Friday, April 01, 2005

Name our pigeons!

Let's start of this entry with a little contest. See across the street from the kiosk is a rather new apartment structure. Someone decided that the pigeons that inhabit the area were not welcome on this particular building, and so they installed a plastic owl to act as a deterrent to any avian domestic intentions.

The owl, much to someone's dissatisfaction, didn't work.

The Pigeon on the Owl

In fact, this fellow and his lady live in the hole to the upper left, so the owl's head serves as a nice step up into their bird bungalow.

Here's the contest part. We need to name our little love birds. There is a he and a she and then there is the plastic owl. Best names, appropriate to the situation, will get a free pound of coffee from Boyman.

For those of you who don't have the pleasure of the kiosk in the mornings, the pigeons are just an example of the natural beauty that awaits us every day. There are some wonderful things on the alley, and they're just waiting for your visit.

Par example:
tazi card
Tazi Designs is up and running in the 333 Linden space within throwing distance from the kiosk. Tazi, of course, is the one responsible for our beautiful mosaic tables. This weekend will be an official opening of sorts for Tazi's space, and to celebrate he is offering some of his wares at a reduced rate. It's called a sale. If you're at all impressed with his stuff, as we are, then run on down the alley to see what he has to offer. The sale will run throughout the weekend and there will be wine and music and tea and Tazi so you really don't want to miss it.

Other good things on the alley include the new portafilter block that was designed by none other than Tadco himself.

Portafilter block
Portafilter block

See, we here at the BBCC have decided to take the little split-spout that usually divides a shot of espresso into two streams off the bottom of our portafilters. We first utilized this routine on the Astoria because it allowed us to fit the cups directly under the pour spout. While this is good, tamping and cleanliness have become issues. We figured that a support would help level the tamp, as well as give us better positioning so to avoid injury. Other styles have been done in plastic, but how many have you seen in walnut?

We'll keep you posted on this one.

The BBCC has been promised a duel visit this weekend from a couple of West Coast Coffee Celebrities, so we'll keep you posted on that too.


Blogger drbiggles said...

I'm shootin' for Mr. Pork & Ms. Sausage. Makes sense to me.

Senior Biggles

2:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Senor Squab & Fancy Lady

5:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about f**kwad and ho-dog.

11:48 AM  
Anonymous Lou said...

Pigeons living in a secret hole gaurded by a big round bumbling owl? Sounds like Hogan's Heros to me!

Pigeons> Hogan and Hilda
Owl>Sgt. Hans Schultz
Home>Stalag 13

11:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well, given the avian symbology of the original, the adamant choice of this effette, oblique coffee roaster would have to be Charles and Odette.

12:46 PM  
Anonymous Manboy said...

hmmm, what this well-read barista seems to be missing is: what exactly do charles and odette refer to? to which master of the nineteenth-century novel do we owe this pair of characters?
to fight fire with fire: how about val and maya? or faust and gretchen?

1:05 PM  
Blogger Blue Bottle said...

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1:07 PM  
Anonymous Manboy said...

I got it: It was Proust.

1:48 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

Hmmm...Lindy and Linda? Can't decide whether playing off "Linden" is clever and witty or just plain awful.

5:06 PM  

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