Mar
22
4:00 PM16:00

FREE PUBLIC CUPPING @ RALLY...!!!

Yo Adrien,
It’s been a while. Let’s cup some coffees.
Yo Adrienne,
Tomorrow, at 4PM, we’ll all be down at Rally, tasting coffees.
Yo, Adrian,
We’re gonna try some coffees, some of them will be roasted by us, others will be roasted by some other folks… maybe some from Philly… maybe some from KC cuz we have nice friends that have nice friends… like you Adrion.
Ok. Bye. Love U. TTYL
-BLIND

FREE PUBLIC CUPPING @ RALLY!!!
4PM-5PM
701 S 7th Street
PHILA PA 19147

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Mar
16
11:00 AM11:00

BTC @ RIVERWARDS PRODUCE

One word for you: CITRUS.
Here’s another one…
heading straight for you: SEASON.

What’a’ya do? Ya gotta put'ed together
… you know that right?

CITRUS SEASON! We’re teaming up with Riverwards produce in a bit of a Citrus Bonanza. Come swing through, try some Kenyan coffee a la “Orange You Glad…”, snag a bag and some freakin’ fresh fruit!

11AM-3PM
2200 E. Norris Street .
Philadelphia PA . 19125

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Mar
16
to Mar 17

BTC @ Lost Bread Howard St

Folks….
It’s on.
Did you know that?
We knew that.
And we’re so utterly,
helplessly,
stoked.
Please stop in and say “Hello” to our pal, Susan. She’ll be there.
Saturday.
…. and Sunday.
16th/17th
10AM-1PM
Plus a whole lot of Kenyan and Honduran coffee!
Be there.

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Mar
15
4:00 PM16:00

PUBLIC CUPPING at RALLY!

Family, Friends, Enemies,

We’ve been granted safe passage into the great halls of Rally, yet again. Never taking this for granted, we're pulling out all the stops. Expect the unexpected as we seek the unseekable via slurps, smells, and general aromatic sensing, passing through and observing many different origins and styles of coffee. It’s gonna be crazy.
Or, it’ll be a really nice and concise way to know what our various coffees taste like.

FREE PUBLIC CUPPING
RALLY
701 S 7th Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
4-5PM

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Feb
23
to Feb 24

BTC @ Lost Bread Howard St

Oh hi there,
This weekend. Saturday. And. Sunday.
You. Us. Lost Bread.
Hanging out.
Drinking coffee.
Eating pretzel shortbreads.
Getting crumbs all over our faces.
Listening to Dashboard.
10-noon/1PM (saturday and sunday respectively)
1313 N Howard St Philadelphia PA 19122
All of this, except for the dashboard part, could be true provided you do your part and show up.
FULL LINE UP OF SINGLE ORIGINS ON DECK! EL DURAZNO AND F L O W E R S V2 ON SPRO!

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Feb
22
4:00 PM16:00

<P<U<B<L<I<C + C>U>P>P>I>N>G> @ RALLY!

Dearly beloved.

We’re stoked to confirm that Rally is letting us back inside their hallowed halls for YET ANOTHER installment of our mostly weekly cupping series. We’ll have our full line-up on the table and perhaps some other gems from another roaster. Who knows? You’ll just have to stop by to find out.
We’ve got a fair amount of offerings these days. Tasting these coffees side by side is a great way to figure out which coffee suits you best (*probably all of them, though,… deal with it*).

PUBLIC CUPPING at RALLY
701 S 7th St
Philadelphia PA 19147
4PM-5PM FREE$$

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Feb
10
10:00 AM10:00

B T C @ L/O/S/T*B\R\E\A\D

A big round of applause for everyone in the BTC branding department. Outstanding work on making these titles ^pop^, right?
Aaaannnnnyway, let’s set the record straight: This pop-up is on a Sunday. Not Saturday. Yes, they’re normally on a Saturday. But there’s a pretty cool event going on Saturday in the space*. We’ll be there the next day, which is Sunday, Serving some wild coffee and vending many a bag of whole bean coffee. Can you afford not to go? I don’t think so. Because I’m pretty sure there’s going to be some wild baked goods, snacks, and loaves and that’s practically money in the bank every time you buy/eat those delicious treats.


*(maybe the organizers hate us (?) so no BTC. But go anyway and gawk at our crazy roaster just sitting in the background (nbd) and drink some Rival Bros because they’ve actually been really kind and helpful to us…. We’re getting off track, people!

