Saturday, January 27, 2007

Back in the saddle...

Well, my laptop came back home to me yesterday, and I've got some updating to do... Here's a brief bullet list of info until I can get to the lengthier things in the next few days:
  • A few of the coffees we have available right now include:
Tanzanian Peaberry - A brightness & slight zest to the cup; a light acidity; fairly heavy in the mouth with gentle spicy notes; a nice lingering aftertaste.
Zimbabwe - An earthy acidity; full-bodied with a nice weightiness in the mouth; some nice spicy notes in the aftertaste.
Puerto Rico - An incredibly smooth, low acid cup; fully balanced and weighty in the mouth; rich, sweet notes with a lovely, lingering aftertaste. A gorgeous coffee in every respect.
Kenya Blend - Silky in the mouth with light, leafy sweetness and gentle herbal aroma; Kenya’s bright tartness is smoothed out in this blend, creating a beautifully balanced cup.
  • Marcella, a four-piece alternative/jazz group out of Milwaukee will be playing at Stumpjack on Saturday, February 10th, and Happenstance, a female folk duo, will be here on Saturday, February 17th. More info to follow, but you can check out Marcella online at
  • The art of Wade Marks (ultra cool band poster art) will be on display from February 10 through March 31, with an opening reception yet to be announced. More info on this to follow as well. This guy's got the chops...stay tuned.
  • Next Stumpjack Book Club meeting to be Thursday, February 15th at 6:30 p.m.. This month's book is The Memory Keepers Daughter by Kim Edwards. Sign up at the Stump if you want to participate so we know how many to expect.
  • Our newest sig drink that we're testing: the Mexican Jumping Bean. It's spicy, hot, sweet, and attractive...just like Kim (or "Rita," as she's becoming to be known as). Come on in and give it a try.
  • CoffeeFest in Chicago in around four weeks. We'll be, soaking up info and ideas, watching the Regional Barista Competition, catching a show and eating some good food in Chi-town.
Again, that's the short list. More detailed stuff to come in the next few days.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Communicating via carrier pigeon...

Apologies for the long space between posts. My computer has been at the HP repair location for a couple weeks now. I've got access to a laptop for a few minutes right now just to enter this post. I'm hoping to get my laptop back by Monday or Tuesday, and will do a lengthier post then. Stuff's been happenin' so check back in a few days...