What started as a passion for whiskey and coffee has evolved into an overall passion for the day-to-day interactions we have with our customers. As I type these words, the buzz of dozens of conversations taking place amongst our patrons enjoying a freshly roasted and brewed cup of Bourbon Brazil coffee fills the 1500 square foot shop. Rough-cut wood and whiskey-stained barrels draw the eye to the roasting room where all of the action happens. Our customers are welcomed to walk around the roasting area and ask us as many questions as they want. My favorite part of the day is when I get locked into a conversation with a customer who truly loves what we are doing and can't contain their excitement.
On a weekly basis, we attempt to provide a variety of barrel-aged coffee options for our regulars to gain a new flavor for their palette. Who'd-a-thunk Ethiopian bean tastes absolutely incredible when it has been aging in a Whiskey or Bourbon barrel for about a month?
January 8, 2019 officially marked the end of our first full month of operating and we've learned a great deal. Moving forward, our mission is to consistently provide our customers with the same great flavors they experienced over the holidays by increasing our aging capacity and staggering the times we fill barrels so that we avoid the dreaded stock out. We have determined 3 beans that will remain our staple foundations for future coffee solutions. Ethiopian, Brazilian and Colombian beans when aged in a Whiskey or Bourbon barrel are far too good to consider changing. We will also be experimenting with blending options that will only further draw the curtains back on the barrel-aging experience. We're attempting to gain access to different types of barrels that have once had beer aging in them so that we can explore those flavor options. We've already added a new barrel rack to increase capacity and we plan to add 2 more barrel racks in the next couple of weeks which will allow us to have 18 barrels aging at once onsite. We will be upgrading our roasting this year to be able to keep up with our overwhelming demand from our absolutely amazing customers. Improvements throughout the shop will happen in 2019 so keep coming in to get a firsthand look at the changes.
We have been completely blown away by the response from everyone coming into the shop and following us on Facebook/Instagram. Thank you all for your support! 2019 is going to be a wild ride so pour a cup of your favorite BHCC coffee and get ready!
Your BHCC Team