fyi, events and fun from February 10-12th, as posted on the new Equal Exchange web site:
Tuesday, Feb. 10 thru Thursday, Feb. 12, Equal Exchange Café will be having its Grand Opening Extravaganza. We have made it through the holiday season, multiple snow storms and now we want to celebrate with you!
9-11am: Petsi Pie Bakery Demo & Sampling with Renee, founder and baker of the Somerville-based bakery. Try her delicious treats, served daily at the Equal Exchange Café.
12-2pm: Chocolate & Coffee Pairing with Beth Ann Caspersen, Equal Exchange Quality Control Manager, and Dary Goodrich, Chocolate Products Manager. Free and open to everyone!
4-5pm: Coffee Cupping & Tasting, featuring three medium-roasted coffees. Sign up at the Equal Exchange Café prior to the event – there is limited space! Cost is $10 and includes a pound of coffee to take home. Led by Beth Ann Caspersen, Equal Exchange Quality Control Manager, who has been with Equal Exchange for 12 years. She travels to origin to work with small farmer co-ops to source exceptional coffee for Equal Exchange, provide training seminars in specialty coffee and encourage a common cupping vocabulary.
9-11am: Glutenus Minimus Demo & Sampling with Natalie, the founder and gluten-free baker. Try her goodies, served daily at the Equal Exchange Café.
5-7pm: Grand Opening Reception with café baristas and Equal Exchange employees, friends and family. Stop in for door prizes and food from all of our local vendors, latte drink specials and a decaf drink special. Live music by the Grass Gypsies.
5-7pm: Coffee Brewing Class to learn about proper brewing, grinding and storage techniques for your favorite beverage. Led by Mike Mowry, Equal Exchange Quality Control Technician, who has been working in coffee for 8 years. Sign up at the Equal Exchange Café prior to the event – limited to 10 participants. Free!
Also featuring daily raffles – fill out a form at the café to enter.
Check the café web site for additional updates.
See you there!