Provided by Newport Food Pantry
The Northwest is the the specialized coffee kingdom of the world and this Saturday and Sunday, the coffee world comes to Newport for the Christmas Coffee Classic – Roaster at the Coaster at the Hallmark Resort!
It’s a giant coffee tasting extravaganza featuring independent coffee roasters from around Oregon showcasing their organic free trade coffees with the opportunity for the public to purchase these incredible packaged coffees for themselves or in time for holiday gift giving! And what goes better with coffee than chocolate! Four major chocolatiers from Portland and Southern Oregon will be at the Coffee Classic with free samples of their scrumptious chocolate creations which will also be available for purchase.
Special added attraction is the Coffee College where experts will present seminars on coffee topics ranging from the history of coffee, processing, oasting, brewing, fair trade and organic coffee. Both days will feature an amazing prize raffle featuring gift baskets from all the vendors and Umpqua Bank will be giving out their mini-bags of specialty ground coffee to the first 500 entrants to the Classic!
The Christmas Coffee Classic – Roaster at the Coaster with special guest star Chocolate will run from 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. Saturday and 9:00a.m. – 4:00p.m. on Sunday. Admission is only $10, $5 for students twelve to seventeen and children eleven and under free. All proceeds benefit the Newport Food Pantry emergency food outlet for the city.