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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

Get coffee – and a sneak peek at The Spokesman-Review’s ‘100 Things to Do in Spokane Before You Die’ book

Sept. 29 is National Coffee Day.

To celebrate, The Spokesman-Review is offering a sneak peek at its “100 Things to Do in Spokane Before You Die” book written by newspaper staff. The official publication date is Oct. 1.

The lively insider’s guide spotlights the best of Spokane’s dining, entertainment, recreation, shopping and culture. One of the 100 things to do is grab a great cuppa joe at one of the region’s local indie coffee shops. National Geographic Travel magazine named Spokane one of America’s top 10 small coffee cities for “the best caffeine fix” earlier this year.

The S-R’s “100 Things” book suggests starting with Good Food Award-winning Roast House, which specializes in organic, shade-grown coffees, and its First Avenue Coffee bar, which highlights high-quality, small-batch and exclusive roasts. Then, branch out and visit as many of the city’s 150-plus coffee shops and drive-thrus as you can.

The book spotlights seven standouts, most of which roast their own. They are:

Roast House Coffee, 423 E. Cleveland Ave.,

First Avenue Coffee, 1017 W. First Ave.,

Indaba Coffee Roasters, multiple locations,

Spaceman Coffee, 228A W. Sprague Ave.,

Vessel Coffee Roasters, 2823 N. Monroe St.,

Doma Coffee Roasters, 6240 E. Seltice Way, Post Falls,

Evans Brothers Coffee Roasters, 504 E. Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene,

And for even more of a sneak peek, The Spokesman Review’s Northwest Passages Book Club is hosting an event from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 3 to launch the book. It takes place in the first-floor gathering space of the Chronicle Building, 926 W. Sprague Ave.

Come early to mingle and enjoy a glass of wine at the Terra Blanca Winery Tasting Room located across the hall. The event is free but tickets are required. Get tickets at