Los Angeles

Chocolate and Coffee

UPDATE: See revised dates, below.

This June, two of Berkeley, California’s finest food purveyors, Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker, producer of artisan dark chocolates, and Peet’s Coffee & Tea, the grandfather of specialty coffee, will host chocolate and coffee pairings at Peet’s in La Jolla and Los Angeles. The event will feature four of Peet’s coffee blends paired with four chocolates from Scharffen Berger. Guests will also have the opportunity to preview the newest addition to Peet’s specialty drink line, the Scharffen Berger Mocha Freddo. The Scharffen Berger Mocha Freddo is an authentic pairing of natural ingredients, flavor and artisanship, providing chocolate lovers with the ultimate mocha experience. Company experts will also share their chocolate- and coffee-making traditions.

From bean to bar, Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker focuses on artisanal and small batch manufacturing methods to ensure pure, deep flavor in each bite. Similar to Scharffen Berger, Peet’s Coffee & Tea is committed to meticulous bean selection and artisan roasting methods to ensure freshness in every cup. Scharffen Berger and Peet’s pairing event celebrates the partnership between these crafters and their continued effort to create innovative, palate-pleasing products.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006 Thursday, June 29, 2006 from 7:30pm-9:00pm at Peet’s Coffee & Tea, 8843 Via La Jolla Dr., La Jolla, CA 92037. The tasting is free, but please call 858.678.0806 for reservations.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006 Wednesday, June 28, 2006 from 7:30pm-9:00pm at Peet’s Coffee & Tea, 12215 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604. The tasting is free, but please call 818.487.1970 for reservations.