Third Wave Coffee Tasting: Thursday, March 21st @ Yo El Rey Roasting, Calistoga

1217 Washington Street, Calistoga, CA 94515 • (707) 942-1180

First there was Folgers, then there was Peet’s, and now there are artisanal roasters offering “third wave coffee.” Calistoga’s Yo El Rey Roasting is part of this American phenomenon, and proprietor J Kirk Feiereisen discusses coffee like Napa Valley folks talk about wine. He mentions the nuances of bean varietal and growing region, techniques of flavors extraction, and strategies in food pairing. The beans he buys are organic and predominantly fair-trade — characteristics also promoted by Slow Food International.

Please join Slow Food Napa Valley on Thursday, March 21st at 7pm for a talk on organic free-trade coffee, a demonstration roasting, and cupping by Feiereisen. Tickets for this limited event are available for $20 at Brown Paper Tickets and include the demonstration, coffee tasting, a bag of coffee to take home, as well as chocolate by TCHO and snacks courtesy of Rip van Wafels.

1 comment to Third Wave Coffee Tasting: Thursday, March 21st @ Yo El Rey Roasting, Calistoga

  • Good morning,

    I’m writing from Rip van Wafels, a small startup that makes caramel filled Amsterdam waffles. In Amsterdam, it’s tradition to place your waffle over hot coffee and let the steam infuse the waffle with the aroma of the roast. This gives you something to do while you wait for the coffee to cool, it encourages you to slow down and truly enjoy your coffee experience. As such, we have been huge supporters of the Third Wave coffee movement. We partner with Ritual Roasters, Verve, and Coffee Bar, to name a few in the Bay Area.

    We’d love to donate our waffles to be served at the event or the take-home goodie bags. Our presence at the Third Wave Coffee Tasting would promote our product as an add-on to coffee, and give attendees a sweet treat to take home with them! Please email me to let me know what your thoughts are.

    Best wishes,