Coffee Potluck, we missed the mark!
I did fail to post the summary of last month’s tasting at Kahve! (yet to come!). I know we told you it was going to be the first Sunday of the month and we missed it, but there’s a very good reason for displacing this month’s cupping.
Earlier this month I told a few of our subscribers the exciting news! One really exciting piece of news was that our city Vancouver got featured in Barista Magazine!
I always feel my writing isn’t good enough; too plain, too straight, not straight enough, you get the point– so writing this article was as if someone challenged me to write a short story using as many Vancouver cafe names as possible in one long breath. The article is a survey of what I’ve seen living here in the last year, but by no means is it exhaustive! Click Here to see how many of your friends show up in the field report. Also in this issue are fascinating reports from Brazil and a great story on cold brew on throwdowns! – which brings me to my next topic.
In the name of celebrating those in the article and this city, Coffee Potluck presents…
Capps for Cocks & Coochies - A phallic coffee art smackdown!
Vancouver’s first ‘adult’ coffee art competition where coffee competitors will go head-to-head pouring cappuccinos in the shape of genitalia. Judges hand selected from a group of industry leaders will be selecting winners based on aesthetics, likeness to the required shape, and taste. The competition will be a fast-pased bracket elimination format.
Hearts & flowers on your morning latte are pretty, but this is more than that. A good friend I knew in Dublin lost her battle with cervical cancer on her 29th birthday this year and I can’t tell you how stunned and touched so many people were by her loss. This has inspired me to continue the dialogue about the topic of screening.
Our goal is to raise $500-$1000 for cancers below the waist. The entirety of the funds will be donated to Prostate cancer foundation & BC Women’s Foundation (their End Cervical Cancer project). Coffee Potluck inspires strong community building in specialty coffee and beyond.
Can’t pour? Don’t worry.
We can still have loads of fun, watch as the competitors pour different capps. Four Winds beer will be flowing from the taps and we have loads of doorprizes to tell you about throughout the evening.
Admission by donation, Competitors can register for $15 at www.picatic.com/cappadoodledoo
Want to compete?
Two more spots left for competitors and prizes will be awarded for the top three fancy pours!
Hope some of this has resonated with you, It’s my intention inspire a strong community of taste seekers and foster real encouraging relationships. Let’s pour!
Coffee potluck was started to share coffee with a friends. Through conversations with coffee friends, we started to see that there was a real lack of cohesion in our city. We wanted coffee community to come together! So we started a casual monthly gathering focused around cupping coffees. I need to tell you more about that story later, but essentially it’s not just at a competition we see coffee culture together, but we want to have events that increase interest, visibility, and expertise in coffee. Push professionalism and knowledge within the industry and make coffee knowledge accessible to consumers too.
Sometimes Vancouver gets a bad wrap for our cool exterior, but we have been extraordinarily lucky to land a host each month who whole-heartedly supports our event and community.
We share in the benefit of open dialogue and our audience hopefully goes back to support our previous hosts.
We want to make friends in Vancouver - this is one unconventional way to do it.