Barista Ben's Cancer Fight Fundraiser
Nov
17
to Nov 19

Barista Ben's Cancer Fight Fundraiser

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Brew Coffee Spot is reaching out to the community for help with one of our own in need. Benjamin Reed, one of our original baristas, is battling cancer and we would like to help in his fight by raising money to help pay for his medical bills. For the weekend of November 17, 18, and 19th, we will be offering a "special medium roast" blend of coffee. All proceeds from the sales of this coffee will go directly to help Ben's medical expenses. Please join us on this important weekend and enjoy a delicious special cup of coffee with a cause.  


Benjamin Cruz Reed turned 21 in January 2017 and was diagnosed with an advanced case of testicular cancer six months later. Doctors surgically removed a 12cm mass, but the cancer had already metastasized to his lungs and abdominal lymph nodes. 

On August 4th, he went through a second surgery to insert a catheter into his chest to prepare him for receiving chemotherapy. However, there were complications with the surgery and immediately post-op Benjamin was struck with a rare blood infection and fell extremely ill. He was rushed to the ER with a high fever and convulsions, and remained hospitalized for four days. He was discharged with a home treatment regimen requiring self-injected antibiotics every eight hours, around the clock, for 10 days. Not only did this delay his chemotherapy by nearly three weeks, the antibiotic treatment caused non-stop nausea, headaches and loss of appetite. By the time it was completed he had lost nearly 25 lbs. During this time, his tumors grew larger. 

He was finally able to begin chemotherapy on August 21st, a 12-week process consisting of four 3-week cycles. Each kicking off with a 5-day regimen, three hours per day, followed by two once-a-week treatments to “recover” before the next cycle begins. Initially, Benjamin had a rough ride with the treatments and had to have a blood transfusion when his hemoglobin levels fell too low. Since then, he has been doing better, but of course has lost all his hair and continues to battle ongoing nausea, weakness and exhaustion.

Needless to say, Benjamin’s normal 21-year-old life has been put on hold. He has had to postpone his undergraduate studies in graphics and media, delaying his pursuit of a Multimedia Degree from San Diego State University.

And due to his compromised immune system, he’s had to stop working as a part-time barista at Brew Coffee Spot, a popular local cafe. Benjamin misses his job and co-workers and always stops in to say hi on his way home from chemo treatments.

Aside from school and work, he’s also had to put aside his passion for break-dancing, a talent he has worked on for over six years, performing regularly and attending competitions. 

Benjamin eagerly awaits the day when he can return to school, work and all of his normal everyday activities.

Benjamin’s current chemotherapy cycle is nearly complete, however his recent CT scans indicate he may not be fully recovered by then and could require additional chemo, surgery or a different approach. We hope and pray that Benjamin will beat this with our love, care and his existing treatment regimen. We will continue to keep everyone updated with his status as we learn more.

https://www.gofundme.com/benjamincruzreed

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World Jazz - 1 Night Only
Nov
17
7:00 PM19:00

World Jazz - 1 Night Only

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Come share this special night at Brew and experience World Jazz from India, the Middle East, Brazil, and Africa. You'll hear South Indian Singing performed with World Percussion (Frame drums, Mbira, Berimbau) and Tenor Saxophone. 

Concert area quiet seating starts 6:30 pm. Food & beverages available during breaks. We be offering a special Masala Chai Tea for the evening.

The event is free but any donations will be appreciated. 

K.S. Resmi - South Indian vocal
George Kezas - Jazz Saxophone
N. Scott Robinson - World Percussion, vocals
(frame drums, mbira, berimbau)

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Game Night
Nov
18
5:00 PM17:00

Game Night

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Come to Brew Coffee Spot on Saturday night from 5:00-9:00pm for a fun night of gaming. Play with your friends or join a another group. We provide tons of games but you are welcome to bring your own as well. StarRealms, Catan, Secret Hitler, Munchkin, Scrabble, Resistance, Walking Dead Risk, Mahjong... there is a game for almost any age or style. So get your game on at Brew Coffee Spot this Saturday night!

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Nerdy Trivia Night VI
Nov
15
5:45 PM17:45

Nerdy Trivia Night VI

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Episode 6 of Ultimate Nerd Trivia is this Wednesday, November 15th from 5:45-8pm at Brew Coffee Spot hosted by yours truly! Get here a little early so you can set up your team and get situated, trivia will start right at 6pm so we can get all the questions in before closing.

