In 2012 with the holidays in full swing, we hosted a cupping event to showcase holiday blends from our roaster partners around the US. We received coffees from more than a dozen roasters from all parts of the country. The cupping event brought together roasters, baristas, and coffee geeks from Seattle and around the northwest for what was a fun way to celebrate the coffee of the holidays.

We’re reviving the holiday blend cupping again this year with a cupping event on December 6th starting at 10am our learning lab in Seattle. The event is open to the public, and free to attend.

This year, we’re adding a giving component to the event, in support of the Ballard Food Bank. We invite holiday blend cupping attendees to bring an item or two to help fulfill the food bank’s wish list.

If you’re not able to join us, but would like to have your coffee included on the table, please email; if you’d like to attend the event, all of the details are on our Facebook page.

We hope to see you December 6th!

A few suggestions from the Ballard Food Bank wish list:

Shelf Stable Food Items
Canned Soups
Canned Fruit
Canned Vegetables
Shelf Stable Milk Products (soy milk, rice milk)
Canned Protein (corned beef, beans, tuna, peanut butter, chili)
Cooking Oil
Pet Food

Hygiene Items
Baby & Adult Diapers
Diaper Wipes
Toilet Paper