In the past few months, the number of people who have come from those regions has been prolific. Well, a few days ago a guy comes in the door and says, "Oh cool you guys actually have coffee for sale on the shelf". He says, "I'll take 4 bags of your best stuff." So he picks up 3 bags of Colombian. Now I didn't have a fourth bag. (Sold out.) So I told him that I would give him some of the Papua New Guinea which I had just roasted that morning. To which he squealed like a 6 year old boy. I went in the back, got the fourth bag, promptly put a label on it and gave it to the guy. He tells me, don't worry about all of the fancy stuff. I'm heading back to Seattle, I just needed something for the road!!! Pretty cool, our first "Road Trip Baby bags of coffee"!!!!
The next day, I'm feverishly trying to get a stock of coffee roasted for this coming up week. (We had sold out, I got busy, missed a roasting day) I had just finished and stepped outside for a second. The fumes were getting to me and I was wondering. "What are the long term effects of inhaling massive amounts of coffee fumes". Anyways, as I am coming back, I walked in the door with a guy whom I had seen on several occasions. He bellies up to the bar, orders a house drip and hands Linda his own cup. A "Tim Horton" specialty 20 oz ceramic glass. It had all of the graphics on it. complete with a soft rubber lid.
Linda fills the cup and we trade small talk about Tim Horton's being sold to Burger King and how Tim's was like the Starbucks of Canada. Well to make a short story shorter, he says that he just purchased the glass on his last trip and had never used it. He wanted its first use to happen at our place. So here's to the Tim Horton guy. The outside may say Horton but the inside is always Avery's.