Wednesday, October 22, 2008

We need more grinders...

Maybe it's a little overkill but we might as well use them in stead of just storing them away.
Single Origin Espressos/Americanos of Kariaini, Kenya AA Top, Daterra Sweet Collection, Brazil and Idido, Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia has been served today.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

...and now its done !

Two instense days of carpenting. Our new desktop is fixed and all the installations are working as before. We also replaced the old glass-rinser (which we use for milkpitchers) for a larger one.

We' re very happy with the result and we really think it will last longer. It makes it much easier to keep at tidy workspace also. 
We are very grateful to Søren Ulrich who has put it all in place. Søren is a furniture designer and carpenter who does all kind of projects.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Closed on Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th October

We open again on Wednesday 15th  at 7:30.

The cause is that we are going to change the desktop in the bar. The old one is made of MDF and only had a light coating of ordinary paint. Of course the original plan was to have something more durable, but  we were very tight in schedule (we had only 2 weeks from when we got the keys until the roastery/ coffeebar should be running). We chosed MDF because it is easily shapable.

We were quite aware of the fact that MDF is not good in a working area that has so much to do with water - it literally sucks it up. So we thought we were going to put at least 3 layers of durable paint, but then time ran away and we only got 1 layer of ordinary paint.

So now the new desktop will be made of bamboo with a  laminate (not sure if this is the word in english). 

Anyhow, this was maybe a bit too long about at simple desktop, but I thought it unecessary for others to eventually do the same mistakes we did.