Evans Brothers Coffee served at famous James Beard House in NYC Jeremy Hansen, owner and chef at Sante Restaurant & Charcuterie in Spokane https://www.facebook.com/SanteSpokane is fast becoming one of the preeminent and most highly regarded chefs in the Northwest. After an extensive screening process, Jeremy was selected by the James Beard Foundation to present a dinner to some of the most important diners in America at the James Beard House in Manhattan. http://www.jamesbeard.org/ I was thrilled and honored when Jeremy called me last month to ask if we would provide the coffee for this important and honored occasion. We selected a new microlot of Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Aylele, a farm very close to the Birhanu farm that won us a Good Food Award earlier this year. The feedback was excellent: here is what Jeremy Hansen said…”Your coffee is amazing. The guests at The Beard House truly loved it as well. The Beard House employees were fighting over the left over coffee. The East Coast doesn’t get coffee like that very often.” Hansen is the first Spokane chef to be invited to make a pilgrimage to America’s shrine to food; his goal was to put the Inland Northwest’s bounty – the food and people- on the biggest stage in the business. James Beard is a place where culinary careers are made, and it sounds like these important diners left very impressed with the cuisine (and coffee) from our region and Sante specifically. Apparently every single diner remained through the post meal Q & A, something which rarely happens.
At Evans Brothers, we have always looked at coffee roasting as a craft that should be given the same care and attention as the wine and culinary world. So It gives us a great deal of pride and humility to have been included in the highest levels of the greater culinary world. Thanks again to Jeremy Hansen!