Oaxaca is dreamy. It is a place out of time, on the ley lines of something potent. Life here is more saturated. The veil is thin. The coffees from Oaxaca are incredibly sweet, and the region has deeply rooted and highly influential foodways and traditions. 2018 is Revelator’s first year incorporating Mexico as a staple origin on our menu, and I decided to focus our purchasing efforts in Oaxaca.
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.
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.