On January 26th and 27th, Temple Coffee was invited to serve coffee to the stars at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Of course, we couldn’t just bring a few pour-overs and some business cards. No, no, no. We called up our friends at La Marzocco who graciously sent a Linea espresso machine and Mazzer grinder for espresso service. For drip coffee, we hit up our pals at Fetco who sent over two batch brewers, which we combined with an EK 43 grinder. Throw into the mix three studly Temple baristas, which included Eton Tsuno (Director of Coffee), Jeremiah Frazier (Wholesale Account Manager), and Cole Cuchna (Director of Education), and we had a coffee setup worthy of an Oscar.
Temple served inside the St. Regis Deer Valley Hotel who hosted the VIP receptions for films like Z for Zachariah, The Mask We Live In, and more. The receptions were organized by Rand Luxury. We joined sponsors like LG, Wider Yachts, Cohiba cigars, and more. We met film directors, producers, film executives, and of course some actors, too. They had the pleasure of trying our exclusive Don Pepe Baby Geisha blend as well as our Costa Rica Sonora Venecia Natural, which is also a Temple exclusive. For espresso, we brought our classic Dharma Blend, which we offered as a double-shot, macchiato, cappuccino, or small latte.
All in all, it was a great time, and we were honored to represent Sacramento’s growing coffee scene to a new, influential audience.