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What the Beans Mean: Third Wave coffee comes to the Queen City

Where’s your favorite place to get a cup of coffee? Now that you’re thinking about your favorite place, ask yourself “why” it is so special. Is it because of the atmosphere? The convenience? The donuts? Or the coffee?

If you’re a coffee lover, then chances are that you actually like to explore different coffee shops in search of the best coffee. As of late, there has been a concerted effort made by a few local coffee aficionados to brew better cups of coffee in order to introduce people to the “Third Wave” of coffee (see more here).

If the “Third Wave” of coffee piques your interest, then you should consider attending a “coffee talk” and tasting at The Hotel @ The Lafayette. The event is presented by the Buffalo Niagara chapter of Slow Food USA, and is intended to get coffee lovers jazzed about “life after Folgers and Dunkin’ Donuts”. A solid brew should not be mistreated and prepared by an automaton. It’s the same with food – the more that one cares about how something is created, the better it will taste, resulting in the best experience possible.

On March 30, 2015, you are invited to come learn from local coffee experts, about the art of brewing single-origin, direct trade coffee. Treat yourself to a skillfully rendered pour-over, immersions and/or cold-brews. Find out what to ask for, what to look for, and where to find it (whether it’s out or at home).

Join the Buffalo Niagara chapter of Slow Food USA, Public Espresso + Coffee and RUST Espresso Bar for an evening of coffee and espresso delights, in the city’s newest craft coffee setting. Learn about the equipment, and what it takes to pull the flavors from the various roasts. And meet the people who care about the beans, and the skills and techniques that turn them into the very best brews.

*This “Last Monday of the Month” program will be held on March 30 at 6:30 p.m. sharp. Doors will open at 6 so attendees can mingle and check out Public’s brand-new espresso/coffee bar in the Hotel at The Lafayette, 391 Washington St., Buffalo. The program is free of charge, and there will be a suggested $5 donation to help Slow Food build its annual programming. See Facebook for details.

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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