Thousands of bluegrass music lovers flocked to the Berkshires between Sept. 15 and 17 for the sixth annual FreshGrass Festival at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Arts (Mass MoCA). 

A percentage of the attendees could be found in a tent or RV in area campgrounds — such as Clarksburg State Park and Historic Valley Campground for example. Many sported their red three day pass wristbands as they groggily ventured to the bathroom on the morning of Sept. 16. Upon their return, the Tunnel City Coffee van was parked waiting with a hot cup of a light roast, single-origin Brazil Peaberry

Tunnel City opened a cafe over one year ago on the Mass MoCA campus, which led to further involvement in the museum’s events. 

Tunnel City staff gave away about 100 burlap coffee sacks to FreshGrass campers, each wrapped with a $5 off whole bean coffee promo card.

When the company receives a shipment of an abundance of green coffee beans they are transported in the burlap sacks. They’re also embellished with unique designs connecting back to the farm or region the beans are sourced from. Campers used the sacks to sit on during the festival. 

Folks hailed from states as far as Wisconsin, Tennessee, and Oregon and as near as New Hampshire, Connecticut and New Jersey.

To purchase Tunnel City Coffee whole beans visit tunnelcitycoffee.com/shop.