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Art Show & Sale at Latte Da

Latte Da Coffe House and Wine Bar invites you to “Satisfy Your Senses” at its three-day Art Show & Sale from Friday, July 25, through Sunday, July 27. This event will also satisfy your soul, because proceeds from the sale of art will benefit the Assistance League of Southwest Washington. Use all five of your senses to see original works of art, smell the delicious fragrance of freshly brewed coffee, feel the warm summer sun on your arms (or enjoy Latte Da’s cool air conditioning, as the case may be), hear lively conversation and laughter, and taste Latte Da’s excellent selection of local wines. Here’s the schedule:

  • Friday, July 25, 5 to 9 p.m. – artist reception and preview, wine tasting, and light bites
  • Saturday, July 26, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – art show and sale
  • Sunday, July 27, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – art show and sale

Featured artists—who will be painting while the show is going on, creating new pieces of art for you to enjoy—include Jeanette French, Edi Olson, and Bonnie Junell, presenting works in oil and acrylic; Kathleen Hovis, with handcrafted jewelry; and photographs by Carolyn Waissman. For more information, visit the events page at www.lattedacoffeehouse.com.

Liger Roast at Paper Tiger

Lion + tiger = liger. Yup, it's real thing, and not just a figment of Napoleon Dynamite's imagination. Paper Tiger's new Liger Roast is the result of a delicious partnership between Paper Tiger Coffee Roasters and the Washington State School for the Blind (WSSB). Here's the story:

DavenportRoastingKenny Fletcher, Paper Tiger's owner, was approached by WSSB's Community Liaison & Transition Coordinator, about teaching the fine craft of coffee-roasting to a WSSB student candidate, Cameron Davenport. Fletcher told them about a new coffee blend he was working on, and thought it might be a good fit for the school's private roast label and a perfect way to introduce Davenport to coffee-roasting—and thus the Liger Roast was born, a richly roasted combination of two Direct Trade beans from Brazil and El Salvador. The beans may be from South America, but the roast is a truly local product, and you can only get it at Paper Tiger.

LigerLogoThe new roast was given the "liger" moniker because WSSB's school mascot is a lion and, of course, Paper Tiger is all about tigers. The roast's logo was designed by another enterprising WSSB student, and Paper Tiger created a custom logo stamp to label every bag of Liger Roast that Davenport makes. Davenport also works with a roasting facility on the WSSB campus and has taught six other students how to roast the perfect bean. Together, they roast as much coffee as the school coffee shop needs every day. And here's the most delicious thing: all profits from the sale of this coffee at Paper Tiger are donated to WSSB.

To order yourself a bag of Liger, visit www.papertigercoffee.com—or better yet, drop by the store at 703 Grand Blvd. in Vancouver for a freshly-brewed cup.

 

Open Mic & Suspended Coffee at Latte Da

We're coming up on the first Monday of the month…do you know what that means? It means you can leave your inhibitions at the door, get behind the microphone at Latte Da Coffee House and Wine Bar, and say, sing, or strum your best stuff. If you're not the limelight-seeking type, you can sit back and sip a cold beer, a glass of wine, or delicious coffee concoction while enjoying the evening's line-up of acoustic talent.

If you'd like to perform—and Latte Da welcomes all types of amateur and professional talent, from fiddle-playing to poetry, to guitar duos and stand-up comedy—come at 6 p.m. to put your name to the roster. The entertainment begins at 6:30 p.m., and lasts until 9 or 9:30 p.m., depending on the number of performances, usually between 14 to 18. Latte Da's Open Mic Nights have begun to draw quite the enthusiastic crowd, and artists can expect to perform for around 50 people (80 on a warm summer evening).

