As more cafes across the country shutter in the efforts to limit the spread of the Coronavirus and we all wait for much-needed assistance from our elected officials, there are ways you can show your support without leaving your house: calling your local official demanding immediate assistance for every adult and child, dropping a tip in a virtual tip jar, buying gift cards for future purchases, picking up delicious coffees online, and subscribing to a coffee delivery program.
But there’s more! Check with your local coffee roaster and see if they have an online shop. Many, like Portland’s Deadstock Coffee, are opening up online shops this week to offer their typically in-store only goods to a wider audience; others, like Minneapolis’ Dogwood Coffee or Olympia Coffee Roasting Company, have helped define their brand over the last decade by a cool and ever-changing web store.
Over in Durham, North Carolina, the folx at Getchusomegear are selling their merch made for next month’s SCA Expo to support out of work Durham coffee professionals. There’s a limited number of stickers and tees available right now through their Instagram page @getchusomegear.
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checking in. so many of the coffee homies have been hitting us up, asking how they can help this project go forward since we can’t make it to our shipping sponsor to drop off boxes. we thought of something! all of our super-secret #scaexpo merch is now available to purchase! can you believe it? 4 bucks- fancy holographic sticker! $2 – white vinyl sticker $20 or more – our new shirt! 5 bucks from every shirt and $1 from every sticker sold will go straight into the hands of baristas in durham that have been laid off by their employers. the rest goes straight into our shipping fund. follow @fired.baristas.durham, they have more info on their page about how you can donate directly. SWIPE and DM us to purchase any swag. venmo, paypal, and cash app accepted. let’s do that thing we do so well. we love you💙 #durham #getchusomegear #wrstillouthere #specialtycoffee #coffeehomies
We’ve compiled a selection of usable, readable, and wearable merchandise you can buy right now from coffee companies far and wide. Show your support and get some new gear.
Partners Coffee (Brooklyn, NY) 100% cotton canvas tote bag ($15). Joe Coffee (NYC) recycled cotton canvas tote ($18). Stumptown Coffee (Portland, OR) mushroom tote bag “can hold at least three Neil Young LPs” ($15).
Pilot Coffee Roasters (Toronto) 100% merino toque ($30). Equator Coffees (San Rafael, CA) black nylon camper hat ($25). Quills Coffee (Louisville) black beanie ($18). Counter Culture Coffee (Durham, NC) grey cuffed alpaca fleece beanie ($22.50). Deadstock Coffee (Portland, OR) coffee LaFlame camo snapback hat ($32).
Dogwood Coffee (Minneapolis, MN) black “Dogstars” team t-shirt ($25). Camber Coffee (Bellingham, WA) coffee plant t-shirt ($20). Go Get Em Tiger (Los Angeles, CA) classic “G&B” purple pocket tee ($25). Blue Bottle (San Francisco, CA) coffee pride t-shirt ($25).
Olympia Coffee (Olympia, WA) Olympic Marmot hooded sweatshirt ($36). Amavida Coffee (Florida) carbon responsible coffee sweater ($52.95). Intelligentsia Coffee (Chicago, IL) 1995 i-Pot retro hoodie ($44). Verve Coffee (Santa Cruz, CA) organic cotton french terry crewneck sweater ($45). Onyx Coffee Lab University of Onyx sweatshirt ($40).
Something to Read
The @wastingcoffee Guide To Not Wasting Coffee by Umeko Motoyoshi ($16 print / $10 digital). Standart Magazine (11 euros). Coffee People Zine Issue 8 ($15).
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