First Friday Book Signing: Lauren Liess- Beach Life

It's First Friday! And this month we are thrilled to welcome interior designer, influencer, HGTV show host and author- Lauren Liess! Lauren is an interior designer from Great Falls, VA, whose creative spark and zest for life is contagious and inspiring.

Beach Life: Home, Heart & the Sea By Lauren Liess Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419771866
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days
Published: Abrams Books - May 21st, 2024

Allen's Summer Pick:

Summer is officially here so once again we asked Allen for his pick of the season. Here's what he sent us: 'Jack and the Roadmap crew have sourced an amazing coffee in the Rwanda Kiyonza Hill. This sustainably grown & washed process coffee is delicately honey sweet. Aroma of tropical fruit and hints of pineapple and dried mango in the taste. Full bodied with a vibrant acidity and silky mouthfeel that brings a crisp, clean finish. Don’t miss out on this delicious summery brew.' There you have it. The coffee to drink this summer, what Allen will be drinking this summer, is Rwanda Kiyonza Hill.  Order yours today!

Roadmap Coffee Farm Notes- Unfortunately, potato defect is very common in Rwandan coffee. Potato defect is difficult to detect before grinding but after grinding you won't be able to miss it. The smell is quite pungent. If you get a bag that tastes like potatoes- boil 'em, mash 'em, stick 'em in a stew- but don't bother drinking it. Let us know and we will gladly replace the bag. We tolerate potato defect risk because Rwandan coffee is delicious and this is a great offering from a network whose smallholders provide training, input, and contributions to health insurance for farmers.