Wow, get away from the computer for a couple of days look what happens.
Saturday, November 13, 2004
Today marked the end of an era as our sweet coworker and friend Kat slammed through her last day as the BBC Ferry Plaza Drip Coffee Queen. In a flurry of sparkles and twangy idioms, Kat celebrated her big finale by actually drinking some coffee! It was espresso after espresso followed by some cake and champagne! That's the Blue Bottle way.
Another highlight was the steak sandwich from our friends at the Marin Sun Farms
. Everything these folks dish up is mighty fine. BBC has been personally responsible for testing some of their meat products and after considerable research back at the roaster, we approve.
And here's so pictures from the Saturday before taken by our enthusiastic pal "Two-Shot" David.
Surveying the field
Giant Boyman eating Kari's head
Trying to copy Boyman's style with mysterious facial hair
Sunday, November 14, 2004
After last week, BBC needed to redeem itself in the eyes of unsuspecting tourists. With no whole beans and no pickle support, the day was long and required of us many mochas. Happy tourists, sad Baristo.
All of that was fixed later however by the ingestion of 2lbs of Grass-fed Sirloin.
Oh, and bccy
went to town on the Roman Espresso.
Monday, November 15, 2004
Monday is like Monday minus one. Construction at both Bake Sale Betty's and Pizziaolo is seeming to make some headway. We are greatly looking forward to the day when we don't have to rely on Carnitas plate for lunch.
But also, we have a new machine in our space that is awaiting retrofit. Though it looks like the control console from a U-boat, this great old La San Marco will undoubtedly make some restauranteur very happy. Now we only have to get it working.
just can't say enough about the Temescal
Long hours and several shots of 3-Africans later, we got the good news that....
Tuesday, November 16, 2004
THE HAYES VALLEY MACHINE IS READY FOR TESTING!!!
With several blends in hand and a whole lot of nervous energy, the BBCC packed into the car and raced to gather supplies at Sweet Maria's
across the bridge to our secret hideaway in Linden Alley.
Bugs were worked out, power was supplied, and next thing you know, were pouring shots. And as if some magical horn had been sounded, long time customer "low-fat and usually no-foam everywhere else but here" Masha showed up with some friends from the office to pledge here allegiance to BBC. And then the Gibraltars started flowing.
There will be more about this historic event when we get the pictures.