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Tidbites | Week of June 5, 2014

Susan France
Ozo founder Justin Hartman doing a tasting

OZO OPENS A THIRD LOCATION

Boulder fairtrade coffee company Ozo Coffee Co. has opened their third location at 1898 S. Flatiron Court, where coffee enthusiasts can go to experience fresh roasted, seasonal coffees from places around the world in a mellow, modernlooking atmosphere with black walnut and teak bar accents, mid-century light fixtures and state-of-theart espresso machines.

But the new location also pulls back the curtain on how Ozo coffee is made.

A tour of the coffee roasting facility located in the backroom is provided every Friday at 2 p.m., and the barista training and quality control facilities are visible upon entry through a large glass threshold.

Justin Hartman, founder of Ozo Coffee, says what you’ll see is that Ozo’s style, approach to the craft and meticulous attention to roast profiles is what makes it different.

“We always have single origin espressos instead of blends. It’s something that not everyone’s doing that makes it unique,” he says. “We’re tasting hundreds of coffees on site like in Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador. We’re selecting literally hundreds of farms to select our favorite, and then trying to build relationships with those farmers that we go to get coffee so we can continue to buy from them year after year.”

Fresh pastries, burritos, teas, yogurt, granola, sandwiches and salads are available alongside Ozo coffee.

Open hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 303-396-0302 for more information.

SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED FOR THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN TEA FESTIVAL

The schedule of events is now available for the 15th Annual Rocky Mountain Tea Festival, which will take place the weekend of August 2 at the Boulder Dushanabe Teahouse.

The Three Leaf Concepts-sponsored festival will hold a Tea Bazaar where people can sample premium teas from different vendors. Workshops on this year’s schedule will cover Teahouse chef/owner Lenny Martinelli’s tips on preparing dishes containing tea ingredients, a Japanese tea ceremony, international expert analysis on rare Asian teas, the art of tea blending and much more.

For more information or to register, visit www.rockymtnteafestival.com.

TASTE LOUISVILLE AT TASTE OF LOUISVILLE THIS WEEKEND

The annual Taste of Louisville is going down this weekend in, you guessed it, Louisville.

The day-long celebration will feature excellent food served from the local restaurants of Louisville, beer tents, arts and crafts, live entertainment from local dance and martial arts centers and kid’s activities.

At the downtown Steinbaugh Pavilion you can jam out to local bands for the seventh annual Louis-Palooza, and the Louisville Farmer’s Market will have its opening day at the Taste as well.

If you really want to work up an appetite, run the Taste of Louisville 12k or 5k runs that start at 8 a.m., or a free kid’s run at 11 a.m. For more information or to register, go to www.tastehalf.com A Taste of Louisville runs June 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More information and a full schedule of events are available at www.louisvillechamber.com/tasteoflouisville.html.

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