Monthly Archives: February 2013

Featured Coffee: Nicaragua Finca Regalo de Dios Plantio El Aserradero

Regalo De Dios – source pdf

Location: the Mozonte region east of Ocotal, Central America
Predominant Varietals: Red Catuai and Caturra varieties.
Species: Arabica
Elevation: 1,675 masl
Climate: Natural cloud forest
Processing method: “Luis Alberto has been investing in improvements to the wet mill since he acquired the property. It uses very little water. A Pinhalense density sorter separates the cherry prior [...]

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The Western Front: Bellingham has chosen: BBJ readers’ choice awards include Black Drop

Bellingham School of Comics at the Black Drop
From an article in the Western Front by Kevin Kenney:
The Bellingham Business Journal released its 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards on Feb. 11. Several hundred Bellingham Business Journal readers selected 15 local businesses from a variety of categories, said Evan Marczynski, a Western Washington University graduate and reporter for [...]

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Black Drop Loteria Card

Testimonial from from Neilson E.:
The Black Drop offers one of the best shots of espresso outside of Italy.  Seriously.  If you doubt me, stop reading this, go there and order a doppio macchiato.  If you’ve ever only had a macchiato in the US you probably won’t recognize what they hand you.  It will be a [...]

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Black Drop Bloody Valentine Screening of The Evil Dead

[ February 14, 2013; 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ]

Once again, we will be celebrating Valentine’s Day here at the Black Drop with a screening of the delightful romantic comedy, The Evil Dead. We encourage you to come on down with your love interest(s) and get all sweet and sappy with love as the characters in the film turn into flesh eating zombies. Ah… [...]

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Life is Like Coffee

I Feel So Empty
We have this quote by Albert Einstein on the vent hood at the shop: “If most of us are ashamed of shabby clothes and shoddy furniture, let us be more ashamed of shabby ideas and shoddy philosophies… It would be a sad situation if the wrapper were better than the meat wrapped [...]

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The Black Drop is awarded Best Place for Free Wi-Fi by the Bellingham Business Journal

Thanks to Bellingham Business Journal and its readers for voting the Black Drop as Best Place for Free WiFi (insert interrobang here). I am assuming this also includes “and also drink beautiful coffee.” Also, kudos to Cafe Adagio for the latte win. Cheers!
Bellingham Business Journal’s 2013 Reader’s Choice Awards
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A Paen to the Black Drop in a Parody of Carl Sandburg’s Chicago

My sister, Shannon, teaches at Sehome. For one of her classes, she asked her students to write a parody of the poem Chicago by Carl Sandburg. One of her students, Forrest Meyer, a very clever and intelligent student in my opinion, chose to write his poem about The Black Drop. It is beautiful. Thanks, Forrest. Give [...]

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Daterra Farms and Gender Equality in the Coffee World

We love Daterra Farms in Brazil. We carry their Villa Borghesi beans, which is one of our bestselling coffees and a shop favorite. Coffee Talk recently posted an interesting article on gender equality in the coffee world that singles out Daterra for their outstanding initiatives and programs. Check it out.
http://magazine.coffeetalk.com/december12-gender-equality/
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The Black Drop Annual Bloody Valentine’s Day Film Date

[ February 14, 2013; 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ]

Once again, we will be celebrating Valentine’s Day here at the Black Drop with a screening of the delightful romantic comedy, The Evil Dead. We encourage you to come on down with your love interest(s) and get all sweet and sappy with love as the characters in the film turn into flesh eating zombies. Ah… [...]

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