JDRF Marathon/Silent Auction

Hey all!
Join us in helping Bethany fundraise for her first marathon!
All proceeds benefit JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), and punch her ticket to Chicago!

Diagnosed at 13 Type 1 Diabetes has been part of her life 24/7 since, JDRF actively supports those with Diabetes, works to researching not just cures but betterment of life for Type 1 Diabetics around the world.

She’s partnered up with JDRF + Chicago marathon to run the marathon on a fundraiser ticket.

Join us for a Silent Auction, Saturday June 22nd in Spokane, WA
at 1st Ave Coffee!

Come for drinks and light snacks + we’ll have some fun! Can’t wait to see you!

If you can’t make it and want to donate anyway – follow this link!
http://www2.jdrf.org/goto/bethanychamberlin

Coffees of the World; Norway

This week starts the beginning of our Scandinavian adventures! We’ll begin our coffee travels with Norway. Best known for their Nordic roasts, Norway is actually quite steeped in coffee culture. Ryan will be treating us to two traditional coffees; Kokekaffe and the Norske Egg Kaffe. This is going to be a class you won’t want to miss and, as always, the class is free!

BBQ Bike Ride w/Roast House Coffee

Meet. Ride. Sweat. Eat. Drink. The ride leaves Roast House at 3pm on Saturday, June 15th and returns 26.3 miles later for BBQ and brews.
Our sister roaster is officially resurrecting this historic bike event from the early years!  We’ll meet up at Roast House, 423 E. Cleveland, hit a breezy 26.3-mile loop facilitated by the legendary Wheel Sport Bicycle Shops team, and head back for a good ol’ fashioned cookout!  Tickets are still available on either Roast House or First Avenue Facebook pages or by clicking the link below:

First Friday

June brings not one but two guest artists to First Avenue Coffee; Tiffany Patterson and Margaret Mount will both be showing as part of Spokane Queer Art Walk. Music performed by Stephen Shoemaker.

Artist bios: Tiffany Patterson is a Spokane, WA based multidisciplinary visual artist. Her art is narrative in nature and she thinks of it as snapshots into another realm. She is interested in the many facets of the idea of home and using art as therapy to decode her experiences.

Title of work: I am the Future!
Artist Group: Craftivists of the Inland Northwest
Artist Facilitator: Margaret Mount
Margaret Mount is an artist who works primarily in fibers including, textile collage, embroidery, and weaving who believes in doing her part in creating an environmentally sustainable and socially just world.
She is the founder of Craftivists of the Inland Northwest, a community group that uses craft to respond to issues in our world that concern them.

The project “I am the future!” is a means of celebrating the diversity of our community and as a response to the ever increasing anti-immigrant, racist, and xenophobic fear of all that are “different” in this country. Onto baby onesies, participants have stitched the words “I am the future of the United States of America (or my community)” in as many languages spoken in our community and beyond as possible (divergence from the script has been welcomed as long as the message is immigrant and diversity positive).

For more information, please visit the Craftivists of the Inland Northwest Facebook group page, the websitewww.margaretmount.com, or email Margaret Mount at mfmount@gmail.com.

Coffees of the World; Cuba

This week we’re traveling to Cuba!!  Ryan will be taking us on a tantalizing coffee tour featuring the Cubano and Cortadito among others.  Come prepared, this class will be a fun caffeinated adventure!

Holiday Hours

Memorial Day Weekend Hours:

Saturday-Monday 6am-1pm