02 May 2017
Local + Fleet
posted by Paige Geffken
With SCA congregating in Seattle, our friends at Fleet Coffee in Austin asked us to help "run shop" while they took their staff of four to the PNW. Our longtime relationship with the owners of Fleet, Lorenzo and Patrick, has been cultivated through a mutual love of specialty coffee and exceptional customer service. This was an incredible opportunity for us to get to know the community as we will soon be opening our first Austin location.
Our baristas were met with amazing customer interactions, and much like the feel of our own shops, Fleet Coffee has an environment that facilitates even first-timers feeling like "regulars." We brought Merit Roasting Co.'s Paraiso, Ayala, and Gatare with us to prepare as batch brew, espresso and slow-pour respectively. We were rewarded with the customers really digging our coffees and being excited for Local + Merit to lay permanent roots in Austin!
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