Hey folks! While most of you guys are probably thinking, “heck, I’ma get me outta the city for the long weekend”, some of us are staying in this baking summertime city. For folks like me, a note:
Both Discovery Coffee locations are open 8-3 on Monday, August 2, for BC Day.
Yeah, that’s right. While everyone else is getting a sunburn on their back and smacking mosquitoes, we can be recumbent in the shade and with a coffee.
Hey! If you folks are in Vancouver this Wednesday and Thursday there’s a little thing called the Western Regional Barista Competition on! It’s at the Roundhouse.
Obviously, I’ll be cheering for Team Logan, but you can cheer for any number of amazing baristas, all battling savagely for the privilege of going on to the nationals. For those of you who haven’t seen a barista comp before, they’re kinda like Iron Chef, but with fewer fugu.
Who’s bean reigns supreme?!
Go go go!
Woo! We finally got some beautiful, wonderful, delicious Kenyan coffee in.
We’re still in the experimental stages with this coffee – roasting, tasting, hemming and hawing – but you should be seeing it on the shelf in the next two weeks. And just in case you can’t wait for some new African coffees, you’ll be able to grab some Ethiopia Guji Maduro (a jammy, natural coffee) or some Ethiopia Amaro Gayo (a fruity, washed coffee) from both Disco on Disco and Oak Bay in the next few days!
I promise to get some photos of the WBC and Uganda up here in the next little while. It’s just that, well, the Regionals are coming up, the camera was in Uganda up till yesterday, and I’m a little forgetful (a little. Just a little). Soon, my pretties.
What do we have on the shelf? Oh, you know. A little of everything.
At Disco on Disco:
If you’re looking for El Salvador Finca Alasksa, Ethiopia Guji Maduro, Indonesia Takengon, Panama Don Pachi, Costa Rica la Candelilla or some good old fashioned Disco Spro, we’ve got it. And hey! After a long, long break, the Clover is back up and running.
At Disco on Oak Bay (or Discobay as I like to call it):
We’ve got Costa Rica la Candelilla, Panama Don Pachi, Indonesia Takengon, Ethiopia Guji Maduro and our house espresso.So if you need beans to recover from this unseasonable bout of sudden cold, well, you know where to find ‘em.
Some of you guys have been asking if there’s another Discovery location in town. Three shops? Are you kidding? No way.
That place on the corner of Pandora and Douglas street in the newly (and gorgeously) refurbished Hotel Rialto is called Veneto, and they’re brewing our coffee on a synesso or with a French press (hence the Disco sign). So now you know. And knowing is half the battle.