Revelator Coffee News: Community

Cup of Excellence: Rwanda and Burundi

By Daniel Sims

Cup of Excellence: Rwanda and Burundi

Each year, thousands of coffee lots are submitted for consideration at the Cup of Excellence, an international competition for high quality coffees. The coffees are rigorously vetted, and winning coffees are sold in global auctions at premium prices, with the vast majority of auction proceeds going to the farmers.

 

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Shift Break: Revelator and The Giving Kitchen

By Daniel Sims

Shift Break: Revelator and The Giving Kitchen

For folks in the service industry, the moment between shifts is a breath of fresh air – even if it’s wafting with steam and spices from the kitchen crew. Revelator Coffee’s collaboration with The Giving Kitchen, an Atlanta-based organization that provides emergency assistance to restaurant workers, is about that relief, support, and moment of pause.

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Mother's Day: Rachelle Owen

By Daniel Sims

Mother's Day: Rachelle Owen

This Mother's Day, we're celebrating Rachelle Owen: artist, teacher, and mom to Josh Owen, Revelator's CEO and founder, and Travis Owen, our CFO. Rachelle lives in Berkeley, CA and is a talented quilter. Her distinctive quilts hang on the walls of Revelator Coffee in Birmingham, Charleston, Nashville, New Orleans, and Atlanta, a unique and personal gift for each store.  This Mother's Day, we asked Rachelle about art, design, and family.

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Sweet Jon's Cafe

By Daniel Sims

Sweet Jon's Cafe

Sweet Jon's Cafe is in the Homewood neighborhood of Birmingham, AL. It is an immersive, thoughtfully crafted place, created by Joshua Blackwell, Executive Chef and Local Owner, Jon Woolley, Regional Creative Director, Thomas Jordan, General Manager, and Missy Roll, Regional Bar Director. We asked Joshua and Missy what Sweet Jon's means to them.

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Field Notes: Three Portraits, Part One

By Emma Chevalier

Field Notes: Three Portraits, Part One

As spring unfolds here in the States, and the northern half of the earth leans towards the sun, fresh crop coffees from Central America return to make their annual debut on our menu. Peak harvest for most (with a few exceptions) of Central America’s higher altitude coffees occurs between January and March, beginning to make their way to you by May and June.

While we enjoy our Southern Hemisphere coffees (Gatare, Kalico, El Zapote), I’d like to introduce you to a few of the people who grow, mill, and export some of our upcoming offerings from Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Honduras. 

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Video: Danny Alas and Justin Rodriguez, Paloma Cafe

By Revelator HQ

Meet chefs Danny Alas and Justin Rodriguez, the visionaries behind Paloma Cafe, an all-day concept in the New Orleans Bywater.

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Lonely Hunter: A visit to the Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians

By Daniel Sims

Lonely Hunter: A visit to the Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians

In honor of our 2018 Lonely Hunter blend, Revelator Coffee visited the Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians in Columbus, GA. The center operates a museum in Carson McCullers' childhood home, presents educational and cultural programs for the community, maintains an ever-growing archive of materials related to Carson's life and work, and offers fellowships for writers and composers who live for periods of time at the Center. Director Nick Norwood gave us a tour and spoke to us about Carson’s life and legacy.

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Field Notes: Pangoa

By Emma Chevalier

Field Notes: Pangoa

To get to the town of San Martín de Pangoa, you drive straight down from the airport in the high plains of Jauja. From there, it’s a five or six hour commute to the Selva Central. It’s real cold and real high in Jauja, and it gets real hot about four hours in.

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