Saturday, February 21, 2009

Daily Mug Shot

Good O'dark :30 Moon Monkey Junkies. danicing in the cup of & coffee=Love Affair. Here at Coffee Fest in Chicago. Can't sleep, might be spro...or just the excitement of being here and meeting lots of passionate folks to give . love. coffee to today.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Daily Mug Shot

Good Morning Moon Monkey Junkies~
How'd you like to look this Barista in the face and order your favorite Smokey Chimp Espresso? Looks like a rough crowd...from my mentor, BRING IT!
the coffee that is...

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Daily Mug Shot Congrats Billy Wilson

to see Billy Wilson's perspective...please read on....tamp on Billy! From one roaster to Barista, your right on! thanks for giving love coffee to roasters w/ or without a store front the opportunity to share their beans in a market they may never be in...Hope someday you feature Moon Monkey Coffee Smokey Chimp Espresso behind that sweet bar!

"The industry standard is to use one roaster. They give you equipment for free or at least on the cheap, help train your baristas, give you advice and, in return, you're loyal to them."
The first featured roasters will be Chicago's Intelligentsia Coffee -- The New York Times calls it the country's most talked-about roaster -- and Ecco Caffe, a small Bay Area operation that sources the best Brazilian coffee, according to Wilson.
"I want to support progressive roasters who work directly with farmers and pay a good price," he says. "I really think that's the future of coffee, it's got to be."
Wilson's vision had the support of Stumptown owner Duane Sorenson, a close friend. "This is the first instance of Stumptown sharing (coffee bean) space at a cafe," Wilson says. "There are enough people out there who will come in and taste (Stumptown's) Hair Bender and (Intelligentsia's) Black Cat head to head."
The less geeky can simply order a latte, leaving it to the staff to select the roast that pairs best with steamed milk. "If they're in a hurry and really don't care, we'll just make the drink. If someone is interested and asks questions, we'll go more in depth," he says. "It's all about reading the customer."

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a quote from Donald Miller's blog (author of many many amazing books, "Blue Like Jazz"...
"It’s odd to have to work around moods. It’s like working around the weather. When the inspiration hits, you run to the fields and plow as fast as you can, and when it’s gone, you still do the work, but fewer of the crops you planted that day ever break the ground".
Love this quote and it explains why I "work, write, read, and reflect" what I like to call at O'dark :30...and why irronically I'm n the business of life, music and you need all three to stay awake while those who sleep like they should are awake!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Daily Mug Shot

Working on being Transparent...and thankful for my mentor the 800-pound Gorilla...
It takes guts to be Transparent. But if you want to be trusted by today’s fickle consumers, being Authentic means not being afraid to reveal who you are on the inside.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Daily Mug Shot

just in case you don't know the mugs's one I bet you wish was sitting in front of you. Wanna hear more of this type of music? www.shine.FM we stream live

Daily Mug Shot Jon Foreman

O.K. O.K. I know this isn't a coffee mug...but these are mugs that like Moon Monkey Coffee Company. Wanna hear what you missed? Because life happens over an extraordinary cup of coffee.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Funky Monkey Monday

Funky Monkey
Originally uploaded by esquaredfashion
Daily Mug Shot...I know I already posted one for the day but I thought this was soooo cute! Monkey in the cup. We are getting ready to launch Moon Monkey Monday's here...we will hand-deliver our customers their favorite roast of Moon Monkey coffee every monday right to their doorway...vs. shipping in a cardboard box void of character.

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Coffee with milk
Originally uploaded by Inapond
My favorite co-worker...a cup of moon monkey Coffee~ Getting ready for Coffee Fest this weekend looking forward to expanding my knowledge an inch wide and a mile deep.~