26 September

Crafted with Purpose: Bar Top and Espresso Machine

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Crafted with Purpose: Bar Top and Espresso Machine

When we decided to open a brick and mortar shop, we knew immediately that we wanted my brother, Montana Mirabella, to be involved in the design and construction of the space. Over many cups of coffee at Verve in Santa Cruz, we discussed with him our vision and mission for Slipstream, the layout of the […]

22 August

Crafted with Purpose: Amish Furnishings

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Crafted with Purpose: Amish Furnishings

Ryan grew up in a small town about an hour from Pittsburgh and very close to many Amish communities. Growing up he always had an awareness of their craftsmanship, modesty and dedication to quality products. For this reason, we commissioned our chairs, stools and community table from an Amish community close to his hometown out […]

10 August

Crafted with Purpose

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Crafted with Purpose

1333 14th St NW was an infamous run down brake shop renovated by its current owners Bill Fischer and Drew Mitchell. They brightened the space with skylights and glass windows and created a community hotspot with their gallery, all while maintaining the integrity of the building. Slipstream is excited to become a significant part of […]

29 April

How to be a Better Cocktail Consumer

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How to be a Better Cocktail Consumer

Ordering a drink while on a date can be stressful. On one of our first dates, Ryan asked me what I wanted and I replied with my usual “vodka soda”, completely unprepared for his second question: “what kind of vodka do you like?” I glanced quickly at the shelf in front of me. “Kettle?” was […]

14 April

The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

While starting a new business it is easy to get lost in the details and completely immerse yourself in whatever the focus of that business may be. When I am not directly learning about coffee or cocktails, practicing technique or testing possible menu items, the storm of coffee and cocktail thoughts never stop flowing. I […]

11 February

For the Love of Cocktails

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For the Love of Cocktails

The below guest post is by Steve Oshana, our friend and bar consultant. Steve is a mixologist turned consultant with previous leadership roles at BLT Steak and Harvest Moon Hospitality Group. Steve shares our passion for service and will work closely with us to bring a unique and focused cocktail program to Slipstream. Let me […]

15 January

Share in Our Journey

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Share in Our Journey

Welcome to our blog! We have loved the feel of local coffee shops for as long as we can remember. From the small town diners where we grew up in rural Pennsylvania and outside of Boston to the craft coffee roasters in San Francisco, our understanding of not only the coffee, but of the community that comes with it has grown. […]