For those of you, my dear readers, who are blessed to live in the Bay area, take heed and try and venture to Slow Food Nation next weekend - Aug. 29-Sept. 1. A festival dedicated to sustainable food.
Of particular interest will be the coffee pavilion, which will: "showcase a broad variety of coffees that exemplify the preeminent role of the coffee grower in producing outstanding quality and flavor."
Roasters providing the beans will include the big boys in the specialty trade such as Ecco Caffè, Intelligentsia, Ritual, Terroir, Barefoot, Counter Culture, Olympia, Stumptown, Verve and Zoka. Should be a great way to taste some excellent coffees and meet some producers. For more info, click here