Swaslu: Inexorable Espresso Evolution
Roaster Flavor Without the Labor

When the Brooklyn Lyceum gets done
undoing a non-trivial set of procedural due process violations ...

There ... WILL ... BE ... BETTER ... COFFEE ...
on the Brooklyn Lyceum block.
till then
... Out & About & On The Road w/an answer:
... Inexorable Espresso Evolution ...
Flavor, not labor, from our espresso cellar!
-- 15 years of a coffee shop/cafe
and the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy taught us that
there is another, more ecological, way.

-- When the Brooklyn Lycem Due Process dust settles,
we may be taking on, or taking out,
Starbucks with our own Espresso cellar.

--Till then we are pulling espress shots the SwaSlu way, on the road again!

We make it a point not to be a roaster
and will be presenting multitudes of flavors of roasters
from, well, everywhere at interim locations, events, markets and fairs.

Interested in better americanos/lattes than you could ever do at home?
Take a dip HERE

Judicial due process violations brought to you by
Judges Donald Scott Kurtz, Reinaldo Rivera & Devin Cohen

While we wait for the inevitable, either the court :
accepts the original judicial checkmate
(complaint was statutorily abandoned
based on record provided to the Court by the Plaintiff.)
accepts the new judicial checkmate
the court retroactively created
in avoiding that original judicial checkmate
(failure to serve our atty any papers, AND,
notice to appear a decade in the past,
no matter whom was served, AND,
granting relief not requested, AND,
granting relief unavailable under statute cited, AND,
premising decision on two non-existent sworn statements).
We are looking at a couple of interim sites in our other haunts
(New York State, Philadelphia and Maine).

Judicial due process violations brought to you by
Judges Donald Scott Kurtz, Reinaldo Rivera & Devin Cohen
Don't Blink Espresso

magical mix
a bit of this, a dash of that, voila MORE

ethereal espresso plane


While Swaslu seeks out stellar espresso roasts

and processes the roasts into an espresso cellar (hundreds of roasts drawn and frozen in time with key flavor details locked in place forever), we live to experiment.  When we find a combo that works for us we want to share it with you.

Thus, Blink Espresso, a magical combination of espressos.

Stealth Roasts

We do the labor ... pushing roaster flavor!
marketing espresso is a tasty job ... someone has to do it. MORE

TLDR / Summary -

Swaslu samples Stealth Roast Americanos

(and, on occasion, other espresso based drinks) using anonymous flash frozen manual (https://www.rok.coffee ) espresso roasts at events ... and collects up unbiased reviews and comments.

Swaslu collates the results and creates a database of anonymous taste preference information.

Americanos (and espresso based drinks) will rule the world!

***NOTE: we often mix a bit of this espresso and a bit of that espresso making the don't blink espresso

Dear Roaster:

SwaSlu Stealth Roast Opportunity
When the Roaster gets busy, the busy Roaster gets marketing help! MORE

It is all about the Marketing! -

In a world that expects ever more production from an ever shrinking timeframe, one can sometimes use some help.

That is what SwaSlu.com is set up to accomplish, more for, and from, your  STEALTH ROAST with minimal effort from your staff, all without risk to the Brand.

The people behind SwaSlu.com spent 20 years cranking a cafe/coffee shop and theater and marketplace, the Brooklyn Lyceum ( brooklynlyceum.com), with two -  three hundred person occupancy activity spaces.

We learned quite a bit working with events big and small. While that venture is on hold (really long story, no time for that now), we have taken some learnings and applied them to sharpen the marketing axe, an espresso marketing axe.

All Things Espresso

Stories and commentary on Espresso
all the news thats fit to drink! MORE

the SHOT!!! -

Swaslu thinks, with its Permian mind, that espresso ain't all that complicated. It is all about an attention to rigorous detail that Swaslu nails, but mere mortal baristas cannot hope match at volume. 

And, armed with what baristas cannot match, we are hitting the road to sample a panoply of STEALTH ROASTS from roasters nationwide all to spread the Americano love and  do unbiased market research for the roasters. 

First off, SwaSlu lets the roasters roast an build relationships with the growers.  The art of roasting and the effort to effectively interact with the growers is an important art best left to those who focus on that art, and is, really, the core foundation for great shots.

Second, SwaSlu digs into what espresso is as opposed to brewing.  That is on the science end of the spectrum, an end with which Swaslu is entirely familiar.

Espresso commands the taste from the grinds, whereas brewing coaxes out whatever flavor will willingly be coaxed.

Swaslu saves vital taste characteristics of the STEALTH ROASTS at our espresso workshop for sampling far from the normal machinery and preconceptions of espresso enabling our pop-up  roadshow. 

Americanos will come to rule the playing field, much as we did with infinite evolutional varieties over millions of years.

Snack Samples

Let us help you push your snack
whilst we push Stealth Roasts MORE


Many things go well with STEALTH ROAST Espresso.

Time to bring it home strong.

With an engaged espresso audience, we can sample your snacks and get feedback.

Apply here : https://swaslu.com/apply_snack.

500 Samplings over 8-16 event days.

And customer feedback to boot!

SwaSlu Philosophy

why SwaSlu do what it do
more espresso variants than are dreamt of in your philosophy MORE


SwaSlu 101:

Coffee is a fruit and one shall not roast a fruit till the essence of fruit is reduced to ashes.  You wouldn't do that to a grapefruit, so leave the coffee alone.

Espresso is a process, different from brewing, that extracts an otherworldly goodness when done well.

Espresso roasts are just roasts the roasters think would do well in the espresso process.  There is no standard.

