We're baaaaaaaaack!

On what we're sure will be a lovely Thursday night in March (3/10 yoooo), This Coffee Thing will reemerge from the mist and once again take hold of the magical and spacious Cafe Grumpy Roastery in bewitching Greenpoint, Brooklyn, USA.

This Coffee Thing #2 (as we've creatively named this sequel) will feature many delights. Among them:

- All the way from Chicago, we have coffee gentleman Nick Kohout of Acaia presenting "Is This Too Heavy? A Discourse on Scales": a talk about one of the most-used and least-discussed of all devices we rely on to brew coffee every day - you guessed it - the scale.

- If you've been to an east coast barista/brewing competition in the past 3 years, you're familiar with Jenna Gotthelf as the most consistently entertaining competitor out there. At This Coffee Thing #2, Jenna will grace us with "Brewers Cup: Raw & Uncupped," an interactive, performance art-based presentation that plays on the format of the Barista Championship and Brewers Cup competitions.

- Our panel this time will be "The Barista Monologues: Discussing the Experiences of Women in Coffee," moderated by Bailey Arnold - the Director of Coffee at Gregorys Coffee and perennial best dancer at your coffee event of choice. Her illustrious guests will include Cafe Grumpy owner Caroline Bell, Toby's Estate sales associate Amie Raskin, Irving Farm educator Sarah Leslie, Counter Culture wholesale customer support rep Tymika Lawrence, and Cafe Integral roaster Amaris Gutierrez-Ray.

We'll be opening the doors of the roastery at 6:30pm and starting our program at 7 after a half hour of mingling and friend-making. The Grumpy Roastery is located on 199 Diamond Street. The event, once again, is BYOB. and 1000% free. We will have buttons.

Here's the Facebook event (you might notice some familiar text on it). RSVP there and invite your friends!