Barista Series: Tabi

Tabi

Q: Where are you from?

A: New Carlisle, Indiana

Q: What’s your favorite thing about working at Infusco?

A: Interacting with people.

Q: What is something you like to do in the area that you would recommend to visitors?

A: Go to Greenbush!

-When you visit, be sure to try the Mr. Hyde java cream stout, made with Infusco Coffee!

Q: Is there anything exciting in your life that you’d like to share?

A: I don’t really have any big plans, but I’m studying crimal justice and hope to be a detective and work homicide someday.

Q: What’s your favorite coffee drink?

A: I like just regular coffee!

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SOFA

We have some exciting news! If you love Infusco and you’ll be in Chicago this weekend, be sure to stop by and see us at Navy Pier!

The 21st annual SOFA Chicago will be held November 6-9, and Infusco will be serving coffee for the 30,000 person event. SOFA (Structural Objects Functional Art) is a series of lectures, events, and galleries from fourteen different countries. It’s one of the world’s largest international art fairs. Just for this event, we’ll be roasting 400 pounds of coffee and 160 pounds of espresso. It’s going to be a crazy time of serving two places at once – Chicago and Sawyer! We even bought two brand new espresso machines just for the event.

We’re really excited about this opportunity, and hope that you’ll come see us if you’re in Chicago this week!

SOFA

Barista Series: Spencer

Spencer

Q: Where are you from?

A: La Porte, Indiana

Q: What’s your favorite thing about working at Infusco?

A: Just all the people and getting to experiment with making coffee.

Q: What is something you like to do in the area that you would recommend to visitors?

A: (After much deliberation…) Sitting on the beach and enjoying the sunset. At Warren Dunes, specifically.

Q: Is there anything exciting in your life that you’d like to share?

A: I’m getting married! That’s about the only exciting thing, currently. Getting married in May!

Q: What’s your favorite coffee drink?

A: I honestly like the light roast coffee, just black.

Barista Series: Jess

Jess

Q: Where are you from?

A: Crown Point, Indiana. But I’m a Bears and Cubs fan.

Q: What’s your favorite part about working at Infusco?

A: The craft. They’ve trained me to roast so I’ve become aware of coffee in a much broader sense.

Q: What’s something you like to do in the area that you would recommend to visitors, or anyone who’s never done it?

A: It’s as simple as exploring. Go for a walk. Last weekend we went to Warren Woods, which is supposed to be a primeval, virgin forest. The trees there are just huge.

Q: Is there anything exciting in your life right now that you’d like to share?

A: My three siblings are all getting married in 2015!

Q: Favorite coffee drink?

A: I’m simple. Americano.

Coffee Cupping Event

Last month Infusco held it’s first Coffee Cupping in the shop, and it was a great success! Ticket buyers had a great time exploring the look, feel, and flavor of many different coffee beans and blends. If you came out for this fun evening, Infusco thanks you! If not, be sure to join us next time!

Rich

Smelling

Tasting

Between rounds of coffee tasting, Jeff and Tammi Brown shared about the work they will be doing in Costa Rica, which the coffee cupping helped to support. Ronny and Kari Silva also shared what they will be doing when they return to Peru. You can learn more about both families and their goals in our previous post.

Browns

Silvas

Everyone in attendance was invited into the back room of the shop, where all of Infusco’s beans are roasted. Rich fired up a batch and showed examples of the coffee beans when they are received from the farms, before they are roasted.

Roaster

Coffee Beans

Roasting

After roasting, the beans turn a lovely brown, which was seen at the counter in both whole bean and ground forms during the cupping.

Espresso Beans

Espresso Grounds

Drawing Prize

One lucky winner took home an Infusco shirt and diner mug, both of which are for sale in the coffee shop, and every one enjoyed these delicious snacks and desserts from Bit of Swiss Bakery.

Bit of Swiss

Dessert

Barista Series: Kari

Kari

Q: Where are you from?

A: Here. (Sawyer.)

Q: What’s your favorite thing about working at Infusco?

A: People. The employees I work with and getting to talk to people coming in.

Q: What’s your favorite thing to do in the area that you would recommend to people from out of town, or anyone that hasn’t done it?

A: Going hunting for beach glass on the beach.

Q: What’s something big in your life that you’d like to share?

A: I released my first published book! There are copies for sale in the shop, and if I’m working I’ll sign it for you! (Find out more at Kari’s website.)

Q: And your favorite coffee drink?

A: Latte with no flavoring.

Support Locally Grown…

Locally Grown

 

If you’ve been to visit our shop in Sawyer (and if you haven’t you should!) you might have noticed these fun shirts for sale on the merchandise table. For those who don’t know what they are, aside from the impression of a man’s hairy face, the message of these shirts is to Support Locally Grown Facial Hair. A clever play on words, these shirts make a great conversation starter for anyone who wears them!

On a serious note, the creator of these shirts, Wade, was recently in a bad work-related accident. He’s going to be out of commission for a bit. Wade is a great friend of Infusco, so we’d love it if you came over and took some of his merchandise home! If wearing eyebrows and a beard on your shirt isn’t your thing, Wade also hand carves wooden rings which are also available in the Infusco shop.

So next time you stop in for coffee, Support Locally Grown Facial Hair, too, and bring some good news to a friend of a friend.