Well, look at you February. You sure did sneak up on us! As we speak, Patrick and Jarboe are in Kansas City helping judge the Regional Competition for the US Barista Championship. Because our Coffee Guru is out, our February brewing class will be cancelled but not to worry…we have some other great opportunities for you this month. Here is the monthly line-up:
Tuesday, February 16, 2016: Patric Johnston in concert
(Palace on the Square, Canyon) 7-9pm
This is a FREE show! Patric Johnson will be playing the Palace Room in Canyon from 8-9. Doors will open at 7pm and an opener will begin at 7:30pm.
Thursday, February 18, 2016: Public Cupping
(Palace at the Paramount) 6-8pm
Have you ever heard your barista say, “You’re going to taste chocolate (or fruity, floral etc) notes in that cup”? Building your palate and being able to distinguish certain tasting notes in your coffee will help you better appreciate your morning cup. Cupping coffee is a your chance to have an up close look at various coffees and get a better understanding of different coffee characteristics. This is a free experience, so grab a friend and come learn with us!
February Cause Latte: Strawberry Decadent Latte, Benefiting CASA Amarillo
At Palace, we feel it is very important to give back to our community. Each month, we select a local non-profit and create a specialty drink to sell for that entire month. $1 of each cause drink sold goes back to that organization. In 2015, our customers gave over $2,000 to various non-profits by purchasing cause lattes! Who doesn’t want to drink a tasty drink and feel great about it because you are also giving back to the community?! The cause drink this month is the Strawberry Decadent Latte, which is a lovely mix of white chocolate and strawberry. Our cause for February is Amarillo Area CASA. To find out more about what they do for our community check them out here.
You can also catch our team at a couple of Amarillo National Bank branches this month! Friday, February 5th we will be set up at the 45th and Bell location and Friday, February 19th we will be set up at the Canyon Branch. Stop in, say hi and get a delicious drink, all while taking care of your banking needs. Win, win!
Last, but not least is an event not happening at Palace, but involving our fearless leader, Patrick Burns. Catch him and local celebrity Andy Justus, hosting the Amarillo Symphony “Hooray for Hollywood” Night on February 19-20. For more info and tickets go here.