LEBANON COUNTY, Pa. — As the winter cold creeps into south-central Pennsylvania, Visit Lebanon Valley announced its third annual “Java Journey.”
The event runs from Jan. 17 to Feb. 26, involving 11 locally-owned coffee shops.
During the event, coffee drinkers can go to any of the shops and purchase a mug and “passport” for $10.
Participants then hop around to other participating shops, where they can try a secret menu item only available to those on the journey and stamp their passports at each location after making a purchase.
After collecting all 11 stamps in their passports, participants can drop them off at any of the shops to be entered into a drawing to win a gift basket.
The winning basket includes items from each business and an overnight getaway at the 1825 Inn Bed & Breakfast in Palmyra.
Contest officials say the basket is valued at more than $375.
Coffee shops on the list include the Timeless Cafe, The Important Thing Cafe, Whirling Dervish Bakery, Ancestor Coffeehouse & Creperie, 3J’s Coffee, The Porch and Pantry, Baked Sweet, Sydney Coffee Roasters and Swatara Coffee Company.