BOBBY DIXON + CORTADO
Bobby Dixon is a designer, hand-letterer, and poster maker with over 20 years of screen-printing, gig poster, and print design experience. As the owner of KLCTVEfusion and Creative Director of Industry Print Shop, Bobby has worked with Nike, Zoo York, SXSW, Austin City Limits, Paramount Pictures, Toyota, Sprite, and Texas Monthly. He graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelors of Fine Arts and likes tacos.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE GO TO COFFEE DRINK?
Cortados and Cappuccinos when I gotta get moving. Black coffee when I can stay awhile.
DESCRIBE YOUR MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE ASSOCIATED WITH COFFEE?
First time having Kona coffee, in Maui, no sugar or cream. Changed my life as far as coffee is concerned. Up to that point I had no clue what good coffee should taste like.
DO YOU MAKE COFFEE AT HOME? IF SO, HOW DO YOU PREPARE IT?
I used to make French press all the time, when I was freelancing full-time. Nowadays I enjoy getting out of the house for coffee and spending time drawing and sketching in some of our great coffee spots in Austin.
WHAT WAS THE CRITERIA FOR CHOOSING YOUR PLAYLIST?
These are songs that changed my perception, whether it was musically, or just with life in general. There are way too many great songs out there to choose from, but these are the ones that have stuck with me throughout the years, and hearing them can easily transport me back to a specific time and place in my life. Definitely NSFW for some folks!
MACHINE HEAD COFFEE RECIPE
Double Espresso: Propeller Coffee Roasters "Ace"
Steamed milk for a Cortado should be warm not hot
Add milk to espresso for a total of 4 ounces
Cortado comes from the Spanish verb cortar, which means to cut. A small amount of espresso is pulled into a small glass cup and then it's cut with an equal amount of steamed milk
A perfect blend of espresso and milk.