After a successful inaugural event in San Francisco, QC: Queer Coffee Events is hopping coasts for their second get together. This time taking place at Counter Culture’s New York City training center at the end of April, this QC event revolves around a panel discussion titled, “We Out Here: Chatting About Our Experiences Navigating the Coffee Industry.”

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The New York event was organized by 2013 World Brewers Cup champion James McCarthy of Equator Coffees, Counter Culture’s Farah Khawaja, and Share Coffee Roaster’s Ezra Baker and is “dedicated to creating spaces for queer coffee people and friends to build community, collaborate, and have fun.” The day begins with a hang out and snacks provided by Little Skips, followed by an intro from McCarthy immediately preceding the panel discussion. Moderated by Baker, the discussion will feature panelists Alexandra Zepeda of Gimme! Coffee, founder of the Boston Intersectional Coffee Collective and shift lead at Intelligentsia Kristina Jackson, and Katie Bishop and Desmond Hughes-Rivera of Everyman Espresso.

The event is free to attend. The organizers ask that all attendees read the Code of Conduct—which can be read here—before arriving. It all gets started at 2:00pm on Saturday, April 28th at the Counter Culture training center in New York City. For more information, visit the QC: NYC Facebook event page.

Zac Cadwalader is the news editor at Sprudge Media Network and a staff writer based in Dallas. Read more Zac Cadwalader on Sprudge.

*top image via QC: Queer Coffee Events

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