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 […]

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 […]

28 February

5 Tips on Becoming Your Own Boss

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5 Tips on Becoming Your Own Boss

In the early days following my initial decision to start Slipstream it was surprisingly easy to stay busy. The problem for me was the feeling of uncertainty and not knowing if all that was keeping me busy was actually helping me reach my goal. Unlike my job in finance, there was no structure, no deadlines, […]

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. […]