Giving Thanks

Every Monday our team gathers in our lab in Seattle to do a quick roundtable to hear what team members have going on for the week: a rundown of orders that are being prepared for shipment; updates on partners or customers who might be visiting the lab; to hear quick recaps after team members have been out in the field or at various events. It’s also a chance for us to connect as a team of people who work together: at these meetings we’ve heard engagement announcements, baby announcements, movie reviews, athletic achievements, recaps of camping adventures, shout-outs, and (since many on our logistics team are also musicians) the occasional serenade. This week, we heard about people’s plans to take a little break to gather with family and friends, and give thanks.

So we thought it was also appropriate to pause and thank you, too. Thanks for being part of what La Marzocco is. For your partnership, for encouraging and inspiring us to serve you better, for telling the La Marzocco story, for letting us be part of your story.

We’ll be taking a bit of time off this week; our Seattle office (and our solutions call center) will be closed on Thursday and Friday in observance of Thanksgiving. We wish you a wonderful holiday, and we look forward to being back in the office to work on your behalf next week.

When we’re back, we’ll also begin preparing for one of our favorite events of the year: our annual Holiday Blend Cupping and donation drive, to take place December 12th. We look forward to receiving and showcasing coffees from our partners around North America, and collecting donations in support of our local food bank. If you plan to attend, you can get a head start on collecting a few items to contribute: wish list.

Happy Thanksgiving.

2013 Holiday Blend Cupping

In 2012 with the holidays in full swing, we hosted a cupping event to showcase holiday blends from our roaster partners around the US. We received coffees from more than a dozen roasters from all parts of the country. The cupping event brought together roasters, baristas, and coffee geeks from Seattle and around the northwest for what was a fun way to celebrate the coffee of the holidays.

We’re reviving the holiday blend cupping again this year with a cupping event on December 6th starting at 10am our learning lab in Seattle. The event is open to the public, and free to attend.

This year, we’re adding a giving component to the event, in support of the Ballard Food Bank. We invite holiday blend cupping attendees to bring an item or two to help fulfill the food bank’s wish list.

If you’re not able to join us, but would like to have your coffee included on the table, please email; if you’d like to attend the event, all of the details are on our Facebook page.

We hope to see you December 6th!

A few suggestions from the Ballard Food Bank wish list:

Shelf Stable Food Items
Canned Soups
Canned Fruit
Canned Vegetables
Shelf Stable Milk Products (soy milk, rice milk)
Canned Protein (corned beef, beans, tuna, peanut butter, chili)
Cooking Oil
Pet Food

Hygiene Items
Baby & Adult Diapers
Diaper Wipes
Toilet Paper