On First Thursday, you can learn a little about pour-over coffee and the country of Haiti at The District Coffee House (219 N. 10th St.). Starting at 6 p.m., The District hosts a free tasting, where experts will explain the origins of their coffee beans and the flavors and aromas associated with different regions.
If you've never tried pour-over coffee, it's a technique in which coffee is ground, brewed and poured one cup at a time. The District pours near-boiling water over a paper cone filled with fresh grounds and lets the coffee drip slowly into the cup. They're calling this tasting session "a great way to expand your coffee palate and knowledge."
Once you have your superior cup of joe, peruse the images of medical mission trips to Haiti taken by two young Idaho women who founded the nonprofit Haiti Picture Project. Each photo is in a frame made of "reclaimed raw wood" by local framer Plume, and all proceeds from the sale of the photos benefit Global Visions Citadel Ministries "to rebuild a church in the village of Grosse Roche, Haiti." districtcoffeehouse.com