Road trip! This weekend I am headed up to Seattle for Coffee Fest. Coffee fest is a trade show that combines educational activities, networking opportunities and new product demonstrations. I plan to attend some classes, meet some people, see what’s new for 2011 and drink lots of coffee. When I’m not at the show, I plan to explore Seattle a little bit and check out some of the Emerald City’s better cafés. Right now, I have a list of seven places that people have recommended. Hopefully there will be time to see them all! I’ll be posting updates on Twitter (@CaffeinatedPDX) throughout my time in Seattle and will share the stories that I just can’t fit into 140 characters here at caffeinatedpdx.com. It’s going to be a fun trip and I look forward to telling you all about it.
Next weekend (November 6-7) is the Coffee Fair at the World Forestry Center in Portland. It is an opportunity to check out several local roasters’ coffees without traveling all over town to do so. The fair is open from 10am-3pm each day and there will be tastings and demonstrations of various brewing techniques. I’ve never attended the event, so if any of you know what is a can’t-miss event at the fair, please share it with all of us. If you see me be sure to say hello!