Aldo's Coffee in Southwest Airlines Magazine

Aldo's Coffee in Southwest Airlines Magazine
Kathleen King, founder of Tate's Bake Shop, is featured in this month's Southwest: The Magazine (the in-flight magazine of Southwest Airlines), and calls out our signature Orient Espresso blend as one of the things she craves when traveling. The feeling is mutual, as we have a weakness for her famous...

Drink to your health: the perks of drinking coffee

Drink to your health: the perks of drinking coffee
As a former magazine editor specializing in health and nutrition and an avid coffee drinker, I’m drawn to scientific studies revealing the positive effects of my daily habit. Earlier this year, I was particularly stoked when the federal advisory committee that helps write the Dietary Guidelines concluded that downing five...

Customer Spotlight: Photographer Lloyd Ziff

Customer Spotlight: Photographer Lloyd Ziff
Swing by Aldo's virtually any afternoon and you're likely to find Lloyd Ziff quietly enjoying a macchiato. In addition to being a loyal Aldo's customer, Ziff happens to be a world-renowned photographer. His latest work is a must for the coffee table: New York/Los Angeles, Photographs: 1967-2015 (KMW Publishing). The...

How to choose a grinder

How to choose a grinder
If you're reading this post, you're a committed quality-coffee-drinker or at least, a budding one. Your next investment, as any aficionado worth his salt will tell you, is just as important: a grinder. Grinding the beans just before brewing your coffee—as opposed to days in advance—will help the coffee last...

New labels, same amazing coffee

New labels, same amazing coffee
Our humble coffee shop sells a lot of bags of coffee: bags for the shelf in our cafe, bags for online orders, and bags for wholesale orders. In the past, every single one of them was handwritten by Aldo. So it shouldn't have come as a surprise when he said,...

Who are you and what have you done with Aldo?

Who are you and what have you done with Aldo?
After many, many months of discussing, brainstorming, drinking wine, worrying, soul-searching, panicking, drinking more wine, and finally, filling out more paperwork than any of us had ever imagined, my wife A.J. and I became partners with Aldo. The deal was contingent on two things: first, that Aldo would stay committed...