Hey there! Long time no see! This little blog is coming out of hibernation this spring in a big way- with a freebie! 

In case you haven’t heard, this weekend the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) is hosting their annual conference right here in Boston. It’s exciting not only for those in the coffee industry and mega-fans like myself, but for Boston in general as this seems like an implicit acknowledgement of the beautiful coffee thing we’ve got going here. 

In conjunction with this mega industry event the folks at The Lab are touching down to host Boston’s first Caffeine Crawl this Saturday, April 13th. The purpose of the Crawl is "to give individuals an opportunity to learn, share and experience what the passionate baristas, tea soms, specialty coffee roasters and other local, artisan producers in their communities bring to the table." Participants can purchase a ticket here and the $30 gets you a behind-the-scenes tasting experience at six shops (you can choose among three different routes: North, South, or Central). All proceeds go to a charity of the host city’s choosing and it’s an excellent opportunity to develop or deepen our relationships with the lovely people who craft an experience that is so much a part of our daily lives.

Since this kind of thing is right up Heart n’ Stomach’s alley, we’re partnering with the folks at Caffeine Crawl and offering a ticket give away! Join me on the North Route as we visit our friends at Three Little Figs, Barismo, Bloc 11, Crema Cafe, Hi-Rise Bakery, and Simon’s Coffee Shop to talk coffee, enjoy exclusive drinks, and maybe even win a few cool prizes.  

To enter tweet: “I wanna get #HeartnBuzzed" with a link to this post. I’ll choose a winner at random and follow up via Direct Message (DM) with more details on claiming your free ticket. One tweet only, please. Good luck!