Goat Love & Coffee Roasting
Learn to roast your own coffee at home, drink some delicious coffee sweetened with goat milk caramel, and hang out with the herd.
When I got my first goat, Rosie, about 10 years ago, it was mostly because of coffee. If you’ve ever had goat’s milk in coffee, you understand.
We will open our gates so you can come and interact with the goats—snuggle the babies at the barn, or follow herd around as they forage on our 70 acre ranch in the mountains. We will be offering 1-on-1 coffee roasting lessons throughout the event to guests who would like to roast their own coffee to take home. The lesson is included in the ticket price; the beans are $10 if you’d like to take them home. We’ll have coffee for tasting (included in your ticket price), green beans and roasted coffee beans for sale. Also for sale at the event: coffee’s best friend–our small batch goat milk caramel sauce. Feel free to pack a picnic lunch and enjoy it on the property while you are here.
This event is a great way to visit the ranch if you aren’t sure you want to commit to a hike, or have children too small for hiking in the mountains.
Our work at Angeles Crest Creamery is the demonstration of a low input, climate change resilient and water appropriate food production system for Southern California. This has nothing at all to do with coffee, BUT COFFEE IS DELICIOUS.
What to bring: Refillable water bottle, layered clothing, hat for protection from the sun, a picnic lunch. Feel free to bring beer and/or wine for your picnic. Please plan to take any trash you generate with you when you leave the ranch.
What not to bring: Animals, especially dogs (we have plenty of our own). Snacks for the animals.
How to find us: Angeles Crest Creamery is located in the San Gabriel Mountains overlooking the Antelope Valley, a 90 minute drive from most parts of Los Angeles. We recommend taking the 14 to the 138 to Largo Vista — this is the easiest route; your GPS may provide an alternative. The entrance to the ranch is about half a mile West of Largo Vista on Big Pines Hwy. Please do not disturb the private residences just West of Largo Vista–keep driving until you see the big red barn. There is a small white “Angeles Crest Creamery” sign next to the metal gate. Park on Big Pines Hwy and walk onto the property. Sorry, driving on the property is not allowed. This event doesn’t have a fixed schedule, so you can show up any time between 11am and 1pm and spend your time in the barn, drinking coffee, or roasting coffee to take home, or all of the above.
Our educational events are also fundraisers for our research in regenerative agriculture, so we sell tickets. If you would like to attend but are not in a position to buy a ticket, please email us and we will do our best to accommodate you. We reserve a certain number of spots at each event for people who are unable to make the requested donation. Refunds are only granted 7+ days before the event. If you can’t join us at the last minute, we appreciate your donation supporting the ranch’s research and hope you can come back another time.
We are a operational ranch and there are real dangers here including goats with horns, sharp stuff to step on and rocks to trip over. Children must be closely supervised at all times. By purchasing this ticket you agree to defend and hold harmless Gloria Putnam and Angeles Crest Creamery in the event of any claim arising from your visit to the ranch.
Can’t join us this time? Schedule a private stay at the ranch. www.angelescrestcreamery.com