An Exclusive UNIQUE Tour + Tasting with Handsome Coffee and Hudson Whiskey
UNIQUE LA is excited to bring you an exclusive and intimate night of tastings, education and tour of the Handsome Coffee roasting facility. Whether you’re a coffee geek or a newbie, a whiskey connoisseur or amateur, this will be a fun evening for all! I created this unique event because I was inspired by the guys at Handsome Coffee, who over the past few months have managed to teach me (a non-coffee drinker) about great coffee. That intimate, and yes perhaps nerdy, attention to detail is what to expect at this super-rad event.
The evening includes all cocktails, tastings, tours of the Handsome Coffee Bar & Roasting Facility, bites of food (including some amazing treats from Gotta Have S’more), a patio/parking lot party at the end of the evening, and a killer gift bag with goodies worth $35 (includes a 12 oz bag of tasty Handsome Coffee, a cocktail glass from Hudson and a gift from UNIQUE LA). This is no doubt going to be a tasty evening, good to the last drop! There are only 45 tickets available, purchase yours online now!
Tour #1 Espresso
Take an inside look at the technique behind crafting a Handsome coffee espresso and milk drink with 2010 world barista champion Michael Phillips. From pulling a shot just right to steaming perfect milk this section will show you how it is done.
Tour #2 Roasting
Step inside the Handsome roasting facility to get a demonstration of coffee roasting along with a tasting of the effect of roast. Learn the whys and hows of the Handsome Coffee Roaster philosophy and style with Co-founder Chris Owens.
Tour #3 Brewing
Tips on how to select coffee and proven recipes for brewing will be covered by Handsome Coffee Co-founder Tyler J Wells. Learn how to make that same great cup you had in the coffee bar in the comfort of your own home.
Tour #4 Whiskey Tasting
Join Tuthilltown Distillery founder Gable Erenzo for a history of Hudson Whiskey. We will taste Baby Bourbon, Manhattan Rye and Single Malt. Gable will speak about locally-sourced grain from farms within 10 miles of the distillery. He will also reveal Hudson’s brash mix of Scottish, American and some one of a kind whiskey-making traditions. After the tasting, Gable will demonstrate how to make a classic whiskey cocktail.
About Handsome Coffee Roasters: Handsome Coffee Roasters is a celebration of the simple things in life. Good service, great company and amazing coffee. Firmly planted in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles, Handsome has become a gathering place for this neighborhood on the move. Providing seasonal delicious coffees from all around the world, there is sure to be just the right cup for you.
About Hudson Whiskey: Gable Erenzo and his father Ralph bought a farm in New York’s Hudson Valley in 2001 intending to build a rock climbing ranch. After fighting a losing approval battle with neighbors, they instead opened a distillery in 2003. Since then, they have been making Hudson Whiskey by hand, one small batch at a time from locally-sourced grains. Hudson Whiskey is 100% sonically aged, non-chill filtered and bottled on site at a generous proof.