April 18, 2017

Going to SCA 2017? Here Are The Unofficial Parties


SCA Global Coffee Expo and Re:co Symposium 2017 kick off this week. We’re talking about 5 days of coffee exhibitions, cupping, lectures, workshops, and more. We’ve got the United States Barista, Brewers Cup, Tasters, and Roasters Championships. And we’ve got the parties.

SEE ALSO: Going to SCA? Try These 2017 Cup of Excellence Winning Coffees

In addition to an official party every night, several unofficial parties have been announced. Here are the ones we’ve heard of so far. We’ll be updating this as we hear of more parties – so get in touch if you know of one!


Drinks & Food – The Chocolate Barista
6–8 pm at Cherry Street Public House, Occidental Ave S Seattle, WA 98104

Flyer for The Chocolate Barista SCA party


Natural Wine Party – Sprudge, Olympia, Baratza, and Long Miles Coffee Project
6–9 pm at Vif Coffee|Wine, 4401 Fremont Ave North WA 98103

8–11 pm at Beecher’s Loft at Inn at the Market, 1617 Post Alley WA 98101 

Stumptown Coffee Roasters & Slingshot Coffee Company
7 pm–late at The Crocodile 2200 Second Ave WA 98121

Thursday Night Throwdown – Victrola Coffee Roasters & Pacific Foods
Sign-up at 7:30, first pour at 8 pm, 310 E Pike St. WA 98122

Mavam X NW Space Agency
TNT Music from Ben Libay and DJ Sprudge, Beer from Fremont Brewing, Infused liquors and botanicals on a Bkon Brewer
6–11 pm at Conduit Coffee Company, 2501 Westlake Ave N, WA 98109

mavam throwndown flyer


Atlas Producer Partner Reception
8–9:30 pm, more details available from booth #635

Coffee Technicians Party – Visions Espresso and Spro Parts
Coffee, beer, friends and tech talk; beer from Georgetown Brewing Company
7 pm at 2737 First Ave South., Seattle, WA 98134

Ally Coffee
4–9 pm at Caffé Ladro

Coffee ON:line – Coffee ON:line & Sprudge
5:30–7 pm at Cherry Street Public House, Occidental Ave S WA 98104

Elevated Coffee Experience Part II – Trichome & Espresso Parts
6–8 pm at 618 S Jackson St WA 98104

Royal Happy Hour 
6–8 pm at Maker Space, 92 Lenora Street WA 98121


’90s Dance Party – La Marzocco
8 pm–midnight, La Marzocco Cafe, 472 1st Ave North WA 98109

Sneak Peak Capitol Coffee Works
Tacos, beer, and Modbar
4–6 pm at Capitol Coffee Works, 907 East Pike, Seattle, WA 98122

Game Night – Jenn Chen (BYOB & BYOG)
6–9 pm at Anchorhead Coffee, 1600 7th Ave. WA 98101

Southeast Asia Coffee Tasting – Beanspire Coffee & Kalsada
3–6 pm at 666 S King St WA 98104-2938

UNIC French Wine Reception
6–10 pm, Colombia Tower Club, 701 5th Ave WA 98104

Gianni’s Eightieth Birthday – Nuova Simonelli and Via Tribunali
Live music from The Grizzled Mighty and Thunderpussy, pizza and open bar
7 pm–late at Cafe Vitta, 1005 E Pike St, WA 98122

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gianni nuova simonelli

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Roasters Guild Party (21+ only, open to all Expo attendees)
7:30 pm–late at Pyramid Alehouse, hosted by Roast

Cafe de Costa Rica Cupping & Party – Fulcrum Coffee Roasters
5:30–10 pm at 4660 Ohio Ave S, Ste A WA 98134

Dark Matter Coffee & Sump Coffee
5–9 pm at Rumba Rhum, 1112 Pike Street WA 98101

Flyer for Dark Matter Sump Coffee party


Barista Guild Party (21+ only)
8:30 pm–late, Trinity Nightclub

All-Women Latte Art Competition – The Coffeewoman
6–9 pm at Cherry Street Public House, Occidental Ave S WA 98104

Perfect Daily Grind

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