culture > n.e.w.s. nov. 2 – nov. 4 2012

a curated round up of weekend coffee culture from the north, east, west, and south. have fun!

FRI | San Francisco, CA: It’s a Columbia Kick-off and Ritual Coffee Roasters is spearheading it. Join the Valencia location for a very special cupping by green buyer, Steve Ford.  TIME: 1 p.m. PST

FRI | Raleigh, North Carolina:  Now, the company that slings cold brew in North Carolina, so named Slingshot Coffee Co. grand opens a place all its own to call home and headquarters.   It’s also’s first Friday with Oak City Cycling project, think music, food trucks, beer and, yes, cold brew.  TIME: 6 p.m. EST

FRI | Mansfield, Ohio: First Friday in November is equated with an open mic at Relax, Its Just Coffee. Calling all poets, singers, writers, rappers, even jugglers.  TIME:  Sign up 6:30 p.m. EST

FRI | Chicago, Illinois: Today marks the beginning of the Bicycle Film Festival. Because bikes and coffee are such a great combo, there’s Intelligentsia on East Randolph within distance of the Loop’s Chicago Cultural Center to satiate your coffee appetite.

SUN | New York, NY: In Sandy’s wakes, some counter culture coffee folk have organized a coffee crawl for a cause – supporting shops affected by the recent superstorm. Here’s the map and Facebook deets, which you should stay tuned to. TIME: All Day

SUN | Chicago, Illinois: As a feature of the Bicycle Film Festival bike and brunch with Heritage General Store. Your spirit will thank you for the ride, and your soul will thank you for the Stumptown coffee. TIME: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. CDT

SUN | Santa Monica, CA: What’s a food festival without coffee?  Caffe Luxxe moonlights at the Good Food Festival and Conference’s Localicious 2012 where the best of the fall culinary season will show up amid live music, local wine and a silent auction.  TIME: 6 p.m. PST

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