Diesel’s Very Own Disney Character

This week’s all-star guest contributor is Reba! Reba currently works in the office as the Administrative Assistant, but she is also just one of the many resident creative forces that we employ. She plays several different instruments, is a singer, writes songs and is currently playing in and around Somerville with her latest band, The Read More

Lights, Camera, Action… Diesel!

This past Tuesday, June 10th, ABC Family premiered their new series “Chasing Life” set in Boston, and featuring Diesel. The back story is that the main character used to be a manager at Diesel, has recently gotten a job at The Boston Post aka The Boston Globe. but her best friend and witty sidekick still cracks Read More

Cuppow: Local & Lovin’ it!

This week’s contributor is Shayna, she’s back by popular demand! She can be seen managing shifts at Diesel and helping our baristas hone their drink making and latte pouring skills. When I first moved to Somerville, I put my journalism classes to good use by writing for Boston’s Weekly Dig, that is, if I found Read More

Relationships: A Common Thread Between Coffee & Cheese

The relationship between cheese and coffee, huh? I know a far stretch right? No, this isn’t some forward thinking coffee industry trend, its more a blog post on just that, relationships. Diesel and Bloc 11 started a long standing relationship with Fiore Di Nonno back in March 2009. Lourdes, Fiore’s owner and original sole cheese Read More

A Story of Design & Coffee

This week’s blog post is a profile of one of our talented baristas, Miguel. A recent hire, Miguel can be seen serving coffee with a smile and currently spends his days off in the studio creating looks for his clothing line Grey Line Map. I was practically born with a cup of coffee in my Read More

SARAH MARTIN & HER BEAUTIFUL ICE MACHINE

A post written by one of our wonderful co-owners, Tucker Lewis. Tucker can usually be seen brainstorming and making most of the amazing reclaimed wood furnishings at Diesel and Bloc 11. [As we get ready to open Forge, our third location, I find myself in the curious position of looking backwards. Little points of comparison Read More

EGG COFFEE: a TUTORIAL

Perhaps now that Easter is over you have found yourself with too many eggs in the fridge. Me too! I’ve been wanting to try egg coffee, a brewing method popular in the Midwest, originally from Scandinavia. It is made by adding a raw egg, shell and all, into ground coffee, and boiling it in water Read More

Chemex: Form vs. Function | Cameos & Coffee Brewing

Mid century modern design meets manual coffee brewing in style with the Chemex. The Chemex coffeemaker was invented in 1941, made simply of non-porous glass and a wooden collar handle, it remains one of the best manual brewing methods, resulting in one of the smoothest cups of coffee around. Chemex is a family owned company Read More

If The Walls Could Talk

A guest post by Regina Parkinson, she is the Art Curator for both Bloc 11 and Diesel Cafe as well as one of our talented Diesel Cafe baristas. An active member of the Boston area art scene, Regina currently works at the ICA, hosts local artist based pop up galleries, as well as promotes local Read More

Brewin’ and Tattooin’

This week’s contributor is Shayna, she’s back by popular demand! She can be seen managing shifts at Diesel and helping our baristas hone their drink making and latte pouring skills. I got pajama pants covered in coffee cups from my dad last Christmas. “Great!” I exclaimed, “Now I can think about work even when I’m Read More

So, what do you do here?

One of the most common questions people ask me when they learn that I co-own Diesel Cafe is: what do you do there, what is your job? Even after answering such a seemingly simple question many times, I still stumble over the response.  The truth is, it is so different every single day. Generally speaking, Read More

Coffee, Comradery, & Connections…

“Comradery is the spirit of friendship and community in a group, like the comradery of soldiers at war who keep each other upbeat despite the difficulty of their circumstances.” The kinship of Diesel baristas who have smiled and laughed through some of the busiest days and nights. Summers of 1,000 freshly squeezed raspberry lime rickeys, Read More

Anything But Normal

This week’s all-star guest contributor is Reba! Reba currently works in the office as the Administrative Assistant, but she is also just one of the many resident creative forces that we employ. She plays several different instruments, is a singer, writes songs and is currently playing in and around Somerville with her latest band, The Read More

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