Happy New Year Friends!
We’d like to thank Pilot Coffee Roasters for being our Partner in Residence over the past month and for carrying us through the bustle of the holidays! It has been a joy to work with their team and a pleasure to prepare and serve their creative and customer-focused menu. The menu offers our guests the option to build their own drinks, choosing first a coffee then a method of preparation. Many guests have expressed excitement that this menu style forced them to try coffees they may not have otherwise. One of our goals for the La Marzocco Cafe is to continuously provide new experiences for our guests and Pilot has certainly helped us achieve that. A special thanks to Nat Fried and Eric Mahovlich from Pilot and to everyone in Toronto who has worked hard to bring Pilot to Seattle!
As the New Year gets underway, we would like to announce our next Partner in Residence: Cat and Cloud from Santa Cruz, CA!
While Cat and Cloud may be the youngest Roaster we’ve had take over the La Marzocco Cafe, its owners Chris Baca, Jared Truby, and Charles Jack are anything but new to specialty coffee, and would argue that their current project has been forming over the past decade. In addition to starting their roastery and opening their first retail space in the past year, Truby and Baca also record a super honest and rollicking podcast that dives into specialty coffee techniques, history and gives a real-life look at running a coffee business. Listen to it here and read more about their personal journeys and what lead them to launch Cat and Cloud here.
Cat and Cloud has a very clear goal of making coffee approachable and enjoyable for everyone. They surround themselves with good people and aim to make every interaction at their cafe a positive experience. Their menu will have several coffees including their flagship blend, the Answer–which promises to taste amazing and approachable no matter how much experience one has with coffee. Another coffee offered will be the Truth–or an opportunity to get into the minds of Cat and Cloud! This coffee continuously changes but is promised to always be complex and exciting.
We’ll be serving Cat and Cloud’s menu at the cafe starting Tuesday, January 10. Be sure to join us for their Launch Party on Wednesday, January 11. The party will include a live recording of their podcast at the La Marzocco Cafe beginning at 6pm, followed by tacos, beer and the opportunity to hang with Truby and Baca.
The cafe will continue to serve Pilot’s menu through Monday, January 9. We highly recommend stopping in for a taste of this Canadian company’s coffee before they take it all back North!