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Shift Break: Revelator and The Giving Kitchen

By Joey Sevin

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 Jess Bernhart

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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Field Notes: Cameron's highlights from Honduras

By Revelator HQ

Field Notes: Cameron's highlights from Honduras

At the end of February, Revelator's head roaster, Cameron Heath, and green buyer, Emma Chevalier, visited Santa Barbara, Honduras, staying with their good friend, Benjamin Paz.

Get a little taste of the trip with Cameron's video, Field Notes from Honduras.

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SPECTRA: Queer Art Showcase

By Joey Sevin

SPECTRA: Queer Art Showcase
Revelator is committed to giving voice and support to local communities. Since opening our first cafe in downtown Birmingham, we've grown into several cities across the southeast, and we make it a priority to work with local artists, chefs, makers, and organizers to meaningfully engage with the cities we call home.
Last month, our Atlanta Westside store hosted a queer art showcase, SPECTRA, which featured musical numbers, drag performance, and original artwork by some of Atlanta's most celebrated queer artists. Read our follow-up discussion with the artists and hear what they have to say about Atlanta's ever-growing arts scene.

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Sweet Jon's Cafe

By Jess Bernhart

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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Coffee Cupping: Behind the Slurp

By Jess Bernhart

Coffee Cupping: Behind the Slurp
Coffee cupping is the practice of observing the tastes and aromas of brewed coffee. It's a professional practice, and the way that Revelator ensures that every coffee is roasted to its highest potential, but it's also informative, and a great way to get to know the coffees you're brewing at home. Cameron Heath, our Head Roaster, and Benjamin Griner, our Quality Control Manager, step us through the process.

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