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San Antonio Coffee Festival gives us a java jolt

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Did you know that San Antonio has a coffee festival?

The San Antonio Coffee Festival will be held on Saturday Dec 14th from 10am to 7 pm at the La Villita Historical Arts Village and you can join other coffee lovers in this celebration. The location is at S. Alamo St. at Nueva on the Riverwalk. There is free admission and the cost is $5 for a 4-tasting flight so you can sample a variety of blends from all over the world. The festival is sponsored by the City of San Antonio's Department of Culture & Creative Development.

You can make this a learning experience as well with hands-on demonstrations and workshops, while brewing with the experts. There will be live entertainments, food and kids activities. Plus the location is great for some holiday shopping and viewing local galleries while you sip.

For a full schedule of seminars, check the link above.

According to the website, here are a few impressive statistics about the coffee industry:

  • Coffee is the #2 most consumed beverage in America (carbonated soda is #1)
  • It is a 19 billion dollar per year industry
  • The coffee industry is the largest employer on the planet

Some of the coffee companies that will be featured at the festival are: RedBud Roasters, Aspen's Brew, KIVA Coffee Roasters, Cafe' Aroma, Tree Frog Coffee and Java Jacks.

Local restaurants that are featured include: Fig Tree, Boudro's, Liberty Bar, Guadalajara Grill and Little Rhein Steakhouse.

To get you in the coffee mood, here are some slang words frequently used for that jolt of caffeine:

"cup of java", "cup of Joe" , "picker-upper", " Brewtus", "bean juice", "daily grind", and "morning mud"

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