Meet the roasters, learn about the origin of the finely crafted beans and warm up with a cup of some of the best java around on the new South Sound Coffee Trail. This self-guided tour explores all things craft coffee in Washington’s capital region.
This route to roasters provides a curated map of regional cafes and roasteries, and details on nearby coffee cuppings and tastings. A few highlights of the trail include:
- Find Tastings and Cuppings. Stop by the Batdorf & Bronson tasting room to sample a variety of roasts or take a cupping class at Batdorf & Bronson or Olympia Coffee Roasting Co. to learn about each coffee’s origin and flavor profiles.
- Define Your Coffee Style. Whether it’s latte art, ambiance or aroma that’s most important, an infographic style quiz leads sippers to which local java may jive with their coffee style. Take the quiz here.
- Discover Cafes and Roasters. The trail highlights three roasters:
Batdorf & Bronson, Olympia Coffee Roasting Co. and Olympic Crest Coffee Roasters. Visitors can find details on each café and roastery, along with tried and tested tips from locals and the roasters. Don’t miss the house-made Madagascar Vanilla at Olympia Coffee Roasting Co. or the Dancing Goats Roast at Batdorf & Bronson.
The Olympia region is home to local coffee roasters who pride themselves on their craft. Visitors like you can now fully immerse yourself in Olympia’s coffee scene now that it’s more accessible than ever before.
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Noon Year’s Eve, Sunday Dec. 31, 2017
Can’t stay awake until midnight? Bring the whole family to the Hands On Children’s Museum to countdown (early) to the New Year. There will be shimmer, sparkle and shine with the ‘disco ball drop’ every hour from 10 a.m-5 p.m.
Polar Bear Plunge, Monday Jan. 1, 2018
Leap into the new year with a refreshing dip in Lacey’s Long Lake. The fun begins at noon with campfires, music, and hot cocoa—culminating with the "plunge" at 1 p.m. Others may opt to stay warm and dry on shore and cheer on the swimmers.
South Sound Wedding Show, Sunday Jan. 28, 2018
Plan your big day with help from local experts. Wedding dresses, cakes, photographers, venues, florist and more can all be found at the 11th annual South Sound Wedding Show at the Marcus Pavilion at Saint Martin’s University in Lacey from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. For more information visit, www.southsoundweddingshow.com.