MSO Mondays 2009/2010 Concert Series Schedule

In conjunction with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, we are proud to bring you another year of amazing performances featuring members of the MSO at select Alterra cafes. Come on out and enjoy a coffee, tea, or espresso drink and a wonderful sampling of some truly outstanding musical talent. Hope to see you there!

imageFull series schedule for 2009/2010:
Mondays @ 7pm

October 5th - Alterra Humboldt
November 2nd - Alterra @ the Lake
December 7th - Alterra Prospect
January 4th - Alterra Foundry
February 1st - Alterra Tosa
March 1st - Alterra Bayshore
April 5th - Alterra Prospect
May 3rd - Alterra Humboldt
June 7th - Alterra Grafton (outdoor performance)

This entry was posted on March 01 2010 in the Alterra Events category.
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Alterra To Host 2010 Great Lakes Barista Competition This March!

imageJust a heads-up that Alterra will be hosting the 2010 Great Lakes Regional Barista Competition set to take place this March 12th - 14th at Milwaukee’s Discovery World Museum!

Alterra is honored to once again bring the annual competition of the best and brightest baristas of the 5-state area back to Milwaukee. Winners of the competition go on to compete at the U.S. Barista Championship held at the Specialty Coffee Association of America Exposition in Anaheim this April 2010. (By the way, Alterra will be an exhibitor/lecturer at the national event - come visit!)

What exactly does a barista competition entail? Fifteen minutes, four cappuccinos, four shots of espresso, and four signature drinks prepared in front of a panel of judges. A strong focus is placed on presentation, cleanliness, professionalism, and of course, the quality of the drinks prepared.

More details are coming soon, but in the meantime check out the U.S. Barista Championship web site for more information and details on how to register as a judge or volunteer.

This entry was posted on February 21 2010 in the Alterra Events category.
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Alterra Supports UWM Cycling Club’s “Freezing For A Cure” To Benefit MS Society at Bayshore

The Cycling Club at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) is Freezing for a Cause to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society this Saturday, February 20, 2010, at the Bayshore Town Center and Alterra is proud to help support their efforts.  Twenty-five of the cycling club’s teammates will be riding stationary training devices in the snow in front of the Bayshore café from 11:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. Their mission is to spread awareness of the need to stop Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in its tracks and generate over $1000, of which 100% of the proceeds going directly to the society for research and program services.

imageMultiple sclerosis stops people from moving.  The National Multiple Sclerosis Society exists to make sure it doesn’t.  Through ground-breaking research initiatives, programs designed to address the challenges of living with MS, and advocating for improved public policy, the Society is dedicated to a world free of MS. For more information on the National MS Society-Wisconsin Chapter, visit and please stop by Alterra Bayshore this weekend to show your support for the Cycling Club’s efforts!

This entry was posted on February 15 2010 in the Alterra Events category.
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Alterra Supports Our Milwaukee For Haiti Fundraiser

imageAlterra Coffee, through it’s involvement with the Our Milwaukee local business alliance, is proud to support Our Milwaukee for Haiti - a fundraiser benefiting relief efforts for Youthaiti and Friends of Orphans.

Come and join us in supporting local Milwaukee efforts to help Haiti. The event will take place from 1pm-9pm at Lakefront Brewery on Sunday, January 31st. Many members of Milwaukee’s business community have donated raffle prizes and auction items to help raise funds for the cause. 100% of all beer/drink sales will go to this effort as well as all donations and all income from the raffle/silent auction.

Our Milwaukee For Haiti
Sunday, January 31st
1pm - 9pm
Lakefront Brewery
1872 N. Commerce Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212

Music will be provided by our friends Chalice in the Palace and food will from a host of Our Milwaukee members. There will also be presentations from representatives of both of our recipient charities.

The raffle and silent auction will have items provided by over 40 local Milwaukee businesses with prizes and auction items ranging in value, from some at $100 and a few valued at over $1000! This is a great way to take advantage of the great products and services that our community provides all the while benefiting the organizations helping the victims of the Haiti earthquake.

More details will be posted to  Please show your support for the event and spread the word via facebook!

This entry was posted on January 22 2010 in the Alterra Events category.
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Alterra Coffee Tasting And Brewing Demo at Bleeding Heart Bakery In Chicago, February 20th, 2010!

imageHey, Alterra Coffee fans! Join us at Bleeding Heart Bakery in Chicago, IL from 10am - 1pm on Saturday, February 20th for a free, single origin coffee tasting and brewing demonstration with Alterran Mike Ebert.

Learn how to make Strong Coffee at home!

Click here for a map - the bakery is located at 1955 West Belmont Ave., Chicago IL 60657. Hope to see you there.

Can’t make it in person? Check out our very own George Bregar on the culinary program Wisconsin Foodie demonstrating his favorite brewing techniques.

This entry was posted on January 04 2010 in the Alterra Events category.
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Spend New Year’s Eve With Spoon at Riverside Theater!

Alterra is proud to help welcome Spoon to Milwaukee and the Riverside Theater for New Year’s Eve ‘09 - ‘10. The evening will include a midnight countdown, balloon drop, live dj’s all night, video games, and a free Point Beer tasting.

Spoon NYE
Thursday, December 31st
Show starts at 9pm
Riverside Theater
116 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53203

Get your tickets or find more information at and have a safe and happy New Year!

This entry was posted on December 21 2009 in the Alterra Events category.
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