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 shops...one 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 wine...it has so many different tastes...acidity..aromas...flavors...so 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!
Conversation, Coffee & Confections
In the middle...meet my hair client & amazing interior designer Jessica..& check out her blog @ http://jessicastoutdesign.blogspot.com
Here's my girl Eva..digging on her fun coffee cup
Look @ this whimsical beauty Amanda @ www.amandalynnedesigns.com
I made these coffee stirrers just for the occasion
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 "