National Coffee Day

In preparation for National Coffee Day (Saturday, September 29th) I’ve put together a coffee love fest to help celebrate all things coffee in Nevada City & Grass Valley.  There are so many great places to enjoy a cup of coffee in Nevada County, so I’ve put together a few caffeine infused reminders and some fun giveaways.

So, who needs a cup of coffee?  Lucky for you I’ve got several giveaways today to help us all get into the coffee spirit.

Giveaway #1: $10 gift certificate to Caroline’s Coffee and a travel mug

Giveaway #2, $15 gift certificate from Heartwood Cafe

Giveaway #3, a bag of coffee from Fable Coffee

Giveaway #4, $10 gift certificate for a coffee and pastry from Three Forks Bakery & Brewery

Giveaway #5, a bag of Camp Blend coffee from Inn Town Campground

Giveaway #6, $5 gift certificate to Treats for a cup of coffee ice cream or affogato

Giveaway #7, an Outside Inn ceramic mug

Giveaway #8, a bag of coffee from Foxhound Espresso

Giveaway #9, a mug and cup of coffee from Crumbunny Coffee Roasters

Giveaway #10, a $10 gift certificate to Brew Bakers Coffee & Tea House

Giveaway #11, a free drink from The Curly Wolf Espresso

Post a comment on this blog post on your favorite coffee drink and I’ll draw the winners on Monday, October 1st. Edited to say the winners are: Steve Nicholson, Giovanni, JoAnne Middleton, Chelsea Lynch, Emma Williams, Lillian, Ruth, Vicky Reeder, Jen Roberts, Randi and April- congrats!

© 2018 InnSide Nevada City, © photos by Erin Thiem

91 replies
  1. Juliette Morris Williams
    Juliette Morris Williams says:

    It’s one of my favorite days of the year!!! Coffee lovers, unite!! I’m so excited about this giveaway. Happy National Coffee Day! My local coffee place, Foxhound, has the BEST beans – the Ethiopian Guji mix. 😀

  2. Jordan Perry
    Jordan Perry says:

    Coffee, like ice cream, is lovely in all its variations. But if I had to choose it would be a cup of Caroline’s from the Inn Town Campground store!

  3. April
    April says:

    Mmm, coffee. Can’t wait to check out a few of these! Thanks as always for the reminder of how varied (and richly caffeinated) our little town is.

  4. JoAnne Middleton
    JoAnne Middleton says:

    In the morning, it’s black French Roast. Afternoons are nonfat flavored lattes! ❤️❤️❤️☕️☕️☕️

    • erin
      erin says:

      Perfect combo of emoticons. If you ever have a backwards day and have breakfast for dinner you’ll have to remember to flip your coffee schedule too.

  5. Ingrid Knox
    Ingrid Knox says:

    You know I’m totally up for a good cup of coffee. Thanks for sharing all of the excellent cafes and coffee shops in our area.

    • erin
      erin says:

      I am a fan of the iced latte too… and since I decided to opt out of the straw agenda, I’m not the girl with my to go cup and a Klean Kanteen straw with my iced coffee drink.

  6. Ruth Chase
    Ruth Chase says:

    How would we ever know about all the goodness that our community offers without this blog? I have never heard of the following biz’s and will have to give them a try. Happy National Coffee Day to you too.

    Break Caffee Espresso
    Crumbunny Coffee Roasters
    Cruz Through Coffee
    Spring Street Market

    • erin
      erin says:

      Greetings… to help you in your research, Break Caffee is located in Kurt’s Garden next to Natural Selections. Crumbunny is behind the crepe place in Nevada City. Cruz Through Coffee is part of the Florists and Spring Street Market is across from South Pine in Nevada City (and not a coffee shop, but a great place to grab a coffee when you get something to eat).

  7. Danyae Spada-Chassé
    Danyae Spada-Chassé says:

    Being new to the area and a lover of great espresso, I am thrilled that there are so many places in Nevada City and Grass Valley to grab my fav coffee drink: a layered caramel macchiato with a splash of vanilla. I’ve been on the hunt the last two months for new coffee houses, so this post couldn’t have come at a better time. Cheers to all things coffee!!

    • erin
      erin says:

      Welcome to the area! It’s like a pub crawl for coffee shops… You can use this as your Saturday morning “homework” assignment. If you win one of the goodies you’ll know where to start.

  8. Rachel C
    Rachel C says:

    My favorite coffee drink is definitely a good mocha because chocolate is my favorite!! But pumpkin spice latte is a close second ( :

    • erin
      erin says:

      I’m not sure it’s on the menu this year but in the past Summer Thyme’s had made one with real pumpkin if you’re looking for #PSL option.

      • Rachel C
        Rachel C says:

        Real pumpkin? No way?!? Sounds amazing. I will have to check it out and see if they have it this year….Thank you!

  9. Lisa Johnson
    Lisa Johnson says:

    Favorite coffee drink? Just plain black coffee. Or an iced coffee with vanilla almond creamer. Or a delicious late. Or chocolate covered coffee beans. Or…….

