I love how in the coffee industry, you meet creative people through creative people, like we’re all connected somehow, you just have to unearth the ties that bind us. Daniel Thompson of Buttondown Photography shot the gorgeous photos we used for the article “Latte Art Lessons From the Pros” that appears in the June+July issue of Barista Magazine. Getting to know Daniel and his keen eye for coffee photography (see our profile of him HERE) was pretty great, but then he introduced me to his partner, Emily Brock, and I had my mind blown by coffee-related creativity all over again.
Emily is a woodworking wizard, and the owner of Board and Bread, which is her line of handcrafted wooden tools such as serving boards, spoons, and as luck would have it, paddles for stirring coffee during the manual brew process.
Emily wanted to offer up one of her stunning paddles for Humpday Giveaway, and we said, “Hells yeah!” So you can look for that tomorrow as part of the July 10 Humpday Giveaway prize pack. We thought you would be just as curious to learn more about Emily as we were, so I’m sharing a conversation I had with her here.
Be sure to come back here to Barista Magazine’s blog tomorrow for a chance to win one of Emily’s handcrafted coffee paddles, and also check out Board and Bread’s lovely website HERE.
Sarah: How did you get into woodworking, and what do you specialize in?