When we first got involved with J. Brooks Coffee, the first order of business was to find a roaster. We were able to locate a very lightly used Diedrich…in Montana! So, John and I flew to Spokane, drove over the hill and landed in the beautiful town of Polson on the southern tip of Flathead Lake. (This journey took us through Coeur d’Alene, ID which is a stunning little corner of the Earth). [Follow @JBrooksCoffee] Read more
Had to take a business trip out to my favorite part of the world. We started out in Santa Cruz, where we packed up a collection of photos and videos from a retiring documentarian. After that was complete, we headed up the coast to San Fran. Rather than head back to the main road, we decided to head straight up Highway 1. I’d recently read an article featuring the best sandwiches Read more
Here’s the link to the photos from our San Diego trip in 2007. This was such a fun trip for us–Rach and I went for the annual Continuous Veno-Veno Hemofiltration Conference, and the place was ELEEEEEECTRIC! We took in Old Town, made a Tijuana run and rode a mechanical bull, did a weekend trip to Temecula and toured wine/olive country, and spent a lot of time out on Coronado Island at and around The Del. I stopped into a local pub and struck up a conversation with the owner, who happened to be a retired Navy Seal who served in Vietnam and wrote a book about his experiences (which I bought, he signed, and I gave to my dad for Father’s Day).