The San Antonio Coffee Festival was this weekend at La Villita . It was originally scheduled back in December (12/12/15) but was rescheduled due to bad weather.
Let me tell you, this was fun! My husband is the one who remembered that I wanted to go to this and told me “We’re going!” He’s the best one ever! We invited my parents and were excited to spend some time downtown and kid-free.
We found parking close to La Villita for $3 for 3 hours which was perfect. Now usually, I am not a big fan of crowds. As soon as we walked in I felt overwhelmed, there were so many people! The lines were long and I wasn’t too sure where to go first. My immediate thought was Lets just go to a coffee shop for coffee! We didn’t though and I am so glad we stayed.
In the middle of the square was the ticket area, you can buy tickets to taste coffee from all the vendors. For $5 you get a cup and 4 tickets. They also had glass mugs for $5 on sale and T-shirts. I bought a mug of course!
Here is what we tried out
- Independence Coffee
- Jet Fuel–this is their trademark brew and it is a dark roast, my husband loved it.
- Madelyn’s Backyard Pecan–this was yummy and my mother, who usually needs tons of cream and sugar, enjoyed it with just a bit of creamer. I love that this coffee had a slight pecan/sweet taste (I don’t ever add sugar to my coffee)
- Bought coconut coffee and brewed this morning. Delicious, this coffee has real coconut flakes toasted right in with the beans. I use a Keurig re-usable Kcup and I ground it up in this grinder Proctor Silex E167CY Fresh Grind Coffee Grinder for about 10 seconds. Best coffee 🙂
- Spicy Fist- was a dark espresso roast with cinnamon and other spices, we really loved trying this one!
- Joseph E. Coffee I hear this is a pretty unique place in San Antonio, the first Coffee and Cereal Bar and kid friendly!
- Majestic-by the time we made it over to their stand they only had Majestic left which is their house blend. It is a medium-roasted, slow-blended coffee and has notes of Brazil nuts, grapefruit and oak. This was yummy, I loved how they brewed and I love how they gave away cereal in little cups. We will be visiting them soon!
The San Antonio Coffee festival not only had amazing coffee vendors but also amazing food trucks! We had some Mexican food! We had some tacos and the pineapple salsa mix was so so good! Shout out to Mi Taquito Food Truck-you guys rock!
We will definitely be back and if you live in SA or are visiting during the festival next year make sure to stop by!
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