Coffee Expo 2015

by Emily McGuire in News & Events

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The story of coffee culture is the story of us – freshly roasted and as close to home as possible. In 1975, Southern Season started as a small coffee roaster in Chapel Hill, NC. It was the first of its kind in the area, which helped us launch into the world of gourmet and specialty food. Our love of exploring the rich tastes produced in the South hasn’t stopped there as we have expanded our selection of high quality food and drink and our locations to Charleston, SC, Richmond, VA and Raleigh, NC (coming May, 2015).

It seems more than appropriate that we honor the foundation we have built our culinary community upon in April’s Coffee Expo (April 19 – 26). Join us for a week long celebration of coffee and the rich culture around it with specials at the coffee bar, discounts on local beans and coffee cuppings that will culminate in Saturday’s Roaster Extravaganza with coffee-themed tastings throughout the store. Our favorite roasters will be there and each department will feature coffee goodies and pairings. There will be plenty to taste and plenty to see at the coffee bar and tasting station as our experts demo their favorite brewing methods and gadgets. Before the week is out, make sure to enter to win some of our favorite coffee treats!

Not sure what a coffee cupping is? See how it’s done in our coffee department.

The full line up of events by location:

Chapel Hill, NC

Listen to Caroline Cahan, Southern Season Coffee Manager and Buyer, talk coffee on the April 4, 2015 episode of SideDish.

Friday, April 17 – Get a jump start on the Coffee Expo at Fridays Uncorked, which will feature wines from coffee producing countries!

April 19 – 26 – How many coffee beans does it take to fill one of our coffee jars? The closest guess wins a Coffee Swag Basket!

April 20 – 23 - Special coffee themed prix fixe menu at Weathervane Restaurant and Patio.

Monday, April 20 – 15% off Larry’s Beans cofee

Tuesday, April 21 – 15% off Carrboro Coffee Roasters coffee

Wednesday, April 22 – 15% off Counter Culture coffee

Carrboro Coffee Cupping 5 – 7 pm

Thursday, April 23 – 15% off Stockton Graham coffee
Counter Culture Cupping 5 – 7 pm

Friday, April 24 – 15% off Joe Van Gogh coffee
Joe Van Gogh Cupping 5 – 7 pm

Saturday, April 25  
Roster Extravaganza! – Coffee pairings and products containing coffee will be sampled throughout the store.
11 am – 3 pm – Featuring coffee tastings and demos from Counter Culture, Carrboro Coffee Roasters, Stockton Graham Coffee Roasters, Larry’s Beans, Moonstruck coffee truffles, Manhattan Soda, DizzyPig Red Eye Rub, JP’s Pastry, Coffee Crazed Cookies and Steel String Brewery.
1 pm – 3 pm – Enjoy a special, free cooking class by Counter Culture Coffee in the Cooking School

Sunday, April 26 – Coffee Quiz and Bean Jar Drawing 1 p.m.

 

Charleston, SC

coffee_cupThursday, April 16 – Get a jump start on the Coffee Expo at Thursdays Uncorked, which will feature wines from coffee producing countries!

April 19 – 26 – How many coffee beans does it take to fill one of our coffee jars? The closest guess wins a Coffee Swag Bag!
Special desserts offered at Southerly all week long.

Monday, April 20 – 15% off Stockton Graham coffee

Tuesday, April 21 – 15% off King Bean coffee

Wednesday, April 22 – 15% off Charleston Coffee Roasters coffee

Thursday, April 23 – 15% off Staff Picks

Friday, April 24 – 15% off Counter Culture
5 – 7 pm Coffee Cupping

Saturday, April 25 
Roaster Extravaganza! Coffee pairings and products containing coffee will be sampled throughout the store.
10 am – 1 pm – Tasting and Brewing with Counter Culture Coffee
11 am – 3 pm – Featuring tastings of staff favorites, flavored coffee tasting, Simpson Spring Coffee Soda, Herbed Coffee Spice Rub, Coffee Infused Balsamic Vinegar, and more!

Sunday, April 26 – Coffee Quiz Drawing and Bean Jar Drawing at 1 p.m.

 

Richmond, VA

Friday, April 17 – Get a jump start on the Coffee Expo at Fridays Uncorked, which will feature wines from coffee producing countries!

April 13 – 19 – Enjoy a coffee themed prix fixe menu from Southerly Restaurant and Patio.

April 19 – 26 – How many coffee beans does it take to fill one of our coffee jars? The closest guess wins a ta top prize of 2 free tickets to the May 2 class: Coffee Cupping and Tasting lead by Coffee Manager, James Hutchins. Runners up will receive coffee swag bags from our favorite local roasters!
Enjoy $1 off espresso drinks all week long.

Thursday, April 23 – 11 am – 3pm  Coffee Pod Machine Demo

Friday, April 24
11 am – 3 pm Counter Culture Coffee Tasting
11 am – 3 pm Stockton Graham Coffee Tasting
15% off Counter Culture and Stockton Graham coffee

Saturday, April 25
11 am – 3pm – Roaster Extravaganza! Featuring tastings, demos and cuppings with Lamplighter Roasting Company, Black Hand Coffee Company, Rostov’s Coffee and Tea, Stockton Graham and Blanchard’s Coffee Roasting Company. Also, enjoy other coffee themed tastings throughout the store.
15% off coffees from Lamplighter, Black Hand, Rostov’s and Blanchard’s

Sunday, April 26  –  11 am – 3 pm – Technivorm Mocca Master Coffee Machine Demo

 

Not sure what a cupping is? See how it’s done by the pros.