We are thrilled to introduce the coffee from Coffee Del Cerro, in Los Planes Honduras! Enoc and Gigi Flores are an inspiring couple, who have been sending boxes of clothes and toys to the children in the community for the past several years. To improve their impact, they then imported the coffee from his farm directly to Baltimore. We are proud to bring it to you.
This coffee recently placed fourth in the regional Cup of Excellence, and is sure to improve in the years to cmoe. If you’d like to support this effort, order a bag today!
There must be something magical about 2501 Madison Avenue because it was this very charming spot that made us first fall in love with Baltimore. A year ago, we came up to consider this as a future home for Café Los Sueños. We loved the paned windows, the marble tiled entrance, the wooden bar, the patina on the walls and the romance of the big oak tree outside the door. The neighbors were awesome, but we just didn’t think it would work as a full-time roastery and café. Still, there was *something* about Baltimore that stirred our blood. So we bought a house and put down roots.
Fast forward to this past fall, we were driving by one day when we saw some people out front. “Let’s stop for a second to say hello to the new owners!” we decided. It just so happens that they had been calling around that very day looking for a local roaster and voila! There was Carlos.
A Brooklyn-bred gal, Aisha Pew and her partner Cole came out to Baltimore to visit family and stumbled upon the café for rent. In a matter of months, they picked up their life, bought a house up the street and opened Dovecote Café. Soon, it became the new heart of the Reservoir Hill neighborhood. Read more about Dovecote in this Bmore Art article, and note Aisha’s sweet words about Café Los Sueños.
From the wallpaper murals to the rotating artwork on display and the A-mazing baked goods, this little nook is an inspiring gem. Oh, and we hear the coffee’s pretty good too;)
We’re not sure if you noticed, but…it’s getting cold out there and our little tent just isn’t enough for this warm-blooded man from the coffee lands.
Come on inside Showtime Lounge on Sundays and join us for a warm cup this winter. We’ll keep the pourover kettle boiling for you.
We LOVE our neighborhood, Bloomingdale. From the beautiful historic row houses to the ever-evolving collection of new ideas and businesses, we are proud to call Bloomingdale home. We’re joining forces with Showtime Lounge for a weekend pop-up (or pop-in!) coffee shop. Many thanks to our neighborhood blog for helping spread the news. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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