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Feb
8
4:00 PM16:00

P>U>B>L>I>C...<C<U<P<PI<N<G at Rally!

RALLY
701 S 7th Street
THRILLADELPHIA, PA
4-5PM FRIZZLE/FREE

Hey hey hey
It’s time for everyone’s favorite game: Boiled Water and Coffee Grounds inside a Cup Smell Taste Test. Or perhaps more simply, it’s cupping time at Rally Coffee! We’re pumped! “Why?,“ you might ask. Well, it’s because we’re gonna be armed with some new fun Single Origins, updated blends, and maybe just maybe a wonderful coffee from a mystery roaster (if it shows up in time, ha). Anyway, shit’s gonna be crazy. Deal with it. <3BTC

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Feb
2
10:00 AM10:00

BTC at LOST BREAD 1313 HOWARD

Oh, it’s gonna be a SWELTERING 40F this Saturday. Come celebrate the end of winter with some crazy pastries (who knows what Sid’s scheming up? Kiwi Berry Donuts? Spelt Croissants? Cheesesteak Cupcakes? All bets are off), freaky good bread and toast, and some ToTaL rAnDo’s coffee and espresso…
10AM- 1PM, rain or shine, hot or cold,
LOST BREAD
1313 N Howard St
PHILA PA 19122

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Feb
1
4:00 PM16:00

BTC PUBLIC CUPPING at RALLY!

WHAT IS UP? ARE YOU FREEZING? WE HOPE THE ANSWER IS “NO” OR “YES, AND LOVING IT.”

WE’RE GONNA BE HUDDLING OVER HOT CUPS OF COFFEE SPANNING THE GAMUT FROM WARM AND FUZZY TO ZESTY AND FREAKY OVER HERE AT RALLY ON FRIDAY. THAT’S RIGHT, IT’S A YET ANOTHER INSTALLMENT OF OUR ETERNAL PUBLIC CUPPINGS AT RALLY. WHAT KIND OF SORCERY IS THIS? BE THERE!

RALLY!
701 S 7th St
PHILA PA 19147
4PM-5PM $ Frizzle $

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Feb
1
to Feb 28

Temporal Rifts Vol 2: Fellowship of the Fellow Product...

Hey, we’re as surprised as you.

Some really nice and beautiful people in the Bay Area bought a WHOLE LOT of a lovely, tasty new coffee, F L O W E R S V O L 2 , to serve at that space. What gives? For an entire month? This is wild. What is this feeling we’re feeling? I think we’re jazzed, that’s what.

Get ready. Maybe consider tasting some BTC brewed with some dang Fellow Products at Fellow.

Temporal Rifts Vol 2
BTC at FELLOW
820 Valencia St
San Francisco CA 94110

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Jan
19
10:00 AM10:00

BTC at LOST BREAD

DOOOOOOOOOOOD,
It’s on, yet again.
This Saturday.
1313 N Howard St.

Philadelphia.

Pennsyl-fucking-vania. 10AM-1PM

We’re teaming up with our pals, dear sweet ones, Lost Bread. If you come, you’re gonna find loaves out the wazoo, plus loaves that are sliced and then placed on a source of heat, that then caramelizes the outside of those slices, that can be covered in this milk fat thing that happens when you take heavy cream and shake it or “churn it” (yeah some people still churn things, smarty pants) until it turns into this mass of fat or something. But then you put it on something warm, like a slice of a loaf that got warmed up next to a heat source, and it melts like a snowman on the beach, but tastes really great on a warm slice of a loaf.

Oh there will also be crazy wild cool new hip pastries that made from pulverized wheat grains and other pulverized grains. And they taste VERY GOOD.

Oh, there will also be coffee. From us.
Both espresso (F L O W E R S vol 1) and drip coffee ( H A P P Y L A M P)

Be there!

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Jan
19
to Jan 21

C'mon, get Happy (Lamp) at The TASTY!

This is huge for us.

This weekend, The Tasty is featuring us along side their already stellar coffee options. In particular, you’ll be able to get cups of our Happy Lamp blend, as well as retail bags, should you feel so inclined.
Happy Lamp is a nod to dark days in Seattle and hanging at our alma mater, La Marzocco. It’s a sweet coffee with nuanced acidity that might just help wake you up and keep you feeling good when the sun’s nowhere to be seen for the next few hours, days, weeks, or months! Heck, it’s pretty tasty even when there’s too much sunlight*.
Now, let’s talk about The Tasty:

The Tasty is an important place for us. We believe in living in and contributing to an inclusive Philadelphia, in every sense. Part of that inclusivity is recognizing the dietary needs of others, whether cultural, political, or biological in nature. The Tasty fills a very necessary niche in Philadelphia cuisine- vegan fare. They are a vegan diner that offers all the things you want, plus killer baked goods, and an INSANE coffee program. What diner do you know of with a Malkonig grinder and a Synesso? Face it, you can’t answer that because it’s impossible.

