Monday, June 18, 2012

Velo Coffee Roasters - Good For Your Coffee Lovin' Soul

I love buying coffee for my Dad. Every time I go on a trip or for his birthday, i try to find him a new coffee to try. He loves coffee, and he loves special, thoughtful gifts, so a few weeks ago I started looking for independent roaster companies to buy him a special bag of coffee. I then remembered that our friend Zach had told us about a local roaster that delivers all their coffee on bicycles and was located right downtown Chattanooga. 
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My Dad is an avid cyclist and I love buying local, so this seemed perfect. Enter Velo. I found them online, bought a few bags and Doug and I took a little trip downtown to pick them up. I couldn't help but get a bag for us too. I am so glad that I did.
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I love this coffee. We got the Colombian coffee and it not only smelled amazing (like raisins, for some reason, in a good way) but it's really strong and rich. My kind of coffee.
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The owner of Velo, Andrew, is super nice and I think we stayed and chatted with him for a good half hour which is always nice. I guess that's the best part of supporting small business is that you get to meet the people behind it and know who you are supporting. Not that I don't love our barista at Starbucks, because I do, she's so sweet, but this is so much more meaningful.

You don't have to be in Chattanooga to get Velo coffee. They ship all over the country. I'm glad I got a bag for us, and my Dad loves it too. If you're looking for a new coffee to try, give this a shot! You'll love it, and feel good drinking it knowing you're supporting small independently owned business!!

Do you have a favorite coffee roaster? We're always looking for different coffees to try. Have you tried Velo? Let me know in the comments what you thought! :)

xo,
Beca

7 comments:

  1. Yes, I love coffee! I'm going to need to try some of this stuff!

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  2. Yum you just made columbian coffee sound decadent and like pure bliss. I'll have to try Velo out the next time I'm in Chattanooga. Yum-o

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    1. yes! we should get coffee together!

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  3. I love these photos, and the coffee sounds amazing! There has to be something like this in England... X

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    1. maybe they ship overseas! you should check their website!

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  4. New Harvest Coffee of Pawtucket, RI! The "Mystic Ridge Blend" was our house coffee at the taqueria that I worked at and I had it every morning for 3 years. I currently am working through a bag of the "Cycledrome" and the "Devlin's Cardigan" is named after my bro and long-time employee, Devlin and his rad grampa style.

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