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Monks Coffee Shop

Abilene, Texas


233 Cypress Street | Abilene, TX 79601

325.437.2984

hours

monday-wednesday 7:30am – 10pm
thursday-friday 7:30am – 11pm
saturday 9:00 – 11:00pm
sunday 1:00pm – 10:00pm

Monks’ 10th Birthday Coffee Kumite!

Ten years ago we opened our doors to become a part of the coffee scene in Abilene, and we’ve loved every minute of it! To celebrate 10 incredible years of business, we’re hosting a COFFEE KUMITE!

But what exactly is a coffee kumite, you ask? Excellent question! “Kumite” is a Japanese form of freestyle sparring or fighting in martial arts, and is used both in competition and in training to develop a particular technique or skill. We’re merging that practice with the world of coffee to bring you a day full of caffeine-fueled contests! Enter a match to hone your own coffee skills through friendly competition, or just enjoy the party and watch others contend for coffee glory—it’s gonna be awesome either way!
Come celebrate our 10th Birthday with us and enjoy a day of coffee, community, competition, and fun!

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

 

10AM: COFFEE CUPPING*

(led by local roaster, Daniel Parker, of Key City Coffee)
This one’s for all you coffee nerds! (We know you’re out there—and we love you!). Join Daniel Parker in a guided exploration of coffee tasting fundamentals and learn how to cup coffee like a pro. (Guys, it’s like a wine tasting, but for coffee!) You don’t want to miss out on this opportunity to learn more about the most magical of all elixirs.
*Only 10 spots available—sign up soon! (Seats reserved on a first come, first served basis. To register for this class, send an email to Kumite@monkscoffeeshop.com; subject: Coffee Cupping)

 

NOON: AEROPRESS COMPETITION*

(Free to watch; $5 to compete; prizes for the winner!)
Do you have a rad Aeropress method? Think you can make a better cup of coffee than anyone else? Then this is the competition for you! Competitors will battle it out to see who can make the best cup of coffee using only an Aeropress and their mad coffee skills. Don’t know what an Aeropress is? Come watch the competition to find out! (Or, you know, Google it…then come see how it’s done!)
*Limited to 12 competitors (Spots reserved on a first come, first served basis. To enter this competition, send an email to Kumite@monkscoffeeshop.com; subject: Aeropress. Competition details and ground rules will be sent to registered participants via email.)

 

3PM: COLD BREW BOUT*

(Free to watch/free to judge; $5 to compete; prizes for the winners!)
Cold brew has quickly become a coffee lover’s favorite (and in this Texas summer heat—forget it! Cold brew just hits the spot!) We know many of you out there make cold brew at home and you’ve come up with some wicked good recipes—why not share those with the world (and maybe win some awesome prizes in the process)?! Cold brew competitors will slug it out to see who will wow the officials to earn JUDGES’ PICK and who will win over the masses to secure CROWD FAVORITE (that’s right—TWO chances to win!). Love cold brew but aren’t so much into making it yourself? We’d still love to see you there— someone has to vote for crowd favorite, after all!
*Limited to 12 competitors (Spots reserved on a first come, first served basis. To enter this competition, send an email to Kumite@monkscoffeeshop.com; subject: Cold Brew. Competition details and ground rules will be sent to registered participants via email.)

 

7PM: LATTE ART THROWDOWN*

(Free to watch; $5 to compete; prizes for the winner!)
Aahhh throwdowns…a time-honored barista tradition. Come check it out as baristas compete head-to-head, pouring their best latte art in front of judges, coffee enthusiasts, and crowds alike, until one talented barista is crowned champion! This is our first time hosting a latte art throwdown, and the FIRST THROWDOWN TO EVER TAKE PLACE IN ABILENE—you don’t want to miss it! Come out and join us for the main match of the night as we cap off our 10th Birthday with the ultimate Coffee Kumite Throwdown!
*All baristas welcome to register! To enter this most awesome of throwdowns, send an email to Kumite@monkscoffeeshop.com; subject: Throwdown. Please include the name of the coffee shop where you work when registering. Competition details and ground rules will be sent to registered participants via email.)

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Our talented friend @forrestwoodworks made us a B-E-A-UTIFUL new table for the store! Come by and test it out and let us know what you think. 😉

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FALL IS HERE (it's 70 degrees outside) SO IT'S FALL IN TEXAS! 😂🍂🎃 Have you seen our new mugs for sale here at the shop? They match with all of your fall clothes. ... See MoreSee Less

FALL IS HERE (its 70 degrees outside) SO ITS FALL IN TEXAS! 😂🍂🎃  Have you seen our new mugs for sale here at the shop? They match with all of your fall clothes.
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