If you're on Twitter, you've probably connected with Leo Rios—even if only indirectly. He roasts coffee every weekend for people all over town.
Leo knows more about his craft than anyone I've come across, and his passion for coffee is contagious (and not in the caffeine-is-addictive kind of way). When his shop was open, I had the pleasure of sitting in on a "tasting," and have been excited to hear revive that experience. He's offering another tasting this Sunday, November 15.
Here's the deal: he wants to keep the group small to focus allow for questions and conversation, so the event is sold out.
At least, it was sold out, until I talked Leo into opening a seat for a member of the TasteFresno community. So, if you like coffee and want to learn more about it, and you're free Sunday from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m., here's how you can win a free seat at the tasting: leave a comment (again, a valid email address is important) telling me the coffee shop(s) you frequent most, and why. You've got until 8:00 p.m. tonight to do so.
Here's what you'll be learning about:
Leo will also explain different brewing techniques, and outline the history of the beans. Additional details will be sent to the winner.