Coffees of the World; The Love Language of Coffee

Bring your sweetheart or your best friend or your Mom to First Avenue and take a walk with Ryan exploring drinks and stories that have brought people together throughout the ages.  A big folklorist, Ryan has stories that will melt your heart and possibly make you want to read a tale with the ones you love.

Coffees of the World; The Love Language of Coffee

Bring your sweetheart or your best friend or your Mom to First Avenue and take a walk with Ryan exploring drinks and stories that have brought people together throughout the ages.  A big folklorist, Ryan has stories that will melt your heart and possibly make you want to read a tale with the ones you love.

Author Meet & Greet with Midge Cline and Ryker Murdock

Come out and meet Midge Cline, author of Prey to the Order, Shadow Blades, and Wyndham Hall. Chat about her latest book, Prey to the Order! Grab a book and get it signed while you’re there, and grab some amazing coffee!

Joining Midge will be Ryker Murdock, cover artist for Prey to the Order. Ryker’s art is also on display at 1st Ave Coffee during February.

Books and art prints will be available for purchase at this event.

First Friday with Ryker Murdock

Ryker Murdock was born and raised in Southeast Idaho on a Ranch outside of Blackfoot.  Growing up he was surrounded by vast landscapes of desert, mountain and farmland, which probably contributed to the subject of art he prefers to create.  He has been the artsy type his whole life, only recently moving to Acrylics as a primary medium. His mom always said they couldn’t keep enough paper and pencils in the house when he was growing up.

His favorite subject to paint is detailed landscapes, abandoned areas and structures, as well as architectural portraits.  The cover for Prey to the Order, and the other pieces inspired by the book, is his first (and certainly not last) adventure into the world of Fantasy Art, even though he’s been quite the nerd his whole life.

“I believe that artistic types see the world in a different way.   When I look at fall leaves on a tree, I don’t see orange, red, yellow, brown.  I see all of the different colors and layers that make up that one leaf. When I look at an abandoned building, I try to imagine the memories, secrets and history that building might be trying to tell, and I try to put that into my painting.  When I paint a scene, I want to put you there, feeling the crunch of snow under your feet, or talking to dragons and going on adventures.” – Ryker

Ryker lives in Spokane Valley, WA with his wife Jenn, 4 kids, and one fur baby.

 

Women’s March 2020

We’re excited to be the coffee sponsor for this years Women’s March 2020! Bring in one of our Pink Hello Kitty stickers and receive BOGO on your coffee drinks!! Stickers will be available at our booth under the Big Red Wagon.

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New Donut!

What happens when your founder wakes up craving a jelly filled powdered sugar donut?? She makes them from scratch! These gluten-free and vegan treats are just the right addition to a cup of our award winning First Avenue Blend drip. Donuts available daily!