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Tony’s Coffee opens training center in Phinney, offers Friday ‘cuppings’

May 1st, 2012 · Comments

Bellingham-based Tony’s Coffees & Teas recently opened a staff training center in Phinney Ridge, at 7001 3rd Ave. NW. Starting at 12 p.m. this Friday, they plan to have weekly “cuppings.”

Tony’s training center is on the far left.

“The cupping will be informal and anyone who loves coffee or is interested in learning more about the world of coffee, is welcome to drop in,” David Yake told us by email. “Cuppings usually run anywhere from 30-45 minutes, but folks are welcome to linger afterward.”

Tony’s lead roaster, Andrew Bowman, will be coming down from Bellingham for the cupping, which will feature coffees from Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Honduras, El Salvador, and maybe Panama. They will feature Tony’s roasted coffee, as well as coffee from other roasters that they like.

Tony’s has about a dozen different brewing machines, and the staff are happy to demonstrate them to anyone who wants to stay after the cupping.

“Our plan is to hold cuppings every Friday afternoon, unless we announce otherwise via Facebook or Twitter,” Yake said.

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