Coffee nerdom

Illustration by Serene Lusano

It’s amazing to think Specialty Coffee Week is already three years old. In addition to ongoing coffee-themed specials at various establishments, there are still a few more events to keep you buzzing until the grand finale. On Friday, October 14, the Coffee Olympics go down at the Coffee Hangar (5411 Luce Avenue in McClellan Park). Presented by Temple Coffee Roasters, teams will compete in relay races and obstacle courses while you cheer on the sideline, accompanied by free beverages and bites. On Saturday, October 15, there’s a coffee tasting class at Chocolate Fish Coffee Roasters (4749 Folsom Boulevard) and a panel discussion on women in coffee at Shine (1400 E Street). The big party takes place that night at Antiquité Maison Privee (2114 P Street), with the final round of the latte art barista tournament, silent auction, booze and speakeasy vibes. More at