    • erin
      erin says:

      That would be difficult… it’s like the Cinnabon stores in the airport– you smell it… and then you someone find yourself ordering something…

  10. Lillian Llacer
    Lillian Llacer says:

    I always enjoy your coffee day post, Erin. Beautiful photos too. My local favorite is a small latte from Foxhound, but I just followed the link to BrewBakers, and am looking forward to my first visit there, whenever that may be. Thanks for reaffirming that second cup I had today

    • erin
      erin says:

      Good morning my friend! Brew Bakers is on Main Street in Grass Valley (next to Main Street Cafe) and according to our friend Georgette you have to try the coffee cake.

  11. Vicky Reeder
    Vicky Reeder says:

    MMM, I love just plain good dark coffee We are fortunate to have so many wonderful coffee places in Nevada City and Grass Valley.

  12. Chelsea Lynch
    Chelsea Lynch says:

    The folks at Sierra Mountain Coffee roasters are so nice! I love to get a drip coffee there during my lunch break.

  13. Randi Pratini
    Randi Pratini says:

    Don’t know that any establishment offers my favorite, proprietary brew but if they did, I would be there! So special that friends have caught on. Suffice to say, strong, spicy and finished with warm half & half!

  14. Catherine Stifter
    Catherine Stifter says:

    Oh yes! My national holiday. Thank you for this fabulous list, which I will offer to all my visitors and guests to Nevada City.

    My daily drink is dark roast (preferably Love Buzz from Fair Trade) with half and half.

    I’ve tried other stuff, but nothing comes close.

  15. Wendy
    Wendy says:

    Thank you, Erin, for the wonderful list of great places to get a good cup of coffee locally! I have not been able to afford to go out for coffee for a very long time, so I cannot pick which coffee or place I like. I haven’t been to any of these places, but, thanks you to you, I now have a list of great places I can suggest to my friends when they want to take me out for a cup of coffee! I bet a lot of them have great food, too.

  16. Tammie
    Tammie says:

    Is life without coffee really even life?? LOL
    Had the privilege to stop at several of these fine coffee establishments and cant wait to come back up in November !!

  17. Crystal Miller
    Crystal Miller says:

    Iced dirty chai! Also, the iced coffee with bergamot at Fable. And Brewbakers hot regular, and I guess I just love coffee.

  18. Denise Bryant
    Denise Bryant says:

    I love mochas! In the wintertime, I order them hot, and in the summertime I get them iced! We do have a lot of local spots to enjoy our favorites! I’ll have to check out a few I haven’t tried yet!

  19. Susan Schreiber
    Susan Schreiber says:

    My favorite coffee is a rich cup of dark French roast with sweet cream! Nothing is better than pure delicious coffee!

    • erin
      erin says:

      I do love a good iced drink… but never done a white mocha… always good to try something new (although I’ll probably just stick with cold brew).

  20. Steve Nicholson
    Steve Nicholson says:

    Most mornings I make myself a latté with beans from Caroline’s. I get a latté there when I buy my beans. Occasionally I’ll stop at Sierra Mountain or Three Forks on my way to work.

    • erin
      erin says:

      Good to know you’ve got options… and I will be the first to admit that this blog post does not list every.single.option in Nevada County, keep waiting for someone to remind me….

  21. Giovanni
    Giovanni says:

    I’ve actually haven’t had any coffee in twenty years or more and even then it only was a couple of times. I’m a rare bird that doesn’t crave or need coffee in the morning or ever. I am interested in trying these new fancy coffee concoctions. So yes. I wanna be a winner.

  22. Donna Cobb
    Donna Cobb says:

    So many comments…we all love coffee! I crave it, look forward to it the night before. There’s nothing like an iced vanilla coffee, light and sweet. Sip…ah.

  23. Brooke
    Brooke says:

    I love Caroline’s coffee mocha freeze! My favorite place to get coffee! Nothing else is as good as Caroline’s!

  24. Carla
    Carla says:

    Life without coffee would be so drab! My favorite is iced coffee, all year round. Lots of cream and a little sugar. I plan on drinking more than usual on Saturday!!

  25. Michelle Ogaidi
    Michelle Ogaidi says:

    Everyone who knows me, knows I love my coffee! I especially enjoy Fox Hound and Fable coffee in town. Nothing beats a dry cappuccino with a croissant, but in the summer I enjoy a cold brew with a splash of cream and a dash of simple syrup. Thanks for spreading all the coffee love, Outside Inn!

  26. Julie
    Julie says:

    My favorite coffee drink is hands down a vanilla latte. It’s a little different at all of these places and I love them all. A friend recently brought me one from the Briar Patch and it was hands down the most amazing coffee I’ve ever had. Who knew!

  27. Mary Anaya
    Mary Anaya says:

    I Love the fact there is all kinds of different types of coffee to help set my mood to continue my day. ” For the Love of Coffee”

  28. Tony Perez-Carpenter
    Tony Perez-Carpenter says:

    Thanks for including us! I celebrated coffee day by starting out my day with a Gibraltar from Outside Coffee Cart at the Farmers Market. It was fantastic! – Tony at Heartwood Eatery

  29. Katrina Schneider
    Katrina Schneider says:

    I love a strong cup for dark roast .. with a lot of frothy milk! My friend gave me this super easy magnetic frother thing … really yummy!!

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