DoubleShot Coffee Co. celebrated its 12th anniversary on March 12, 2016. Operating from their original location at 18th and Boston, DoubleShot has become an anchor in Tulsa’s Midtown for coffee connoisseurs and the cycling community.
The 12th anniversary party was full of family fun, a variety of “Toad in the Hole,” and, of course, coffee! I wanted to celebrate with DoubleShot because this was one of the first places that made Tulsa feel like home since moving here. DoubleShot feeds my need for good coffee, conversation, and pastries.
We’ll start with the coffee.
DoubleShot’s reputation is built on the coffee beans selected by roastmaster and owner, Brian Franklin. Each batch of coffee is roasted inhouse using a vintage 1953 Vittoria, which was restored prior to the opening in 2004. With passion and craftsmanship, DoubleShot coffee is roasted with love.
For the 12-year celebration, DoubleShot crafted the newest blend to their brew list, Ethiopia Natural Gabeb. After one cup, I happily bopped along in the crowd with a perfect coffee buzz. Although not my style, DoubleShot also created their first coffee and cigar pairing. For a limited time, cigar and coffee connoisseurs can purchase a pound of Colombia Maldingo coffee, presented a in a custom cigar box. Not stated explicitly, but there is a gift from the owner which includes the high-end cigars.
What better way to enjoy a bold cup of joe than with a sweet treat? Pastry Chef and Manager Shelly Hayslett Womack temps me via Facebook with pictures of baked donuts topped with a bouquet of fresh fruit. More than once, I’ve selected DoubleShot as a work meeting location for the sole purpose of getting a taste of whatever I saw posted earlier in the day. (It’s true. Donuts were on my agenda.)
Just as the coffee is roasted with love and care, so are the bakery items. Chef Shelley and Co-Pastry Chef Curtis Campbell take ownership in every batch that comes out of the oven. Their goal is to craft unique baked goods using fresh ingredients that will make you reminisce your favorite childhood treats.
The DoubleShot’s bakery serves up donuts every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. Cookies, muffins, scones, and savory baked goods are available daily. New to the menu are house-made English Muffins. I have yet to try them, but I hear they are going fast. You can choose from traditional or orange cranberry.
I love going to DoubleShot on Saturday mornings to get a good coffee buzz and knock out some work. I had to compliment the
Chef after I first tried “Pigs in a Blanket.” Their biscuit dough beats Denver Biscuit Co’s flaky layers, hands down. And I know my biscuits.
Next time you’ve got a hankering for something sweet or are on the hunt for a great cup of joe, give DoubleShot a try. You could literally follow your nose to find it. DoubleShot is in the plaza next door to Burn Co. at 1730 S. Boston Ave. Between coffee roasting, baking, and barbecue, it’s the best smelling block in Tulsa!
DoubleShot is open Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Sunday, 8 a.m. – noon.
Tidbit! DoubleShot was featured in the 2008 documentary The Perfect Cappuccino.