Whether you are a casual coffee drinker or absolutely love everything to do with the brew, the upcoming San Antonio Coffee Festival should be on your to-do list. Drink some delicious coffee while you are there, buy some to take home, learn about the beans and brewing, or just socialize.
The San Antonio Coffee Festival will take place on Saturday, Jan. 6, starting at 10 a.m. and going until 5 p.m. The festival will take place La Villita Historic Arts Village and should be plenty of fun. Admission is completely free, but bring some money with to sample coffee and bring some home. You will want to spend the $5 on a four-flavor tasting flight.
Plenty to Drink
In addition to the tasting flight, there are plenty of other chances to enjoy delicious beverages. After all, there will be beans from around the world that have been locally roasted and/or artfully brewed. If you like cocktails with coffee, be sure to stop by Gabriel’s Liquor at the event, where you will find a range of coffee cocktails. Just some options will include Full Throttle Saloon’s Espresso Liqueur, Amarula Cream Liqueur, and West Cork Whiskey. For those who want a beverage without coffee, the same stand will also have wine and craft beer.
Coffee roasters include 1885 Coffee Co., Airborne Beans, Big Bend Coffee Roasters, Café Ole by H-E-B, Coffee Waves, and D’s Roastery, plus dozens of others. The official list includes 25 coffee roasters from San Antonio and the surrounding area.
Grab a Bite to Eat
There will be no shortage of food to counter all the coffee you plan on drinking. On-site choices will include The Goods SA Event Planners, La Villita Café, Mi Taquito, Villita Café, Guadalajara Grill, Fig Tree, and Little Rhein. Other restaurants are within walking distance.
Learn about Coffee
Throughout the day, there will be numerous free demonstrations and workshops. They begin at 10 a.m. and the last one starts at 4:30 p.m. with almost no breaks. Enjoy some stretching and learn about the principles of brewing great coffee, how to grill with a coffee rub, about making cold brew coffee, about coffee cocktails, or about brewing your own coffee-based beer.
Even More Fun
In addition to the drinks, food, and workshops, there will be local musicians during the event. Armando will start off the day, with Noah Peterson and West Kings Highway to follow. The Native Texans round out the entertainment for their fourth straight year. You can also participate in a community art mural or take your kids to the activities hosted by Spare Parts.
To get to the Coffee Festival, just hop in your auto from Red McCombs Ford and be on your way to enjoying the brew in no time. Don’t forget to bring some coffee home to enjoy later at your San Antonio, Texas, home.