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Spotlight: Unravel Coffee

By Eighth & Fork on July 15, 2020 in Spotlight

If the future was a coffee shop, Unravel Coffee would be it

When you first enter a space you really get a feel for what it’s all about. A place that is dark, slightly dank, has old stale beer smell, you think of a pub. Bright, airy, smells of cinnamon rolls, definitely Ikea. When you first walk into Unravel Coffee, it’s familiar yet not. Fresh and new, but at the same time not out of touch. The artwork drops hints and flows well into the space. Everything is in it’s right place.

You may be thinking how is this place any different from the hundreds of other shops in town. Well, friends, as usual the devil is in the details. Unravel Coffee has taken a stand against the old ways of the coffee industry. Steve Holt, the founder of Unravel Coffee, has used his immense experience to bridge the gap between coffee consumers and coffee growers through the power of technology.

Through years and years of relationship building in more than 40 countries, Mr. Holt can source innumerable amounts of coffees. The results are flavor profiles which can only be found at Unravel Coffee, but more so than that, are the connections Mr. Holt has made with some of the companies and people responsible for pushing the industry into the future.

Their Bellwether vent-less electric roasting system is the stuff of science fiction. You look at the thing and immediately think of HAL from Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: Space Odyssey. It’s modern aesthetic is a drastic contrast to traditional roasters; large apparatuses with gas flames not looking dissimilar to an old steam locomotive. Through various temperatures of roasting and duration of the roast, a coffee roaster can add their very own flavor signature to the coffee itself.

What this new technology enables is limitless when it comes to roasting. Not only is the new system compact but a green technology. Zero emissions. It’s the Tesla of coffee roasting.
With consistent temperature control and timing, the result is a superior product when it comes to consistency and flavor.

We highly recommend checking out Unravel Coffee and seeing what the future of coffee tastes like!

Spotlight: Ba-Nom-a-Nom

By Eighth & Fork on July 11, 2020 in Spotlight

An unexpected twist in the saga of ice cream

What do you think of with that first bite of ice cream? The cold creamy texture, sweet delicious flavor, etc. etc. etc. We all love it, yet we all know it’s probably best that we refrain from eating the whole pint. What if we told you that something existed that checked all of these boxes; where you could eat the whole pint and not feel guilty about it? Thanks to Ba-Nom-a-Nom such a thing does exist!

Created from the simple sweetness of fresh fruit, Ba-Nom-a-Nom has graced us with some glorious frozen treats. Not to get too technical about their methods but essentially they use a magic blender, throw some frozen fruit into it and voila. Sweet, delicious, cold and natural in the every sense of the word.

Our minds were blown when we first tried Ba-Nom-a-Nom. It was an explosion of flavor with the first bite. In a way it was like we were cheating, no way something this delicious can be healthy for you. Yet somehow Ba-Nom-a-Nom has bent the laws of food science and physics, went beyond the realm of time/space and brought back a frozen treat that defies the laws of the universe. We think even Einstein would be impressed. We thank you Ba-Nom-a-Nom for you and your magic blender!

We wish we could describe exactly what your first bite will be like but it’s really best that you try it yourself. I guarantee you will not be disappointed! Celebrate July, national ice cream month, with Ba-Nom-a-Nom and your Eighth & Fork card; your taste buds will thank you later!

*Check out their website for their locations this week!

Spotlight: Pizza Republica

By Eighth & Fork on July 8, 2020 in Spotlight

The most authentic Neapolitan pizza you can find, this side of the Atlantic

There’s something about wood fired pizza that warms the soul. Perhaps it’s the natural beauty of each pie, every single one a unique piece of art produced from a 1000 degree canvas. Maybe it’s the unmistakable texture from a sublime, chewy crust; or the melding of flavors from the 90 second trip around the oven. We assure you, whatever it is, Pizza Republica exceeds all expectations.

There are specific boxes you must check off in order to create an authentic Neapolitan Pizza. San Marzano tomatoes, Fior di Latte (fresh mozzarella from cow’s milk), Caputo 00 flour, fresh yeast, sea salt and water just to name a few. Pizza Republica is obsessed with creating their pizzas true to the Neapolitan way. Each crust is mixed, hand kneaded and laid out with passion and obsession for an impeccable final product. You can truly taste the difference. We think the best part about this place is that there is no limit to what they can do. From the pizzas to the burrata to the insalata, you will not be disappointed in a single item.

Try out their July specials: Italian street corn, grilled watermelon caprese salad, and Calabrian chile chicken wings.

Spotlight: Reunion Bread

By Eighth & Fork on July 6, 2020 in Spotlight

Reunion Bread is Denver’s premier bakery. Each item is made with the highest quality of ingredients, resulting in exquisite taste, aesthetic and texture.

Meet Ismael

Born in Venezuela and raised by Portuguese immigrants, Ismael De Sousa’s multi-cultural background is reflected beautifully in his delectable creations. What he has done in a small amount of time is nothing short of remarkable.  He has stamped Reunion Bread on the  “Highly Recommend” list from Bon Appetit magazine thanks to his golfeados (Venezuelan sticky buns).  But we promise you this place is so much more than that.

Reunion‘s signature sourdough will lure you in from across town with its incredible aroma; their croissants will leave you questioning your self control, fighting with your inner voice which is saying, “Just one more”.  And don’t even get us started on those ridiculous guava creations.

The Goods Made With Love

If you’re thinking of channelling your inner baker, Reunion Bread also supplies fresh milled flour, sourdough starter and an assortment of other baking necessities.

Come on down and say hi to Ismael at Reunion Bread and the rest of the crew, if not just to get those free smells. And don’t forget, the more you’re dropping that Eighth & Fork card, the more meals we donate. Eat tastefully!