Dates for the fall and early winter for our wildly popular Public Brewing School (PBS) have been announced! PBS is a two-hour class taught by our trainer Andy Kent and is geared towards helping you create the best coffee you can while you are at home. Processes covered include pour over, french Press, vacuum pot, Bialetti, Chemex, and more. PBS is always on Saturday at 10am and always free. It is held at our Capitol Hill location, in our cupping room above the roasterie.
If you are interested in attending any PBS session, please email Andy Kent at firstname.lastname@example.org
The weekend we accepted a gracious invitation from Blue Hour’s Bruce Carey to attend a stellar celebration for Blue Hour’s 10th anniversary. The party was actually a benefit to raise money for Mercy Corps and included copious amounts of delicious food and drink (and homemade ice cream), and a performance by Storm Large.
We brought in our mobile espresso cart to provide guests and staff with some much needed fuel to bring the party well into the night. Via Tribunali also provided their rolling pizza oven and was slinging fresh pies as fast as we were slinging fresh espresso. All in all, it was a great time and Bruce estimates something in the neighborhood of $18,000 was raised for Mercy Corps. Happy 10th Blue Hour, and thank you!
On Monday myself and few Caffé Vita folks were able to take a wonderful sunny walk around the new South Lake Union Amazon campus, finished off by a brewing demo. We were lucky enough to be asked to do a surprise coffee demo for 130 out of state/country Amazon employees. It was great seeing the excitement in their eyes when we showed up with lots of brewed Farm Direct Gayo River Sumatra (brewed in both French Press and Cold Press method for the demo). At first I thought there excitement arose from a break in their morning of PowerPoint presentations, but I was thrilled to be completely wrong with my preconceived notion: Amazon was stoked about coffee!