Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Great Outdoors and Coffee

jenny & i are camped out behind the dunes on lake michigan. we are brewing coffee on a coleman stove that jim huber gave us last year, and this is a pic i found online. see you next week.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Ready, Aim, Shoot

homer's hosted a photo shoot yesterday. the good folks at alistair tutton photography requested the use of our space to take pictures that will be in a local brochure. apparently they liked the location and the colors. we liked the attention.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Still Hangin' Around

this was one of the pictures i took with my cell phone camera yesterday. it's a sculpture that heather healy made from broken dishes and various utensils. heather left homer's a couple of weeks ago to start a new job. she was the third one from her family to leave her mark here. the other two family members that worked as baristas were her mother ann and her brother tim. it was a pleasure working with them all.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

American Routes

this morning we're listening to american routes radio at homer's. it's a cool collection of americana, swing, blues, and a smattering of other genres that i can't think of right now. it's a perfect blend of music while sipping hot coffee.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Dark Roast Beans

i read an article about coffee beans this morning. according to a coffee roasting aficianado, "dark roasted coffee is essentially burnt beans... large scale roasters do this 'to add roasty and smoke flavors' to defective or stale green coffees, which wouldn't have had ANY desirable flavors were the coffees roasted lighter... dark roasting good coffee will cost you all the nutty, fruity and distinctive notes that make each bean special." you'll be happy to know that homer's does NOT buy (or sell) burnt beans.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

T-Shirt Kilt Part 2

so i actually wore my t-shirt kilt to the scottish highland games last saturday, and a dozen people complimented me on it. i usually don't get nice comments on my fashion sense unless i'm wearing a suit or a donkey kong t-shirt. what does this have to do with homer's you ask? check out the previous post.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

The T-Shirt Kilt

sandy, a regular customer, told us that she was going on vacation (scotland, i think) with her husband. i asked her to bring me back a kilt. when she got back recently, she gave me this awesome t-shirt, and now i have something i can wear to the highlands festival! thanks sandy! on a semi-related note, i'm also expecting a drum machine t-shirt in the mail soon.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Don't Mess With the Bull...

...or you'll get the horns. jeri showed off his latest garage sale purchase in the parking lot yesterday before ordering his usual (two shots of espresso).