If Jules Verne were alive today and roasting coffee in Santa Fe, he’d be working at ICONIK, the swank new roaster and cafe at Lena Street Lofts that is hosting this month’s MIX.

Iconik’s vintage, retro, industrial, luddite, analog-future vibe provides the perfect party spot for a spring MIX Special Roast–and, yes, MIX Special Roast will be available by the bag for those of you who grind at home.

This month’s gratis grub comes courtesy of the perfect match, JOLLY HOG, Santa Fe’s artisan purveyor of craft and specialty meats. On offer will be delectable tapas comprised of cured Spanish-style chorizo, house-made cheese and other mouth melting manifestations of locally-sourced superfood. Vegetarians will not starve to death.

As always, if you pause at the door to jot down quick answers to a quick survey (or fill one out ahead of time at mixsantafe.com), your first drink (an Irish Coffee of whiskey and MIX Special Blend topped with whipped cream) will be purchased for you by an awesome sponsor. This month, bad-ass entrepreneurial success story XPRESS (a Santa Fe-based medical/pharmaceutical start-up) will be cashing up your cocktails.

Both Freebies and fairly priced frilly and fast-acting cocktail concoctions will be offered by COWGIRL BBQ and its capable cuppa conjurers.

DJ DUSTY RECORDS will be gently shaking the dust off the amp tubes with a pure vinyl backtrack, roaststep of rambunctious refrains.

If you happen to have spare SCRABBLE parts to donate to Iconik, your contribution will be duly noted and your soul quite possible saved.

Thanks to Lacey Adams for spot-on graphics and a big thanks to media sponsors Hutton Broadcasting and Santa Fe Reporter. As always, MIX is a private party and YOU and YOUR GUESTS are invited. Free drinks and food are first-come, first serve and do frequently go fast!

Can’t wait to see y’all.