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!

Coffees of the World; Austria

This month Ryan is taking us to Austria, specifically Vienna, to dive into the hearty cold weather traditions and the surprisingly delicious sweet treat that is served year round.  Rich flavors and sweetness are all part of this special holiday version of Coffees of the World.  Class starts at 11am and, as always, is free to attend.

Small Business Saturday

We’re excited to be participating in our second Small Business Saturday.  We’ll have local artists and artisans selling their products from 10-3pm.  Have a coffee lover on your list?  We’re hosting our first “Gift Workshop” from 2-5pm. We’ll be demonstrating different brew methods and sampling our holiday coffees, this will be a fun and interactive way to shop for the coffee fan in your life!