Workshops

Honey and Bees
Mar
2
9:00 AM09:00

Honey and Bees

Join Kim from Weaver's Bees and learn about the importance of honeybees for agriculture, food production and our environment.  We will cover the effect of African bees on North American bees, the general life cycle of a bee hive and how bees and honey can benefit us.  You will also have the opportunity to sample honey and honey comb.   

Kim Weaver lives in the Columbia Valley and has been a Bee Master for over 40 years. 

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Espresso Pulling
Mar
2
10:00 AM10:00

Espresso Pulling

Jeremy will guide you through defining, tasting and understanding over and under-extraction.  What are the key variables in extraction and how can we come up with useful ways to measure them?

 

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Paint Your Own Pottery Mug
Mar
2
11:00 AM11:00

Paint Your Own Pottery Mug

Paint Your Own Mug
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Get Creative at Black Star Studios.  Paint your own Pottery Mug.  Mugs will be Kiln fired and will be ready for pick up on Sunday March 4th. Space is limited..not your creativity! All supplies are included!

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Milk Steaming and Latte Art
Mar
2
1:00 PM13:00

Milk Steaming and Latte Art

Milk Steaming and Latte Art
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Learn about the science and art behind producing perfect micro-foamed milk.  Learn how temperature and other variables affect the quality of steamed milk.  This is a hands on workshop, you will have the opportunity to try steaming, pouring, and latte art.

This workshop is begin hosted by Jeremy Ho, co-owner of Monogram Coffee, and 2012 Canadian Barista Champion. 

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An Energizing Elixir and Coffee Substitute Workshop
Mar
2
3:00 PM15:00

An Energizing Elixir and Coffee Substitute Workshop

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Herbs, roots, and medicinal mushrooms can be made into delicious coffee substitutes. Discover the energizing, balancing and grounding effects these unique blends produce without the caffeine crash. Led by Certified Nutritional Practitioner, Katie Israelson.

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Intro to Kombucha Evening
Mar
2
5:30 PM17:30

Intro to Kombucha Evening

 

On Friday March 2nd, meet your friends for the best drink ever! Join the Circle crew for an Intro to Kombucha evening, sample different flavours of professionally brewed kombucha while you learn about the history and health benefits of kombucha.  Learn the basic principals of how to brew at home and fire off any questions you have to our master brewer.  

You will leave here full of knowledge and with a 1 litre growler of your favourite flavour of kombucha in hand.  Delicious Circle style organic nibblies included.

Hosted by Lavinia Lidstone of Kootenay Kombucha at Circle Cafe.

Intro to Kombucha Evening
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Cupping and Special Beans
Mar
2
6:30 PM18:30

Cupping and Special Beans

Cupping and Special Beans
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A fun and informative look at the fascinating world of coffee. Cup like the pros with Karla Ferster of Frog Friendly Wild Coffee. Learn all the ins and outs of our crazy industry while cracking the crust on some of the rarest beans available. Leave with a greater understanding and passion for coffee and some surprise take homes. 

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Tea Infused Cocktails
Mar
2
8:00 PM20:00

Tea Infused Cocktails

The Naked Leaf and Taynton Bay Spirits are teaming up to bring you a new way of looking at cocktails. We will sample 6 different cocktails where the gin or vodka has either been infused with tea, or been added to different teas to create wonderful new cocktails. You will learn the simple steps of infusing alcohol with tea and receive the recipes for making these delicious cocktails at home.

Tea Infused Cocktails
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Coffee and Tea Expo
Mar
3
10:00 AM10:00

Coffee and Tea Expo

Join us at the Columbia Valley Centre on Saturday March 3rd, 2018.  Coffee, tea, honey and more will be available for purchase from a variety of exhibitors.  There will be lots of sampling and an opportunity to vote for your favourite coffee.  Even better...entry is FREE!  

Lots of free samples, good eats and great company!

Live music featuring "The Smarties."  Join the fun and energetic, Bill Cropper & Kurt Reichel, as they entertain the Coffee Fest Floor.

Head upstairs to the Invermere Library for a Alice and Wonderland Themed Story Time at 11 am. Adults can make a "Mad Hatter" tea cup while the kiddies are being entertained !

 

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Heritage Roasting 1
Mar
3
3:00 PM15:00

Heritage Roasting 1

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Learn how the Calgary Heritage Roasting Company got started, by roasting coffee over an open fire! Their methods and mentality were forged from their experiences as wildland firefighters.  They will show you how to roast coffee beans over an open fire while they tell you their story! One of Calgary Heritage’s primary goals is to expose the art of roasting to the public. Today they want to expose their audience to a tried and trued method, and one they stand behind. Welcome to open fire coffee roasting!

