WELCOME>> To the Brown Coffee Company.
BROWN WELCOMES MAYOR CASTRO>>
Everybody loves a somebody. And Brown was pleased and honored to welcome Mayor Julian Castro to our cafe this week as he helped us celebrate grand openings for the 1800 Broadway project. He spent a few minutes at our brand new cafe with Aaron Blanco, President of Brown Coffee Company, chatting and learning a bit about the art and science of craft coffee at Brown. The mayor was gracious in his compliments and said he might just stop in for a coffee sometime. We think he's a perfect match for our delicious cappuccino.
PRESIDENT AND MAYOR. Aaron Blanco, President of Brown Coffee Co. with the Honorable Julian Castro, Mayor of San Antonio.
BROWN GOES TO BOSTON>>
We will be in Boston, Massachussets this weekend for part of the SCAA show. Specifically, we'll be crafting espresso using the mind-melting Kianderi (Kenya) espresso on the wicked awesome Slayer espresso machine.
Sunday, 14 April at the Slayer Espresso Booth (see pic below).
We'll be in good company, as some of the finest roasters in the country will be offering their wares for sample throughout the weekend on the Slayer. This is usually one of the hottest booths to visit at SCAA and the lineup this year looks to be every bit as killer.
So come say hi, enjoy some incredible Kianderi Espresso and check out the Slayer.
Now In Two San Antonio Locations!
WE ARE OPEN AT 1800 BROADWAY!
Hi everybody, and we hope this finds you well. We are officially OPEN at 1800 Broadway. Our signage is still not all up and ready yet, so you'll have to hunt carefully to find us. Our new 850 square foot cafe is on the east side of Broadway, facing Hwy 281, Sam's Burger Joint and the Pearl. We are about four doors down (south) from Grayson Street, with FREE PARKING along Broadway and Grayson, as well as plenty more free parking around the back of the building on North Alamo Street.
The cafe is clean-feeling and airy, with giant viewing windows to watch the ever-increasing foot traffic in the Lower Broadway Zone. All the furniture has been conceived, designed and crafted by hand in collaboration with two amazing design dudes, Mr John Webb and Mr Charles "Bucky" Tennison. It's humbling to think that just a few months ago none of these tables, chairs, benches or service counters existed. We literally had them built to our exact custom specs and those boys went to work. Black, heavy gauge metal blends harmoniously with blond Nordic Birch wood to create a space that is contemporary but not cold, interesting but not flashy.
Finishing off the space are two (for now) stunning, giant hand-painted "Coffeeology typography" pieces, designed and painted by David Salinas, friend of Brown and owner of Enthos Clothing Co. Every design element has been carefully thought through to create a consistent, elegant design language we think you'll enjoy from moment one.
We're still putting final touches into that space, but we are OPEN FOR YOUR BUSINESS. This includes, of course, the machine that pretty much all the San Antonio coffee people are talking about...the Slayer espresso machine. Yes, the name sounds foreboding. She's a wicked machine that lives up to the name and really does deliver espresso like you've never experienced before. With a price tag resembling a mid-sized car, the Slayer raises the bar for craft espresso in San Antonio to new, dizzying, caffeinated heights. Even if you've never cared for straight espresso shots before, we would love to prepare for you a craft espresso and help open new taste experiences with you.
Our cafe at 1800 Broadway is open Mon-Sat 7a-5p and Sun 9a-3p.
Our original cafe and roasting facility is still open as well. Located in the Deco District of San Antonio, the coffee speakeasy we call "Brown HQ" (W Kings Hwy at Zarzamora, just south of Fredericksburg Rd) has become legendary in coffee circles as a coffee purist's heaven. We offer a carefully curated coffee + espresso menu as well as a full line of home brewing gear: grinders, ceramic brewers, filters, and of course, freshly roasted coffee from some of the world's most-distinguished farmers. When you walk in you will feel like you've crossed over to San Antonio's best-kept coffee secret. The cozy environs at HQ don't include wifi, but always includes uber-interesting conversations with a surprising array of diversely creative San Antonians. Chefs, attorneys, entrepeneurs, tech-geeks and coffee lovers of all stripes converge on HQ's eight chairs to enjoy each other's company with the city's most delicious coffees in hand.
HQ is at 1702 W Kings Hwy and is open Mon-Fri 8a-Noon and Sat 8a-5p.
DID YOU KNOW?
You can order your coffee beans online and pick them up at either of our cafes? We usually stock most of our coffees fresh at least once a week at both cafes, so you're never far from a roast date. But occasionally we are sold out of something you came in for. Never fear. You can order from our 100% secure Online Shopping Cart and we'll roast it for you to pick up within 48 hours (often within 24 hours).
It's easy. Visit our Online Shopping Cart and select the item(s) you want. When you get to the section for shipping, simply choose "Local Pickup" as your shipping option. We'll get an email notification of your order and either pull a freshly roasted bag from the shelves or roast it fresh if it's not in stock. Then we'll send you an email telling you your coffee has "shipped," which is your notification that you can swing by at your convenience to get your coffee. NOTE: You'll want to make sure you let us know which of our two locations you wish to pick up your coffee from (1800 Broadway or HQ), so we'll have it ready when you are. There is a comments section in the ordering process where you can tell us which cafe you'll pick up from.
And that's it. Fresh coffee is never far away at Brown Coffee Co. See you here soon!
1800 Reasons to Love Brown Coffee Co.
We are happy to announce that we expect to open for business beginning Saturday 23 March at our second location at 1800 Broadway, Suite 1131. We will have a soft opening that day from 8a-12noon, offering a small lineup of drinks and food for your tasting pleasure.
As always, we hope to guide you to a handmade beverage on our menu based around your coffee preferences, and we hope it will be the best cup of coffee you've ever had. Coffee talk can feel intimidating. We want you to relax and let us do the driving. The destination is beautiful coffee.
Our original roasting facility and cafe at 1702 W Kings Hwy will remain open as well, so if you like the feeling of visiting a coffee speakeasy you can rest assured we'll be around to fulfill that need at "Brown HQ."
We hope to see everyone soon who is after the perfect cup of coffee at one of our two San Antonio locations.
GREAT COFFEE FOR ALL
We welcome everyone who loves great coffee. Because we love great coffee and we love SHARING great coffee. That's why we're here: to share the best coffees on the planet with you.
So come on in and experience a beverage prepared by people who love what they do and love sharing their knowledge and passion for great coffee with everyone who visits.
See you soon.