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Taproom Coffee
1963 Hosea L Williams Dr SE
STE R106
Atlanta, GA 30317

404.464.5435

1963 Hosea L Williams Drive SE, Suite R106
Atlanta, GA, 30317
United States

404-464-5435

Events

Here at Taproom we love gathering people together. If you have an idea for an event you'd like to see us host, please let us know!

Every Monday night, 6-10pm is $4 Draft Night!

Dec
14
7:00 PM19:00

Thursday Night Throwdown + Grounds For Empowerment

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Latte art competition! Sign-ups begin at 6:30pm, pouring starts at 7pm. $5 to compete, winner gets the pot of money and additional prizes. 

Emory University's Goizueta Business School will be here, sharing with local coffee professionals about their social enterprise work through their Transparent Trade and Grounds for Empowerment programs.  

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Dec
21
2:00 PM14:00

Annual Holiday Cookie Decorating for Kids

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Around this time every year we invite all the kids of the neighborhood out for an afternoon of holiday cookie decorating. We'll provide cookies, frosting and sprinkles, and of course we'll even take care of the clean up. Bring those kiddos and enjoy some coffee (or beer or wine) while they participate in some free fun!

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Dec
8
6:30 PM18:30

"Do you want to build a snowman?" w/ ATL Clay Works

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Build a [ceramic] snowman while you sip on coffee or beer!

Atlanta Clay Works is in the neighborhood right around the corner from Taproom. Their pottery experts will be here to guide you through the process of making your own unique ceramic snowman. Participants are provided with materials and instruction to create one snowman each. 

$15 per person. Your snowman will be ready for pick up about 2 weeks later at Atlanta Clay Works.

Sign up required on the Atlanta Clay Works website: https://www.atlclayworks.org/classes

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Dec
5
7:00 PM19:00

CoffeeATL Events Forum

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For local barista/coffee industry comunity.

From CoffeeATL organizer Sara Frinak: 

It's the end of the year, and we want to hear from you! Meet us next week at Taproom Coffee to discuss coffee events in our city. What did you like? What did you hate? What do you want to see in the coming year? If you are interested in hearing more or getting involved, here's your chance! We greatly appreciate any feedback you can provide to make sure we are supporting the coffee community in our area.

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Dec
4
6:00 PM18:00

Poetry Salon

Join us for a POETRY SALON—a reading of new work by the supremely talented Georgia State Ph.D. and MFA students:  Judith Carson, Caitlin Creson, Caroline Crew, Taylor D’Amico, Greg Emilio, Mac Gay, Jessica Lindberg,  Josh Martin, Zach (Sugar) Matteson, Anna Sandy, Mike Saye, Marissa Stevens, and Jess Williard.

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Nov
28
6:00 PM18:00

Georgia Gives Day with Friends of Refugees

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Georgia Gives Day is a state-wide celebration supporting non-profit work in the State of Georgia. Every year we partner with the local organization Friends of Refugees  to bring awareness to their work with resettled refugees in the Atlanta area, and to help raise funds that help empower UN war refugees. 

Taproom will be donating 10% of all sales from November 28th to the work of Friends of Refugees. In the evening from 6-9pm, we will gather to celebrate GA Gives Day and Friends of Refugees, with live music and updates from organization representatives. 

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Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

Home Coffee Brewing 101

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Join us for our regular Coffee Brewing 101 class! We walk through basic coffee brewing techniques and focusing on manual brew methods. Come with any questions you may have about coffee brewing, specific brew methods or techniques, or just questions about the world of coffee in general. 

Chad will be leading us in a demonstration and tasting that will include brewing on a Kalita Wave.

Pop over to the Facebook event page, say you're coming, and comment with a question you'd like to see answered during the class.

FREE to attend, and you get to drink any sample coffee brews! Attendees will receive a discount on beans and brewing equipment. 

