Mother’s Day!!

Bring Mom, Grandma, Aunts and any woman whose inspired you in and celebrate her awesomeness!!

Coffees of the World; Italy Revisted

Italy….what can we say about this incredible coffee culture?  Well, Ryan has plenty and this week he’ll be focusing on the various regions of this incredible coffee loving country.  Class begins at 10am!

Bloomsday

The day is finally here….the epic Spokane Bloomsday Run!!

We’ll have specials all day long for your pre and post run coffee needs!

Bloomsday Trade Show

Come down and visit our booth at the Bloomsday Trade Show.  We’ll be selling pounds of Bloomsday Blend, $10 from every pound sold goes to the Lilac Bloomsday Association, and handing out samples!

Bloomsday Trade Show

Come down and visit our booth at the Bloomsday Trade Show.  We’ll be selling pounds of Bloomsday Blend, $10 from every pound sold goes to the Lilac Bloomsday Association, and handing out samples!

Libations and Learn – an Evening Event

Weathers & Associates Consulting will be hosting an evening of libations, light appetizers, music, and learning. There the founders of Beyond Pink, Charlie Brewer, and Karla Schubach, along with Dr. Tanya Paynter, ND from Evergreen Naturopathic will share with you about Thermal Imaging and the technology, inflammation, preventing breast disease the importance of early detection. We’ll discuss simple lifestyle changes you can make to lead you toward a healthier life and the possibility of preventing breast cancer.

Space is limited – Metered street parking available

A donation of $10 – $20 is suggested and proceeds will be donated to Beyond Pink to pay for grants for women in our community.

Networking will be from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm so come early and bring a friend and plan to learn a ton! The informative presentation will begin at 6:30 pm

Coffees of the World; Vietnam

This week Ryan will be taking us to Vietnam!  Ryan will demonstrate how to use a “Cafe Phin,” and will then treat you to some of the incredible delicacies of this growing coffee country.

Get Lit! Readings from University of Hell Press

University of Hell Press, based in Portland, Oregon, promotes artists who are creating irreverent and thought-provoking works in quiet corners of their worlds. Join us for a reading with Univeristy of Hell Press founder and publisher Greg Gerding, and Spokane-based writers Joseph Haeger and Lauren Gilmore, whose collections have been published by University of Hell Press. We would like to thank First Avenue Coffee for hosting this event. Greg Gerding is the author of five books of prose poetry, a collection of essays, and his most recent book, I’ll Show You Mine. He is the founder of University of Hell Press. Lauren Gilmore is the author of Outdancing the Universe, published by University of Hell Press. Joseph Edwin Haeger is the author of Learn to Swim, published by the University of Hell Press.

Coffees of the World; Turkey

You’ve seen the videos of the magical sand that creates the intense coffee of Turkey. Come witness this once in a lifetime experience as Ryan takes us on a tour of Turkish Coffees!!

First Friday with Eric Rau and Anna Rau

Born in Southern California and raised in North Idaho, Eric Rau grew up in a home full of artistic expression, with the ability to naturally explore a variety of mediums. As young as age 11, he was winning state art competitions in his division and continued to do so through out high school. A passion for art, combined with his love of nature and being outdoors took him to the University of Idaho to pursue a degree in Wildlife Biology. After two years of study and a semester break spent traveling and exploring the culture and Art museums of Europe, he returned to the University and completed a Fine Arts degree in Painting and Printmaking. 

Rau translates his outdoor experiences to his artwork in an abstract-expressionist style to represent the relationship between humans and nature and the places we inhabit.  As his work has evolved, the artist has begun to incorporate images that highlight the pressures and compromises that modern society places on our landscape. He hopes that his art acts as a catalyst for discussion about the relationships between man and nature, and the impact each has on the other.