Visit Tekton Hospitality, booth #5937, at the Las Vegas, NV Hospitality Industry Product and Design (HD) show May 3-5
On Wednesday, April 12, 2017, Tekton Hospitality’s Vice President Stephanie Lopez, Senior Project Manager Savanna Russo, Director of Public Relations and Creative Design Kimberly Unzicker, and Project Manager Melanie Flores, traveled two and a half miles west of Tekton Hospitality’s facility to Klatch Coffee’s Roastery and Training Lab in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. Todd Goldsworthy, Klatch’s Coffee Guru, led the four through the process of cupping, the smelling of dry fragrances before an introductory slurp of the coffee, creating and mixing blends together until internally voting on the blend that Tekton Hospitality would call its own. The result– a 50% blend of Klatch’s El Salvador Las Mercedes La Avila and Brazil Black Diamond.
With an educational background in mechanical and chemical engineering, Mike Perry founded Klatch Coffee in 1993 and uses a balance of science and artistry to create the perfect balance of peak flavor. Furthermore, while the family owned brand has evolved into a global wholesale roaster and retailer with multiple top awards to decorate its name, including The World’s Best Espresso, The Overall Championship Golden Bean, The U.S Brewers Cup, Micro Roaster of the Year, and The #1 Coffee of The Year by The Coffee Review, relationships remain at the core of its philosophy– including those with its farmers. Not only to produce the highest-quality coffee, but to serve the social and environmental needs of those they are directly trading with as well, “Klatch begins right where the seeds are planted,” Goldsworthy said. Having funded both soccer programs to keep kids out of gangs, and a Los Ortiz medical clinic in El Salvador with a five-day-a-week nurse and a two-day-a-week doctor, Klatch Coffee not only exceeds Fair Trade prices on their purchases, but also teams up with farmers to create different social projects.
Produced by the experimental process called a double wash or The Kenya Method, Tekton Hospitality’s El Salvador Las Mercedes La Avila’s pick comes from the Las Mercedes farm and features tangerine and lime flavors with hints of both sugar cane and chocolate. And when Mike Perry blended his two favorite coffees together from two farms in the Cerro Mineiro region of Brazil, he forged a unique combination of milk chocolate and orange-citrus aromas with brown sugar and orange flavors in The Brazil Black Diamond roast. Visit Tekton Hospitality, booth #5937, at the Las Vegas, NV Hospitality Industry Product and Design (HD) show May 3-5 to enjoy a cup of Tekton Hospitality’s Klatch Coffee blend and cookies from its Wednesday coffee bar while viewing a variety of casegoods, softgoods, other design elements, and a feature video of the company shot by a professional documentary film crew on display.
Tekton Hospitality selected Klatch Coffee because it is the headquarters’ favorite local coffee shop.
Tekton Hospitality processes the high-volume and single-item production of furniture that we custom design with our clients. We specialize in casegoods, softgoods, and millwork for the hospitality industry. The entire design-to-shipping process is executed in the United States at our Southern California headquarters and factory, at our sister Connecticut factory, and at our New York designer showroom. For more information on the company, how to place an order, general inquiries, and questions, visit TektonHospitality.com.
Writing by Melanie Flores.
Editing by Kimberly Unzicker.