Steel City Sip & Sweets
Saturday, October 19
Time: 9am - 11am
Location: Nova Place, 100 S Commons, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Hosted by: Lending Hearts
$25 - Tickets
The second annual Steel City Sip & Sweets will bring 20+ local coffee shops and bakeries to the industrial chic Nova Place. Guests can enjoy tasting coffee and baked goods while voting for what they believe to be the "Best Sip" and "Best Sweet." You won't want to miss this chance to taste all of the best 'sips' and 'sweets' Pittsburgh has to offer!
Birds & Beans
Sunday, October 20
Time: 1pm - 4pm
Location: Redstart Roasters, 6901 Lynn Way, Suite 309, Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Join Redstart Roasters at their roastery in Point Breeze for some after-lunch snacking on treats from local bakeries, restaurants, and, of course, plenty of coffee. Learn about ethical sourcing, bird-friendly coffee, and how we can use our love of coffee to protect crucial ecological areas.
Coffee & Spirits: A Tasting Experience
Monday, October 21
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Location: Maggie's Farm Rum Distillery, 3212a Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
$20 - Tickets
A broad, comparative tasting of coffee, rum, and whiskey from local producers, Commonplace Coffee, Wigle Whiskey, and Maggie's Farm Rum. This event is a tasting experience of different forms of coffee and spirits, and a discussion of how production methods influence all of the products similarly. Come find out how all of these complex, sophisticated liquids are similar, as well as how they differ. This is a 21+ event.
Coffee & Cocktails
Tuesday, October 22
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Location: De Fer Coffee & Tea, 2002 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Drop by De Fer's roastery and cafe at 2002 Smallman St. in Pittsburgh's Strip District from 6-8PM for live music, free coffee tasting, roasting demos and $6 cocktail specials. Roasting demos will start at 5:30 and finish around 7. All ages are welcome!
Cafe Ubriaco Batch 15 - Release Party & Tasting
Wednesday, October 23
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Location: La Prima Espresso - Downtown, 1126 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
This event will be held at La Prima's newest cafe located at 1100 Smallman Street from 6-8pm. It will be a release party and tasting event for Cafe Ubriaco, Batch 15, aged natural process green Brazil Mogiana beans in Rye Whiskey barrels graciously provided by Liberty Pole Spirits in Washington, Pennsylvania. Samples will be available in addition to food from Cafe Raymond and music by Cassandra Acree.
Coffee Taster's Competiton
Thursday, October 24
Time: 5pm - 8pm
Location: Convive Coffee North Hills, 751 Providence Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
A fun evening of comparing delicious coffees while learning to taste and identify their differences. Prizes will be awarded in a round for coffee professionals, a round for the public, and then a final matchup between the two winners. Free to compete with limited slots available. Come to compete, spectate, enjoy delicious food, win great door prizes, and have a good time!
Feel The Flow Barista Challenge
Friday, October 25
Time: 7pm - 10pm
Location: Arriviste Coffee Bar, 5730 Ellsworth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Calling all Pittsburgh baristas! Arriviste will be holding a Feel The Flow Barista Challenge. Five teams of two will serve a large order of drinks as quickly and as perfectly as possible. Specific rules and judging criteria TBA. Prizes will be a combination of cash and schwag. Even if you’re not competing, there will be plenty to enjoy with records for sale by The Government Center and vegan food from Relish.
Latte Art Throwdown & Closing Party
Saturday, October 26
Time: 6 pm - 10 pm
Location: Commonplace Coffee HQ, 1004 Washington Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
A final culminating party to celebrate an amazing week of coffee, fun events, and a deepened understanding of the heart behind the craft. This event will also feature the final quarterly Pittsburgh Latte Art Throwdown of 2019, where a grand champion will be crowned. There will be an entry fee for competitors, but otherwise this event is free and open to the public with lots of great prizes from our sponsors, a food pop-up by Baby Loves Tacos, and free beer courtesy of Tröegs Brewing! We’ll also be serving up cocktails utilizing the spent lattes featuring spirits courtesy of Maggie's Farm Rum!
Parking can be a little tricky in this area, so we suggest parking on Silver Lake Drive and walking around the corner to the Commonplace Coffee front door, which faces Washington Boulevard.