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ChitChat: Chemistry of Beauty + Coffee Roasting

Amanda Bowman, a chemistry professor at Colorado College, will talk about the chemistry of color. Kelly Bubach of Urban Steam Coffee Bar and Cafewill chat about coffee roasting. 

ChitChat tickets include snacks + beverages, two speakers, lively conversation, and more fun than you can shake a stick at.

FREE for students; $10 general admission; registration required

ChitChat is a series of mash-up talks on contemporary culture and DIY topics. Each program features two speakers, hands-on and participatory learning, and a whole lot of lively conversation. This program sparks diverse discussions on contemporary life-specifically in the Pikes Peak Region-and features some of the most interesting minds in Colorado Springs. We are in our 6th season of this popular series; join us and reserve your seat today!

Seating is first-come, first-served - we recommend arriving early to guarantee preferred seating. 


Amanda Bowman teaches inorganic chemistry at Colorado College. She received her PhD in chemistry from Cornell University. Her research focuses on the chemical element cobalt, known for its distinct blue color. 

Kelly Bubach is a former IT professional who left his job to turn his love of java into a warehouse coffee bar in one of the oldest blue-collar neighborhoods in Colorado Springs. He first began roasting coffee beans at home for himself, friends, and family, and then exapanded his passion into a business when he realized his ultra-high-end roasts could best be served and enjoyed by clients in a cafe setting complete with gourmet waffles and other delicious items. Kelly opened Urban Steam in 2013, and serves serious espresso, waffles, whiskey, and good times.

Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 6:30pm to 8:30pm
This is a past event.

GOCA Downtown
121 S. Tejon, Suite 100, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Event Type

Arts & Culture, Lectures & Forums, Community Events


Galleries of Contemporary Art (GOCA)

Target Audience

Everyone, Students, Community

Event Contact

Nicole Anthony

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