What’s Up With The WiFi?

**UPDATE! We are back online!  Thank you to our friends at Citizens Bank of Edmond for helping us get things cleared up (at least temp. while we get our hardware!  So, come, sip, talk (and get on Facebook!)**

For the next hand full of days, EVOKE will be without public / free wifi.

We know.  A coffee place without free wifi. This has been a battle for coffee bars for years and we had never planned to enter the ring on this one. However, today we made the decision to change how our free and public wifi is distributed.  There are several reasons why and we wanted to be sure we best communicated with you as we rebuild our network and get it back online and ready for you. Quickly, here are a few things we are addressing:

1. Illegal Downloads / Streaming: This is a big deal and something we do not want to be an issue at EVOKE or anywhere, really. 

2. Internet Security: We want to be sure that when you are hanging at EVOKE and using our free internet that you are protected.  It’s the least we can do for our paying coffee / beer drinkers!  We have had many folks using our networks from the parking lots and other areas around Downtown Edmond and it just isn’t what it was intended for.

3. Network Hogging: We provide this service free of charge in exchange for your purchase! We have had quite a few issues with folks watching full length movies, downloading very large files and other massive internet activity that bogs the system down and makes it hard for others to enjoy it.

So, we are working as fast as we can to get all of this fixed and back online. We know it will make many of you upset but we hope that our transparency in this matter will help smooth things over.

You will never have to pay more than the price of coffee and food to use WiFi at EVOKE. While we hope that you will come and enjoy our bar and the other folks that frequent our bar stools and chairs without computers from time to time, we also want to be the place you can come and get other stuff done as well.

We have a simple goal: We want to be your SOCIAL coffee bar!

Please bear with us. We are on it and will have a system that works great for all!

Thanks again

Jason Duncan

5 months ago

 

 

Now Hiring - Work at EVOKE!

At EVOKE - we like to keep things simple.  Great Coffee. Great People. Great Times.  We are looking for people to join us in helping make these things happen.  Interested?  Here is what we are looking for: 


**A person that cares about the details (all of them)

**A person that takes pride in every aspect of what they do

**A person that values hard work - even when it is dirty

**A person who can think creatively

**A person dedicated to working with a team and helping everyone get better at what they do

**A person that can have fun while also multitasking in a high paced food service environment

**A person who is ready to learn and continue to learn new skills

**A person who is looking for a long term place to call home

**A person that wants 30 - 35 hours per week

**A person who has availability at least 5 days per week from 1p - 8p (including weekends) 


Do you think you have what it takes?  Here are some simple instructions on how to apply.  Please follow these closely!  

1.  Please drop off a cover letter and resume at our shop in Downtown Edmond

2. Your cover letter should include a bit about yourself and your coffee story and how you can help EVOKE and the rest of our team achieve success

3. We will review each applicant and begin “pre-interview” phone calls.  Please note that we cannot response to all applicants.

Thanks for your interest!  We look forward to meeting you.

5 months ago

 

 

On The Bar: Our Current Espresso

What we love about coffee over here is that it changes all the time. New coffees, new roasters and fresh tasting goodness all the time.  Here is a bit from the bar about this quarter’s new offering from Ritual Coffee!


Seasonal Espresso: Hunters in the Snow 

Price per pull: $3 (served with bottle of QSoda)

Notes from the Roaster:  Hunters in the Snow is comprised of three South American coffees contributing in equal parts. The first two hail from the state of Minas Gerais in Brasil. A pulped natural Yellow Bourbon from the São Lourenço farm provides a chocolate syrup base while the mechanically washed Yellow Icatu from Afonso Maria Vinhal’s Recanto farm brings a clean, spun sugar sweetness. The last coffee is a returning favorite from Colombia. The Artunduaga brothers Fabio and Hector, along with their neighbor Omar Viveros, collaborate to create a coffee they call La Amistad. This coffee provides much of the fruited acidity to the espresso, with rose hip aromatics and flavors of dried apricot and Washington apple.

Coffees in Blend: 

  1. La Amistad - Omar Viveros, Hector and Fabio Artunduaga / Washed Caturra, Colombia, Castillo / Pitalito, Huila, Colombia
  2. Recanto -  Afonso Maria Vinhal /  Mechanically Washed Yellow Icatu / Patrocinio, Minas Gerais, Brasil
  3. São Lourenço - Mariana Meat and Potatoes/ Pulped Natural Yellow Bourbon / Varjão de Minas, Minas Gerais, Brasil

We are very excited about this new one and it is tasting super sweet as an espresso and cappuccino and holds up very nicely in our lattes. Come give it a sip and tell us what you think!

