Artery Fantasy Coffee League - Season 1

While fantasy sports are generally a waste of time, they are a real trip for anyone who had childhood dreams of one day becoming a General Manager to a sports franchise (oh, just us, cool cool).

We wanted to create an easy, fun and FREE way to play coffee fantasy league. And everyone who sings up gets a $5 Gift Car(e)d just for playing!  

So how does it work? Check out the below rules and make your pics by Saturday at 11:59 PM EST, and email them to: Will@TheArteryCommunityRoasters.com). 

 And while it's free to play, if you are in a position to do so and are having fun, you can always make a donation to ABLE2, the organisation that we donate a portion of our sales to and who we work with closely! They are a registered charity. 

Have fun! Sports! Ugh, we mean, Coffee! 

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HOW IT WORKS!?:
  • It's free to play (option to donate to ABLE2).
  • Pick a team name. Prize for punniest name. Feel free to make a team logo if you want!
  • Pick one pick (referred to as "player") from each category/week (six total).
  • For instance, for Week One, the category is "People's favourite brew method". You draft one 'player' like "French Press" from a list of options (listed below)
  • You should have 6 picks ("players") total on your team.
  • Email your team to: Will@TheArteryCommunityRoasters.com by Sept 11 at 11:59 EST.
  • Each week, there will be a series of votes on our stories to determine the winners for each category.
  • For instance, for Week 1, "People's favourite brew method", methods will be seeded and go head-to-head bracket style so people can vote for their favourites. An example would be, Espresso (2 seed) vs Moka pot (7th seed).

  • If your 'player" wins the bracket/category for that week, you get 3 points. 2 points for 2nd. 1 point for 3rd. There is a tie-breaker planned if needed.

  • Your totals will be tracked and at the end of Week 5, the top FOUR players will face off in Championship Week 6.

  • Make sure you are subscribed to our newsletter to receive all the updates on your scoring and to get your prizes

  • 1st place wins a $50 Gift Car(e)d. 2nd place $20. 3rd place $10. ALL PLAYERS will get a FREE $5 Gift Car(e)d for playing

  • Seeding is based on popularity of choices made and our own analysis. Seeds will be made public after all 'line-ups' are in. 

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And now the Categories. Choose 1 pick (we call them 'players) from each category. So you will have 6 total.

WEEK 1: People's Favourite Brew Methods:

Draft one "player" from the below list (these are not seeded, the order is randomized):

  • Espresso
  • French Press
  • Moka Pot
  • Automatic Drip
  • Pour-Over (cone and flat)
  • Immersion drip (AeroPress, Clever)
  • Siphon
  • Cold Brew
  • Chemex
  • Nel Drip
  • Cupping
  • Pods

WEEK 2: People's Favourite Coffee Growing Regions:

Draft one "player" from the below list (these are not seeded, the order is randomized):

  • Brazil
  • Rwanda
  • Kenya
  • Ethiopia
  • Colombia
  • Jamaica
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Yemen
  • Indonesia
  • Thailand
  • India
  • Vietnam
  • Mexico
  • Peru
  • Ecuador
  • Uganda
  • Tanzania
  • PNG
  • Nicaragua
  • Venezuela
  • El Salvador
  • China
  • Haiti

 

WEEK 3: Favourite Foods to Eat with Coffee:

Draft one "player" from the below list (these are not seeded, the order is randomized):

  • Cookies
  • Patisserie (especially croissants)
  • Crepes/Pancakes
  • Donuts
  • Bagels
  • Grilled Cheese
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Berries
  • Cakes/brownies
  • Hard/sharp cheeses
  • PB&J
  • Pizza
  • Eggs/full Breakfast

 

WEEK 4: People's Favourite Coffee Processing Methods:

Draft one "player" from the below list (these are not seeded, the order is randomized):

  • Natural
  • Honey
  • Pulped Naturals
  • Washed
  • Anaerobic Fermentation
  • Carbonic Maceration
  • Swiss Water Decaf
  • Wet-hulled / semi-washed
  • Lactic
  • Aquapulp

 

WEEK 5: Favourite Coffee Scenes/Mentions/Themes in Popular Culture:

Draft one "player" from the below list (these are not seeded, the order is randomized):

  • Friends
  • Twin Peaks
  • Seinfeld (the show and comedians/cars)
  • Goodfellas, "Make that coffee to go"
  • Breakfast at Tiffany's
  • Latte Larry vs. Mocha Joe
  • Breaking Bad, Gale's set-up
  • Role Models, "Venti is Italian for 20"
  • Pulp Fiction, Jimmy's gourmet coffee
  • Kicking & Screaming, coffee sub-plot
  • Men in Black, coffee aliens
  • Coffee in Star Trek

 

WEEK 6 (Championship Week): 

Draft one "player" from the below list (these are not seeded, the order is randomized):

  • Morning coffee on a deck/dock
  • Your first vacation coffee with a view
  • Post dinner coffee after a special meal
  • Coffee on a walk/stroll
  • Coffee on a plane
  • A trip to your favourite coffee shop
  • Coffee with a pal/colleague you actually like
  • First sip of a fancy $60 holiday treat bag
  • Late-night decaf when everyone's sleeping
  • Espresso shot fresh from the bar
  • Tourist trap terrace in Paris, Rome, etc.
  • Coffee and a fire when it's really cold

 

E-mail your team to Will@TheArteryCommunityRoasters.com by Sept 11 at 11:59 EST.

GOOD LUCK!