Every Monday our team gathers in our lab in Seattle to do a quick roundtable to hear what team members have going on for the week: a rundown of orders that are being prepared for shipment; updates on partners or customers who might be visiting the lab; to hear quick recaps after team members have been out in the field or at various events. It’s also a chance for us to connect as a team of people who work together: at these meetings we’ve heard engagement announcements, baby announcements, movie reviews, athletic achievements, recaps of camping adventures, shout-outs, and (since many on our logistics team are also musicians) the occasional serenade. This week, we heard about people’s plans to take a little break to gather with family and friends, and give thanks.

So we thought it was also appropriate to pause and thank you, too. Thanks for being part of what La Marzocco is. For your partnership, for encouraging and inspiring us to serve you better, for telling the La Marzocco story, for letting us be part of your story.

We’ll be taking a bit of time off this week; our Seattle office (and our solutions call center) will be closed on Thursday and Friday in observance of Thanksgiving. We wish you a wonderful holiday, and we look forward to being back in the office to work on your behalf next week.

When we’re back, we’ll also begin preparing for one of our favorite events of the year: our annual Holiday Blend Cupping and donation drive, to take place December 12th. We look forward to receiving and showcasing coffees from our partners around North America, and collecting donations in support of our local food bank. If you plan to attend, you can get a head start on collecting a few items to contribute: wish list.

Happy Thanksgiving.