6 months ago

 

 

Happy Hour(s) @ EVOKE!

Every hour is happy hour at EVOKE!  However, we think that maybe we can make the hours of 4p - 6p every single day just a bit happier for you. That being said, welcome to Happy Hour(s)!

Each day (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday), be HERE for great deals on craft beer and “shareables”.  

Don’t think a coffee shop in Edmond can have as good of beer as other places around?  We think we do ok. Here is our current beer line up.

  • Rogue Dead Guy german miabock 
  • Great Divide Nomad pilsner
  • Santa Fe Happy Camper IPA 
  • Santa Fe Saison 88 farmhouse ale 
  • Santa Fe Chicken Killer barley wine 
  • Brother Thelonious Belgian Style Abby 
  • Big Sky Moose Drool brown 
  • Big Sky Heavy Horse scotch ale 
  • Angry Orchard Apple Ginger cider 
  • Angry Orchard Crisp Apple cider 
  • Avery Out of Bounds stout 
  • Avery Ellies brown 
  • Avery Reverend quad 
  • Avery Joe’s pilsner
  • Anchor Holiday Ale
  • Anchor Liberty Ale
  • Anchor Steam
  • Prairie Bierra

We are constantly changing stock and options so be sure to check us out! During Happy Hour(s) - you get $1 off beer! 

We also offer $1 off specials on our shareables which include:

  • Chips and Salsa (made in house!)
  • Hummus and Veggies
  • Dip Trio

There really isn’t a reason not to spend an hour or two at EVOKE after work or school or just for the hell of it.  We hope to see you soon (and maybe 4 of your best friends).

Sip slowly. Sip Often.

Drink better in 2014!

6 months ago

 

 

Introducing EVOKE Cycling: Race Team and Pedal Club

(a note from Jason Duncan)

I’ve talked about it quite a bit over the years.  If you have been following EVOKE since the early days when I wrote over at A Thought Over Coffee from Nasvhille, TN or followed us while in Bozeman, Montana or if you got to know us when we opened in Oklahoma City in 2009 or even just met us when the shop finally opened in Downtown Edmond in 2012 - you know that the two main communities I can’t get enough of are coffee and pedaling (bicycles). The communities that go along with both always remind me of why I (we) took this journey head on back in 2005.

Jenni and I have always had the dream of being a hub for these communities - both on a local scale and as wide of scale as people would have us.  We aren’t setting out to change the world. We aren’t setting out to change the face of coffee or cycling and we aren’t setting out to re-invent all the good things that great people have done before us and are doing now. We always wanted to set out to be a supporter and gap filler where we could be used best.

That was a long introduction to something I’ve been working on for quite sometime - EVOKE Cycling.  Like when the shop was finally realized in 2012, this group of people that we call EVOKE Cycling is finally here and I could not be more excited.

So, I am proud to introduce EVOKE Cycling: Pedal Club and Race Team!

I want to personally invite you to find out more about the EVOKE Pedal Club and Race Team (powered by Team Undiscovered - learn more about them and their past success!) at our official launch party happening next Thursday.  

During the party, you can check all of the below things off your “to-do” list (or Evernote, or Wunderlist or whatever!):

1. Join the EVOKE Pedal Club Order your Pedal Club Kit (the “dues” of being a member!)

2. Find out more information on what to expect when you ride with EVOKE and what rides we will be doing this year.

3. Meet our Race Team – Team Undiscovered / EVOKE Racing

4. Mingle with our sponsors and give high fives!

5. Eat Free Food

6. Drink Free Drinks

7. Have Fun

8. More fun!

Here are the vitals:

  • Date: Thursday, January 16th
  • Time: 7p - 9p (ish)
  • Location: EVOKE, 103 South Broadway, Edmond OK 73034
  • For more details, check out the Facebook event and tell us you’re coming (and invite a few people!): EVOKE Cycling + Launch!

We are very excited about the upcoming season – both for the Pedal Club and Race Team. To kick it all off, we’re going to party! EVOKE Cycling Launches JANUARY 16th from Evoke in Downtown Edmond! Tell your friends, neighbors, bicycle enthusiasts, or simply anyone slightly interested in a good old fashion shindig. You’re all invited to ride with Oklahoma’s newest pedal club – open to all riders and all types of bicycles.

Seriously – tell your friends and your parents and your kids. We want everyone to ride with us!

As we like to say: Sip Slowly. Pedal Often!

Thanks again. See you next Thursday!

Jason Duncan

Owner, EVOKE!

7 months ago