23 October

Baker spotlight: Kabocha!

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Baker spotlight: Kabocha!

A message from our fabulous baker Sarah Cotton: Kabocha is a variety of Japanese squash that is quite like a western pumpkin (literally means “pumpkin” in Japanese). It is typically green on the outside and light orange inside. At Slipstream, we are using Red Kabochas for our Kabocha Latte and squash butter which is a […]

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 […]

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 […]

1 April

Simple Quality

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Simple Quality

Coffee has come a long way in recent years. The level of quality and options available to us has never been better. While this growth in specialty coffee is positive in nearly every way, it adds complexity to our daily trip to the coffee shop. The number of choices we have to make is increasing […]

4 February

Change is Good

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Change is Good

I never liked coffee, even with tons of cream and sugar it was just too bitter for me. I assumed it was something people suffered through in order to stay awake. The word coffee instantly transported me back to late nights in college scrambling to get through a paper due the next morning. Almost immediately […]

29 January

Taking the Plunge

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Taking the Plunge

Just over a year ago my life was consumed by my job. Not unlike many trying to climb up the corporate ladder, I never stopped to think where that ladder led. When I tried I was blinded by the safety of a steady salary and the fear that anything else would lead to failure. It […]

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. […]