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gabelucas
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Posted Tue Apr 24, 2007, 8:16pm
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Thursday evening - leave Ritual at 4pm
Barista Throw Down at Barefoot
We'll fill cars with baristas and head down to our friends at Barefoot in Santa Clara.  They're closing their shop early for a mock competition with their competitors, Baca and the competitors from Temple in Sacramento.  Last year we did the same thing and all I remember was delicious beer, the sweet-ass lever machine that they have and how good Baca's lavender drink was. Leave Ritual at 4 pm.  Open to anyone but please RSVP to Eileen for a spot in the car. P.S.  Dev says there's cute boys too!

Friday 1-3 pm - Ritual Gardens
Clover Demo at Ritual Gardens
We're going to install a Clover at the new shop this week!  Ryan has picked his current favorite coffees and dialed them in.  Stop by and sample a few different Clovered coffees.  We'll also set up a cupping so we can compare the different methods.  Maybe I'll even bring my vac pot.  Ooh.  Tell your friends.  Everyone welcome. Just show up.

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Sunday 11 am - Valencia St
Ritual Coffee Club Bike Posse Coffee Tasting *
Meet at Ritual on Valencia Street and ride to our new location at 3rd
and Jerrold for a coffee tasting! Enjoy a fun bike route between the
Mission and the Bayview and arrive at a magical garden cafe to do a
"cupping," the coffee industry way of evaluating coffee. If you like
bikes and you like coffee, the RCCBP is for you! For more info,
contact Eileen.  Everyone welcome, just show up at Ritual on Valencia at 11 on a bike.

Monday 6pm - Ritual Gardens
Baca's Full Dress Rehearsal
So you've probably caught glimpses of Baca practicing and you know he rocked it at the Western Regional but now it's time for Nationals.  He's practiced a ton and even developed a new espresso blend since the Regional competition.  This is your chance to see him in full dress rehearsal and actually get to drink that lime cordial that he's always talking about.  (Not to mention his new espresso blend).  Please bring all your friends, your mom and her neighbor.  We'd like to give him all the stage fright we can muster.  I'll supply the chicken wings and PBR.  Call my cell phone if you're having a hard time finding it.  Eileen 710-6087.

 
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GaryH
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Posted Fri Apr 27, 2007, 3:18pm
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Ritual coffee house inside a garden store. What a nice location. Excellent espresso!

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Posted Fri Apr 27, 2007, 3:20pm
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Nice coffee made on the Clover using Sumatra Lake Tawar.

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Posted Fri Apr 27, 2007, 3:22pm
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Enjoying a cup of coffee made on the Clover while strolling around the Flora Grubb Gardens.

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Posted Sat Apr 28, 2007, 10:28am
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Bought a half pound of Sumatra Lake Tawar and pulled some nice shots this morning ranging from 1oz to 2oz. I was not able to get the optimum flavor out of these beans most likely because they are only three days after roast. I'll let them rest for a few more days and pull some more shots.

Edit: Update. I was able to get greatly improved Lake Tawar shots by reducing the amount of grounds used for a double from 19gram to 14gram. Did this after reading lower dose gives more fruity flavors.

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Posted Mon Apr 30, 2007, 4:13pm
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Hey Gabe and crew,  

Sorry I couldn't make it down for any of the funtivities.  Still pretty busy as business is still slow.  I'll try and stop in the new digs soon.  Looks good!

Thanks for the flix Gary!

-J.

 
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