Mandala SF: Coffee, Tech, and Art Party

How do our coffee enthusiasts feel about a party bringing together technology, art, and of course, coffee? Saturday, March 30, La Colombe donated Pure Black to an event that brought these innovative people together to see what would happen. The event took place in a vacant warehouse located atย 210 Clara Street, San Francisco, in the SoMa neighborhood. The results are in, and it was a huge success. Over 400 people attended, and we were fortunate enough to get an interview with Marco de Leon, co-founder of Rip Van Wafels, who was a major part of the party’s success.

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Marco hopes to bring together the interesting people who are part of the innovative modern world because he feels as though each aspect lacks connection to the next. “You can go to a latte art competition, and it’s the same people every weekend. What we need is to introduce our crafts to outside communities so other innovators can get involved.”

They made a drink with our cold-pressed bottled coffee Pure Black mixed with a beer from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers’ย  “Big Daddy IPA” and named it “Pure Black Daddy.” It seems thatย Pure Black is finding its place as a mixer in the SF bar scene.

Here are two of our favorite recipes for Pure Black cocktails: Pure Black Velvetย and The Valley Forge.

Marco left us with the message that an East Coast event is in the making, so stay tuned for the date and location of the next party in our neck of the woods.

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