Chances are you've become acquainted with the custom of video chat. Each week we write about coffee community webinars, video chats, trivia nights, virtual coffee hangouts. If you are lucky and privileged enough to be working from home these days you're probably locked into many a Zoom conference calls.
Platforms like Zoom offer a function that gives you the opportunity to add an image or video to your background. While most choose exotic locales like tropical beaches and beautiful rainforests we thought it'd be nice to offer a few alternatives from our Sprudge archives.
We’ve collected a series of virtual-background-ready images and videos ready to make your call feel like it’s taking place from somewhere coffee-themed.
1. I'm in a coffee roastery!
Videochat live from the helm of this vintage Probat at Chromatic Coffee in San Jose, California.
2. I'm on a coffee farm!
Take in the sights from the soaring heights of Finca Sophia in Panama.
3. I'm at the La Marzocco Accademia del Caffè Espresso!
Join your calls from the state-of-the-art La Marzocco innovation center in Florence!
4. I'm at the Coffee Collective Jægersborggade cafe!
Pretend you're telecommuting from one of Scandinavia's—nay, the world's—top coffee spots. As one does.
5. I'm just taking a break from this very important cupping.
(Speak softly, please.)
6. I'm at the mill!
Let's catch up about work while carefully monitoring this drying coffee for moisture content.
7. I'm dialing into this meeting from Kickapoo Coffee Roasters in sunny Milwaukee, Wisconsin!
Got the cafe to yourself today.
8. I'm in a green coffee warehouse!
Please ignore the sound of forklifts.
9. Let me just take this outside!
There wasn't enough room to do this call from Tokyo's Iron Coffee, so I am just sitting in this totally normal area outside near the cafe.
10. I've been interrupted!
Sorry, let me just deal with this for one minute.
Liz Clayton is the Associate Editor at Sprudge Media Network. Read more Liz Clayton on Sprudge.