Help Send DCILY to Vienna

02.21

In the last week or so, you may have seen me posting a link and asking for your vote to help send me to Vienna—some of you have enthusiastically obliged. Thank you all!

For those who haven’t yet voted, I want to explain the contest and how you can help. Natvia, an all-natural sweetener company, and their partners, are giving away 8 trips to the World Barista Championship this summer in Vienna. In the past, I’ve covered several coffee events on DCILY and there will be many more to come—all of which are paid for out-of-pocket. It would be great to have my travel and lodging covered for one of these coffee escapades while sharing more great content with DCILY readers. Help me represent coffee lovers everywhere at this year’s WBC.

To help out, just register and vote once (it will only take a minute of your time).

Step 1: Visit SendMeToVienna.com and register to Vote.

Step 2: Validate your email address by clicking on the link emailed to you.
Step 3: Visit my profile and click the heart to show DCILY some love.

Bonus: Everyone who registers to vote also has a chance to win $1000.

I’m already in the lead thanks to everyone’s support—let’s keep it going!

There will also be challenges throughout the contest where I’ll be humbly sharing my (lack of) latte art skills and more. Once you’re registered you’ll be able to vote for these too if you’d like to show extra support. So if you’ve ever spent time enjoying the content here on DCILY help send me to Vienna where I can continue to bring you even more.

Send DCILY To Vienna

posted by on 02.21.2012, under Misc.

Clive Coffee Embraces Design & DCILY

06.27

I’d like you all to meet the newest supporter of DCILY—Clive Coffee. The first time I came across their website a year ago, I thought, “they’re doing everything I would do, if I were doing what they’re doing.” Clive Coffee is a number of things, and I love who they are because they’ve put design at the forefront of all of them.

Clive’s purpose is simple, to help you enjoy great coffee at home. They do this by selling a great selection of the top coffee and espresso brewing equipment for your home, leading classes that teach you how to use your new gear, and micro-roasting a nice range of single origin coffees. From the design of their website, to their gallery-esque showroom, to the beauty of their original products, they consider every detail.

I first wrote about Clive at the beginning of the year, after they launched their beautiful pour-over stand, but I didn’t take much time to talk much about the other great things they do, so I’m happy to finally share more of those things with you.

Aside from selling coffee gear, many people don’t realize that Clive is also a craft-focused coffee roaster. They sell individual 12oz bags, or you can create a reoccurring subscription with any of the coffees they offer mailed to your home or office. They sent me a sample pack of some coffee and I enjoyed a nice weekend cupping with my girlfriend, which led to a few fun tasting notes like “sun,” “marzipan,” “red,” “milk duds,” and “tar” (neither of us are very partial to Indonesians).

You will also find a lot of great information on the Clive Coffee website, including brewing tutorials, coffee 101, and a list of coffee definitions to help beginners or anyone else brush up on their knowledge. They have a palpable passion for coffee and design that comes across while talking with them and looking around their website. While I haven’t had the chance to visit their showroom in person, checking out their new space on a future trip to Portland is at the top of my to-do list.

For a limited time, save $10 on your first order from Clive, use code: TAKETEN

Visit Clive Coffee

posted by on 06.27.2011, under Design, Misc., Recommended Roasters

Winning! A GoCoffeeGo Gift Certificate

06.06

Thanks to everyone who played along for a chance to win $40 in fresh roasted coffee and espresso beans from GoCoffeeGo. There were 75 great entries and Dyan Flores was the lucky winner who will get to try some awesome coffee—on the house.

The first two coffees Dyan said she would like to try were: Klacth Coffee’s FTO Rainforest Blend and Metropolis Coffee’s Brazil Sitio Boa Vista. Hopefully the rest of you discovered some great new coffee and roasters who you are still interested in trying, even though you didn’t win. Thanks for checking out GoCoffeeGo and for being great readers.

I choose partners who I truly believe in and support what they are doing. These are people I would recommend my closest friends to, regardless of their support. However, since they are big fans as well, supporting them helps support what I do here at DCILY. So if you’re just as impressed by GoCoffeeGo’s offerings as I am—give them a try!

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posted by on 06.06.2011, under Misc., Recommended Roasters