End o’ Summer Sniffing, Slurping, and Spitting and Dallis Bros Coffee

Join us for a tour of our coffee roasting factory and tasting room in Ozone Park, Queens!

The first Saturday of each month we offer a few hours of local history, coffee tasting, and a tour de force of our roasting plant hosted by our Coffee Director Byron Holcomb.

Our next tour is Saturday, September 10th beginning at 1:00 and wrapping up at about 4:00.  Space on the tour is limited so book now at orders@dallisbroscoffee.com.  Tours are $10, and due to the tasting component we ask that all participants keep perfumes and colognes at home.  We look forward to seeing you soon.

Coffee Director Byron Holcomb and Barista extraordinaire Danielle Glasky hit Brasil

One fateful night many moons ago during the epic NERBC competition here in NYC for the first time a tremendous throwdown and party was held.  Featuring the notorious “wheel of destiny”, baristas faced off mano-a-mano, pouring their hearts out (literally) for a some rather remarkable prizes.

Danielle Glasky, who you can find most days working the bar at Cafe Grumpy, ended up winning when our celebrity panel of judges Dave Arnold, Silvia Magalhães and Kelly Choi picked her pour unanimously. Just this past week Danielle was able to join our Coffee Director Byron Holcomb on her first trip to origin.  The two of them were able to visit our Octavio Cafe brethren in Brasil, and also took a trip north to the Alta Mogiana region where they visited the beautiful Nossa Senhora Aparecida farm.

More updates to come…

Find Eat Drink: A Coffee Tour, Dallis Bros & Octavio Cafe


A Coffee Tour: Dallis Bros. and Octavio Cafe
Robin Dorian & Patrick Kolts in Find.Eat.Drink
8/12/11

NERBC in Edible Magazine

For the First Time in NYC, Baristas Compete on the Quality of a Plain Old Cup of Coffee
Cheryl Chan on The Edible Blog – Edible Manhattan Magazine
8/9/11

Dallis Bros. Featured in The Daily Meal

The Art of Farming Coffee
Maryse Chevriere in The Daily Meal
8/1/11

Summer Sniffing, Slurping, and Spitting and Dallis Bros Coffee

Join us for a tour of our coffee roasting factory and tasting room in Ozone Park, Queens!

The first Saturday of each month we offer a few hours of local history, coffee tasting, and a tour de force of our roasting plant hosted by our Coffee Director Byron Holcomb.

Our next tour is Saturday, August 6th beginning at 1:00 and wrapping up at about 4:00.  Space on the tour is limited so book now at orders@dallisbroscoffee.com.  Tours are $10, and due to the tasting component we ask that all participants keep perfumes and colognes at home.  We look forward to seeing you soon.

Dallis Bros. Coffee—Bits & Bites in the Wall Street Journal

Bits & Bites: News You Can Eat
Charlotte Druckman in the Wall Street Journal
7/9/11

Summer Sniffing, Slurping, and Spitting at Dallis Bros Coffee

Join us for a tour of our coffee roasting factory and tasting room in Ozone Park, Queens!

The first Saturday of each month we offer a few hours of local history, coffee tasting, and a tour de force of our roasting plant hosted by our Coffee Director Byron Holcomb.

Our next tour is Saturday, July 7th beginning at 1:00 and wrapping up at about 4:00.  Space on the tour is limited so book now at orders@dallisbroscoffee.com.  Tours are $10, and due to the tasting component we ask that all participants keep perfumes and colognes at home.  We look forward to seeing you soon.

Takahiro Pour Kettles Back in stock

Our stock of Takahiro pour-kettles had run dry. And now they are back!

Mercadito Mi-Amore!

Mercadito Miami is the latest outpost of fine-casual, Mexi-centric Mercadito Restaurants, who specialize in tapas and tequilas.  They’ve been a hit in Chicago for a few years now and their first foray into Miami is nothing short of spectacular.  With some of the finest tacos THIS dude has ever consumed and a ridiculously creative cocktail menu designed by the mixologists at Tippling Bros,  this is a must-see spot if you’re in the Miami area.  Seriously… the carne asada tacos… BANGIN!

I’ve had the distinct pleasure of hanging out with these guys on the few occasions I’ve found myself in Miami, but my most recent trip was really something special.

Miami serves our Octavio Cafe line of coffees with a killer espresso program and some awesome drip coffee to boot!  But with all this great coffee floating around, I was surprised to hear they had never participated in a formal coffee cupping experience.  This could not stand!

So armed with a couple pounds of coffee, some glassware and a few spoons, I made the pilgrimage to Miami’s Design District to introduce the staff of Mercadito Miami to the wonders of an organized coffee cupping.  And boy did our noses thank us for it.

As a group we explored the wondrous aromas of Octavio Cafe ground dry, whilst steeping and eventually participated in the ritualistic slurping and spitting that are the hallmarks of a formal coffee tasting.  The coffee was brilliant, if I do say so myself, exhibiting chocolatey, nutty aromas and a sweet, smooth caramelly finish.

At the end of the cupping, we were all a little wired and our noses were exhausted.  What ever were we to do?  Enjoy a beautifully-crafted mezcal cocktail of course (it being very much after 5 pm at that point).  The sun was shining, there was a slight breeze and music was dancing lightly throughout the air.  I couldn’t have asked for a better way to spend an afternoon than with the folks down at Mercadito.

So, next time you’re in Midtown Miami, stop by Mercadito and ask for Fraser.  He’ll whip you up an unforgettable cocktail and maybe show you some bar flare while you wait for your guacamole and carne asada tacos!