I totally expected today to be a normal Monday. I am SO glad my friend decided she wanted to go do something. We went to a local coffee shop that we’ve gone to before but noticed that the coffee roaster wasn’t in the building any longer. So, of course, she asked the barista about it. The coffee roaster still owned the building but had since moved to another part of town with the roaster. So we started another adventure. We hunted down the building where the coffee roaster had relocated. It is SO BEAUTIFUL!!! Old building in the downtown area of Spokane that has been renovated to fit their needs. Exposed white-washed brick, wood trimmed windows, original 1900′s doors. Gorgeous. (I can’t help it. I LOVE architecture)
The coffee roaster happened to be roasting when we pulled up to the building. We could smell it when we walked in. We were able to talk with the roaster about his blends and what he was was doing with his coffee. Super cool. We saw a bottle of wine on the counter so my friend, of course, inquired about it. Turns out in the last four years the roaster has partnered with a wine maker! I’m pretty sure we spent about 4 hours there. He gave us numerous tastings and let us wander around. He not only let us see the tasting room, but the wine making and bottling rooms. SO COOL. He even let us taste wine that had only sat for a short time to compare with the tasting we had upstairs.
Some think that coffee and wine are different. And, yes, they are. But the way you build flavors is similar. My friend was totally intrigued by it all and I thoroughly enjoyed myself :) Always fun to go on an unplanned adventure, right?!
Such a great day.