AARON'S COFFEE HUNTING TRIP
Aaron recently returned from El Salvador and Costa Rica on a coffee hunting expedition.
Interested in learning more about the trip and about what a coffee hunting trip involves, complete with pictures? Stay tuned for an open house opportunity to come learn more about this fascinating corner of the coffee industry.
WE ARE HIRING
Are you interested in taking your coffee skillset to the next several levels? Are you a detail-oriented person who wants to play in a field very few coffee operations are playing? Brown Coffee Company may be a good match for you. We are looking to hire 1-2 part-time people who give stellar customer service and bring lots of heart to the game. If this sounds like you, visit out JOBS page for more details.
JANUARY RETAIL HOURS
January is a time lots of retail businesses take advantage of slightly slower retail sales to do maintenance and take a little time off after a hectic Christmas season. This January we will be closed some days at both locations to do just that.
Closed Saturday 4 January -- Sunday 12 January. Reopens Monday 13 January, 8a.
Closed Sunday 5 January -- Monday 6 January. Reopens Tuesday 7 January, 7a.
Thank you very, very much for your amazing support in 2013. We promise to do everything we can to make 2014 the best coffee year San Antonio has seen yet.
HOORAY! BROWN COFFEE CO. GIFT CARDS ARE HERE!
You've asked for them. Now they're here. Brown Coffee Co $25 Gift Cards are stocked and ready to become great stocking stuffers, or the main event for your friends, family, co-workers, or anyone you know who wants San Antonio's best coffee from the city's only specialty coffee buyers, roasters and purveyors. And they're good toward anything in the cafe.
These $25 Gift Card is sturdy but compact--about the size of a credit card to conveniently fit into a wallet or purse. Old school technology means stop in, order away, hand your card to your barista and we'll take care of the rest.
Yes! We can ship or hold cards for that special someone to pick up. So order a handful today by clicking here.
You know we at Brown Coffee Co love coffee in all its forms. But we have a special place in our hearts for espresso. And it shows. We may shell out more espresso demitasses than anyone in the state.
When espresso is done right it's not bitter, sour or bitey. Great espresso is sweet and intense, and made even more so if you give it a little stir before enjoying, to consistitize the sugars and lipids (read as: deliciousness) from top to bottom.
Espresso is meant to be taken in the moment. Three to four sips taken in rapid succession, perhaps with a bit of a "chew" of each sip. And then you're off. But it's what happens later that is so often surprising with great espresso. Walk back to your vehicle and smack your lips a little bit. It's still there, lingering on the palate like a sugar-coated reminder of a fleeting moment you hope lives just a little bit longer in the pleasure centers of your mind.
We keep our espresso on a rotating schedule. At Brown HQ that means something fresh in the hopper each week. At our 1800 Broadway store there are two espresso choices: Usually at least one single-origin espresso we think is interesting and fun; and more often than not we run Cottonwood Espresso (a perennial favorite of customers across the country) as our second offering. If you're feeling adventurous, why not try a shot of each? Or, just play it safe and ask your barista for a recommendation. Either way, we know you'll have an experience you can't get locally anywhere else--an experience curated and crafted by expert baristas with the resources of a dozen years of sourcing and roasting amazing coffees to perfection.
Brown Espresso. Let us show you perfection.