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March 27, 2014

We had such a good time in Albuquerque last year at the Southwest Chocolate and Coffee Fest that we were over the moon to get back up there this year. Once again we partnered with our brewers in arms Picacho Coffee Roasters to represent our area.

We have been working on a new blend for the spring/summer for a bit and were excited that we could premiere our Whirl Wind Blend at the Fest.

In preparation for the journey, we spent a couple of days hand screening shirts and posters for the new blend. There is a genuine satisfaction that comes from making things with yours hands- it is something that brings all of us at Tembloroso great pleasure.

Stacks and Stacks

Stacks and Stacks

There are always moments of accidental creation- like when the test sheet for the silk screen starts to add up to its own art.

Test Print

Test Print

We loaded up all our fresh made goodies and met the Picacho crew in Albuquerque for a couple days of high caffeine conversations and laughs. It was a blast to meet so many different folks and talk about what we do.

Brewers in Arms

Brewers in Arms


Ready. Set. Go.

Ready. Set. Go.

The chemex brewer was a good conversation starter. Apparently a lot of people break these. A lot.

Chemex Brewing Station

Chemex Brewing Station

We had a blast and look forward to next year. If you are interested in picking up a bag of our Epic House Blend or the new Whirl Wind Blend- you can order online at this very website, or you can pick up a bag at Eloise on Shadow Mountain in El Paso.

Way to go Lady Miner Basketball!!!

The moment of victory against St. Mary's.

The moment of victory against St. Mary’s.

The Tembloroso crew are big supporters of the UTEP athletic programs and have enjoyed the victories at the WNIT tournament as the Lady Miners have advanced to the third round!

We have been lucky to have the first two rounds played at the Don Haskins Center with pretty big crowds… but we can do better. We owe it to these young ladies to get out there tomorrow night (Friday March 28) at 7 pm and sell out the Don!

Also a quick note-
If anyone is interested in submitting art to the site, please email info@tembloroso.com

Thanks
TCL

Eric Salas

August 11, 2013

The world lost a wonderful soul a few days ago when Eric Salas passed peacefully after a battle with cancer.

You absolutely could not meet a nicer, more gentle person. Eric always had a smile and a laugh ready for you. We spent endless hours laughing at his humor and unique take on life. I am grateful for the time I got to spend with him and will miss him dearly.

Eric Salas was an institution in the El Paso music community. His drumming style set him apart and I know I am not alone in saying he and his bands influenced me as I grew up. I had the honor of working with him in the studio as well as numerous tours around the US.

As difficult as it is to lose a friend like Eric, it has added insult to injury knowing the financial toll this has taken on his family. Eric was a musician and like so many musicians had no health insurance.

We are trying to raise enough money to help cover as much of the funeral costs as we can.

It is not often I ask anything of those who read this, but this is a special occasion.

Please, Please, Please go to this link and donate a few bucks if you can- thanks

http://www.elpasoartistguild.org/for-eric-salas.html

The El Paso Artist Guild was created in a direct response to Eric’s battle. It may have been too late to alter the course of Eric’s disease but hopefully a difference can be made in the lives of other artists around this area. He will always be with us in spirit.

thanks
jim

Old school photo blog...

July 16, 2013

It has been awhile since I have posted. This is what I have been doing for the last six months-

At the beginning of the year I sold my first bar Hope and Anchor and set out for new adventures-

Hello Day Cafe is a partnership with chefs Jose Cazares and Hector Saenz and our Tembloroso partner Brandon Silverstein that opened in February of this year- it is housed in the same building as our venue Tricky Falls and our bar Bowie Feathers.

Here are some photos of what we started with

The beginning of the Hello Day Cafe clean up and build out...

The beginning of the Hello Day Cafe clean up and build out…


A lot of cleaning to be done...

A lot of cleaning to be done…


Jose cleaning and cleaning and cleaning...

Jose cleaning and cleaning and cleaning…

Here is how it turned out

HELLO DAY CAFE!!!

HELLO DAY CAFE!!!


Tricky Falls/Bowie Feathers/Hello Day Cafe

Tricky Falls/Bowie Feathers/Hello Day Cafe


Inside the cafe...

Inside the cafe…

www.hellodaycafe.com

Eloise is our cafe on the West Side of El Paso that opened in October of last year. It started out in one suite with coffee and alcohol, then we added a little food, then we took over two more suites and built a full kitchen, a lounge, a baking area, and a dining room with two awesome cubbies…

It was a ton of fun and a ton of work. It was a good excuse to wear my red Dickies jumpsuit and get dirty.

We always have the amazing Tim Valencia take photos when things are done and I will post those when we finish the last few touches and he does his thing- until then, here are some photos from the beginning of Eloise through the new build out

Eloise in the beginning...

Eloise in the beginning…


Building a bar...

Building a bar…


A lot of paint...

A lot of paint…


Paint. Then paint some more.

Paint. Then paint some more.


Before...

Before…


Almost a patio...

Almost a patio…


It's a Patio!

It’s a Patio!


Cup of coffee at Eloise...

Cup of coffee at Eloise…


Inside at Eloise...

Inside at Eloise…


A wider view of Eloise...

A wider view of Eloise…


the beginning of the lounge and bakery area...

the beginning of the lounge and bakery area…


In the lounge facing the future dining room...

In the lounge facing the future dining room…


In the dining room facing the cubbies and the lounge to the left through the archway...

In the dining room facing the cubbies and the lounge to the left through the archway…


In the dining room facing the lounge...

In the dining room facing the lounge…


Bakery floor done and walls up to separate it from the lounge area...

Bakery floor done and walls up to separate it from the lounge area…


Floors in and wood starting to go up on walls in lounge and dining room...

Floors in and wood starting to go up on walls in lounge and dining room…


My jumpsuit taking a break...

My jumpsuit taking a break…


Ladders, ladders, ladders, table saw!

Ladders, ladders, ladders, table saw!


This miter saw and I spent a lot... A LOT of time together...

This miter saw and I spent a lot… A LOT of time together…


Wooden squares coming together...

Wooden squares coming together…


Lights going in, wood stained and lacquered, tables assembled...

Lights going in, wood stained and lacquered, tables assembled…


GIANT SHELVES GO!!!

GIANT SHELVES GO!!!


GIANT SHELVES GET PAINTED!!!

GIANT SHELVES GET PAINTED!!!


Walls are finished...

Walls are finished…


GIANT SHELVES TEN FEET IN THE AIR, GO!!!

GIANT SHELVES TEN FEET IN THE AIR, GO!!!


A lot of wall space means a lot of wooden squares, and scaffolding to reach it...

A lot of wall space means a lot of wooden squares, and scaffolding to reach it…


Globes glowing...

Globes glowing…


GIANT SHELVES TEN FEET IN AIR GET PAINTED!!!

GIANT SHELVES TEN FEET IN AIR GET PAINTED!!!


Pocket doors are getting ready to open into Eloise...

Pocket doors are getting ready to open into Eloise…

www.eloiseelpaso.com

Thanks for all the support-

We couldn’t do any of this without all of you-

-jim

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