If you're like me, when Coffee Fest (or any other coffee get-together) ends, you always wish you could have cupped more coffees. Somehow the whole weekend goes by and, while you got to sit in some lectures and visit some booths, you never got a chance to really dig in there with your spoon and explore the latest crops.
I am sitting on some absolutely stunning fresh-crop pacamaras and bourbons from El Salvador — micro-lots that aren't available anywhere else — but I had begun to despair of finding the right location for a cupping at such a late date.
Lucky for me, I ran into Sarah Dooley of Visions Espresso the other day (what a great town Seattle is!) and she told me about the Coffee Enhancement Lounge that Visions has boldly created. It's a roaster-neutral site where specialty coffee people — roasters, equipment people, retailers, baristas — can come together in the name of exploring great coffee.
Well, great coffee samples + great location + great coffee people = the cupping is ON!
You are cordially invited to join us for a cupping of these fantastic coffees, including the famous and elusive El Salvador pacamara. It's this Sunday, September 27th, at 1 pm. That's late enough for you to sleep in after the latte art smackdown and still hit the show floor. And it's early enough for you to get out of town plenty early in the day. If you AREN'T EVEN GOING TO COFFEE FEST, you should still come to our cupping. It's going to be a beautiful Sunday in Seattle.
The CEL at Visions is located a hop skip and a jump from the Convention Center, at 2737 1st Avenue South, just south of the intersection of 1st and Lander. Plenty of easy, safe street parking there.
These coffees are not to be missed! And Visions' Coffee Enhancement Lounge is something you DEFINITELY want to check out! Please RSVP to Daniel Humphries at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to come. I anticipate we will have a full house, so RSVP early to ensure your spot!
Cheers, and happy cupping!