Oakland boasts a hot lineup of food and drink events this week

If you love to eat and drink, this week offers a great chance to explore the world of Oakland food and beverage. From a Colombian coffee event to an art and wine festival, there's plenty to explore and enjoy if you're hungry for something new.

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Introduction to Cup of Excellence: Focus on Colombia

From the event description:

Join us to cup the stellar coffees from the Colombia Cup of Excellence (CoE) before you bid at auction. Led by Executive Director Darrin Daniel, this cupping will feature the full list of winners from the North of Colombia. Founded in 1999, The Alliance for Coffee Excellence’s program, is now operating yearly auctions featuring 11 producing countries with the goal of helping farmers receive more compensation for their high-quality coffees. 

When: Friday, May 10, 2-4:30 p.m.
Where: The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room, 2523 Broadway
Price: Free
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Art and Wine Festival

From the event description:

Located at the heart of the Urban Wine Trail, Jack London Square will be filled with more than 20 Northern California wineries offering tastings, as well as live music, vendors, artists and more. A portion of the tasting ticket proceeds will benefit The Institute for Clinical Excellence-Africa, which is a platform that facilitates improvement in healthcare organizations across Africa.

When: Saturday, May 11, noon-5 p.m.
Where: Jack London Square, 472 Water St.
Price: $40 (General Admission); $80 (VIP Wine Lounge)
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Prima Materia Wine Grand Opening

From the event description:

Prima Materia vineyard and winery grows and makes a unique collection of grapes, ranging from Barbera, Aglianico and Sangiovese to Cab Franc, Grenache and crisp rosés. Please join us for our tasting room's grand opening in the Temescal neighborhood of Oakland. There will be bites to eat, special discounts and open bottles from older vintages. There will also be outdoor seating. 

When: Saturday, May 11, 1-6 p.m.
Where: Prima Materia Wine, 482 49th St., Oakland, CA 94609
Price: Free
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