Sunday, April 17, 2011

Your milk is velvety...

Barista pride: When your customer tells you, "You have velvety milk!"

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Fancy latte art...check it out!

We love the arts don't we? And the creative potential of human endeavors in creating the new or improving and reviving the old never ceases to impress us. Especially when it comes to something as delicious as these art pieces are delicious!

You might be getting a beautiful rosetta or a three-tiered tulip here at Juan Pelota, but don't go around expecting any fishes or personal portraits! maybe the bike though...enjoy!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

You know how humidity affects hair? Well, espresso proves to be just as finicky, if not more so... "You literally track humidity changes with your grinder."


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Moon Tower Ride Particulars

Just finished the route for Friday night:

18 miles, as advertised. A few brief hills, less than a thousand total feet of climb. In other words, less than 1/5th of a mile's worth of hill action, way spread out. So, no excuses.

...And did we mention free beer and FRS?

Hope to see you there!

VM Project Teaser Video

Bikes and Coffee go hand in hand so I thought I would post this great teaser video on an upcoming bike movie/video. The cinematography is pretty sweet in this video.



VMP/Birght move plan TEASER#1 from VMP on Vimeo.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Our Next Ride!

Announcing our Second Ever Moon Tower Ride!

The first one offered free coffee and had about 80 people at the start. This time there's free FRS and free beer at the end. So we'll see what that does.

For those of you who aren't familiar with Austin's Moon Towers, which are 120-year-old municipal arc lamps, here's a great article from Low-tech Magazine on their use and origins.

My first deep encounter with Austin's towers was two and half years ago, when I wrote about them for

We'll meet at 8pm this Friday the 18th, under the Moon Tower in Zilker Park (yes, Austin's perennial 'Christmas Tree'). We'll hit the road at quarter past, cruising under each tower as they glare through the night. Then back to the cafe for beer, coffee, and good times.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Coffee Enema

One of our customers this morning illuminated me and Brenna: coffee enemas are real.


"The most important difference between a saline enema and a coffee enema is the presence of caffeine in the coffee. Caffeine, theophylline and theobromine, combine to stimulate the relaxation of smooth muscles causing dilatation of blood vessels and bile ducts. The effects of having a coffee enema are not the same as drinking coffee. The veins of the anus are very close to the surface of the tissue. The caffeine is therefore absorbed more quickly (and in higher concentration) than it is in when coffee is drunk."

Okay, kids. You have fun with that.