WORKSHOP IS FREE FOR ALL TO ENJOY!!

 

****This workshop is free but please email events@invermere.net to confirm you will be attending!!

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Cupping with Rooftop
Mar
3
4:00 PM16:00

Cupping with Rooftop

Cupping With Rooftop
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Join David Street from Rooftop Coffee Roasters and participate in a cupping of several single origin coffees.  Coffee cupping is the practice of observing the tastes and aromas of brewed coffee.  You will learn the Specialty Coffee Association protocol for properly cupping and evaluating coffee and discover the differences in flavor profiles and aromas of coffees from different regions of the world.

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Cupping with Monogram Coffee
Mar
4
9:00 AM09:00

Cupping with Monogram Coffee

Monogram Coffee is an national award-winning team serving single origin coffee.  Join them for a cupping and learn what goes into their coffee from sourcing to roasting to serving. 

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Heritage Roasting 2
Mar
4
10:00 AM10:00

Heritage Roasting 2

Heritage Coffee Roasting 2
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Free to Attend!

Learn how the Calgary Heritage Roasting Company got started, by roasting coffee over an open fire! Their methods and mentality were forged from their experiences as wildland firefighters.  They will show you how to roast coffee beans over an open fire while they tell you their story! One of Calgary Heritage’s primary goals is to expose the art of roasting to the public. Today they want to expose their audience to a tried and trued method, and one they stand behind. Welcome to open fire coffee roasting! 

THIS WORKSHOP IS FREE FOR ALL TO ENJOY!

****This workshop is free but please email events@invermere.net to confirm you will be attending!!

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Green Tea
Mar
4
10:00 AM10:00

Green Tea

Join Jonathan from Naked Leaf for a green tea workshop! Explore a variety of green teas from both Japan and China. We will discuss the difference in processing methods and learn the different type of steeping methods for the different teas. This will be a wonderful way to explore the great variety of green teas.

 

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Manual Brew Methods
Mar
4
11:00 AM11:00

Manual Brew Methods

Join Jeremy from Monogram Coffee and learn the basics of brewing using French Press, Aeropress and pour over methods.  You will learn the affects of grind on brewing and impacts of different elements such as time and temperature on the brew.  

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Kick Ass Teas You ( Probably ) Never Tried Before
Mar
4
12:00 PM12:00

Kick Ass Teas You ( Probably ) Never Tried Before

If you are a tea lover then you will want to join us as we sample some teas that you are likely to have never tried before.Come and try some unique teas that are not readily found. We will sample Purple Teas, Oolong, Pu-erh and others.

This workshop is hosted by Jonathan Kane, owner of Naked Leaf Tea in Kensington Village in Calgary. 

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Variations on Chai
Mar
4
1:00 PM13:00

Variations on Chai

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Explore the art of preparing a stovetop chai tea.

Starting with a basic chai recipe, we will delve into a variety of options, ranging from herbal to caffeinated, common to exotic and using fresh and dried ingredients. There will be lots of taste testing and hands-on participation. Participants will take home recipes and the confidence to create their own tailor-made chais at home.

Shannon Grey Duncan is a Practical Herbalist living in Kimberley, BC. She is the proprietor of Purcell Organics, specializing in herbal teas.

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High Tea
Mar
4
2:00 PM14:00

High Tea

High Tea
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Join Café Allium for High Tea. Enjoy beautiful views of Lake Windermere in a gallery setting while eatting Mini Pastries, Sandwiches and Scones with Devon Cloated Cream, while you sip on Unlimited Organic Teas and Coffee.
 

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Make Your Own Decor Sign
Mar
4
3:00 PM15:00

Make Your Own Decor Sign

Sign Making
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Make your Own Décor Sign with Monica Simmonds. Enjoy an afternoon with your friends that's customized, creative, and fun!

Workshop Includes:


One Blank Handmade Wood Sign per Person
A Pre-Cut Stencil for your Design (Choose from 24 Designs) to use on the Night of the Event
Paints & Paint Supplies
Fabulous Step by Step Instruction by an AWESOME Instructor

Enjoy a day with your friends that's customized, creative, and fun!

Easy to Sign Up
1. Register here! www.inveremerecoffeefest.com

2. Message Monica Simmonds https://www.facebook.com/monica.simmonds1 with your design choice! Design Choices are Pinned in the Comments of this Event.

