• 24May

    I know some of you are coffee freaks–think you can out taste the other tasters?



    “June 6th Cup Tasters Challenge from much-loved coffee roaster Counter Culture. This is the second official Cup Tasters Challenge in a year-long battle among all Counter Culture Regional Training Centers for a title win. The events will take place in Ashville, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Durham, NYC, Philadelphia and Washington, DC. The Boston Training Center took home the Cup Tasters Challenge title belt in March, and now another region will have the opportunity to win it.

    Counter CultureParticipants at each Training Center will taste multiple sets of three cups each and identify which is different from the other two in each set. The challenge will start at 7pm EST at each Training Center (please see below for addresses), and anyone can participate: $5 to enter and free to watch.

    – Asheville, NC: 77 Broadway Street
    – Atlanta, GA: King Plow Arts Center, 887 West Marietta Street NW, Suite m210
    – Boston, MA: 374 Somerville Avenue
    – Chicago, IL: 177 North Ada, Unit 106
    – Durham, NC: 4911 South Alston Avenue
    – New York, NY: 37 W. 26th St., Suite 400
    – Philadelphia, PA: 2149 Unit B Catharine St.
    – Washington, DC: 1840 Columbia Road NW, Suite 203″
  • 11Apr

    In my inbox (and rephrased a bit).



    Lifting Voices is a nonprofit organization that reaches 200 under-served young people in DC. They’ve got a food-related project going on now, Counter Culture, a big, beautiful coffee-table book that shares 10 of its kids’ food histories in words and images.

    • Culinary masters José Andrés, Robert Egger, and Spike Mendelsohn are contributors.
    • The idea behind the book is that food brings people together. We hope this will be a gathering place for readers and the kids we serve.
    • The book will be launched at a 300-person warehouse party.
    • There’s a kick-ass video here.

    Your Help? Essential.

    We need $5,000 by April 29 to publish Counter Culture through a creative consortium.
    If we raise even one dollar less,
    the project will not be funded.
    We need your help.
    Please make a tax-deductible donation.
    $25 gets a free burger; $50 gets a free book!
    And please spread the word by
    sending this email to friends and family.
    Honestly: we can’t do this without you!


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