Perk Up at the San Antonio Coffee Festival on Jan. 7

There’s no better place to get that delicious java jolt than at the San Antonio Coffee Festival, which returns to La Villita on Saturday, Jan. 7. Enjoy a stroll through La Villita and fill your cup to the brim with a full day of coffee celebration, including fresh, locally roasted coffee from destinations across the globe.

Meet and greet coffee artisans, participate in workshops and demonstrations, and enjoy live music, art and food. Plus, follow the path of a coffee bean from crop to cup, learn the history of coffee, improve your grind, perfect your home brewing and much more.

The festival highlight is the Tasting Flight, which is an informal version of the traditional “coffee cupping.” In this tradition, coffee tasters attempt to measure aspects of a coffee’s aroma and taste, much like a wine sommelier evaluates the body and flavor of wine. The tasting will feature more than 30 locally roasted and brewed coffees.

na_sa_12_16_web_page_04_image_0005The coffee festival takes place from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at La Villita Historic Arts Village, 418 Villita St. on the River Walk. For more information, visit www.sacoffeefest.com.

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