Growing up with the term WOP was completely in the realm of my experience. I didn’t know what it meant or why that term applied to my family, my culture – but it felt bad. As of today, I’m not a WOP and now I’m feeling the grief…weird! Recently, I’ve been in passport hell. Amelia and I have plans to visit Italy in May – Northern Italy – the birthplace of espresso bars, the local food movement, my father’s origins and the location of my family’s bakery. The craziness of 9/11 has caused some irrationality and thus my experience of trying to obtain a new passport. Turns out my original birth certificate did not have the names of my parents. I had to file for a new birth certificate. This process has cost me a lot of cash, time and complete frustration with the folks who are employed by our government to service these kinds of services. And for those of you who don’t know what WOP means – my grandfather(s)/grandmother(s) arrived in Ellis Island, NY – their paperwork was inadequate or incomplete, early 1900′s -the influx of Italians, so their admission into the U.S. was stamped “WOP” on their documents - meaning WithOut Papers! And through my process of getting a new passport, the experience of searching my parents’ birth certificates and witnessing the documents of my immigrant grandparents into this country leads me to being extremely proud of what they have accomplished and being “WOPS”! (And given the events of the last few days or even the last several years - maybe it’s not about the WOP’s…just sayin!) We are so excited to experience the coffee, culture and community of Italian espresso bars!
Hi all- just a heads up on our hours of operation for Sun 3/31 and Mon 4/1 – Highland Park location only.
Sunday Hours: 8am – 2pm
Mon – CLOSED ALL DAY for Phase 1 interior renovations
I posted a photo on our Face Book page signifying our support for Equality for All and specifically for the cases being heard in the Supreme Court for the right for all to marry. I wanted our photo to have a coffee stain on it. After a few attempts on my part and no luck…had to get back to work. I put it out to our Face Book community and ta da…Grant came through for t’do and for coffee lovers around the world! Grant is a former customer of tazza doro and currently lives in the UK. Grant and I had the chance to reunite today – thru coffee and equality!
Grant, thanks for making our day and for making our world a bit more connected today! Hope you come back to Pittsburgh soon.
A quote sent to me from Grant – “A mathematician is a machine for turning coffee into theorems” Paul Erdos
Loved this and wanted to share…nothing like a little pep talk!
Entrepreneurs can change the world
like passion…absolutely loving what we do! In today’s PG, Diana Nelson Jones wrote a great piece with a mention of tazza doro. The Urban Design Associates did an important study about communities and community hubs called “Everyday Squares.” Their work and study are important to understanding our communities and highlighting the intangibles that enhance our quality of life!
Oh and another intangible is the connection we feel with our customers – thank you for drinking our coffee!
Just a reminder… t’do Highland Park and at Artisan will be closing at 5 pm today and closed tomorrow. Back to regular hours on 1/2! Boun Anno a tutti! Vi auguro tanto amore e di salute nel 2013. (Happy New Year everyone! Wishing you much love and health in 2013.)
Hi all- t’do in Highland Park will be closing at 2 pm today. We are dealing with some weather related issues but most importantly we want to make sure our baristas do not have to deal with unsafe conditions in thier commute to work this afternoon and evening. Thanks for being cool and understanding. See you tomorrow!
Happy Holidays and Buon Natale! Can’t help myself…I know I post this pic every yearLove the story of the Grinch! Hope you all enjoy your roast beasts and here’s to all of our hearts growing three sizes larger in 2013!
t’do Highland Park:
12/24 – 7am – 3pm
12/25 – Closed
12/26 – 8am-9pm
12/31 – 7am – 5pm
1/1 – Closed
Closed until thru 1/8/2013
1/9 – 8am – 4pm
12/24 – Closed
12/25 – Closed
12/26 – 10am – 5pm
12/31 – 10am – 5pm
1/1 – Closed
just doing what we do – making delicious coffee and creating community…this time t’do at the Artisan! Absolutely a great 1st night, Nick and Chad just doing what they do…being awesome baristas and brewing awesome coffee. Thank you to all of you that came out and bought some coffee. We will be back at it on Monday, 10am!
Oh yea…tazza doro is opening a pop-up manual brew bar tomorrow at the Artisan – 5001 Penn Ave!
We will be open for 1st Friday Penn Ave Art Walk – 6pm-11pm. Then beginning on Mon, 12/10, tazza doro will be serving amazing coffee, pastries and tea from 10am- 6pm. We plan to operate Mon-Sat/Sun and will be tweaking hours as we go and as soon as we know what works best. We will keep you updated. You gotta see this space…it’s stunning!
Our long term goal is to make this location a permanent t’do espresso and coffee bar. We will continue to explore and assess this amazing space and community as our next neighborhood to serve coffee. Please come by to visit, let us know what you think and to enjoy the space and coffee. Mel and Jason have done an amazing job getting the space ready for t’do to operate as a manual brew bar and we are working like hell to make sure the coffee is amazing when we we swing open the door on Friday evening!