So, get ye to The Tasty this weekend, grab a breakfast burrito, a sweet bar, and a cup of coffee!
<3 BTC

C'mon, get Happy (Lamp) at The TASTY!
1401 S. 12th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Sat-Monday

*But perhaps debates are better kept in the confines of schools, community meetings, and coffee shops and we won’t drag it out any further than that.

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Jan
18
4:00 PM16:00

BTC PUBLIC CUPPING at RALLY! ! !

IT’S ON!
COFFEE COFFEE COFFEE
We’ll be at Rally Friday afternoon to sniff, slurp, look at, ponder, and react to our many coffees we roast and perhaps some that others have.
If any of that sounds good, I suggest that ye get yerself to Rally! Did we mention it’s free? It’s free. Consider it mentioned.

<3
BTC

FREE PUBLIC CUPPING at RALLY
701 S 7th Street
philly PA
4PM-5PM

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Jan
11
4:00 PM16:00

BTC PUBLIC CUPPING at RALLY

WHAAAAAT’SSS up friends, family, acquaintances, and mortal enemies? We’re ready to let you taste our latest coffee offerings at our weekly Public Cupping at Rally, this afternoon at 4PM.

Coffee is seasonal. Things come and go. We’d save some of our past hits in a freezer but that’s where we’re hoarding the last 17 gallons of Capogiro’s Stracciatella (RIP). We’ve got brand new Colombians that we’ve judiciously blended into both Happy Lamp and Stoop Sitter. We’re ecstatic with the results. They will be joined by SO fave’s “Orange You Glad…”, FLOWERS, and San Jacinto. All in all, it’ll be one for the books, with a little something for everybody. As always, this is a free event, and Charlie will be available to take on any and all questions you throw his way, coffee related or otherwise.

See ya there.
Best,
BTC

PUBLIC CUPPING at RALLY
701 S 7th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

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Jan
11
6:30 AM06:30

BTC @ LOST BREAD!!!

Meow there cats and kitties,

It’s time yet again for all of us to gather around the Seedy Grain Loaf and discuss our ambitions, dreams, and fears for/of 2019 at Lost Bread’s 1313 N Howard St retail location…..

It’s on, kiddos! We will be hanging heavy with our pals at Lost Bread, serving up some shots of Happy Lamp and cups of OrAnGe YoU gLaD… on Saturday from 10-1PM/sell out. We up’d our production numbers this week to keep up with ya. Plus, there’s that life-changing snowstorm coming up and if you haven’t already bought all the batteries and eggs in the market, you might want to consider bringing a bag of coffee home instead. So come on out, drink some coffee, eat some transcendental carbs, and gawk our crazy roaster in the back.
<3
btc

BTC @ Lost Bread
1313 N Howard St
Philadelphia PA 19122
10AM-1PM

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Jan
5
10:00 AM10:00

BTC @ LOST BREAD

Holy schnikeys, friends.

It’s on again.

Bread. Coffee. Beautifully CRAFTED doughnuts. Wild viennoiserie.
The list could in fact go on…
….and on.
We shall be there, armed with espresso, steam-able milk, alternative milk-like substances, drip filtered coffee, and a few bags of retail coffee.
If you don’t hate that idea, please consider stopping by to purchase some delicious consumable items.

BTC @ LOST BREAD
1313 N Howard St
Philadelphia, PA 19122
10-1PM or whenever we sell out.

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Jan
4
4:00 PM16:00

BTC Public Cupping at RALLY

What’s up people?
This Friday afternoon will be our first public cupping of the new year back at RALLY! We’re stoked! New Year, New Coffee! Ever wonder what the heck is up with tasting notes on a coffee label? This is a great way to see what’s really going on in a cup of coffee. Come stop by, smell, slip, and/or slurp until you can’t no-more.

RALLY
701 S 7th St
Philadelphia PA 19147
4-5PM
$ FREE $

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Jan
4
10:00 AM10:00

BTC Public Cupping at the LA MARZOCCO CAFE!