Categories will include everything you see here and more:
Harry Potter
Star Wars
Lord of the Rings
Disney
Game of Thrones
Video Games
Cartoons/Anime
Comics

 

 

 

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San Carlos Community Garden Project - Festival of Fun
Nov
11
1:00 PM13:00

San Carlos Community Garden Project - Festival of Fun

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Come celebrate the San Carlos Community Garden's "Festival of Fun". A *free* community event featuring Arts & Crafts, Games, LIVE music, gardening activities, giveaways and more! Brew Coffee Spot will be there to donate delicious coffee and coffee grounds for your garden. 

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Granddaddio-O’s
Nov
8
5:45 PM17:45

Granddaddio-O’s

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Come chill out this Wednesday night with the Grandaddio-Os. These local musicians perform freeform jazz with acoustic guitar. Let Bruce and Larry make your night extra cool with some live local music and a cup o joe. 

 

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LEARN TO PAINT WITH ACRYLICS
Nov
6
5:45 PM17:45

LEARN TO PAINT WITH ACRYLICS

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Join Samantha Anderson as she teaches you step by step through the simple art of painting with Acrylics. Never painted before? No problem! No experience is necessary and anyone is welcome to join for a fun night of art and food. The class will cost $30 per person. To sign up before all the spots are gone, email SamanthaAndersonArtist@gmail.com.

Be sure to arrive a little early to get a drink or a snack!

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James Ian
Nov
2
6:00 PM18:00

James Ian

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Soul Artist James Ian is an R&B singer, songwriter, composer whose music melts his listeners with the quiet intensity of his voice and lyrics. Never loud, never vulgar, the power in his music comes from the sheer depths of his emotion, brought forth with penetrating poignant lyrics and a voice of honesty and unabashed sincerity.

Yet remarkably this powerful performer has a muscular disability – Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 3 – that sometimes makes it difficult for him even to lift his own guitar. Nonetheless, he is indeed a heavy lifter, a true superman, when it comes to lifting people's spirits! Listening to his music, people's spirits soar as high as a mountain. For his Muscle is in the Music, and all his labor goes into it. It is a Labor of Love, the title of his latest EP.

Inspired by the R&B hit makers like James Brown, Al Green, Lenny Kravitz, Maxwell, John Legend, and John Mayer, James has created a style of music that mesmerizes audiences. A fan favorite at music festivals and local bars along the west coast as he performs back and forth between San Diego and Los Angeles, James is establishing himself as the future of his genre.

Go to http://8412music.com/music/ to listen samples from James Ian.

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SCARY Game Night
Oct
28
5:00 PM17:00

SCARY Game Night

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Come to Brew Coffee Spot the Saturday night before Halloween from 5:00-9:00pm for a "scary" night of gaming. We'll have scary themed games to play like Murder-Mysteries, Walking Dead Risk, Werewolf, Haunt in the House on the Hill, and more. Dress in costume and get a special "treat" with any order. It will be scary fun!

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The Garners - Gypsy Crawl
Oct
26
5:45 PM17:45

The Garners - Gypsy Crawl

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“The Garners” are a modern vintage duo/trio that embraces gypsy jazz, 1920’s and 30’s jazz, blues, and folk. We are writers of music as well, and you will find that the inspiration behind our originals comes from these classic eras/genres.

Raggedly sophisticated, The Garner’s mysterious sweetness will entrance even the most immovable listener. With Lorelei on Tenor Uke, Jon on Gypsy Guitar, and both singing from the deep wells of our booming hearts, our music will transport you back when times were harder, yet the good times, more colorful, vibrant, and bold.

Check out their music at http://thegarnersmusic.com/index.php/music/

 

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Suzanne Shea
Oct
25
5:45 PM17:45

Suzanne Shea

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Come join Suzanne Shea and Brew Coffee Spot on Wednesday, October 25th for for a great night of coffee and local talent. A native San Diegan, Suzanne Shea, has been celebrating her life in music as a Singer/Guitarist for four decades now and the road continues strong today. She has played all over San Diego, Northern California, Nevada and select cities in Europe, and truly believes in the rich goldmine  of happiness that lies in connecting audiences to those wonderful songs full of memories  as we all go through our  lives. Enjoy her selections of classic Top 40 Easy Listening Covertunes from 50’s 60’s 70’s, as well as her originals! 

