Behind the Scenes at Koolfog: Meet Adriana!

Koolfog has been delivering cool mist systems and developing interesting fogscape designs for over 30 years in the Coachella Valley.   We are proud of our growth and the innovative misting and fog atmospheric applications that have evolved over the years.  We are also aware of the impact our amazing employees have had on serving our Greater Palm Springs community and our desert customers.  We wouldn’t be where we are today without the Koolfog team that work hard behind the scenes and we want to give you a glimpse of these contributors that make our team shine!

 

Meet Adriana:

Adriana has been with Koolfog for over 13 years and has witnessed how our outdoor cooling systems and our fog systems have provided comfort and great visual effects for an international clientele.   As our human resources liaison, Adriana has been instrumental in growing our team and building our corporate culture.  She handles this responsibility with ease while, also, taking charge of Koolfog’s invoices as well as A/R and A/P accounting needs.  She administers contracts, works with our insurance requirements, and keeps our front office on track.  Adriana loves a challenge and thrives in keeping on top of her work during our fast-paced busy season.

 

 

Adriana is a desert native, born and raised in Mecca, California.  She enjoys our Coachella Valley hiking trails, the mountain scenery, and of course, our colorful desert sunsets. While she loves the weather most of the year, she appreciates the value of Koolfog’s outdoor misting and fog systems as the temperatures heat up.

 

Adriana is a mother of two children who she says, “inspire her to be a role model”.    She likes to take her children to the Palm Springs Art Museum followed by a trip to Crazy Mel’s restaurant.  You’ll find Adriana and her family on the outside dining area cooling off under the misters while feasting on the eateries’ delicious burgers.

 

The La Quinta Cliffhouse is another one of Adriana’s favorite haunts.   She loves this destination location offering al fresco dining set among the rocks where you can take in a sunset dinner while relaxing comfortably under the venue’s patio mist systems. Adriana loves the diverse menu options and the amazing seafood appetizer selections.

 

Adriana loves seafood, especially, shrimp ceviche. A natural cook, she uses her senses to take over the kitchen.  Typically, she usually prepares her dishes using visual and tasting cues. In sharing her favorite shrimp ceviche recipe (below), she encourages the gourmet chef within to put your own spin on it. 

 

Adriana’s “Chill Mist” Shrimp Ceviche

 

2lbs – raw shrimp (peeled, deveined & chopped) 

2 to 3 tomatoes (finely diced) 

1 white onion (finely diced) 

½ cup of cilantro (finely chopped) 

¼ orange juice 

Salt to taste 

Black pepper (ground) to taste 

2 – finely diced serrano chiles (seeded)

 

A lot of lemon juice (fresh lemons) enough to cover entire ingredients

*Avocado wedges for garnish. 

Mixed all the above ingredients using the lemon juice to thoroughly “mist” the contents of the bowl. “Chill” in the fridge overnight. (5 – 8 hours) 

Serve on a tostada and garnish with avocado wedges!

 

 

 

 

 

HGTV’s Desert Flippers

HGTV’s Desert Flippers

In a recent episode of HGTV’s Desert Flippers, “Go Bold or Go Home”, Koolfog plays a key role in the house’s transformation. The show follows couple Lindsey & Eric Bennett who buy and refurbish homes in the Palm Springs Desert area. “Go Bold or Go Home” features a mid-century modern home in a desirable neighborhood that needs some tweaks to live up to its full potential. As part of the reno the Bennett’s focus on the backyard of the home, as Eric notes that “people come to Palm Springs for indoor/outdoor lifestyle” so they work to increase the usable outdoor square footage and create an appealing outdoor space. However, as the couple knows, heat can be a definite problem for potential buyers if an outdoor space is not cooled properly. Koolfog to the rescue!

We don’t want to spoil the show but can say that Lindsey raved about the “huge outdoor dining area” that was made possible by the addition of the misters to “cool the outdoor living space.” Clearly, adding a misting system helped the couple reach their goal of a successful flip!

Johannes Patio Misters Tune Up

Johannes Restaurant in Palm Springs serves European Cuisine from Austrian born Chef/Owner Johannes Bacher. Their patio utilizes a misting system to ensure comfort at all times of the year. The system was tuned up at the beginning of summer ’17 and working perfectly! Our patio misting systems are great for restaurants because they don’t leave any wet residue behind, which means your tables and guests’ food will stay dry.

Our patio misting systems are designed to enhance your restaurant patio dining areas with a cooler atmosphere during the hotter months of the year, to extend your rushes, to increase your capacity and to enhance your ambiance. Misting can provide even the most distracted person relief and relaxation. Food is meant to be, as it always has, a place for all of us to come and be together.

