Wednesday, March 28, 2007


The other day we got a "whole clove garlic loaf" of bread (by Grace Baking from San Francisco). When I put the slices into the toaster oven I noticed they looked like bunnies, and for a few of them the eyes of the bunnies were whole garlic cloves. I was really excited about all this but John thought I was a bit odd; however, he did agree with me on the bunny thing.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

what was it?

We were driving home last night and stopped at the traffic light. All of a sudden we heard sirens and saw quite a few police cars coming from all over, with some making sharp U-turns, and eventually surrounded a red car. We then heard the police talk through a speaker, but couldn't understand what exactly they said.

I wonder what happened?

Saturday, March 24, 2007

favorite books

Earlier today I noticed it had been a while since I last went to the library... and it's right across street from the caffe! Anyhow, I went, and browsed through a few sections on a couple of the floors. While I was near the Asian language section I realized that some of the books that really interested me a few months ago no longer appealed to me. I wonder why that was. Things that interested me a couple months ago still interest me, but for some odd reason my "favorite" sort of books do not look "inviting" today.

I still managed to only get 3 books. I usually tend to get too many books and a many times skimmed through them. I'm just gonna enjoy these three this week.

Friday, March 23, 2007

knut the polar bear

The story of Knut the polar bear reminds me of Peace, and this other story confuses me. I hope Knut will grow up to an adult bear who can take care of himself, like Peace in Japan.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

the tree is down

A couple days ago I noticed that one of our trees by the driveway was tilting toward the fence. That particular tree had been dead for a while now, probably before we moved in the house almost 6 years ago, but it had always been standing up tall just fine until a few days ago. The people we got the house from planted the trees 30 years ago and apparently many of them are too close to each other and that's one of the main problems.

So we tried to call our tree guy and for some odd reason couldn't get a hold of him, and then we tried to call the city, but then it's Sunday so no one is really answering the phone.

We decided to get it down ourselves. I believe studying physics all the way through high school paid off. We calculated our forces against the weight of the tree, the distances between things, and dug a bit at the base of the tree (and saw that its roots were bad already anyhow). We then "rocked" the tree up straight, and then down. Yes we did.

The nice neighbors came and talked to John and was surprised by the fact that we got the tree down without hitting anything. I was surprised myself, actually. John then cut the tree with his little chain saw. The whole thing was a bit crazy, but at least the tree came down ok and no one and nothing was hurt.

Dude, we pulled down a tree!

Friday, March 09, 2007

vote for caffe d'bolla

Every year around February and March there's the "Best of Utah" thing going on on City Weekly, and certain places always win. I've never thought of encouraging people to vote us for "Best Coffee House" because I understand we're probably not going to win because more or less it's a popularity contest and we may not be the most popular place in town because of we are very particular about drink making and some people may think we've got some attitude going on.

But we do strive for excellence, and I start to realize this needs to be recognized. I know the deadline for "Best of Utah" is approaching (March 14) but I told John I believe it will benefit us is enough people mention us in their ballots, even if we don't win.

So, please vote caffe d'bolla for "Best Coffee House" online at or fill out a ballot in a paper copy of City Weekly.

If you vote online, please also let City Weekly know of your favorite item at caffe d'bolla at the bottom of the ballot, such as "Best Espresso", "Best Latte", "Best Bubble Tea", "Best Latte Art", "Best Gelato", etc.

John and I promise to continue to set the standard for excellence in Utah and to bring you the best drinks possible. Your votes are greatly appreciated.

Deadline is March 14th! Please vote for caffe d'bolla and its drinks, and tell your friends to vote, too!

Saturday, March 03, 2007

roasting room

We're building a roasting room at the caffe. John's been roasting for a while now and since he's getting more green coffee in, we're running out of room to store them properly. The new roasting room is not going to be big, but it'll be a great little area that's going to be dedicated to coffee at the shop.

Mike is helping us build the room. He can't be working on it all the time since the caffe is still open during construction. He worked on it last Sunday and stopped by to work some more on Thursday. He's going to do a lot more building this Sunday and probably start painting as well. We've picked out a color for the walls and I'm really getting excited!