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Water Street Coffee Roaster’s Education Series offers our customers and community a unique opportunity to learn and explore the world of coffee and tea. Taught by our very own Roast Master, Seth Chapman will share valuable knowledge and insight on a variety of topics, ranging from home brewing, tea basics, espresso 101, and what exactly it takes to get coffee from seed to cup. Classes are held at Water Street’s roasting facility and are kept small to keep each session intimate. Participants will get a behind-the-scenes look and experience all of the effort and care that goes in to producing quality coffee and tea. Individuals will leave with a new perspective on coffee, knowledge and practices that can be applied at home, and a take home gift courtesy of Water Street.

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July

July 29th, 10:30-12:30pm 
Coffee Origin Trip Story: Chiapas, Mexico
Get in-depth look at how, where, and who grows our coffee! 
Event is free to attend but you must register here! 
Location:  Willard St. Roasting Facility

 

August

August 12th: 9:30-11:00am 
Yoga Java with Down Dog Yoga Center:
Meet the Mat and enjoy some refreshing cold brew coffee!
Register here.
Location: Willard St. Roasting Facility

 


 

Water Street presents FREE live music events at our cafés on Thursday evenings throughout the year.  Please follow the links to Facebook for more details, invites or cancellations.

 

November 

November 9th, 7:30pm-9:30pm
Water St Live presents vocalist Ryan Block and keyboardist Nicholas Olynciw for a mix of classic and contemporary jazz with a modern twist.
RSVP here!
Location:  Portage Café

November 16th, 7:30pm-9:30pm
Water St Live is excited to welcome singer songwriters Patricia Pettinga and Bill Wilging to our Portage cafe on November 16th. Through songwriting and performing, Patricia and Bill honor the folk tradition and carry it forward, engaging audiences with a mix of original, folk, blues, contemporary and time-tested tunes.
RSVP here!
Location:  Portage Café

November 30th, 7:30pm-9:30pm
Water St. Live is happy to welcome West Michigan-based singer-songwriters Laurie Laing, Carrie McFerrin, and Matthew Borr to our Portage cafe on November 30th. Come cozy up by the fireplace with your favorite fall beverage and tasty treat, and enjoy the music!
RSVP here!
Location:  Portage Café