Owned by a blind man
The Unseen Bean coffee shop in Boulder, CO has been around for about 6 years. It’s a quaint cafe just north of the popular Pearl Street Mall near the University of Colorado campus.
I got to Boulder early this morning to take my son to work for the Bolder Boulder 10k run. I had to wait a couple of hours for it to open. I was there years ago and met Jerry, so I wanted to take some photos and post about him while in Boulder today. Here is what I saw on the door:
Indie coffeehouses understand when you get stuck in the Bolder Boulder 10k traffic.
I just had to laugh!
Jerry opened his roasting company in 2004 then the coffeehouse 4 years later. And is in the process of relocating his roastery to a larger facility in Lafayette, CO. Rumor has it that he will have a second shop on site.
The Unseen Bean
Boulder, CO 80302
I’m not on the road right now, just home in Denver enjoying the hourly weather changes hoping it’s nice & sunny when I go to the Colorado Rockies v. Arizona Diamondbacks day game on Wednesday.
Alice’s Philosophy Espresso, Lincoln City, OR
However, I have friends that are travelling and will occasionally send me a photo of a coffeehouse they meet. Each one is special and expresses a bit of the owner’s personality. This one is from Doug. He goes to the Oregon Coast once a year to breath in some of the best air on the planet (lucky man).
I visited their Facebook page and discovered the owner is 24 year-old Allie. She opened the doors in 2011 and loves philosophy so much that she “created an espresso business to implement a main marketing concept of developing exciting and interactive philosophical thought and conversation.”
Thanks for being uniquely you, Allie!! My next journey on Highway 101 will include a stophere.
Allie’s Philosophy Espresso
5998 SE Highway 101
Lincoln City, OR 97367
Allie’sPhilosphy Espresso Facebook Page
On a recent visit to Vietnam, my girlfriend, Zeke, visited a market full of vendors touting their wares. Since Vietnam is the worlds largest producer of the green bean, she found herself overrun with gift options for me (I’m such a lucky girl). One of the locals convinced her to buy this…weasel coffee. And I’m drinking it this morning! It is fabulous, thanks for another item to check of my bucket list
I saw this at a truck stop yesterday. Instant coffee by the gallon … heated by a little solar panel. Hmmm … I sort of like the idea When you really need coffee and you have no other options, like on the open road for eight hours Peace, Lisa
Afterburner Roast by Ground Control
1964 was a great year!! One of my favorite events during this very historical time in our country was my birth at Luke Air Force Base near the White Tank Mountains of Arizona. LOL.
Last week I coerced my Mom into taking me to Base so I could reconnect with my past; to see what had changed and what had stayed the same after so many years. Our timing was perfect! Lucky for us we were able to see some of the new F-35 jets fly in formation, peel off one at a time then land one the flight line. As a kid, I remember parking next to the road at the end of the line watching the F-15s and F-16s land one right after another. I could sit there for hours … the precision, the sound, the strength, and oddly magical … it has always given me a thrill!
Still on a natural high, we took Litchfield Road south past the lower entrance and guess what we found? One of the biggest independent coffeehouses I’ve seen yet: Ground Control, owned by one of the training pilots at Luke, Sean Rassas and his wife Tara. They have successfully brought together their love of coffee, community, food, world class beer and wine. This is “where community happens”!
They also roast their own coffee daily right there in the entry space that is both their roastery and the front counter. This multi-purpose room also serves as storage for their bags of green beans and the espresso machine where the baristas tamp out yummy shots of java. They recently delivered a select roast to Oskar Blues, a small brewery in northern Colorado. to brew up their very own coffee stout.
GET OUT OF HERE!!! How cool is that? ~Lisa
4860 N Litchfield Rd.
Goodyear, AZ 85395