Place Your Bid for a Velvet Ditch Coffee “CUPPING EXPERIENCE”

Place Your Bid
for a Velvet Ditch Coffee Roasters
with seven of your closest friends.
Bid online today!


“Coffee is similar to wine, craft beer or spirits, where the enjoyment is in the nuanced flavor of the beans themselves,” Velvet Ditch Coffee Roasters’ Owner Lesley Walkington said.  “A Cupping Experience gives coffee enthusiasts the opportunity to experience comparative tasting, evaluating the flavor characteristics of three coffees side by side. The key to developing your own sense of taste is to smell and taste different coffees, assessing what’s in the cup. It’s a very memorable experience,” Lesley said.

Location:  Enjoy the Velvet Ditch Coffee Roasters “CUPPING EXPERIENCE” at the new Ravine B&B with Lesley Walkington, roaster and owner of Velvet Ditch Coffee Roasters.

Experiences are based on mutually agreed-upon dates with the experience being redeemed within one year (by 12/2024). You’ll be notified via email or text, when you win.

Also, mark your calendar to attend YAC’s Annual Ornament Auction on December 8th from 6-8pm. Enjoy music, food, a Velvet Ditch Coffee Bar, cocktails and handmade ornaments to be auctioned off.
Proceeds from the auctions support the Arts Council’s work to promote the arts as a cultural and economic driver in Lafayette County.
About the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council:

Founded in 1972 with a mission to ensure a place for arts in the community, the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council offers a diverse range of programs, professional development services, and support to serve both artists and residents in Lafayette County. The staff, board, and volunteers work to support 300 days of arts programs annually. Programs offer opportunities and resources for students and emerging artists while providing support to over 20 different arts organizations including live theatre, dance, concerts, creative arts classes, culinary experiences, film screenings, festivals, and more. The Arts Council manages the Powerhouse Community Arts Center, the Old Armory Pavilion, the Lafayette County Arena, and the Yokna Sculpture Trail. The organization was a 2018 recipient of the Governor’s Award for Arts in the Community. Generous support from the local community through an annual membership campaign, a series of signature fundraisers, sponsorships by local businesses and grants from the City of Oxford, Lafayette County, the Mississippi Arts Commission, the Mississippi Humanities Council, South Arts, Visit Oxford, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Humanities support programs, facilities, and technology to empower the creative voices that reflect our community and the Hill Country region.

About Velvet Ditch Coffee Roasters:

Velvet Ditch Coffee Roasters is a Specialty Coffee Roaster in Oxford, MS.  We specialize in sourcing and expertly roasting the finest single origin beans, crafting unique profiles that accentuate the bean’s natural flavor.  We are committed to the communities we serve and the farmers who grow our coffee beans.  Quality and consistency are top priorities and Velvet Ditch Coffee Roasters only sources beans with scores above 80 points on a 100-point scale.  Our goal is to make delicious coffee that offers a memorable experience for Velvet Ditch Coffee followers.