The Tembloroso Creative Lab team traveled to Albuquerque for the 3rd Annual Southwest Chocolate and Coffee Fest, which took place on March 23 and 24, 2013. We shared a booth with our friends at Picacho Coffee Roasters from Las Cruces, New Mexico, who just happen to roast our delicious Tembloroso House Blend Coffee. We drove up to Albuquerque with enough bags of Tembloroso coffee to last us both days of the festival. Or so we thought…
The festival opened at 10:00 am on Saturday morning, and the expo center was packed. Like “monster truck show at the Sun Bowl” packed. If you don’t get that reference, trust me, it was PACKED. We started selling our Tembloroso coffee to festival attendees right away, and by 1:30 pm on Saturday, we were sold out of our entire supply of coffee for the entire weekend! Success! It was crazy! Picacho Coffee Roasters brought a few more bags of their coffee than we did, but they were sold out by the end of Saturday too.
We spent the rest of Saturday and Sunday telling attendees about Tembloroso Creative Lab, selling other merchandise like posters, stickers, and t-shirts, and giving away promo codes for free shipping on our website. The cool thing was multiple people who had either sampled or bought our coffee came back to our booth just to tell us how much they enjoyed the coffee (and some even said it was the best coffee at the entire festival!) We heard many positive comments about our booth, our logo, our mission, and our merchandise. It made us feel good inside… like a warm cup of Tembloroso House Blend Coffee available for purchase on our website!
Our team is already planning for next year’s festival, and we can’t wait to go back to Albuquerque and sell many more bags of our delicious Tembloroso House Blend coffee. See you next year ABQ!
Getting ready for the flood of chocolate and coffee lovers.
Kelly focusing hard and getting ready to sell.
Ready to go! Let's sell some coffee!
Chad drops some coffee roasting knowledge on festival attendees.
The madness at the Picacho booth.
Sold out at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. Brandon has no idea what to do next.
You know how much I love these boys from El Paso- The Lusitania is a and from my hometown and I couldn’t be prouder that they have chosen to sell their new EP on Tembloroso.com – here is what the EP is all about
“The Lusitania’s For Better Hallway Vision EP was recorded over several months in 2012 at Clap of Thunder studios in El Paso, TX. These songs mark a new chapter, both lyrically and stylistically, in the band’s evolving sound. A sonic departure from 2010’s sprawling acoustically driven release Rain and Rivers, this EP is the first recording to feature, now permanent member, Will Daugherty on lead guitar. The influence of Daugherty’s guitar work and a conscious effort to return to their punk driven roots creates a grittier classic rock n’ roll sound for this collection of songs. The record’s subject matter also takes a more confessional tone, as songwriter Mike Duncan trades narrative tales of weary soldiers and heart worn cowboys, for more personally revealing anthems of wasted teenage dreams and desperate all night drives.”
Just wanted to thank all of my friends, fans, and patrons for all the support and encouragement as I branched out of music into the bar business. As of today I am no longer an owner of Hope and Anchor. Happy New Year!