National Coffee Day

Summer Thyme's Pumpkin Spice Latte, photo by Erin Thiem

Happy National Coffee day!  There are so many great places to enjoy a cup of coffee in Nevada City & Grass Valley, 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: $5 gift certificate to Java John’s

Giveaway #2: $10 gift certificate to Brew Bakers

Giveaway #3, $10 gift certificate to The Curly Wolf Espresso House

Giveaway #4, Pumpkin Spice Latte and a bakery item from Summer Thyme’s

Giveaway #5, $10 gift certificate to Fable Coffee

Giveaway #6,  a pound of Fable Coffee espresso blend from Three Forks Bakery & Brewery

Giveaway #7, a travel coffee mug from Carolines and a free coffee drink

Giveaway #8, $5 gift certificate to Treats for a cup of coffee ice cream

Giveaway #9, a pound of Fox Hound Espresso

Giveaway #10, an Outside Inn travel mug

Post a comment on this blog post on your favorite coffee drink and I’ll draw the winners on Saturday, October 3rd (maybe in time for folks to fuel up after our WWIM12 photo walk!).

*edited to say the winners are #1: Kiana, #2: Vicki, #3: Pam, #4: Jamiel, #5:Karen, #6: Dena, #7: Paul, #8: Miss Ellie, #9: Ruth Chase and #10: Ella

National Coffee Day, Nevada City & Grass Valley Coffee Shops

 © 2015 InnSide Nevada City, © photos by Erin Thiem

76 replies
  1. Michelle Noe
    Michelle Noe says:

    A latte will do fine… where is the best capuchino? Italian style would be fantastic, less foam, a touch of sugar, some cocoa sprinkled on top…

  2. Daisy Simmons
    Daisy Simmons says:

    My fave is also a cappuccino, no sweet stuff added. I don’t currently have a local number 1 spot for said beverage, so I’m open to persuasion 🙂

  3. starrydeborah
    starrydeborah says:

    Ohhhhh, so many favs, how do I choose? Had an espresso for my first time at curly wolf, AMAZING! When I need a coffee fix I usually go to Cruz thru coffee at Grass Valley florist, makes it so easy (which could turn into a problem lol).
    I love their coffee mochas.

  4. Tara
    Tara says:

    Just a simple pour over with heavy cream, in the morning before everyone in my house rises for the day. Although I had a pumpkin latte at Carolines the other day that was yummy! I will let Lena know about your photo walk.

  5. Vickie
    Vickie says:

    I think I have a frequent flyer coffee card for every place in town. I love to do my Friday morning errands and then treat my self to local COFFEE !

  6. Jenn
    Jenn says:

    I used to like the sweetened drinks, but my husband has introduced me to the goodness of plain old coffee with a splash of half and half. That’s my go-to, now.

  7. Lisa Johnson
    Lisa Johnson says:

    On a hot day I like iced coffee with light ice and a half pump of vanilla. On cold or cool days I like a dark roast coffee with a shot of espresso. I’m branching out, though. ☕️

  8. Susan Walker
    Susan Walker says:

    Erin I love all your post I really look forward to them. I had no idea there were this many coffee places I guess I better get out more. My favorite is a flat white.

  9. Krista
    Krista says:

    It’s a great idea to celebrate coffee everyday. For a special occasion, I like to get the affogato at Treats. There’s something simply wonderful about the combination of ice cream and espresso.

  10. Randi
    Randi says:

    My favorite is…..the beautiful cup of coffee so elegantly designed in your photo for this blog! Don’t know where it came from but as soon as someone lets me know, I am there!

    • erin
      erin says:

      Thanks Randi for the comment, the top photo is from Summer Thyme’s in Grass Valley, their non-sugar added all natural pumpkin spice latte with real maple cream.

  11. Alison
    Alison says:

    I’m not too picky when it comes to coffee, but I’d probably have to go with a hot caramel machiatto. I love going to Curly Wolf and Flour Garden. I’ve been meaning to try Fable Coffee in town. There’s always someone walking in as I drive by! Happy National Coffee day ☕

  12. Beth
    Beth says:

    Fable coffee rocks!! Just went this morning for my almond milk latte. Love that it’s unsweetened and you can taste the yummy coffee.

  13. Katrina
    Katrina says:

    My new friend, Eliza, was just asking me “where can you get a super smooth, not bitter, cup of coffee? I realize i don’t know .. i don’t get out much!! But LOVE all the gifts you have above!!

  14. Katrina
    Katrina says:

    OH – and favorite coffee drink .. depends on the day for sure
    but needs to be not too sweet and creamy! Probably my friend Tom’s Latte’s!

  15. Karen
    Karen says:

    I always get an iced coffee from fable on Saturday’s during market season. My favorite hot coffee is an Americano with cream.

  16. Sue
    Sue says:

    I’ve got to say, it is more about being at the table with my friends then the actual coffee drink! We are all in our late 70’s/early 80’s and meet every week for our coffee check in time.

  17. SSteve
    SSteve says:

    I like a double latté every morning. Usually I make them myself with beans from Caroline’s. Sometimes I treat myself to a latté from Caroline’s or Three Forks.

  18. Marjorie
    Marjorie says:

    Oh, I’ll take coffee in pretty much any and all forms, but I’m having a hankering for coffee ICE CREAM after reading your blog post! Keep up the good work!

  19. Julie Gerson
    Julie Gerson says:

    I miss Nevada County coffee! Java Johns and Sierra Mountain Coffee Roasters will definitely be on my list when I visit later this month, and I see some new roasters have opened since I moved away. Fable? Fox Hound? I will be stocking up on beans to bring to the remote corner of southern California desert that I now call home, maybe in a new Outside Inn travel mug 😉

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