Events Picks: for Coffee and Sweets Lovers

If I’m ever out to dinner, maybe at an Italian or French restaurant, there’s never a time I don’t fantasize about a cappuccino and chocolate square to end the meal – even if I don’t always get it. The truth is that nothing goes together like coffee and sweets, and we’ve brought together a bunch of merchants and chefs who are just as passionate about them as we are. Whether you want to learn about the little yellow geniuses behind the sweetest honey or simply stop for an ice cream to combat the heat of summer, this is the directory for you. Bring your sweet tooth, and don’t forget to stop by the Fortuna Chocolate Truck, the Allegro Coffee vintage Flxible Bus, and the ice cream truck! 

Friday, 7/19

Colorado Fare Block Party

Dig into Farms, Engaging Communities
July 19, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us for an evening of unexpected collaborations that showcase the breadth and depth of Colorado’s food culture. Colorado Fare will feature the Slow Food ecosystem in the Centennial State—from ranchers and farmers, to chefs, community groups and beyond. Colorado is recognized as a top culinary destination with

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$65

Saturday, 7/20

SOLD OUT

Meet Your Maker: Bee Squared Apiaries Honey

Biodiversity Matters
July 20, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Bees are true samplers of the environment, and honey produced in different geographic areas will taste dramatically different depending on the available nectar-producing plants.Come sample honeys from across the globe. Throughout the guided tasting, Beth Conrey, an engaging speaker and founder of Bee Squared Apiaries, will explain how ecosystem biodiversity

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$20
SOLD OUT

Meet Your Maker: Fortuna Chocolate

Biodiversity Matters
July 20, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Cacao is an incredible raw ingredient. Join Fortuna Chocolate and Keith Haring Wine by Castellani Vineyards as they take you on a journey from single-estate cacao growers to chocolate making techniques.Making bean-to-bar chocolate encourages a dialogue between the farmer and the chocolate maker. Come for a guided tasting through the

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$20

Slow Bees

Biodiversity Matters
July 20, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Slow Bees is a new Slow Food community that is growing and organizing, focused on critically needed support for pollinators. Come discuss major issues in the field, ways to take action, and how we can get buzzing together!

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Free

Sunday, 7/21

The Sweet Source of Craft Chocolate

Biodiversity Matters
July 21, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Explore the delicious possibilities of using craft chocolate in desserts and learn about the importance of sourcing high quality, ethical and locally crafted chocolate in restaurants and homes. Fortuna Chocolate and chef Luke Miller of Boulder's Arcana Restaurant will take you on a journey from cacao bean to creative dessert.

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$60

MERCHANTS

The 100% Kona coffee is grown on the slopes of Hualalai, then milled, roasted, brewed, and served all within a 10-mile radius from their farm. The family-owned and operated company also seeks out the best Hawaiian teas to serve in their Kailua-Kona café.

Runamok Maple is located in northern Vermont, along the western slopes of Mount Mansfield. Spanning 1,100 acres in Cambridge and 250 acres in Fairfield, our crew taps 81,000 trees to bring you one of Mother Nature’s most exquisite pleasures: pure maple syrup.

The Hani Honey Company is family owned. Their honey is freshly extracted throughout each season and bloom or nectar flow. Most of their wildflower honey contains Orange Blossom, Saw Palmetto, Mangrove, Brazilian Pepper, and other native plants.

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