CoffeHouse #4- Tailored Coffee Roasters in Eugene, OR

It was my turn to pick out the coffee house for #4, and I chose Tailored Coffee Roasters. TCR is located at 291 E. 5th Ave, right across the street from the 5th Street Market, tucked in along a row of various businesses that share the same building. I had heard of this place from a Facebook friend who had photographed the process leading to it’s opening.

Good Morning!

Good Morning!

When we arrived, it was still early on a Saturday morning. There was only one other customer and the barista. It was very quiet.

There are coffee cups available for purchase.

There are coffee cups available for purchase. They also sell coffee beans

Also, several vinyl record covers decorated the wall. I even saw one from The Roots (those who watch "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" will know who they are.   There was a lot of peppy music playing over the stereo too.

Also, several vinyl record covers decorated the wall. I even saw one from The Roots (those who watch “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” will know who they are.) There was a lot of peppy music playing over the stereo too.

Ok, I was surprised that my coffee was served in a drinking glass, however, that did not influence my opinion of the coffee.  It was delicious and I always love it when the barista can make a design with the foam!

Ok, I was surprised that my coffee was served in a drinking glass, however, that did not influence my opinion of the coffee. It was delicious and I always love it when the barista can make a design with the foam!

The menu was rather short, which took us by surprise.  I ordered toast with peanut butter & honey.  What was really neat though is that it was artisan bread with the fresh ground peanut butter, and the toast was served on wooden cutting boards.

The menu was rather short, which took us by surprise. I ordered toast with peanut butter & honey. What was really neat though is that it was artisan bread with the fresh ground peanut butter, and the toast was served on wooden cutting boards.

On a personal note, TCR’s location is right next to the railroad tracks and they have a window through which you can watch the train go by. A big plus if you have a train enthusiast in your family…………..like we do.

If you are interested in checking this place out and all they have to offer, their website is at http://www.tailoredcoffee.com/

Elizabeth

Happy New Year (a little late)

Hello Everyone,

I hope that your holidays  were fun and that you’re enjoying your new year.

Our new year started with the need for a floor replacement in one of our bathrooms.  Usually when we’re ringing in the new year, we’re wondering what the year will bring. I don’t think that water damage and mold in the sub-flooring was what we thought we’d start with.  When all is said and done, I hope to have “before” and “after pictures.   In the meantime, we’re getting ready for a bit of  a remodel.  Something we’ve never experienced before.  We’re also sharing our bathroom with the kids. Extra toothbrushes and shaving supplies and not a lot of counter space.   We’re adjusting.   Learning to adjust is a good thing.

School is back in session for Kylin.  He probably wishes that Christmas vacation lasted longer, but he hasn’t complained. However, there are days when he’ll hide out in his room to play and hopes that I’ll forget about school.

This year is also the “year of firsts”.  That first year of holidays and events after a loved one passes.  We lost two family members in the past two months.  My grandma passed away one week before Thanksgiving.  My sister’s mother passed away on the Monday before Christmas.  So the holidays were a bit mellow, and full of thoughts of our loved ones.

I guess that this is the year of adjustment, and not just adjusting to one less bathroom.  Also adjusting to the new normal, and whatever else may change the plans or hopes we have for this new year.

Here’s to a  new year and opportunities to adjust, or be flexible.

Cheers!

Elizabeth