And here's something you can't get anywhere else in Vancouver: suspended coffee. Nope, it's not a new coffee-brewing technique. It's a pay-it-forward act of kindness wherein, when you're purchasing your drinks, sandwiches, wraps, soup, quiche, cheese plate, cupcakes or other scrumptious baked goods at Latte Da, you can offer to anonymously buy a cup of coffee for whoever might need it, whenever the need might arise. At the moment, Latte Da has over 20 cups of suspended coffee, ready to share. To learn more about the suspended coffee movement, which started in the UK but is quickly catching on in community-minded coffee houses around the world, click here to watch a 30-second video.

Latte Da is located in the Lincoln neighborhood of Vancouver, at 205 E. 39th St. For an up-to-date sampling of what's going on at this local hotspot, see its Facebook page.

Drink This!

There's a lot to drink here on the North Bank—handcrafted beer, award-winning wine, top-notch house-roasted coffee and hand-blended tea, not to mention hard cider and artisinally distilled spirits…Vancouver's artisan beverage makers invite you to try them all at the next Drink This! event.

Stroll around downtown Vancouver and visit our coffeehouses, tasting rooms and brewpubs. In addition to enjoying the yummy drinks, there'll be live music in many venues and the beveragemakers themselves will be on hand to discuss the finer points of distilling, brewing, roasting, fermenting, and blending. Businesses will stay open late to give you exta time to browse, sample, discuss (and perhaps purchase).

Don't know where to start? Check in with the Drink This Facebook page and look for a map to help plan your evening. There's to registration or admission fee to participate, although some businesses may charge for samples. Visit individual websites for more information, including (but definitely not limited to) Brewed 360, Torque Coffee Roasters, Loowit Brewing, Niche Wine & Art Bar, Burnt Bridge Cellars, Cellar 55, Mint Tea, Mt. Tabor Brewery, and Compass Coffee.

Drink This! Saturday

There's a lot to drink here on the North Bank: handcrafted beer, award-winning wine, top-notch house-roasted coffee and hand-blended tea, not to mention hard cider and artisinally distilled spirits. Vancouver's artisan beverage makers invite you to try them all at the next Drink This! event on Saturday, March 22, from 4 to 9 p.m.

Stroll around downtown Vancouver and visit our coffeehouses, tasting rooms and brewpubs. In addition to enjoying the yummy drinks, there'll be live music in many venues and the beveragemakers themselves will be on hand to discuss the finer points of distilling, brewing, roasting, fermenting, and blending. Businesses will stay open late to give you exta time to browse, sample, discuss (and perhaps purchase).

Don't know where to start? Check in with the Drink This Facebook page and look for a map to help plan your evening. There's no registration or admission fee to participate, although some businesses may charge for samples. Visit individual websites for more information, including (but definitely not limited to) Brewed 360, Torque Coffee Roasters, Loowit Brewing, Niche Wine & Art Bar, Burnt Bridge Cellars, Cellar 55, Mint Tea, Mt. Tabor Brewery, and Compass Coffee.

Drink This!

There's a lot to drink here on the North Bank—handcrafted beer, award-winning wine, top-notch house-roasted coffee and hand-blended tea, not to mention hard cider and artisinally distilled spirits…Vancouver's artisan beverage makers invite you to try them all at the next Drink This! event on Saturday, March 22, from 4 to 9 p.m.

Stroll around downtown Vancouver and visit our coffeehouses, tasting rooms and brewpubs. In addition to enjoying the yummy drinks, there'll be live music in many venues and the beveragemakers themselves will be on hand to discuss the finer points of distilling, brewing, roasting, fermenting, and blending. Businesses will stay open late to give you exta time to browse, sample, discuss (and perhaps purchase).

Don't know where to start? Check in with the Drink This Facebook page and look for a map to help plan your evening. There's to registration or admission fee to participate, although some businesses may charge for samples. Visit individual websites for more information, including (but definitely not limited to) Brewed 360, Torque Coffee Roasters, Loowit Brewing, Niche Wine & Art Bar, Burnt Bridge Cellars, Cellar 55, Mint Tea, Mt. Tabor Brewery, and Compass Coffee.