December 2015 Newsletter

Happy Holidays, Kansas City!

One of the best things about the holiday season is that the cold weather just begs families and friends to cuddle up together. Sometimes by a fire, huddled around a 5,000 piece puzzle, or squished together on the pull-out couch when visiting Grandma’s house.

No matter what the occasion, sipping on a beautiful coffee can be the perfect experience to share with the ones you love while still managing to sneak in a tiny moment of personal time and calm. ATC can help you shop for the gifts you need this season, be it a thoughtful gift for someone else...or a portable set-up for yourself so you can survive the holidays with a good taste in your mouth.


Important Update from ATC

After much consideration, we'll be closed on Saturdays after January 1, 2016.

We are sad to say goodbye to our weekly demos and our eager crowd of regulars coming by each weekend to learn something new. The good news is that we will still hold monthly classes on Saturdays, and be available and open for certain special events. You will also see demos on our schedule, but we will be featuring them on different days of the normal business weel. Stay subscribed to our newsletter where we will keep you updated on when you can expect those educational opportunities and any special events we’ll be hosting. Thank you for your understanding and supporting your local coffee gadget shop!

Join us for our last two Saturdays where we will host a demo that is completely free from 11-1.

December 12 / Tools: Grinders
Never underestimate the power of a great grinder! We show you how they work, how to dial them in, and how to clean them. 

December 19Pairing: Holiday Treats with Coffees
We will share our ideas of what tastes the yummiest with some of the more popular holiday dishes you may encounter this season. Sugar cookies, gingerbread, fudge, and cheese logs to name a few.

Call (816) 286-8771 or come into ATC to register.

ATC: Espresso Tasting and Techniques

December 19, 10-12 PM / $45
or Free w/purchase of Rocket Espresso Machine

Do you love espresso? Whether you’re considering investing in a home espresso machine or are just interested in learning what it takes to make a tasty shot, this class is a great place to start. Instructor Holly Bastin, coach to multiple competitive barista champions, will help you delve deeply into the realms of espresso knowledge. Topics covered are espresso tasting and techniques, milk steaming basics, as well as equipment use and maintenance. This class is hands on, so come ready to get caffeinated!

Attendees will receive 10% off one stocked item in the ATC store to use the day of the class (excluding espresso machines). Bonus!

Visit Workbench online to register and pay.

Workbench: Tri-Tuesday Triangulation

December 15 at 3 PM / $10 

Make the third Tuesday of each month your triangulation workout day with Workbench Coffee Labs. Move through twelve sets, choosing the odd coffee in each set. There will be two themed tables, with different levels of difficulty. This is not a competition. Score sheets and coffee information will be handed directly to each participant. Workbench takes care of everything so you can just sip and select. 
Holiday Hours

Closed December 24-26.
Closed December 31.

Thank you for letting us serve the KC coffee community this past year. We are blessed by the customers and friends of About the Coffee.