Check out her website for more info.  www.SuzanneSheaMusic.com

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(Cancelled) Learn to Paint - Watercolor Floral
Oct
24
5:45 PM17:45

(Cancelled) Learn to Paint - Watercolor Floral

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Learn how to paint a watercolor floral of tulips. Amazing artist, Wendy Kleine, will be there to guide everyone through the whole process. No experience necessary (seriously). The class will cost $30 per person. To sign up, email mwkleine@cox.net. Sign up before all the spots are gone. Be sure to arrive a little early to get a drink or a snack. 

Check out some photos from our previous class...

 

 

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Kimberlee R. Mendoza - Book Signing
Oct
23
6:00 PM18:00

Kimberlee R. Mendoza - Book Signing

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Kimberlee R. Mendoza, author of over a dozen novels includingThe Forgotten Ones and Dark Cognitions, is releasing The Lost Few, co-written by her son, Richard Mendoza III. Come join us as we celebrate this release while enjoying good coffee and great company. Kimberlee and Richard will be available to sign copies from 6:00-8:00 pm. 

More information:  www.kimmendoza.com

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Pumpkin Carving Contest
Oct
21
1:00 PM13:00

Pumpkin Carving Contest

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Calling all pumpkin artists! Come to Brew Coffee Spot on Saturday, October 21st from 1-3pm and join us for some pumpkin carving fun. BYOP - Bring your own pumpkin to carve. We will provide some tools to help you create your masterpiece. It's FREE to enter and for all ages. Prizes will be awarded to the most creative, the scariest, and the coolest pumpkin carved. Come join the fun with us on Saturday! 

 

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SPOOKY Nerdy Trivia Night
Oct
18
5:45 PM17:45

SPOOKY Nerdy Trivia Night

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Trivia is spicing up this week to get ready for Halloween! If you're a fan of Halloween or horror films, come test your lore in the spookiest trivia to date at Brew Coffee Spot. Like always bonus points will be awarded for costumes, the better/more involved the costume is, the more points you can win! We do take cheating seriously, so play honorably out of respect to yourself and other players.

Categories may include:
Horror films
Halloween related Disney
Halloween related Harry Potter
Halloween itself as a holiday
Random spooky facts

I can't wait to see all your costumes, may the best witch/wizard win!

 

 

 

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SUBURBICON - Parmount Pictures Promo
Oct
14
9:00 AM09:00

SUBURBICON - Parmount Pictures Promo

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Come in on Saturday morning, October 14th, and enter-to-win prescreening passes to this upcoming movie directed by George Clooney and screenplay by the Coen brothers. There will be free promotional items given out during the morning hours. 10 lucky winners will win prescreening passes and a free drink from Brew Coffee Spot.

Suburbicon is a peaceful, idyllic suburban community with affordable homes and manicured lawns …the perfect place to raise a family, and in the summer of 1959, the Lodge family is doing just that. But the tranquil surface masks a disturbing reality, as husband and father Gardner Lodge (Matt Damon) must navigate the town’s dark underbelly of betrayal, deceit, and violence. This is a tale of very flawed people making very bad choices. This is Suburbicon.

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Granddaddio-O’s
Oct
12
5:45 PM17:45

Granddaddio-O’s

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Come chill out this Thursday night with the Grandaddio-Os. These local musicians perform freeform jazz with acoustic guitar. Let Bruce and Larry make your Thursday night extra cool with some live local music and a cup o joe. 

 

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Granddaddio-O’s
Oct
5
5:45 PM17:45

Granddaddio-O’s

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Come chill out this Thursday night with the Grandaddio-Os. These local musicians perform freeform jazz with acoustic guitar. Let Bruce and Larry make your Thursday night extra cool with some live local music and a cup o joe. 

 

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Nerdy Trivia Night III
Oct
4
5:45 PM17:45

Nerdy Trivia Night III

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Nerdy Trivia Night III: put your fandom knowledge to test in the Ultimate Awesomeness Mega Trivia 3002! Fandom prowess of all sorts will be useful, be it from Middle Earth, Hogwarts, Westoros, Coruscant, Gotham, or Hyrule. Hosted by the "death eater" himself, Jonah. This is your chance to see how much you REALLY know about your fandoms and win some cool prizes, so bring your A-game!.

 

 

 

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Kirkland Signature Quartet
Sep
29
6:30 PM18:30

Kirkland Signature Quartet

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The Kirkland Signature Quartet brings a contemporary take on classic standards; sating the new-age jazz crowd while warming the reminiscing hearts of long-time jazz fans. 

The Quartet entices all over the Southern California Area, from Downtown San Diego Clubs to Wineries in Temecula to Corporate Engagements. The Quartet consists of Jake Browne on Guitar, Chris Welch on Piano, Darrin Lee on Drums, and Charlie Welty on Bass. 

