June 18, 2016

Design Ranch Coffee Club presents Monte Riggs and “Unplugged Coffee”
Design Ranch, Iowa City, Iowa

Saturday June 18 at 10 am.
Free and open to the public


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FEBRUARY 13, 2016

Coffee and Conversation
Body Moves Fitness and Wellness Center, Coralville, Iowa

IMG_20130819_081019Body Moves Fitness and Wellness Center is delighted to invite Monte Riggs to our studio–to share his passion for coffee. Community is welcome for a casual Q&A to watch, listen, jot down tips and chat while Monte brews coffee with a classic method useful to naturalists, campers and the curious. Free 3rd anniversary event, reserve a space online.

February 13, 11:30 am to 1 pm, Body Moves, Upper Clock Tower Plaza, 1802 2nd Street, Suite 250, Coralville, IA (319) 337-4777.

OCTOBER 17, 2015

Wilderness Coffee Seminar
Design Ranch, Iowa City, Iowa

Want to learn how to up your game at making coffee at home?
Love good coffee but miss it when you travel?
Want to learn how to make better coffee than any you can buy in a coffee house with technology you can take anywhere, even wilderness backpacking?coffee outdoor set up

Come join us for a “tail-gate” party Saturday October 17th at Design Ranch at 9am.
On the corner of Dodge & Davenport
319-354-2623 |

coffee into potMonte Riggs, a long-time customer and friend of the store will demonstrate his obsession with making the best possible cup of coffee. Monte will discuss the advantages of “unplugged” coffee-making, how you can brew the same quality coffee whether you are at home or traveling using a stove top espresso maker or moka pot. He’ll cover the pros and cons of several hand brewing techniques, the qualities to look for in a moka pot and the differences between two Alessi pots he uses. Using camping stoves he will be brewing coffee for you to sample with the Alessi  pots and a backpacking moka pot in the back of his pickup truck (assuming cooperation from the weather. If the weather is bad we’ll move indoors.) He will also cover other coffee basics including bean options, roasting, and taking care of your coffee gear. “Every morning I make and drink coffee,” says Monte. “My coffee is consistent, delicious, full bodied and something I start looking forward to every evening.” (Who can argue with that?!)

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