Next week the city of Nice, France, is set to play host to an international gathering of the coffee tribes for the Specialty Coffee Association of Europe‘s 2013 World of Coffee event. Your Sprudge Editors will be there thanks to the gracious support of the SCAE, covering a wide variety of competitions, and getting a bit of a sticky beak at a plethora of lectures and showfloor shindigs.
But you know what we care the most about? Really and truly? We care about the parties. There are three redonkulous parties scheduled for WOC Nice, and Your Sprudge Editors have the inside scoop on each of them. Even better, we’ll be serving as your Executive Realness DJ’s at events happening on the Thursday and Friday of SCAE. Read on!
Wednesday night, June 26th
Coffee Kids are throwing a wild beach rave at the Hi Beach Promenade Des Anglais, beginning at 7pm and going until far too late for most of those involved. Admission is a scant €15, and you can pick up your tickets at the SCAE shop or the Coffee Kids booth, both located inside the WOC event itself. Wear your best beach scarf, and get ready to get down for the specialty coffee industry’s most reputable and well-loved charity. We’ll see you there!
Thursday night, June 27th
Our friends and partners at UNIC are throwing a MASSIVE party on Thursday night, featuring what’s sure to be the end-all be-all latte art throwdown of WOC Nice. This party is a limited space affair, so if you’ve not yet RSVP’d, you’d do well to print out the invitation card directly above this text for presentation at the door, and maybe they’ll let you slide.
Expect coffee cocktails prepared with aplomb by the esteemed Sauro Dall’Aglio, a cup tasting quiz, photos, and no shortage of seaside vibe. The event itself is taking place in an historic venue located just across the Promenade des Anglais from the Mediterranean Sea, which clearly doesn’t suck.
We are DJ’ing the latte art competition portion of this evening, which means good old fashioned American battle raps for the international masses. The throwdown begins at 9pm. Be there.
Friday night, June 28th
What would a massive coffee event be without an official Natvia Sweet Fantasy party? From 8am til 1am the coffee world will invade High Club, an enormous European Discotheque located on the Promenade. If you’ve attended a Natvia party, you already know what to expect: dancing, drinks, a who’s who of coffee celebutantes and high rollers, and all manner of ever-growing legends and whispered recollections. But for the first time ever, we’re very excited to announce that Sprudge.com will be performing a DJ set for Sweet Fantasy. We’ll be getting the party started right with an 8:30pm – 10pm set of lost disco gems, funk classics, and old school crate digger jewels, before handing things over to the European house DJ’s at High Club.
You won’t forget it. You might not remember it. This is the biggest coffee party of the summer season, and we’re of course proud to be officially sponsoring this party. Full details and tickets available for purchase here!