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Sep25

The Book Wall

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  The Wild Goose won’t sell books. But, we will have our largest wall devoted to a wide selection of interesting books from poetry and graphic novels to books on food, philosophy, spirituality, and social and community issues. We’ll also have some novels, games, and children’s books. Come and explore and read. If you find something you really like, go see our friends and neighbors at Poor Richard’s Book Store. They can hook you up.  ...

Sep13

Modbar Espresso Module Video

Posted on Sep 13 by

Here’s some raw video of a modbar group head in action. This might even be a prototype of sorts, not sure. You can see it’s on automatic mode with the “shot clock” counting down from 45. The “naked” portafilter is a La Marzocco. Notice also the modbar sticker lightly pressed over the La Marzocco imprint on the cup. This in not intended as a slight, but a hat tip, I’m sure – as La Marzocco is involved in the development of modbar. You’ll be able to come and see this beautiful machine in action, and taste the great espresso shots it produces at The Wild Goose in not too long!...

Sep11

3rd Wave Coffee

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The Wild Goose will offer a 3rd Wave Coffee experience centering around single origin, manually brewed coffees and authentic espresso. Our baristas will be capable of consistently pulling proper espresso shots that will place us among the elite coffee houses in town. The close relationship we have with Switchback Coffee Roasters means not only the right coffees and roasts for our machines, but also the precision tuning and maintenance of our equipment to ensure the best possible coffee and espresso experience. We are pleased to join the wonderful community of coffee ships in Colorado Springs. We hope our city can continue to evolve into a great place for coffee, whatever approach you prefer. Here’s a video that describes a bit of what’s going on with 3rd Wave...

Sep10

The Chemex

Posted on Sep 10 by

There’s a lot to love about single origin coffee and single cup, manual brewing. If you’ve never experienced the remarkable differences in tasting notes that can come from the very same bean/roast brewed in a different way, you are in for a treat at The Wild Goose. At my house we have several manual brewing methods on hand (no pun), but lately I’ve been stuck on the Chemex. Even with a single brew method, there are variables that can tweak or “dial in” the flavor of a particular coffee. What if I grind this bean a little more course? What if I lower the water temp just a bit? I find my preferred ratio of coffee to water changes with every roast I try, even when using the same brew method. Here’s a fun video from the good folks at Intelligentsia, explaining the basics of Chemex brewing…  ...

Sep06

Modbar

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  At the Goose, we are passionate about taste, form and function at every level. That’s why we are so pleased to be partnering with Modbar for our espresso system. The uniqueness of the Modbar system offers us the ability to create an exquisite espresso experience, along with an absolutely gorgeous form factor that is truly a work of art. It is the the essence of clean and simple beauty. Since the boilers are housed underneath the bar, customers and baristas will enjoy a new level of connection. We still love beautiful, well crafted bar-top espresso machines! But, the downside is that if the machine is on the back bar, the barista has to turn his or her back to the customer. If the machine is at the front, it creates an obstruction, and somewhat of a “mystery factor” in terms of what the barista is doing behind that big, beautiful machine. Again, we are still fans of these big, beautiful machines. We might even get one someday. But, we are intrigued with the opportunity to do something different that...

Sep05

Breakfast Quasdillas

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We made a wave of breakfast quesadillas this morning. We basically took all the last bits of several of our premium deli meats and chopped them up into a skillet with onions and bell peppers. We added aged cheddar and pepper jack and took it to the grill. I kind of liked the idea of throwing together all the odd deli meat scraps, and it tasted great. The Wild Deli Scrap Breakfast Quesadilla? It’s great dipped in a little gooseberry jam as you...

Sep04

The Canadian Goose Sandwich

Posted on Sep 4 by

We are working on our menu, developing some great ideas with our good friends and certified foodies, Rachel and Josh Bennett. Along with some unique soups, salads and sandwiches like “The Wild Goose Sandwich” (with turkey and gooseberry relish), “The Tijuana Goose” (with jack cheese and poblano peppers), we have “The Canadian Goose” (with canadian bacon, granny smith apples, swiss cheese and pecans), we will, of course, have “The Gosling Menu” for kids. Expect to find a gourmet “Wild Cheese Sandwich” (choose any 3 of our artisanal cheeses), or “The Mild Cheese Sandwich” for the goslings. Here’s a picture of a prototype for “The Canadian Goose Sandwich.” Pair with a nice Pinot Gris, Pear Cider, or a New Belgium Summersault Ale. It’s still a work in...

Sep04

Soup and Salad

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Along with our panini sandwich and quesadilla menu, we are developing a selection of great salads to compliment our food offerings. Our salads will be prepared fresh, in-house, using many of the same fine ingredients in our sandwich and quesadilla recipes. Our excellent, ever-changing artisan cheese selections will give cheese lovers some interesting salad options! We are also developing some of our own house soup recipes. We expect to continue to experiment with soups and other slow cooker items for daily and weekly specials on an ongoing basis. Over time, we will establish some house favorites, so our customer community can rely on certain dishes they have come to love. But, we’ll also be rotating new recipes and seasonal offerings throughout the year. There will always be a bit of wildness to The Goose! Every aspect of our menu from coffee to salads will have an element of exploration and adventure.  ...