Meet Our Crew!

Last week we had our first ever Cat & Cloud orientation! This was a monumental occasion for us as it was the first time we had our entire opening staff together for a function. The chemistry and vibes were nothing short of amazing - we had people who had never met...

The Direct Selectors - by Noah Namowicz | Repost

Our latest podcast featured a question surrounding direct trade vs using importers, which made us reach back and grab this article from last year and push it straight to the front of the blog. It's by the amazing Noah Namowicz of Cafe Imports, and is a great read for anyone...

We Are Hiring! (Come Say Hi)

We're incredibly excited to announce our first hiring event! Friday, August 26th from 5-7pm we'll be hosting a meet and greet at our 3600 Portola Dr. location. This is a chance for us to get to know you in a casual, laid back atmosphere and to chat with you about...

Popping Up!

This coming Monday marks the second day of our ongoing Monday pop-up at Companion Bakeshop in Westside Santa Cruz. Last week was a huge success and we are so thankful for everyone who came to visit! Santa Cruz definitely is starting to develop an engaged Specialty Coffee scene and it's...

You're The Best (Around!) | Kickstarter Thoughts + Thank You

Last week brought us to the end of the Cat & Cloud Kickstarter campaign. Thanks to all of our amazing friends and supporters we were fully funded to the tune of $34,423 with 325 backers. We think this is amazing. It's hard to express the feeling you get in your...

Happy 6th Birthday One & One!

Today marks the 6th birthday of our beloved One & One!  We started serving up the One & One at a competition tasting event, which led to the video/blog, which ultimately led to a ton of interest in the cafe for people who wanted the best of both worlds (a...

Thinking & Catching up

I know, I know, It's been a long time. Where did they go? Did they fall off? No. But on the blog game? Yes.  We just got really busy. We fell in love with the podcast, I became homeless and traveled the PNW, we got deep in design & buildout,...

Unpacking Coffee

The folks over at Needmore Designs have started a video podcast focused around sampling different coffee roasters, and we're excited to be one of the first three roasters featured. Kandace and Ray are pretty damn hilarious if you ask us so tune in if you love coffee and witty banter (you know we...

It's Been Awhile

Man, it's been a busy time. We are in full bootstrap mode. I have been thinking about writing a blog for weeks and finally have a minute to do so, partially thanks to a stomach bug that took down our entire family. Take it from me, if the barf train...

Tasting, Tasting...Is This Thing On?

As long as I have worked in the coffee industry, I have been surrounded by various forms of tasting notes, from vague to conceptual to extremely specific. In my early years, it was common for me to see words like "bole" and "smooth" used to describe the coffees I was...