8th Annual Maplewood Coffee Crawl Tickets Going Fast

Maplewood Coffee Crawl

Only Afternoon Tickets Remain for 2017 Maplewood Coffee Crawl

Maplewood, MO/March 28, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) – Like most good things, Maplewood’s annual Coffee Crawl is growing.  Now in its eighth year, the Maplewood Coffee Crawl Saturday, April 1, 2017 will offer participants a chance to meet even more roasters and sample more coffee than ever before.  And like all popular events, tickets for this one are going fast.  But then, there can’t be many more pleasant ways to spend a sunny, crisp April Saturday than strolling throughout the city’s special business district sampling a variety of coffees (and pastries) from local roasters like Art House Coffee, Kaldi’s Coffee, La Cosecha Coffee Roasters, Stringbean Coffee Co., Tim Hortons and others.

This year’s event is being held in two sessions, a “Wake Up Call” from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. followed by an “Afternoon Buzz” from 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Each session offers participants the chance to meet regional coffee roaster, watch demonstrations of the craft of coffee roasting, and sample a variety of coffee blends, as well as treats.  This is a self-guided tour with is billed as the region’s first and only walkable tour of caffeine.  It is a rain or shine event that includes strolling around historic downtown Maplewood, so dress appropriately.

This is a ticketed event, and participants must have a ticket to join the tour.  The morning session has already sold out, but tickets ($7 each) are still available for the Afternoon Buzz session.  They can be purchased online through the City of Maplewood website and will be available for pickup on the day of the event.

The following businesses will host an afternoon session featuring these roasters:

Schlafly Bottleworks will feature roaster: Kaldi’s Roasting Co.
Foundation Grounds will feature roaster: Blueprint Coffee
Boardwalk Waffles and Ice Cream will feature roaster: Ronnoco Coffee Company
La Cosecha Coffee Roasters, serving as both host and roaster
Great Harvest Bread Co. will feature roaster: La Cosecha Coffee Roasters
Stone Spiral will feature roaster: Riley’s Coffee Co.
Pie Oh My! will feature roaster: Park Avenue Coffee
The Living Room will feature roaster: Art House Coffee
Tim Hortons will serve as both host and roaster

Street parking is free.  There will also be free parking available in the Bellevue parking lot at Bellevue and Manchester, the Marietta parking lot in the 7300 block of Manchester, and at both Citizens National Bank parking lots at Manchester and Oakview Terrace/Marshall Ave. as well as along the west side of the bank building.  Although this is a walking event, it isn’t dog-friendly.  Participants are asked to leave pets at home.

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