 

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Hosanna Alm
Sep
28
5:45 PM17:45

Hosanna Alm

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Hosanna is a local singer-songwriter with a distinctive vocal style that entertains a diverse spectrum of genres. Playing songs from Johnny Cash to Ella Fitzgerald to Taylor Swift, a sweet melodic and dynamic vibe is surely in store!

 

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Nerdy Trivia Night II
Sep
20
5:45 PM17:45

Nerdy Trivia Night II

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Nerdy Trivia Night: put your fandom knowledge to test in the Ultimate Awesomeness Mega Trivia 3001! Fandom prowess of all sorts will be useful, be it from Middle Earth, Hogwarts, Westoros, Coruscant, Gotham, or Hyrule. Hosted by the "death eater" himself, Jonah. This is your chance to see how much you REALLY know about your fandoms and win some cool prizes, so bring your A-game September 20th, 5:45-7:45pm.

 

 

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Learn to Paint - Acrylic Floral (Inspired by Raul Dufy)
Sep
19
5:45 PM17:45

Learn to Paint - Acrylic Floral (Inspired by Raul Dufy)

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Learn how to paint an acrylic floral inspired by Raul Dufy (French fauvist painter, early 1900s)! Amazing artist, Wendy Kleine, will be there to guide everyone through the whole process. No experience necessary (seriously). The class will cost $30 per person. To sign up, email mwkleine@cox.net. Sign up before all the spots are gone.

Check out some photos from our previous class...

 

 

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Lego Ninjago Movie Promo
Sep
16
9:30 AM09:30

Lego Ninjago Movie Promo

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Come to Brew Coffee Spot this next Saturday morning to pick up some FREE swag and promo tickets for the upcoming Lego Ninjago Movie. While supplies last. 

The battle for NINJAGO City calls to action young Master Builder Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, also secret ninja warriors. Led by Master Wu, as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat the evil warlord Garmadon, who also happens to be Lloyd's dad. Pitting father against son, the epic showdown tests these fierce but undisciplined modern-day ninjas as they learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash the inner power of Spinjitzu.

 

 

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Lauren & Barry Bedore
Sep
14
5:45 PM17:45

Lauren & Barry Bedore

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Lauren and Barry Bedore are a father daughter vocal/guitar duo that play a variety of their favorite songs. They perform their own renditions of classic jazz songs, acoustic hits by artists like John Mayer and James Taylor, funky tunes by artists like Stevie Wonder, a few of their originals, and a smattering of other styles. Come share the night at Brew Coffee Spot with a cup of coffee and this wonderful duo. 
 

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Bluegrass Country Blues *LAST NIGHT* w/Special Guest David Boroff
Aug
30
5:45 PM17:45

Bluegrass Country Blues *LAST NIGHT* w/Special Guest David Boroff

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Come hear the cultured sound of Phil Boroff with special guest, David Boroff. This will be the last performance with David Boroff before he goes back to school in Boston! They'll be performing Wednesday Night from 5:45-7:45pm. Experience a mix of Bluegrass, Cajun, Flamenco, and Country Blues with this multi-genre guitarist and clawhammer banjo player. The energy will be high with this father/son duo. Don't miss the last chance to experience this special event. 

 

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3 Guys In A Corner - Fine Jazz
Aug
24
5:45 PM17:45

3 Guys In A Corner - Fine Jazz


3 Guys In A Corner are connoisseurs of fine jazz and play for the sake of the artistry and legacy of a truly American art form. Composed of a group of inspirational musicians and skillful performers, the artists behind 3 Guys In A Corner have earned their reputations-coming together from Seattle, Los Angeles and Phoenix, leaving behind a trademark each in their own right. From live gigs to studio sessions and more, they continue to touch audiences with their distinct and enjoyable musical style. Experience their sound Thursday night here at Brew Coffee Spot.

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La Mesa Summer Bash - Business Expo 2017
Aug
17
5:00 PM17:00

La Mesa Summer Bash - Business Expo 2017

  • 4975 Memorial Drive La Mesa, CA, 91942 United States (map)
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Join members of the business community and view the goods and services they provide and mix and mingle! The ticket price includes food offered by local businesses including Brew Coffee Spot. Attend and be prepared to have fun, taste great food and the opportunity win over 46 FREE door prizes from participating business vendors!

For more information, please go to this link: http://lamesachamber.net/summer-bash-business-expo/

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