Handmade Coffee: Coffee with Intention

A blog post from our owners, Jennifer and Tucker. Diesel ever evolving and in constant motion, we strive to continually offer the best products possible.   Diesel is the oldest child and has run solidly on its engine for over 16 years now.   In many ways, it feels as though nothing needs touching or adjusting Read More

Brewing with Brendan: New Arrivals!

This blog post is brought to us by our very own Brendan O’Brien. Look for him every Thursday here at Diesel from 12:30pm-2:30pm and every Friday at Bloc 11 from 9am-11am, then later at Forge from 12:30pm-2:30pm, where he will be serving up new and exciting coffee from Intelligentsia.   Just as we enjoy peaches in the summer time and apples in the Read More

Brewing with Brendan: A Journey

This blog post is brought to us by our very own Brendan O’Brien. Look for him every Thursday at Diesel from 12:30pm-2:30pm and every Friday at Bloc 11 from 9am-11am, then later at Forge from 12:30pm-2:30pm, where he will be serving up new and exciting coffee from Intelligentsia. The first sip that we take of a cup of coffee may be the Read More

Brewing with Brendan: Exploring New Options

This blog post is brought to us by our very own Brendan O’Brien. Look for Brendan every Thursday at Diesel from 12:30pm-2:30pm, and every Friday at Bloc 11 from 9am-11am, then later at Forge from 12:30pm-2:30pm, where he will be serving up new and exciting coffee from Intelligentsia. I grew up drinking terrible coffee. My Read More

Brewing with Brendan: In the Detail

This blog post is brought to us by our very own Brendan O’Brien. Look for Brendan every Thursday at Diesel from 12:30pm-2:30pm, and every Friday at Bloc 11 from 9am-11am then later at Forge from 12:30pm-2:30pm, where he will be serving up new and exciting coffee from Intelligentsia. “Great coffee is not the result of Read More

Brewing with Brendan: Joy in Versatility

This blog post is brought to us by our very own Brendan O’Brien. Look for Brendan every Thursday at Diesel from 12:30pm-2:30pm, and every Friday at Bloc 11 from 9am-11am, then later at Forge from 12:30pm-2:30pm, where he will be serving up new and exciting coffee from Intelligentsia.    It seems that everyone likes to take their Read More

Brewing with Brendan: An Introduction

This blog post is brought to us by our very own Brendan O’Brien. Look for Brendan every Thursday here at Diesel from 12:30pm-2:30pm, and every Friday at Bloc 11 from 9am-11am and later at Forge from 12:30pm-2:30pm where he will be serving up new and exciting coffee from Intelligentsia. Do you like coffee? Are you interested in talking about great coffee, different brewing techniques, Read More

The Space Between

This blog post comes to you from our Co-Owner Jennifer Park.  As you may or may not know, so many aspects of Diesel are hand made, hand designed, and as Jen discusses in this post, hand written.   Recently, one of our managers suggested something….he suggested that we take my handwriting and create a font out Read More

The Evolution of Our Brewed Coffee Offerings

This week’s contributor to the Diesel Brew Blog is one of our co-owners, Jen Park. With nearly 16 years of owning and operating a local business in Somerville, she discusses exciting changes to come in an effort to continue to offer our amazing customers the highest quality products and service.     Over the years, Read More

Little Leaps

A new post written by one of our amazing co-owners, Jen Park. Diesel, Bloc, and Forge all began as an idea. An idea that sometimes had a lot of momentum behind it and sometimes lay dormant and quiet. And now that all three stores are open and operational, they continue to beat on as a Read More

Time Gaps

In this week’s post, Diesel Co-Owner Jennifer Park reflects on the passing of time at Diesel, and the snapshot memories that have worked their way out of the details.  Sometimes, I sit back and watch.  I sit at a table in the front window of the garage door façade and look around at how seamlessly Read More

That’s no ectoplasm, that’s my latte!

This week’s blog contributor, is Shayna! Shayna can be found pouring rosettas and managing on the floor at Diesel, but also has been known to partake in several other creative endeavors. Most recently her Zine Machines, hand painted interactive zine vending machines, were featured at Zine Fest in Somerville, MA as well as in the Read More

Diesel Trivia Contest

We are lucky. We aren’t bragging or anything, but Diesel has the best customers (Ok… maybe we are bragging…). For years, many of you have come in daily for a morning treat or an afternoon study session. We’ve seen your kids grow up, and we’ve swooned over your puppies. We’ve seen you power through midterms, Read More

All I Ever Needed to Know, I Learned from Sports.

This week’s post, a contribution by co-owner, Jen Park.   I love team sports. As an extreme introvert, I have always found comfort and great solace in solitary sports like running and cycling, but even 15 years later, I still love everything about team sports. I didn’t grow up playing soccer or anything team based Read More

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