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Oct
31
6:00 PM18:00

FREE Halloween Photo Booth

We're teaming up with local photographer Jonathan Wade to offer a FREE Halloween photo booth for all you local trick-or-treaters! After you (and/or any little people you're accompanying) don your Halloween costumes, stop by Taproom real quick to get your picture taken - and for some liquid refreshment - before you hit the streets of Kirkwood for all that candy! 

Photos will be available online after Halloween. Get more details when you come to the photo booth!

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Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

Apples to Apples, Apple Dessert & Apple Cider!

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We now offer hard apple cider from Urban Tree Cidery, Atlanta's first craft cider brand. To celebrate, we're having a night of everything APPLES! We'll play the game Apples to Apples, eat apple desserts, and drink apple cider - the hard stuff for the adults, and non-alcoholic sparkling apple cider for the kiddos. 

The desserts and games and sparkling apple cider are FREE - just purchase your own hard cider or any other beer or coffee drinks at the bar. We'll have Urban Tree swag for you to take home too!

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Oct
17
6:00 PM18:00

Palate Practice: Jelly Belly Challenge!

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Get your candy fix before Halloween! The last time we ran this blind taste challenge, we did a full 50-flavor Jelly Belly spread. Everyone got a sugar rush, and a 13-year-old girl won the challenge by correctly guessing 30 out of 50 flavors.

This time we're slimming it down a bit and sticking with a 20-flavor challenge. Taste blind and guess the flavors. Person with the most correct (in the fastest time, if there's a tie) goes home with a fresh box of Jelly Bellys!

FREE to attend, but RSVP on the Facebook event page so we know how many people to plan for. 

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Oct
13
6:00 PM18:00

Pinch Pot Pumpkins and Pints

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Make "pinch pot" pumpkins at Taproom with expert tutelage from neighboring Kirkwood business ATL Clay Works. Participants will pinch their petite pumpkin pots and purchase pints to pair perfectly with pottery partying. ATL Clay Works will fire the pots at their store down the street, and will have the masterpieces ready for pickup hopefully by Halloween. Pumpkin beer on draft that night!

Supplies limited! $15/person, and includes the small pumpkin pot and guided lesson on how to pinch like a pro. Book online here: https://www.atlclayworks.org/book-online

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Oct
9
7:00 PM19:00

Designing Connections Among Taproom Coffee Patrons

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Eventbrite Description:

Learn how to leverage design thinking by doing design thinking. Hosted by The O’Briant Group and the Mount Vernon Institute for Innovation. Discover people-centered design through collaborating on a real challenge that faces Taproom Coffee in Kirkwood: how might we inspire greater connections between Taproom patrons? During these three hours you will learn about design thinking, make an impact alongside a local Atlanta entrepreneur, and have fun.

Limited seats for this FREE event. Reserve your spot here.

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Sep
30
7:00 PM19:00

"Girls & Guitars" Showcase and Hurricane Relief Fundraiser

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From Girls & Guitars:

Girls & Guitars brings you a special Atlanta edition of our show featuring inspirational acoustic soul artists Kyla Simone, Ra-chelle, Alexa Vaughn, Pearl, Roz, and spoken word artist Chiereme Fortune. The stage will be lit all night with our special guest host Erica Cumbo. This event is free for all to attend yet we hope that you come with a willingness to give a donation of any size to Convoy of Hope who is a faith-based, nonprofit organization that has helped more than 80 million people throughout the world by sharing food, water, emergency supplies, agricultural know-how, and opportunities that empower people to live independent lives, free from poverty, disease and hunger. They are in the field responding to needs of Harvey and Irma victims and we aim to collectively support their efforts through this event. We look forward to seeing you at the show and remember to RSVP as space is limited and we definitely want you to be able to attend!You're invited to experience Girls & Guitars Official inspirational acoustic soul showcase on Saturday, September 30th at 7pm at the Mosaic Worship Center. Join singer-songwriter guitarists Ra-chelle, Kyla Simone, & Alexa Vaughn, plus powerful spoken word artist Chiereme Fortune for a night that will leave you inspired to dive boldly into your God given purpose. From heavy hitting, honest lyrics, to uniquely textured vocals, and a message intended to empower the broken, Girls & Guitars is an event worth attending. Tickets are now available! Space is limited so get your tickets today!

