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Published:April 3rd, 2009 11:08 EST

Each day should begin with Silver Joe's Coffee and finish with a glass of Opolo Wine

By Rocco Loosbrock

I love camping and taking my trailer with me as I visit some of California`s hidden treasures. I have two essentials when I travel: wine and coffee. Each day has to start right and finish nicely!

Recently I spent some time looking at Airstream`s classic trailers, you know the silver sleek looking trailer that Paris Hilton used in the T.V. reality show called The Simple Life. In looking at that trailer I found out that the official coffee of Airstream was Silver Joe`s Coffee. This got my attention so I called them and wanted to know more about the very excellent coffee I enjoyed that weekend at a campground in Paso Robles.

I spoke to Cameron Clement, the founder and co-owner of Silver Joe`s. He told me that, "The norm in coffee canisters for almost 100 years has been the round can," and All of that is about to change with the introduction of our innovative container. " There is something about this shape " it invites touch and creates an expectation of quality which we made certain to meet with the coffee that is inside, " added Clement. The shape of their coffee containers is really cool and aerodynamic just like the Airstream trailer.

At Silver Joe`s, it`s all about the coffee " and they want their container to prove it. " Clement continues, Silver Joe`s has distinguished itself as a unique, independent, premium coffee company that provides innovation and high quality coffee and products for outdoor enthusiasts. From the outset they sought to create products that would exemplify the character and excellence of this adventure-based coffee. "

For me a great cup of coffee is the only way to start your day off and there is no better way to end your day than with a great glass of wine. On this particular trip I spent my evenings drinking wine from Opolo Vineyards. I especially enjoyed drinking their 2005 Pinot Noir. It offers vanilla and raspberry fruit flavors, a hint of spice and a rich earthy finish. I checked and found out that the fruit was hand harvested and fermented in small open topped bins. It was punched down for seven days before being racked into French barrels of which 65% were new. The wine was cellared and aged for 18 months.

We enjoyed this wine with pork chops and asparagus. It made for a great meal! I probably shouldn`t say, but I had a cup of Silver Joes Coffee when the wine ran out!

Signing off at Pigging out!
Rocco "Boss Hog" Loosbrock 


(SOP readers use coupon code SOP to get 10% off your next Coffee order) 


Rocco owns and runs a Bacon of the Month Club called The Bacon Freak Bacon is Meat Candy Bacon Club as well as a Wine Club called the Coastal Vineyard Wine Club