Online Coffee Events Happening This Week: March 30 – April 5th.
As in-person coffee events around the world are canceled or postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, a number of online coffee events are popping up far and wide. While millions are staying home in an attempt to flatten the curve, these virtual meet-ups are a welcome respite from binging Tiger King and playing Luigi’s Castle.
“We are doing all we can to keep connected to our peers and community and to contribute in a positive and constructive way during such a difficult time,” says Marcus Young of Boot Coffee. The team at Boot Coffee will be hosting weekly online seminars and roundtables covering featuring stories “from a global contingent of roasters and how they’re coping, importer perspectives on the market and recommendations for their suppliers and customers, as well as exporters, farmers, and rural communities response to COVID-19 and the impact they’re feeling.”
Here are a few online events going on that you can participate in from home.
Digital AA Meeting For Coffee People
About: Join coffee folx in recovery at this Digital Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting For Coffee People on Zoom. This is an open meeting— anyone in recovery or curious can attend!
When: Thursday, April 2nd at 4PM CST on Zoom.
Social Distancing Pseudo Pub Trivia with Jackson O’Brien
About: Join Peace Coffee Head Barista Jackson O’Brien for an evening of trivia on the chat platform Discord. Trivia begins at 7PM Central Time every Monday and is free and open to all.
When: Mondays 7:00PM CST on Discord
COVID-19’s Impact On Specialty Coffee Webinar with Boot Coffee
About: Willem Boot and the team at Boot Coffee are hosting weekly webinars on Mondays at 8AM PST.
We are recording each webinar and hosting the recordings on CoffeeCampus.com/blog.
In the coming weeks we are going to host other speakers, attempt to make it more of a conversational round-table, and plan to cover the following topics amongst others.
When: This is a recurring meeting happening now on Mondays at 8am Pacific Time at on Zoom.
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Friends, as you know our world and the service industry is in absolute flux. Many people who own small businesses and work hourly are unable to work or keep their doors open for business. This will certainly result in many small businesses closing their doors forever and many service industry folks losing their jobs. We are being asked to keep our distance from one another and to not participate in social activities. This is a potential detriment to our well-being and mental health. So, to help out as much as we can, we came up with Coffee Break: A Virtual Cafe. We will meet everyday over a homemade cup of coffee on Zoom (info below). We will post the Venmo and Paypal of the small business we suggest supporting that day in the Zoom chat. The logic is, if each of us support one small business a day with a few bucks, we can potentially make a big difference. Also, we have an opportunity to meet new people and support one another during this challenging time. ✨DETAILS ✨ • Daily • 9am-9:30am PST • 12pm-12:30pm EST • Zoom hangout (link in bio) • Suggested business for donating will be posted in Zoom chat Please repost and tag your friends. # #coffee #specialtycoffee #coffeeculture #coffeeaddict #barista #hospitality #espresso #cappuccino #entrepreneur #smallbusiness #oakland #sanfrancisco #california #podcast #thestrangebirdpodcast
About: Join Stephen James Davidson (Strange Bird Podcast, Ally Coffee) for a community coffee break every morning at 9AM PST on Zoom!
Coffee Break was created by Anderson Stockdale (Bellwether Coffee). She reached out to see if I would like to help out and I said yes and we have been collaborating since.
For me, hosting Coffee Break is only as important as those who join in and want to participate. I need this right now and it seems other do too. During this time of social distancing, it seems more important than ever to come together by any means and support one another by hanging out, listening to each other, sharing our lives and if you have a few bucks to spare, donating to one of the coffee companies we support each day or buying their merchandise. It has become a beautiful community that I hope continues to grow.
When: Every morning at 9AM on Zoom.
Coffee Break has a new website! Check it out here.
Green Coffee Supply in the Time of COVID-19
About: Join Royal Coffee CEO Max Nicholas Fulmer and The Crown’s Education & Lab Manager Chris Kornman as they discuss COVID-19’s impact on the specialty coffee supply chain. They will provide trading and port updates, a summary of the C market’s reaction, and share insights into how best to manage green coffee inventory during this challenging time. Their discussion will close with a Q&A. In the interest of answering as many questions as possible, we encourage everyone to submit their questions ahead of time to firstname.lastname@example.org.
When: Apr 2, 2020 11:00 AM on Zoom (Register Here)
Red Fox Coffee Merchants Foxhole
About: Red Fox is now hosting a weekly hangout called the Foxhole, where a rotating cast of foxes and special guests get together every Friday at 11 to hang out, tell stories, and generally enjoy a break from the stressful news cycle.
When: Fridays at 11am PST on Zoom
Mug Talk With Miss Americano
About: Seattle drag queen and barista Miss Americano hosts Mug Talk—a daily talk show on Instagram Live every day at 12PM PST. Meet Seattle’s top performers and artists from the drag community and beyond!
When: 12PM PST on Instagram Live.
Sustainable Coffee Art Contest
About: Sustainable Coffee Challenge is launching a sustainable coffee art competition for children. Get the kiddos together to draw something coffee-related, take a photo, and post it on social media with the hashtag #sustaincoffee or send it directly to the folks at SCC.
When: It’s happening now through Friday, April 17th.
Don’t see your event listed? Please let us know about your coffee events in the comment section!