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Kombucha and Tapas
Mar
4
6:00 PM18:00

Kombucha and Tapas

From scoby to the finished product, learn how kombucha tea is made into the drink you love.  Join us for an evening of kombucha and tapas at Circle Cafe Downtown Invermere.  Ticket price includes a variety of tapas featuring a variety of locally sourced ingredients. Enjoy sampling a variety of kombucha and learn about how it is made and the many benefits. 

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Beer Tasting
Mar
4
3:00 PM15:00

Beer Tasting

Join Leann and Richard from Arrowhead Brewing Company to taste three different beers.  Learn about how flavours, including their own honey and Kicking Horse Coffee, are produced and integrated into the beer.  Make your way from their Original 83 Honey Ale to Kick Ass Cream Ale.   Specials on pints and merch available to workshop attendees following the tasting. 

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Cupping with Kicking Horse Coffee
Mar
4
9:00 AM09:00

Cupping with Kicking Horse Coffee

Meet in the Kicking Horse Coffee tasting lab and participate in a cupping with the pros.  Identify flavours from different roasts, how do they vary and what impacts those flavours.  

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Coffee and Tea Cocktail Making
Mar
3
7:00 PM19:00

Coffee and Tea Cocktail Making

Tea infused vodka anyone?  Join Dylan from Eagle Ranch as he demonstrates how to make several cocktails that include coffee or tea.  Enjoy sampling his creations as well as a few appetizers from the Traders Lounge.  You will also receive a take home with the cocktail recipes so you can make them for all your friends.

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Bean There done That 2.0
Mar
3
1:00 PM13:00

Bean There done That 2.0

This exciting event includes a full facility tour of Kicking Horse Coffee, see their roasting and packaging facility, learn about sustainable coffee production from a fair trade and organic approach.  Explore coffee varieties, geographics, roasting methods, decaffeination methods, and cupping. It is sure to be a wonderful and enlightening seminar. 

Due to the popularity of this event we are pleased to offer two time slots.  The same great experience, a convenient later time. 

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Bean There done That 1.0
Mar
3
9:00 AM09:00

Bean There done That 1.0

This exciting event includes a full facility tour of Kicking Horse Coffee, see their roasting and packaging facility, learn about sustainable coffee production from a fair trade and organic approach.  Explore coffee varieties, roasting methods, decaffeination methods, and cupping. It is sure to be a wonderful and enlightening seminar. 

Due to the popularity of this event we are pleased to offer two time slots.  The same great experience, a convenient later time.

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Stolen Church Roasting Workshop
Nov
7
11:00 AM11:00

Stolen Church Roasting Workshop

Experience the cracking sounds, the changing colours, and the smells of coffee roasting.  Learn about the techniques that influence the coffee you drink, by having the hands on control to help to roast a batch of coffee.  Participants will not only get hands on opportunity to roast coffee, they will also get to take a pound of the coffee they helped to roast to take home! Because our coffee roaster is small, our batches are small, our space is tight- number of participants is limited to 4 - so book now!

Participants will meet at Gerry's Gelati and move onto the roasting facility from there.

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Cold Brew at Home
Sep
5
10:30 AM10:30

Cold Brew at Home

Cold brew coffee is quickly becoming a favourite drink among coffee drinkers.  The long brewing time without the use of hot water produces a coffee concentrate that is perfect for hiking, camping and just enjoying a very enjoyable coffee.  Learn how to make cold brew, and sample different variations.  Each participant will leave the workshop with their own Coffee Sock brewing kit and the know how to make cold brew at home.  

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Kootenay AeroPress Championship
Mar
5
1:00 PM13:00

Kootenay AeroPress Championship

Competitors will brew to the (not so) bitter end in this fast paced, light hearted event.  Professionals and home brewers are all welcome to compete.  The winner will receive free entry to the national competition held in Calgary in May.  He or she will also receive free accommodation in Calgary.  

Every competitor will be brewing a special roast of Kicking Horse Coffee provided.  

The Kootenay AeroPress Championship is sponsored by:

Cupping With Rooftop
15.00

This event is free to attend as a spectator

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The Rules:  we will be using the rules established by the World AeroPress Championship.  For full rules visit the World AeroPress Championship site

Local Rules:  Competitors will be brewing Kicking Horse Coffee AeroPress Roast, roasted specifically for this competition.  Each competitor will receive a 12oz bag prior to competition.  

Hot water and a grinder will be available however you are welcome to bring your own.  If you wish to use a scale you must provide your own.  

If you are interested in purchasing an AeroPress and other brewing equipment, please visit our sponsors website www.eightouncecoffee.ca

 

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