Spotted Cow's Hello September Open House
There’s just something about the shift from August to September. The sun sets a bit earlier, the mornings are a little cooler, and kids are headed back to school. Whispers of the impending arrival of pumpkin spice echo from café to café. Coffee just tastes a bit more pleasant. What better way to usher in the changing season than by having a party? Seattle Coffee Gear happily joined Spotted Cow Coffee Company for their Hello September Open House this past weekend alongside local gelato purveyor Gelatiamo. The event offered exclusive coffee tastings, special beverages, raffle prizes, delicious nitro cold brew, and even free hot dogs!
Joining the Bustle
The Spotted Cow is positioned perfectly at the northernmost end of the Mill Creek Town Center, where a collection of diverse shops meets residential homes and apartments. Here locals congregate each Saturday for a boost of caffeine amidst the smell of freshly roasted beans and a flurry of conversation. The café and roastery has been a hub for community throughout its history, and owners Brian Parker and Rachelle Gehrig wanted to celebrate all that their shop has to offer.
Seattle Coffee Gear has proudly carried a collection of coffees from Spotted Cow since 2015,Photography courtesy of Landon Montoya
and we surely weren’t going to miss out on the opportunity to participate with this special happening.
Equipped with the Chemex coffee makers, Bonavita Gooseneck Kettles, and paper filters in hand – our SCG team set up a tasting station for patrons to enjoy while waiting for their beverages to arrive. Tyler Marshall, customer service specialist for Seattle Coffee Gear, prepared two of Spotted Cow’s newest offerings – Ethiopia Misty Valley Blend and Panama Finca San Sebastián.
By sharing these new varieties, many customers were able to experience flavor profiles they hadn’t before. The notes were so robust it caused one customer to proclaim in surprise, “Oh my god – this coffee DOES taste like blueberries.”
A Bit More About These Coffees
Misty Valley Blend – Sourced from Ethiopia’s Misty Valley, this coffee is grown at 1,750 – 1,950 meters by various smallholder producers in the Yirhacheffe region and processed naturally. Boasting notes of melon, blueberry, and milk chocolate Misty Valley is an excellent example of offerings from Southern Ethiopia’s Gedeo Zone.
Panama Finca San Sebastián – Credited with producing some of the best coffee in the world, Panamanian offerings are always exciting to come by. Grown in the Boquette volcanic region and fully washed, Panama Finca San Sebastián pops with flavors of Meyer Lemon and stone fruit. Deliciously well rounded, it’s a classic cup of coffee.
Seattle Coffee Gear’s Chemex Recipe
Water: 600g at 202 degrees Fahrenheit
Bloom: 60g water for 1 minute
Brew Length: 4 minutes
Musings from the SCG Crew
“People were super excited about the Misty Valley that they were tasting – big heady notes of blueberry for sure. It hasn’t been released yet but is sure to be a big hit! The owners are amazing and committed to making the Spotted Cow a long lasting destination for perfect coffee. A big shout out to the entire Spotted Cow team for making it not only a fun experience for us, but for everyone who visits.” - Tyler Marshall, Customer Service
We look forward to many more events like this with Spotted Cow Coffee Company and other friends of SCG!
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Spotted Cow owners Rachelle and Brian with the winner of the Hello September Raffle! Photography courtesy of Landon Montoya