Monthly Archives: March 2010

White Rock Local Market, Saturday, March 27

White Rock Local Market

 

Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters will be at White Rock Local Market this Saturday, March 27, from 8 am – 1 pm (or until we sell out). The first White Rock of the season was a success and we sold out! We will be serving samples and selling 12 oz. bags for $10. Hope to see you Saturday at White Rock Local Market located at 702 N. Buckner.

Extra Info: White Rock Local Market will be open the second and fourth Saturday of the month, the fourth Saturday of the month is only food vendors.

Introducing: Black Stamp Reserve Coffee – Koke Gedeo

As or Roaster’s Choice subscribers have already discover, we are introducing a new limited line of coffee we’re calling our ‘Black Stamp Reserve’.  We call it Black Stamp Reserve because we’re replacing our usual blue stamp with a black stamp to signify the line.  I know… brilliant, isn’t it? 

Black Stamp Reserve, in short, are coffees that we purchase at a premium because we feel that the bean is unique and outstanding and it justifies the cost.  This could be a special auction lot, mirco-lot, Cup of Excellence or simply a wonderful bean that we come across in our constant cupping of samples. 

Our first Black Stamp Reserve coffee is one that jumped up off of the cupping table.  This coffee comes from the Koke Cooperative in the sub-region of Yirgacheffe called Gedeo, in southern Ethiopia.  490 farms with an average size of 1 hectare make up this co-op.  The coffee is ‘washed’ processed, certified Organic and is grown between 2000-2300 meters.  The cup is bright and delicate with lemon, apricot and floral tea notes. 

We have a limited quantity of this Yirgacheffe.  Beginning March 24th, until it runs out, we will be roasting this coffee every other Wednesday.

You can purchase it now on our website.

WHITE ROCK LOCAL MARKET, March 13

We will be serving freshly roasted coffee this Saturday, March 13, at White Rock Local Market. We are looking forward to another Farmers Market season and getting to know more of our customers. WRLM is located at 702 N. Buckner and will be open from 8 am – 1 pm.  There will be good coffee, cookies, other yummy foods, produce, crafts, and much more. We will be set up next to the Kessler Cookie Company, so stop by and enjoy a cup of coffee and a cookie! We will be selling our 12 oz. bags of whole bean coffee for $10. See you on Saturday.

NOW SERVING: CENTRAL MARKET DALLAS

 

Dallas store photo

 

We are excited to announce that starting this Thursday, March 11, you will be able to purchase a bag of OCCR coffee at Central Market Dallas.  The Central Market store is located at 5750 East Lovers Lane and is open everyday from 8am – 10pm. 

The store will carry 1 pound bags of freshly roasted, whole bean coffee.  The varieties at CM this week will be our Direct Trade Guatemala Finca Villaure, Hidden City Espresso, Rosemont Crest Blend and Victor Prosper’s French Roast.  Of course, every bag will have the ‘Roasted-On’ stamp date ensuring Central Market will always have a fresh supply. 

Obviously a grocery store of this size is a great opportunity for a small company.  But, what’s unique and important about this partnership is that Central Market wants to promote the roast date of our coffee and not ignore it (like most stores that stock months-old coffee).  To have a large grocer understand our passion for a great and fresh product is thrilling for us!

This is a good opportunity for folks in North and East Dallas to get their hands on the best and freshest coffee in Dallas.  We will be delivering coffee every Thursday, so stop by to pick up a fresh bag and tell your friends.

Sponge Bob and Oak Cliff Coffee

This photo is courtesy of our loyal customers, David and Erika.  They went to NYC over Thanksgiving and took this photo of one of our burlap subscriber sacks along with Sponge Bob.  Thanks!  It’s like we were in the Macy’s Parade…  Our goal of acheiving ‘Sponge Bob-level’ fame is complete!

‘Aid for Haiti’ Update

We’re very pleased to annouce that we raised $550 in support for ‘Aid for Haiti’, and roasted almost 70 lbs., through our ‘Aid for Haiti’ blend.   I logged a lot of Dallas delivery miles and enjoyed every minute of it.

The money will be going directly to medical care for Haitians affected by the earthquake, specifically in the town of Petit Goave.  I had the opportunity to talk with a couple of the doctors since we started this offering, and it was encouraging to hear of the good that is being done in the midst of such a immense tragedy.   We hope you’ve been able to read about some of their work on their website www.aidforhaiti.org.

We want to thank our commercial partners, The Crooked Tree Coffeehouse, Celebration Market and Spiral Fitness, who teamed up to help us promote this blend and raise money to assist the people of Haiti.  Thanks, also, to all who purchased  and enjoyed this coffee! 

And thank you especially, to the folks at Aid for Haiti , who are giving so much of themselves.