The first actual Barista Jam I’ve seen in Texas in a Loooong time. (Latte Art Throwdowns seem to have taken over)
Mingle with your coffee-loving brethren. Learn new knowable knowledge. Have fun learning about coffee in a social setting. Do it all for a good cause. (or because you’re a selfish, attention-hungry coffee slinger who wants somewhere to show how awesome you are. This is perfect for you).
Oak Cliff couple take coffee beans to customers’ doors
“…Here comes coffee time and the man with the goods.
There goes Shannon Neffendorf, cruising the sleepy streets of North Oak Cliff, hanging bags of freshly roasted coffee beans at customers’ front door.
“I love delivery day and the way it makes the car smell,” says the co-owner of Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters, out and about on his pre-dawn rounds.
He and his wife, Jenni, hope this milkman-style service helps their budding business stand out as more than another joe in the world of java…”
“…The couple launched the venture not long after their marriage. And in just over a year, they have seen it steadily grow to include about 75 residential customers, 10 businesses and offices, and five commercial accounts that sell their beans, serve their coffee or both…”
And here’s my favorite part…
“…They aren’t alone in North Texas. Texas Coffee People ( tx-coffee.com) lists 12 coffee roasters in the Dallas area on its Web site, which seeks to “promote a community of serious coffee people in a state which most would consider to be a coffee wasteland…“
Kudos to Shannon and Jenni (and the Oak Cliff Brand) for the article! (and thanks for the plug, whoever was responsible)
And let’s not forget to give you Oak Cliff’s website link: http://www.oakcliffcoffee.com/