Is this real life? Is life a dream? What is your purpose?
All of these questions and more will be explored with the help of Elizabeth and friends at the La Marzocco Cafe’s weekly Public Cupping. To top it off, she’ll also be featuring some of our babies (read “offerings” or “coffees”) in a cupping format. In sippers paradise. A slippers oasis.
Hey, in all seriousness, we’re truly honored and stoked to be included in this cupping. We used to work at La Marzocco and we’re continually blown away by the quality of coffee that she would source for and the level of preparation she’d put into these events. Needless to say, we’re humbled, happy, and confused to find ourselves there. As Blink 182* once noted, “I guess this is growing up.”
Please stop by! Taste the coffee! Ask the deeper questions and don’t be surprised by the even deeper or incredible mundane answers.
LA MARZOCCO CAFE
472 1st Ave B
Seattle WA 98109
10-11AM
WAAAAY FREEE $$$

* we here at BTC officially do not condone any “music” Blink 182 ever recorded or performed because it’s not good. We’ll never play it. It’s seriously weird that we even quoted them.
Tweet at us with your outrage @blindtigercoffee

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Dec
16
10:00 AM10:00

BTC and Machine Shop Boulangerie at COOK

Woah, we are thrilled and delighted to be paired up with the incredible folks of Machine Shop at Cook this Sunday. Machine Shop make some of, if not most of, if not all of, the FINEST croissants/vienoiserie/leavened goods in Philadelphia/The Delaware Valley/Mid-Atlantic/USA/World? We don’t know and don’t care to figure out how true or not true that statement is because we’re too busy noshing on their kouign amanns and pain chocolats and if you want to argue these things, you really shouldn’t and should just eat their croissants. LIfe’s too short.

FYI- This event is first come first serve, starts at 10AM and will very likely sell out before 2PM (the time we would officially stop service). The last time we were both at COOK, we sold out before noon. So, don’t wait around. Get there on time! I’ll have espresso, drip coffee, and muchas bags of coffee! I have no doubt that they’ll have a stupid amount of tasty, one-off items as well.

BTCxMACHINE SHOP @ COOK
253 S 20th St,
Philadelphia, PA 19103
10AM-2PM but probably earlier than 2PM…

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Dec
14
4:00 PM16:00

Weekly Cupping at RALLY

That’s right, we’re back at Rally with our weekly cupping. There will be an assortment of BTC on the table and perhaps some other gems. This event is free to the public and a great way to check out some tasty coffees, side by side. Never cupped coffee before? Get over here! Cup every day? You too should swing on by. It’s laid back!

Rally
701 S 7th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
4-5PM FREE

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Dec
1
10:00 AM10:00

BTC @ LOST BREAD Howard

Yo wuzzup.
We’re gonna be schlepping La Marzocco GS3 (buy Marzocco, friends), some beautiful Ethiopian, Kenyan, and Guatemalan coffees, and a whole assortment of potential conversation topics over to Kensington this Saturday. Don’t you need that? Ok, ok, you drive a hard bargain. What if I were to tell you that I will be joined by some FANTASTIC pastries (presumably the best donuts in Philadelphia) and wildest breads this side of the Mississippi. That sounds way better, right? Cool.
LOST BREAD (Howard St)
1313 Howard ST
FILADELFIA PA 191**
10AM-1PM or sold out.

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Nov
30
4:00 PM16:00

WEEKLY PUBLIC CUPPING @RALLY COFFEE

Hi there friends.

Rally Coffee has taken to hosting a weekly public cupping of our coffees each Friday. What’s a cupping you might ask (you might)? A cupping is essentially an exercise in tasting and evaluating coffees, side by side. We like to keep these fairly laid back. We’ll be smelling some coffees and then tasting them. These can be very eye-opening experiences for newcomers and is a neat way to explore the different flavors and aromatics found in coffee.
ALL. ARE. WELCOME.
Rally Coffee
701 S 7th street
Phila PA 19148
4PM-5PM

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Jun
22
3:00 PM15:00

MAYFLOWERS IN JUNE #5

Hi there...
ACTUAL "BREAD AND COFFEE PARTY" AT LOST BREAD TOMORROW, STARTING AT 10AM AND ENDING AT 4PM OR WHENEVER WE SELL OUT*!!! 1313 N Howard St. Get yee to a bakery!


*to the snarky folks out there, yes, we agree, we have already "sold out" and that's okay too.

