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Coffee 101

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Coffee 101

Saturday, September 19, 2015
3–5:30 p.m.

You’re invited to Columbia Street Roastery and Escobar’s for Coffee 101
Champaign, IL

Join LAS alumnus and owner Mark Herriott for Coffee 101 to learn how to roast the perfect cup of coffee, partake in a tasting and “coffee cupping,” and tour the Columbia Street Roastery. After the cupping and tour, you’ll walk to Escobar’s just a few steps away where you will enjoy coffee infused cuisine.

Columbia Street Roastery, a three generational family business, opened in 1998 with the goal of providing customers not only “the best” tasting coffee but also “the best” coffee experience. Columbia Street Roastery is proud to be a self-contained coffee operation that roasts and packages 19 different coffee varietals from 16 different countries at their local plant on Columbia Street in Champaign.

Escobar’s Restaurant serves coffee roasted by the Columbia Street Roastery. The chef, a native of Guatemala who specializes in Nuevo Latino cuisine, will prepare you coffee infused appetizers such as Ancho Beef and Espresso Crème Brule. A cash bar will be available for your enjoyment.

Join the LAS Alumni Association on Saturday, September 19 at this unique and interesting event to experience “coffee cupping” and enjoy Escobar’s specially created dishes for this event.

Registration fee: $30 per person.
Register Today! Registration closes Sunday, September 13.

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Sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Alumni Association.

LAS Homecoming Celebration 2015

Saturday, October 24, 2015
Noon–2 p.m.

Homecoming 2015 graphicCome back to the University of Illinois this fall and celebrate Homecoming with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Join LAS alumni and friends at our festive event for a lunch buffet, entertainment, displays, prizes, and more. The LAS Homecoming Celebration is open to all LAS alumni and friends. Registration is required in advance. After the event, head over to Memorial Stadium to cheer on your Fighting Illini as they take on the Wisconsin Badgers. Football tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 866-Illini-1.

Activities and Recreation Center (ARC)—formerly IMPE
Multi-Purpose Room 6
201 East Peabody Drive
Champaign, IL

Event is $20 per person, children 5 and under free

Register Here. Registration deadline is Friday, October 16, 2015. For questions or for more information, please contact the LAS Advancement Office toll free at (877) 265-4910 or

Hosted by The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

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