What a week we’ve had in the coffee world. Monday feels like weeks ago, but it wasn’t. It was on Monday. So instead of throwing anything else new at you, we’re going to take a look back at the things that got people buzzing on the social medias.
#BlackCoffeePDX: With a sold out show in Portland, Oregon that raised $2000 for Brown Girl Rise and Sankofa Collective NW, the #BlackCoffeePDX event from Michelle Johnson was a smashing success, with much of the conversation continuing on Twitter.
I’m in fucking awe of the pure excellence of the people around me. This entire night was on some other shit, and I couldn’t be more excited for what every single one of these people in #blackcoffeepdx are going to achieve just for being their unapologetic selves.
— Michelle Johnson (@meeshal) April 24, 2018
My heart is so full in a way it hasn’t been for a long time. Real talk and hot tea: life has been hitting me very hard recently, but tonight made all that growth, uncertainty, fear worth it. I am so thankful and hopeful and inspired 💯
— D. (@deezz_nutz) April 25, 2018
For those unable to attend, the audio podcast and video will be dropping very soon, so watch this space!
Coffee ASMR: Some call it creepy (me), some call it tingly (me again, but in an uncomfortable way), but autonomous sensory meridian response (or ASMR, as in, “sucks to your ASMR“) videos are here to stay. And now, there are ASMR videos for coffee lovers. So if you want to fall asleep I guess, or whatever it is you do to these videos, now you can do it with coffee.
Compostable Bags: Staff writer Anna Brones, whose excellent piece on compostable coffee bags ran a little over a year ago, checks in on the degradation process after some six months in the compost heap. The results thus far have been mixed.
— Anna Brones (@annabrones) April 27, 2018
Do they not have to go through an industrial composting facility?
— Mat North (@matnorth) April 27, 2018
Stirring Coffee: Early this week, we reported on the Stricle, an electronic coffee stirring devices looking to replace stir sticks. We weren’t super psyched on it because, well, it’s kinda dumb. The responses on social media haven’t been much better.
Some idiot is going to use this without a lid and get hot coffee everywhere. There's gotta be some better solution than a $350 spinner
— Dillon Fearns (@dilski) April 25, 2018
What a week. We’ll see you back here on Monday.