Make sure to RSVP on the Girls & Guitars website if you want to attend.

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Sep
25
7:00 PM19:00

Clue Town 5th Anniversary Party

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Clue Town Books are a series of ready-to-solve scavenger hunts located in walkable areas of Atlanta, Georgia. Hunters use landmarks to solve puzzles. The solutions to the puzzles reveal how to get to the next checkpoint.

From Jay Carlson, founder of Clue Town:

"It's hard for me to believe but Clue Town is five years old! Come celebrate the occasion with me at Taproom Coffee on September 25th, 7-9PM. Free cake! $4 draft beer specials! Clue Town giveaways! High-fives! Down-lows! Too slows! -- Thank you, everyone, for your amazing support."

Vist the Facebook event page here and say you're coming!

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Sep
9
6:00 PM18:00

Wendlo EP Release Show

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You've had a cappuccino poured by Chelsea Hamilton at Taproom, but have you listened to her music?? Chelsea and her husband Jacob are the music duo "Wendlo", and they're doing an EP release show at our shop! Join us for a night of music, coffee, beer, and even a guest performance by former-Taproom-barista Freddy Castro!

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Sep
7
6:30 PM18:30

Beer Class: Beer & Coffee w/ Goose Island Beer Co.

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Beer Class is back, and in a big way! Goose Island is busy celebrating their Migration Week all over the world. They're landing in Atlanta at Taproom for one night, giving us a chance to talk through and taste their hugely-popular Bourbon County Stout! We also have the unique opportunity to pair freshly-pulled espresso shots in a side-by-side tasting and on-site blending with Bourbon County Stout. 

Tasting is complimentary, and the bar will be open to purchase additional beer or coffee beverages.

Event admission free, with online reservation. 21+, please bring a valid ID. We're shutting down regular service for this event, but spots are limited!

Reserve your space for FREE on Eventbrite

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Jul
15
8:00 AM08:00

Birds & Baristas: Kirkwood Neighborhood Bird Stroll

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We will meet at Taproom at 8:00 am for coffee and walk from there. Upon our return will fill out a checklist of birds identified, discuss findings and make plans for future Bird Strolls.

Come discover more about the birds of Kirkwood by participating in a leisurely Saturday morning Stroll around the parks and tree-lined streets of Kirkwood.

The stroll will last about two hours and cover approximately 2+ miles of gentle terrain. All levels of birders are welcome and this is a great way to meet people who share your interest in birds and nature. 

Please bring your own binoculars and wear comfortable shoes. 

Birding Focus: We'll be looking for summer and permanent residents and will likely identify from 20-30 different species of birds during our stroll. A checklist of the birds identified during our Bird Stroll will be provided to those participants that request it. If it’s raining the morning of this event we will still meet at Taproom for Q&A, coffee, and socializing.

Bird Stroll Leader: David Kuechenmeister – Atlanta Audubon Society

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May
27
7:00 PM19:00

Brooke Powell Watercolor Workshop

Sip some amazing Taproom coffee and learn tips from Atlanta artist Brooke Powell on how to make watercolor painting less intimidating. Your ticket purchase includes a Taproom beverage of your choosing and watercolor paper, paint, palette and brush that you get to take home with you! Bring your questions, bring your frustrations, or come just to be creative and share a love of painting.  

Purchase tickets online: https://brookepowellart.xorbia.com/watercolor-workshop/xt/?referral=xt-buy-tix

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Apr
27
6:30 PM18:30

Third Anniversary Bash & Rock-Paper-Scissors Tournament

We have an annual tradition of celebrating our anniversary with a Rock-Paper-Scissors tournament! This year it's our 3rd anniversary, so we'll carry out the "3" theme in a few areas:

  • Prizes for top 3 tournament champions
  • $3 Beer specials
  • 3 Taverns beers on draft

Tournament sign-ups open at 6:30pm, and we start throwing down at 7:00. First 48 people get a spot. $5 buy-in gets you some swag, a shot at the prizes, and one coffee or beer beverage.

