Another beautiful week ahead for all of us lucky enough to call this place our home.
Many of you are aware that most Cape Cod businesses could simply not survive without the help of international workers from overseas. This year, we hired that familiar face on the left, Nadja, to help us. As it turns out, she is good friends with the brother of our barista, Dimitrije, from last summer! The world is small, and if you are lucky like we are to create international networks of coffee-loving-friends, the world can feel even smaller.
Thank you to all the international workers that keep our economy thriving during this crazy summer season! And a special thanks to Nadja, who puts in more hours than anyone and somehow maintains a smile and a healthy glow.
During a trip to Peru last October, we connected with Elmer Palacios of @palacioscoffee in #arequipa. Our connection immediately blossomed, and Elmer turned us on to some newer coffees in the north of Peru. Normally, we bag our Peruvian limited editions in our black label, but this coffee is so tangy, with citrus and strawberry notes, that we felt it fit better in our lighter-bodied green bag.
Finca El Cipres is a small farm run by Jose Herrera and his family in Huabal, Jaen, Peru. The farm is only accessible after a 30-40 minute trek on horseback or by foot through mountainous terrain. Because of this, Jose and his family live on the farm during the harvest season. Along with coffee, there is an abundance of cypress trees (the farm’s namesake), sugarcane, and banana trees. The family of Jose Herrera has been growing coffee for several generations, his father and his grandfather currently work alongside him on this property. Sourcing from their 90% Red Caturra and 10% Yellow Caturra beans, this coffee was the winner of a regional coffee competition between over 50 farms.
Try a bag or a pour-over today!
Because sometimes a staff meeting calls for sushi and extra smiles!
Weekend vibes start now. #tgif
Barista life in the summer means lots of tickets, focus, and team work, but it also means lots of smiles. Fortunately, this veteran owl, who has been with us since day 1, nails it all. Sam may leave us to study physics during the school year, but his presence and spirit is a fixture within the company culture of Snowy Owl 🖤
Amazing capture 📸 by @iamdtphotography
Freshly roasted coffee, delivered to your door monthly. Welcome to our Hoot Club! We donate $1 per curated shipment to @groundsforhealth , a nonprofit delivering cervical cancer screening + treatment to women in coffee growing regions. Use code BEACH for $15 off your first box!
Need an afternoon pick-me-up? You've come to the right place.
If only social media offered a scratch and sniff feature....
Who is ready for a beautiful weekend on Cape Cod?
We said goodbye to our other mascot on Sunday, and as such, we are carrying heavy hearts this week. We had to limit his time on property because he tried to kill the free range chickens 1 million times, but he was such a huge part of our Snowy Owl story. RIP sweet Rolo boy. You are so missed 💔🌈🖤
It’s a lobstah roll and cold brew kinda day. Stay cool out there friends! 📸 by @kanebros2 ⠀⠀
How 'bout this amazing shot of CJ by @iamtphotography ? Coffee roasting is no joke. In our case, with a small roaster with limited capacity, our production team is on their feet all day moving buckets, weighing, roasting, dropping the roast, and preparing for the next. It is physically demanding, and with these extra hot days upon us, the heat exhaustion permeates it all. To say we are lucky to have a team of super hard-working, detail-oriented, and positive thinking people is a major understatement. Thank you to our roasters for making those green beans taste so delicious!
Hooray for our delivery helper Mica!
We have some amazing wholesale partners this summer and just wanted to take a second to give them and their awesome teams a shout out! 🗣🙌🏽 Go hit up these awesome businesses and grab a cup o joe:
@saltymarket @nausetfarms @brewsterfishhouse @stonelovenpizzabrewster @sesuitharborhouse @boloflove @cleanslateeatery @ceraldicapecod @pheasantcapecod @brinedining @thelocaljuice @thelocalscoop @capeabilitiesfarm @capecodmobilemixers @charlestown_tea_treats @mainstreetwineandgourmet @americanprovisions @bookstore_and_restaurant @zannottis_gelato @thevuinjp @wishgiftco @harvestgallerywinebar @devilspursebrewing
Before coffee, everything and everyone just look mean.
Weekend outlook is bright!
We may have to roast at night this time of year, but at least we get this nice, little view.