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Jun
10
10:00 AM10:00

MAYFLOWERS IN JUNE #3: MACHINE SHOP/BTC @COOK

THIS SUNDAY! IT'S GOING TO BE A BUSY AND DELICIOUS WEEKEND...

We're pumped! We're counting our lucky stars right now to be collaborating on a pop-up with our dear friends from down South...Philly, MACHINE SHOP BOULANGERIE, at Cook, in Center City.

These ladies slay all things bread and viennoiserie.

Sometimes you don't know what you're missing in life and then one day, someone hands you a properly risen, extremely well-crafted, picture-perfect laminated pastry from Machine Shop and you're like, "But how could I have EVER settled for less? This is crazy. Check please." Seriously, though. Their products are always tasty, consistently crafted, inventive, and yet always created with respect for the classic french tradition from which they were borne. 

We will be there with a healthy serving of BTC-roasted drip coffee, espresso, milk and nut milks to be steamed or not, iced coffee, and a drink we're calling "Jagger/Richards." We're not spilling any beans about what it is. You're just going to need to stop by and find out. 

<3, BTC
10-2PM
COOK
253 S 20th St
Philadelphia PA 19blablabla
 

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Jun
9
10:00 AM10:00

MAYFLOWERS IN JUNE #2 @ LOST BREAD.

That's right folks, 
We're not totally sure why... but Lost Bread has said "sure" to the idea of us coming back to their wonderful shop to serve some more coffee. Needless to say, we're stoked. We had a ball last time and it was cool meeting some new faces and seeing some very beautiful old ones. 
Expect Espresso, Drip Coffee, Iced Coffee, and "Lost Coffee." (We're not gonna explain that last one; just get there already and find out for yourself.) ... AND DON'T FORGET THE CRAZY BREAD AND KOUIGN AMANNS. 

MAYFLOWERS in June #2 at Lost Bread
10AM-4/Sold Out
1313 N Howard St
Philadelphia, PA 191blablabla

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Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

MAYFLOWERS in JUNE: LOST BREAD

We're truly honored and stoked to be able to serve coffee, ESPRESSO, and something we're going to call "Lost Coffee" this Saturday at LOST BREAD in "Olde Kensington."  ;-)

As you may or may not know, we here at BTC are perpetually hungry and may have an intense love for bread... "may".... And as far as we can tell, good bread purveyors in Philadelphia were slightly hard to come by once upon a time. In our minds, there were basically three people quietly making great bread.  Alex Bois, former head baker at High Street, was one of those three. Well guess what? Things have changed regarding that "volume level." He and his staff are loudly and proudly serving up crazy and "inventive"(to say the least) bread for the hungry people of Philadelphia in their BRAND-SPANKING NEW facility on Howard Street, just above Girard Ave. They're getting wild with greens, grains, both milled and whole, seeds, beets, citrus, eggs, and just about anything else local and tasty or crazy. 

We're not entirely sure what to expect this weekend because they seem to up the anti every time they throw an event.  We're simply hoping that we can at least keep up with them... but then again, it's a great time of year for coffee and maybe we're not afraid to get weird too. So, if you can, you should swing by this Saturday, June 2nd. Starts at 10AM and stops whenever either one of us runs out of stuff or 4PM. Whichever comes first. 

Have a great week.
<3
BTC

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May
1
10:30 AM10:30

OAKLAND LAKE COFFEE

The time has come yet again, for another installment of Oakland's premier coffee extravaganza. This one's special for us at BTC as this will be our last time participating in OLC as a local company, before moving NW. 

We'll be there with water, an aeropress, coffee, some cassettes, and pastries. Bring a cup, a brewer of choice (if you want to), a cassette (if you have one), and whatever else. It's gonna be righteous occasion. 

Starts at 10:30, ends at noon. We'll be kicking it our usual location just behind Fairy Land, near the giant band stand, at the picnic benches. 

#Blessed
#BTC

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Jul
19
10:00 AM10:00

OAKLAND LAKE COFFEE HOMECOMING!!!! PLUS ZINE RELEASE!!!

Crossing the finish line...

Dang, it feels good to be home. We're feeling parched. Good thing we know a spot to quench the thirst with some tasty coffeez.

After, testing the country to see if folks like coffee as much as Oakland does, we'll be back, armed with limited addition and regionally specific shirts, first addition BTCCCQ Zines, Tapes, and Coffee. And plenty of good eats.

Let's coffee hang!

<3

BTC

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