What's on Tap at TPC - November 2018


Enjoy our monthly digest as we wrap up October push onward into November.


iRepair Seattle Has a New Home

Longtime TPC mainstay, iRepair Seattle is moving on up to nicer digs. Those digs happen to be in a private office workshop on the second floor of our space. You can now find Ryan inside the Pioneer Collective in suite 200B. Take the elevators or stairs in the main Westland Building lobby to the second floor and follow the signs.

What we’re drinking:

Agua Dulce, Guatemala

Agua Dulce, Guatemala

COFFEE - Nine Swans (Guatemala) by Elm Coffee Roasters Elm’s seasonal Nine Swans blend is currently Lazaro Constanza, a “sweet and lush coffee is grown in Agua Dulce, Guatemala, at nearly 1900 meters.  Lazaro grows this Typica varietal coffee and processes in meticulously.  It is washed several times in its 36-48 hour fermentation.  It makes a sweet and lovely espresso, with or without milk.

TEA - Paris by Harney and Sons - Company founder Mike Harney “has enjoyed many a pot of tea in the famous Parisian tea shops. In homage to the city, he created what's become one of Harney & Sons' most popular and beloved blends worldwide. Paris is a fruity black tea with vanilla and caramel flavors, and a hint of lemony Bergamot. The aroma is delightful!'“

WINE - Tribute Red by Browne Family Vineyards. Browne describes this wine as “exploding aromatics of red roses, anis, cigar box and cream soda with flavors of black cherry and pomegranate. This full bodied wine is silky and vicious with lingering flavors of crème brule and toasted oak. This wine will pair with hearty meals of beef stew, Cioppino and meatloaf.”

BEER - Grapefruit IPA from Metier Brewing This beer, brewed in Woodinville, Washington, is “(their) traditional IPA recipe plus a light essence of grapefruit for a fresh, citrus forward IPA perfect for summer.” (Or fall)

SPARKLE - LaCroix Cola “I don’t know if I like this.” - Kathleen

What we’re doing:

Halloween Latte Bar

Seattle Coffee Gear, the supplier of our espresso machine (the Rocket R58), is joining us Wednesday to make lattes and cappuccinos for members and guests! On Oct. 31st, a barista from SCG will be in house to serve up espresso drinks with your Wednesday Morning Waffles. It looks to be a very happy Halloween!


Don’t forget to mail your ballots or drop them at a drop-box by Tuesday, November 6th.

Find your closest drop box location

Kathleen’s Improv Workshop

Our very own Kathleen Nacozy, comedian & improv teacher, is holding 3 drop-in workshops in our space:

  • Oct. 29th 6:00pm - 7:30pm

  • Nov. 5th 6:00pm - 7:30pm

  • Nov 12th 6:00pm - 7:30pm

If you want to try improv or already love it, please stop by!

Also check out:

WTF Just Happened Today by Matt Kiser

TPC member, Matt Kiser, runs a daily guide to today’s news and political climate called WTF Just Happened Today. It breaks the news down into smaller, more easily digestible bullets so you can keep track of it all & stay sane. Go check out his website & subscribe to his daily updates here!

Volunteer Opportunity: NW Cherry St. Food Bank

Member, M Lopez, helps out out the NW Cherry St. Food Bank every week & they could use some extra help! On Wednesday, Nov. 14th from 3 pm - 4:30 pm, come lend a hand. If you have questions, let her know!

Elena Maque’s Jazz!

Elena Maque is a talented jazz musician and wife to member, Simon Kvasnyuk. Elena was born in St. Petersburg & graduated from Mussorgsky College of Music. After moving to the US, she combined her knowledge of classical music, jazz and funk styles which resulted in Elena's unique and individual sound. As a composer she believes that every song has a story, an experience, or a feeling that left its footprint in the artist's soul. Her music is sincere and personal. Check out her music & live shows!

Counter Culture Cuppings

Counter Culture does public tastings every Friday at 10 am at their space which is at 313 1st Ave S (so close to us!). If you are wanting to try new tasty coffee or learn more about the roasting process, check it out!

What we did:

Skill Share: “Wills” & Wine

Last week, Kathleen so graciously hosted a “Wills” & Wine Skill Share where we went over some basic end-of-life documents and got all of the questions we had been dying to ask answered. We also enjoyed several of Trader Joes’ classiest wines, cheeses, & olives! If you missed this one, there is a possibility there will be a round two in the Spring, so keep your eye out.

Also, if you have some knowledge on an interesting hobby or useful skill, contact Jamie@thepioneercollective.com about hosting a Skill Share! They are a really fun and informal way to share and learn new things.

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What we’re listening to:

A podcast, three spooky sounds and one pretty waltz. Happy Halloween!

The Sunshine Hotel

A wonderful audio documentary produced in 1998 about The Bowery neighborhood of New York City and the people who used to live there.

On the spookier side

And some Brahms….