Sunday, February 16, 2014

Java Jamboree

      Today was the day...Java Jamboree has came & went and it was a fun event, full of conversation and caffeine! I was the host for this Sunday afternoon coffee & dessert extravaganza and would like to share some highlights from the day
      Hubbard & Cravens which is a local coffee company & shop, generously donated all the coffee for the event. I even got to meet with Liz, Hubbard & Cravens Office Facilitator and get a crash course in coffee. There is/was so much I had no idea about and it was crazy interesting. This coffee company has 2 in Broadripple, IN & the other across the street from where I work in Carmel, IN. Its such a nice place (if you haven't been there, I suggest you go, it is beautiful inside & the flatbreads are amazing). Coffee is like has so many different we decided to use this coffee for a tasting...also known as "coffee cupping".

The whole beans of the 3 coffees we tasted
-Bali Blue Moon- Origin: Bali
-SoBro Blend- Origin: S.W. Pacific
-Oakland Estate- Origin: Kenya
(Also the green coffee beans that have not yet been roasted, when roasted puff up like popcorn.)

Hubbard & Cravens was kind enough to donate these sample bags of the 3 coffees as well.

I made coffee menus, with each coffee's info & origin. Hubbard & Cravens does "direct trade" with their farmers so there is no middle man. (& no pesticides)

Gigi's cupcakes also helped with the event. They were wonderful to work with & their cupcakes were fabulous!

 Elise from "Sunday Charm" & Amber from "The Browsing Brunette" enjoy coffee & cupcakes

 Conversation, Coffee & Confections 
In the my hair client & amazing interior designer Jessica..& check out her blog @

Here's my girl Eva..digging on her fun coffee cup

coffee filter banner

Look @ this whimsical beauty Amanda @

Val & Amber during the coffee tasting

I made these coffee stirrers just for the occasion 

 Coffee Fixin's 

Aleks was the winner of my coffee themed giveaway!

Here is the table runner I made out of craft paper, coffee & coffee mugs

and every time I searched "coffee" on pinterest...vintage pics of celebs came up so I figured I'd just frame them and set them out on my coffee themed table.
-frames from Michaels

The event was very fun and interesting to see what coffee we liked best...mine was definitely the "Oakland Estate".....smooth and a bit strong but not too acidic and had a good after taste...I hope this inspires people to try a coffee tasting of their own and don't forget to visit "


  1. You really captured my awkwardness well ;) I had such a great time it was an AMAZING event!!! xoxo

  2. Thanks for having such a super fun and ADORABLE get together!! I LOOOVED every single detail!!!! The coffee was delicious!

  3. So much fun! Thanks for having us all over! I too loved all the tiny details! Thanks for helping us feel like coffee connoisseurs!
    Eva Marie

  4. It was such a blast! Loved all the detail that you put into it! You were a great host!!!! Thank you. xox

  5. You know Eva in real life?!? Haha. I'm so jealous! She is such a sweetheart! This looks like such a fun get together! Also, the braid in your profile picture...GORGEOUS!

    1. Thanks for checking out my blog! How fun and exciting for me! :) Yes, Eva is in my lil bloggy group in my area..I'm very lucky to have found such sweet girls!

  6. Um you are the cutest ever! And even though I'm not a coffee drinker, you make me want to be at that party!!