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Apr
8
7:00 PM19:00

Album Release Party: Trent Rice

No cover charge. Featuring special guest Slow Parade.

Trent Rice releases Beautiful on April 7th, 2017 in association with the Cottage Recording Co. The full length album was produced by Luciano Giarrano and Trent Rice at The Cottage in Atlanta, Ga. Beautiful is one of the last recording projects to come out of The Cottage studios, a buried treasure of a dream that was a major fixture in the Atlanta music scene. The album was sonically sutured by Giarrano who was responsible for its mixing & mastering. Rice performed vocals, rhythm and lead guitar, bass, keys, piano, harmonica, and glockenspiel while also calling to the aid of Luciano Giarrano on keys, drums, bass, alternate percussion and members of Sydney Eloise and The Palms (Sydney Eloise, Damon Moon, and Chandler Galloway) for backing croons and swoons.

Beautiful rings the doorbell of modernity while at the same time evoking conversations between early garage-grunge ethos, pre-electric Dylan and outtakes from the White Album. Rice largely performed the album live, preferring to track the bulk of his lead vocals and the sandpaper jangle of his six string shooter on single, full takes. “It’s OK” was in fact recorded on an iphone in Rice’s kitchen while you can hear the pitter patter of his young daughter in the background.

The album is an earnest statement all on its own though the songs themselves maintain self identity amidst the diametric condition of the space age primate. Each one has been crafted by the watermarks of Rice’s memories and present moments as a father, a husband, a musician, a surgeon, and a human on an empathic conquest to explore the heart. The cultivation of Rice’s native frequencies and melodic labors of love create an electrifying earprint that is truly, ‘Beautiful.’

-Benjamin J. Davidow  

Official website: trentrice.com

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Feb
16
6:00 PM18:00

Ultimate Coffee Showdown: Round One

Taproom is hosting Round One of the Ultimate Coffee Showdown for Atlanta baristas! All events are open to the public, with a buy-in requirement for competitors.

During Round One, baristas will compete in a cup tasters challenge: a timed palate exercise where a competitor has to pick the odd cup out of sets of three cups of brewed coffee. Most number of sets correct in the fastest time wins. 

We'll have sponsored swag and grub, with a special pot of Beerspresso Chili being dished out, first-come first-served!


Additional Tournament Info from Coffee ATL:

This tournament will consist of three separate competitions over the course of three months. They will occur as follows:

  • Triangulation Challenge @ Taproom Coffee, February 16, 2017
  • Brew Battle @ Intelligentsia Coffee Training Lab, March 23, 2017
  • Latte Art Throwdown @ Dancing Goats North Ave, April 27, 2017

For each competition, you will receive 5 points for signing up to compete. At the end of the event, we will award additional points for the top six competitors: 6th place will receive 5 points, 5th place gets 10 points, 4th place gets 15 points, and so on. These points will be totaled and saved from each competition, and will be categorized .

In March, after the Latte Art Throwdown, we will total the points from the previous competitions to determine our Top 3 places. We will also determine the coffee shop winner, based off of points accumulated throughout duration of the competition.

The results will be announced at a Liquid Ambition Cocktail Throwdown, at Octane Westside, on May 18, 2017. In the event of a tie, the tie-breaker will occur on this night.

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Jan
24
7:00 PM19:00

Home Coffee Brewing 101

We're running the Coffee Brewing 101 class again, walking through basic coffee brewing techniques and focusing on manual brew methods. This is the perfect time to get some tips on how to use that new coffee gear you got for Christmas! Come with any questions you may have about coffee brewing, specific brew methods or techniques, or just questions about the world of coffee in general. 

Chad will be leading us in a demonstration and tasting that will include brewing on a Kalita Wave.

FREE to attend, and you get to drink any sample coffee brews! Attendees will receive a discount on beans and brewing equipment.

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