West coast shoe designer John Fluevog is pleased to announce a very exciting new collaboration with JJ Bean Coffee Roasters. Arriving this Spring is The Coffee Tenango Shoe, inspired by another Spring arrival, a special new Reserve coffee roasted by JJ Bean in celebration of 40 Years of Fluevog.
John loves coffee. He can often be found in the back of a café in some far off part of the world sketching new shoe ideas. When at home, that café, more often than not, ends up being a JJ Bean Café. Ironically enough, John Neate started JJ Bean, and all of his employees wear, or have worn shoes.
“The idea just bubbled up that it would be fun to link our two organizations in some way. As it often does with people, this sort of thing can happen naturally when there is what appears to be a shared vibe or feel”, comments John Fluevog.
“Although we’re biased, we really view the whole process of roasting and enjoying some of the world’s best coffees as being a very Soulful experience”, says John Neate. “Needless to say, we were excited about linking up with such a creative Soulman who takes the quality of his work as seriously as we do.”
Once John N got John F up to speed on the delicate balance of roasting, the two started cupping, tasting and crust breaking until the wee hours of the morning. “It was a real education”, commented Fluevog. “I’ll certainly think of coffee a little differently from now on.”
This single origin Guatemalan coffee exemplifies all that is sought after in great Central American coffees. It is very clean, with a refined acidity and a rich, nutty character. As Neate put it, “now this is coffee with soul.”
Fluevog’s Tenango design (named after the origin of the Fluevog Roast: Huehuetenango) passionately brewed into a bright tea-strap heel that has floral notes of a lively buttery sweetness, and features the 3″ leather wrapped Coffee heel. Finished with sexy Cairo imprinted leathers and patent trims, the Tenango heel is now being served at all Fluevog locations. Just like the bean that it was inspired by and named after, the Tenango is a delicious single origin shoe roasted to Fluevogian perfection.
MMA Legend Penn and UFC Middleweight Sonnen talk about the news of the week
TONIGHT Friday, April 23 at 9:00 p.m. ET
WHAT: Tonight on HDNet’s “Inside MMA,” former UFC Lightweight and Welterweight champion BJ Penn joins UFC Middleweight Chael Sonnen on the panel to discuss the latest MMA news of the week with Kenny and Bas. Topping the list on this week’s program is a review of the post-fight melee at April 17 Strikeforce event – including commentary from the panelists. Penn also tells the panel about losing his belt to Frankie Edgar and what the status is on a possible re-match. He also gives some additional background on his new book, “Why I Fight.” Chael Sonnen, who is also currently running for State Representative in Oregon, talks about Anderson Silva’s antics at the recent UFC 112 and his strategy for beating him in their upcoming showdown, targeted for this August.
WHEN: “Inside MMA” airs on HDNet, TONIGHT Friday, April 23 at 9:00 p.m. ET.
“WIDEawake entertainment group” Juno Award Winning Recording Artist Sean Jones, is heading back to the studio to record new material for his upcoming album. Sean describes his new sound as Pop Rock with Soul. Heavy distortion and soaring guitar lines juxtaposed over killer grooves and soulful melodies.
Sean will be collaborating with music producer, Stuart Zender. Zender a founding member of Jamiroquai, has worked with the likes of Lauryn Hill, D’Angelo, Mica Paris and Omar to name a few. A personal highlight for the producer was the opportunity to play and record with the legendary Stevie Wonder.
“I’m absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to be working with such a high caliber producer, someone who I truly admire” - Sean Jones.
There’s no doubt, by putting Sean Jones and Stuart Zender in the same studio, the final result will be great music. Stayed tuned and stay connected.