changed within a couple of days, and that we didn't win. But Greg was awesome!

The USBC is going to be held in Anaheim this year, and I really want to go! John didn't think we would be able to afford it, though. I'm actually pretty optimistic. We can always find ways to raise money to go!

Anyhow, I learned a lot during this trip and experience. I am very proud of John and myself for getting into the finals. I am especially honored to hear Gianni say that John's espresso was the best he'd had. You rock, John!

Thank you for your love and support. We will do even better next time.

Thursday, February 11, 2010


caffe d'bolla will be CLOSED
from Thur. 2/11
through Sat. 2/13
to attend
the Mountain Regional Barista Competition.
We will resume our regular business hours Tuesday
(the day after Presidents' Day).
Thank you!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Thank You

No More Homeless Pets in Utah just came and picked up the gifts you donated for the homeless pets during the holidays.

angel tree for NMHP

Thank you!