We are just one short week away from the start of the Los Angeles Coffee Festival (and the RAW WINE Fair LA, which will be covered by our sister site Sprudge Wine; the Sprudge Media Network is going to be in a full-on beverage frenzy). And like any coffee festival worth its salt, there are going to be fun, non-festival happenings outside the 100,000-square-foot Magic Box convention center. One such event that Sprudge is proud to be a part of is bringing some great tastes from the Pacific Northwest to the City of Angels. Taking place Saturday, November 10th, Bellingham’s Camber Coffee is taking over Coffee Hall Chinatown for a full-day pop-up of doughnuts, competition, and a splash or two of natural wine.
The day kicks off at 10:00am with a little help from Seattle’s General Porpoise, who will be providing the “doughnut” portion of Camber’s Coffee + Doughnut (and ping-pong) festivities. With a little help from a few Dayglow baristas, Camber will be offering pairings of a rose cardamom iced latte and vanilla custard doughnut as well as a mulled spice latte with lemon curd doughnut.
Then at 5:00pm, the gloves are coming off and the spoons are coming out for a Guess The TDS cupping. For a $5 buy-in, attendees will be able to participate in the triangulation cupping competition where they will have to pick out which cup of each set of three has a slightly different TDS than the rest. The grand prize for the Guess The TDS cupping is a Ratio Eight brewer, with other prizes including a gold Acaia Pearl scale, a Baratza Virtuoso grinder, a matte white Fellow Stagg EKG kettle, and a ton of goodies from Camber.
Once all the dust has settled from the rip-roaring, sip-slurping action, things are going to get considerable more chill with a natural wine happy hour. Starting at 7:00pm, a donation wine bar featuring a nice list from Amy Atwood Selections—provided by Oatly—will take over the space. Wines include Swick Wine‘s WB Pinot Noir, Holden’s Pretty Things Rosé, Chateau Barouillet’s Splash!, and Dufaitre’s Prémices 2017. All proceeds from the wine bar will go to Ground for Health, a non-profit organization working to treat and prevent cervical cancer in coffee origins.
After you've tied on one or two, join up with Portland's Deadstock Coffee at 9:00pm for a little karaoke.
There are going to be so many cool things happening the weekend of November 10th in LA, but make sure you stop by Camber's pop-up at Coffee Hall and have a splash with your friends at Sprudge. Because if there's coffee and natural wine, you know we'll be there.