Online Coffee Events Happening This Week: April 27 – May 3rd.
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 the final season of Homeland and playing Animal Crossing.
Here are a few online events going on that you can participate in from home.
Coffee Break Virtual Cafe
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 others 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.
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.
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
Virtual Coffee Tasting With Counter Culture Coffee
About: A new Instagram Live and virtual coffee tasting with CCC’s coffee team all over the country—they’ll be diving into a particular coffee each week and why it’s special, doing demos, and answering questions from viewers on Instagram.
When: Tuesdays at 2pm EST on IG @counterculturecoffee
The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room Presents “What’s Happening in Indonesia?”
About: Join us for an update on the current state of affairs in Indonesia with The Crown’s Creative Director, Evan Gilman, Vice Consul of Economic Affairs of the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in San Francisco, CA, Rizka Pravitianasari, and The Crown’s Director of Roasting, Candice Madison. We will share an update on what is happening in Indonesia in the wake of COVID-19, how this affects coffee supply, and share tips for roasting the unique coffee from this origin.
When: Apr 30, 2020 11:00 AM (PT) on Zoom (Register Here)
Urnex Presents The Importance and Fundamentals of Coffee Equipment Cleaning
About: Join Urnex for a video meeting to learn about what steps you and your cafe can take to keep your equipment clean so that it can perform at its best and deliver high-quality beverages to customers while minimizing the risk of food safety concerns.
When: Thursday April, 30th 11:30AM ET
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 9th at 4PM CST on Zoom.
#YouBrewYou With Counter Culture Coffee
About: Dubbed #YouBrewYou, this virtual weekly coffee tasting dives into one of CCC’s coffees, sharing the origin, tasting notes and a how-to on brewing.
When: Fridays at 10am EST on Instagram @counterculturecoffee
SCA Presents #ExpoWeekend
Visit here for the latest information about #ExpoWeekend.