Lighter roasts fade in milk based drinks.  So a bit less milk with lighter roasts in lattes and cappuccinos.

Espresso is origin of the universe level complicated : https://swaslu.com/wip/10044.

Americanos (espresso + a little hot H20) release flavors and nuances ordinary coffee can only bow to.

Freezing espresso shots is cool (pun intended) and allow for better Americanos than 95% of any brewed coffee, artisanal or not.

Many things go well with Espresso.

They should be liberally sampled (Submit Snack).

All things Trilobite

waiting since the permian
for a trilobite web compendium MORE

Trilobites = fascinating. -

With a trilobite as the swaslu representative, we want to give a shout out to these amazing creatures.

Rarely are there animals that survived hundreds of millions of years.

Enjoy some links and some discussion.

  1. A lament of the fate of trilobites
  2. Nigel Hughes (singer/professor)
  3. Trilobite (Deep Time)
  4. The Trouble With Trilobites
  5. Origins of Trilobites

Old Guard still standing ...

  • NPR
  • --18 Years After Murder And Arrests, Convictions In Daniel Pearl Killing Are Reversed
  • --'The Wuhan I Know': A Comic About The City Behind The Coronavirus Headlines
  • --How Mexico Is Responding To The Coronavirus Outbreak
  • --Livethread X: Global COVID-19 Pandemic
  • --'Sell one of your three yachts!': Outrage as billionaire Sir Philip Green asks for taxpayer help to
  • --NHS worker quit when she was stopped from wearing face mask | Tracy Brennan chastised superiors at h
  • --Coronavirus Live Updates: C.D.C. Recommends Wearing Masks
  • --Coronavirus in N.Y.: Live Updates
  • --430,000 People Have Traveled From China to U.S. Since Coronavirus Surfaced
  • --Make no mistake, Nick Foles arrives in Chicago driven to be the decisive winner of the Bears’ quarte
  • --Cubs Q&A: What would the Cubs look like with Eloy Jimenez and Dylan Cease? And is there any urgency
  • --What will the ‘open competition’ for Bears quarterback look like? And how will Nick Foles and Mitch

Indie news of note ...

  • --Concern at a Baltimore courthouse after two sheriff’s deputies test positive
  • --Council to call on city to appeal incinerator ruling
  • --Public Defender petitions court for reduction in number of incarcerated youth
  • --Yes, the NBA season must be over, right?
  • --On New York YIMBY, photos of B4/B15 construction progress, without recognition that a pause is comin
  • --If venues are "high-risk sites," Barclays Center won't open soon; NBA season's over, right?; does fe
  • --How My Grandmother Survived the Spanish Flu
  • --In Bella Vista, a Beaux Arts Gem Hides in Plain Sight
  • --Bigotry in the Quaker City and the Burning of Pennsylvania Hall
  • --ROUNDUP: Chicago and Illinois brace for mounting COVID-19 deaths, adjust to new normal
  • --Stateville prison outbreak signals COVID-19 threat to inmates, surrounding hospital systems
  • --EPA suspends enforcement as a nation needs to breathe

Science feeds of note ...

  • --NASA's Perseverance Mars rover gets its wheels and air brakes
  • --Remote control operation removes tiger's collar in India
  • --Deep-sea worms and bacteria team up to harvest methane
  • --Marvel at the universe with the free Northeast Astronomy Forum Virtual Experience today!
  • --Huge asteroid 1998 OR2 will zip harmlessly by Earth April 29. See the latest telescope photos.
  • --Accion raises $11 million to refine its dime-size spacecraft thrusters
  • --Hands-on with the Polaroid Now instant film camera
  • --Will it be safe to hold the Olympics in 2021?
  • --Apple fixed one thing to make the MacBook Air one of the best laptops around

Evolution feeds of note ...

  • --To Adapt to Your Current Challenges, Try this Speed Version of Prosocial
  • --How Free-Market Ideology Resulted in the Great Recession
  • --Self-Interest, Rightly Understood, is Social
  • --Same Actor in Different Stages: Genes in Shoot Apical Meristem Maintenance and Floral Meristem Deter
  • --Perianth Phyllotaxis Is Polymorphic in the Basal Eudicot Anemone and Eranthis Species
  • --Of Circuits and Brains: The Origin and Diversification of Neural Architectures
  • --The Adaptive Value of Numerical Competence
  • --The Demographic Buffering Hypothesis: Evidence and Challenges
  • --Straw Foxes: Domestication Syndrome Evaluation Comes Up Short
  • --High thresholds encouraging the evolution of cooperation in threshold public-good games
  • --Intercellular communication between artificial cells by allosteric amplification of a molecular sign
  • --The Fabry disease-causing mutation, GLA IVS4+919G>A, originated in Mainland China more than 800 year

Espresso feeds of note ...

  • --Global Coffee Workers: Sprudge Wants To Know How The Pandemic Has Impacted You
  • --Take The Sprudge Home Coffee Consumption Survey
  • --Take The Sprudge Survey For Baristas Impacted By COVID-19
  • --A Coffee Shop Favourite: Why Is Oat Milk so Popular?
  • --Guía Para Principiantes: Cómo Catar Café y Mejorar el Paladar
  • --Roast Defects in Coffee: How to Identify Them in The Cup
  • --Making Lampshades and Flowers With Used Coffee Filters
  • --Life is Coffee Comics #30
  • --Roast in Parchment (RIP) Coffee
  • --[MOD] The Official Noob-Tastic Question Fest
  • --[MOD] What have you been brewing this week?/ Coffee bean recommendations
  • --Why is espresso easier on the stomach? Coffee mysteries god damn you!