~ Caffeine Crawl Sacramento year 2 was a drizzly, caffeinated success ~
The team's headed to Sacramento for Caffeine Crawl, cocktails and more...
~ Year three in the caffeinated sunshine. ~
~ Caffeine Crawl, Coffee Fest, Portland Cocktail Week ~ libations flowed freely in the Rose City this week, & our team drank it up. ~
~ Sadie took a very old car and three compadres to San Diego - beverage enchantment, and what we will call "adventure," ensued. ~
~ We asked 6 inspiring guys from the world of artisan beverages the same 2 questions,
and they answered. ~
~ Part 2 of the first Caffeine Crawl of 2015 in sunny San Diego ~
~ What we drank this week (and how we felt about it), in no particular order ~
1. Rocking Caffeine Crawl San Diego was just one of the many ways Bird Rock Coffee wowed us this weekend. From caffeinating an early morning TV interview to hosting a fantastic double route kickoff and sending us home with a delicious Ethiopian coffee and the sunny flavors of San Diego, everyone behind the bar was genuinely delightful and helped us see just why San Diego's coffee community is so incredible. - Sadie
A weekend of caffeine, sunshine and community - this is Caffeine Crawl San Diego's highlight real from the eyes, ears and taste buds of The LAB team.
After stuffing event bags full of awesome local swag with Jess from San Diego Coffee Network, staying in Little Italy made team dinner and drinks at Juniper and Ivy an easy walk. Solid cocktails and great food (a melt-in-your mouth biscuit was just the beginning) kicked off a fantastic weekend with flair.
Friday - Caffeine Crawl Encinitas
A day of magic started with an early TV interview for the team at Bird Rock in Little Italy, and several buttery cappuccinos saw us through. A coastal train ride to Encinitas set the mood, and the team at Ironsmith Coffee Roasters welcomed us with enthusiasm and iced flash-brew. Other stops included Pannikin Coffee and Tea, Cafe Ipe for a roasting demo, and a gorgeous presentation of two coffees and a house made "cookie" at Lofty Coffee Co's gorgeous roasting facility.
Saturday - Caffeine Crawl San Diego
With too many great shops to name, we kicked off an incredible day of Crawling at InterAmerican Coffee, Bird Rock Coffee and The WestBean. Watching Crawlers engage with the amazing people behind the coffee they drink everyday was a fantastic experience, and after a great after party at James Coffee Co, we ended the day at Craft and Commerce for excellent cocktails.
Exploration on our own time meant cappuccinos and donuts at James, lunch + beer at Ballast Point Brewing and plenty of time in the sun. An incredible weekend filled with the amazing people of San Diego's growing coffee scene has left us sun kissed and awestruck, and we can't wait for next year!
Be sure to check out the article in U-T San Diego and the recaps from San Diego Jumble, as well as the Crawl Yelp reviews!
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