Empowering your restaurant to maintain a consistent revenue stream throughout the year can be a challenge. The very nature of a restaurant circles around “rush” hours and “dead” times. Utilizing patio misting systems can lengthen or even maintain existing peak periods for optimal table turn-over rates while giving your guests the subtle statement that you have carefully considered every detail of comfort. Smoking areas become welcoming and the passing crowds are drawn to your call of comfort.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to make your restaurant a hot spot all year round. Contact us to get started with a patio misting system installation.

Valley View Under Patio Misting System

What a view! Made possible at all times of the year with a Koolfog patio misting system, sitting outdoors, relaxing and just taking it all in becomes possible! The home is the basis of family connections, memorable bar-b-ques and the best birthday parties. Extend the square footage of your house, the time you can spend outdoors and the memories you make with a thoughtfully engineered and meticulously manufactured Koolfog high-pressure misting system.

Koolfog high-pressure misting pumps and misting nozzles deliver temperatures up to 35 degrees cooler. Using pressures of 1000 PSI to produce atomized water particles, Koolfog leverages the energy in the air, in the form of heat, to process the water particles effectively removing the heat from the air. In short, we drop temperatures significantly.

It’s about the times we share together; when there is only family and friends, and nothing really matters except that you are all together. These are the beginnings of the best memories, and they all start in your backyard. Koolfog’s high-pressure misting systems keep temperatures moderate so the most treasured experiences can extend well into the hottest times of the year.

Beat the Heat with Backyard Patio Misters

Beat the Heat with Backyard Patio Misters

Patio Misters

It’s no secret that homes within Palm Desert and Coachella Valley deal with extremely high weather temperatures throughout most of the year. Although, the weather in Palm Desert has been unseasonably cool this winter, these cold fronts won’t last forever. With spring and summer right around the corner, it’s time to start preparing for the imminent heat wave that’s on its way. How do you plan to beat the heat? (Hint: Patio misters are a good place to start.)

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Coachella Valley Misting System Winter Maintenance

Coachella Valley Misting System Winter Maintenance

Coachella Valley Misting System Winter MaintenanceYou may be well into your winter mode, enjoying the cooler temperatures and the holiday season. But did you know that while you aren’t using your misting system during this time of year, the components are susceptible to damage in winter temperatures – even in the Coachella Valley? Coachella Valley Misting offers misting system winter maintenance and shut down service to protect your misting system, helping to extend its life and to operate at maximum efficiency when you do need again…in just a few short months.

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Coachella Valley Misting Systems Keep Local Resorts Cool and Increase Warm Weather Revenue

Coachella Valley Misting Systems Keep Local Resorts Cool and Increase Warm Weather Revenue

Coachella Valley Misting SystemsAlthough we are a national company, Koolfog is locally-owned and operated out of the Coachella Valley, and it’s a particular pleasure to partner with our neighbors here. We know that the continuing heat can have a significant effect on off-season business and we work hard to provide our clients with custom misting systems to help increase their warm weather revenue. Misting systems can cool ambient temperature by about 30°, making a dramatic difference in outdoor comfort and creating much more inviting outdoor seating areas.

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Patio Misting Systems: Keep Cool and Bug Free in The Coachella Valley

Patio Misting Systems: Keep Cool and Bug Free in The Coachella Valley

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Courtyard Temperature Drops

 

We are well into summer temperatures, but most people still want to enjoy their backyards as much as possible during these warmer months. Whether you are hosting a party or just have your kids or grandkids enjoying the pool, sitting on the patio is a classic part of summer relaxation. Koolfog patio misting systems make the outside more enjoyable in our desert weather and can also help keep your patio bug free.

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Artist Mika Tajima Uses Koolfog in Art Sculpture in NYC to Represent Fluctuations in Gold

Artist Mika Tajima Uses Koolfog in Art Sculpture in NYC to Represent Fluctuations in Gold

Fog in art mika tajimaKoolfog has partnered with various municipal and creative entities to integrate mesmerizing fog effects in public spaces. The immersive quality of fog effects in art features is highlighted in the new “Meridian (Gold),” a temporary public artwork by the sculptor Mika Tajima, set in Long Island City, Queens, NY, which uses Koolfog high pressure fog to represent the fluctuations in the price of gold.

 

 

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Patio Misting Systems Create Cool Outdoor Spaces for Local Restaurants and Hotels

Patio Misting Systems Create Cool Outdoor Spaces for Local Restaurants and Hotels

image002 For businesses in the Coachella Valley, it’s vital to find ways to continue to attract customers during the hot summer months. Adding patio misting systems can make a significant difference for the comfort of guests by lowering the ambient temperature up to 30 degrees. Koolfog has worked closely with many local businesses to create patio misting systems custom-designed to their space for optimum cooling and aesthetics at each establishment.

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