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The DCN Guide to Online Coffee Events: April 14-20

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Welcome to DCN’s weekly roundup of online coffee events. Hosting an online event? Let us know here.

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RNY Lab Community Meeting

  • Host: Royal New York (RNY)
  • Day/Time: Monday-Friday, 3-4 p.m. Eastern
  • Register/Information: RNY Lab
  • Description: The RNY Lab Community Meeting is a place for all of us to come together and share our ideas, challenges, successes, as well as share needed resources and information as they become available. At the RNY Lab, we don’t want to pretend we have all the answers, especially in terms of the current situation. We are all learning every day as a community, so we need you, all of you, to help support each other the best we can.
  • Notes: This meeting is hosted daily at 3pm EST with a rotating topic but, anyone is welcome to bring other topics to the meeting as well! Also, topic suggestions can be entered here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Q66XPNW

Tuesday, April 14

United By Sustainability Webinar Series

DJ Disarray Live every Tuesday Night!

  • Host: DJ Disarray
  • Time: 7-9 p.m. Pacific
  • Register/Information: DJ Disarray
  • Description: So while this isn’t technically a coffee event, everyone loves good music, and the feller behind the turntables is none other than Ray of Unpacking Coffee and Needmore Designs fame. Tune in every week and chill out with good vibes, pleasing tunes, and good humor!
  • Notes: It’s every Tuesday from 7-9PM PDT! Until all this crap is over!!

Wednesday, April 15

TAZA: A knowledge series webinar

  • Host: Alliance for Coffee Excellence
  • Time: 8-10 a.m. Pacific
  • Register/Information: Eventbrite
  • Description: Interested in learning about pricing and valuations in specialty coffee markets? Join us as we launch our first TAZA knowledge series webinar on April 15, 8-10 am PDT. This discussion will include Dr. Peter Roberts of the Specialty Coffee Transaction Guide who will share observations from the guides latest release and Christophe Montagnon of RD2 Vision who will share insights on genetic diversity and outcomes from Cup of Excellence. This presentation will also feature and update from Ethiopia’s first Cup of Excellence. The webinar is free with a donation option. All donations will go to nonprofits Alliance for Coffee Excellence and Specialty Coffee Transaction Guide. Special thanks to our sponsor Roast Magazine!
  • Notes: Check out our patreon site for more interviews and episodes: https://www.patreon.com/Taza

COVID-19 and Specialty Coffee Survey Response Webinar Series

  • Host: Specialty Coffee Association
  • Time: 12 p.m. Pacific
  • Register/Information: Webinar series website
  • Description: “Webinar #4: The Importance of Communication During Business Interruptions.” This webinar will go over the results of the survey and key insights from respondents, including respondents’ suggestions for business adaptation in the new environment. This webinar series will serve to document the impact on the community and also to outline specific strategies small businesses are using right now to navigate and survive the current climate.

Ask Us Anything! Live Webinar

  • Host: Sweet Maria’s
  • Time: 1 p.m. Pacific
  • Register/Information: Facebook Event
  • Description: Tune in on Wednesday, April 15th for another informative live stream where we will cover all things related to home coffee roasting and home brewing. Ask us anything you want! General topics? That’s up to you. We’ll answer your questions in the live chat but are looking for suggestions for topics. Message us or email your questions to byron@sweetmarias.com

Thursday, April 16

United By Sustainability Webinar Series

What’s Happening in Honduras?

  • Host: Royal Coffee 
  • Time: 11 a.m. Pacific
  • Register/Information: Zoom registration
  • Description: Join us for an update on the current state of affairs in Honduras featuring Catracha Coffee’s Mayra Orellana-Powell, Royal Coffee Trader Laurel Wirth, and the General Manager of The Crown, Richard Sandlin. Mayra will share what’s been happening in her hometown of Santa Elena, Honduras, and we will discuss what this means for coffee from this origin and how to plan your inventory accordingly.

United By Sustainability Webinar Series

Covid-19 and Consumer Eating Trends

  • Host: National Coffee Association
  • Time: 1 p.m. Eastern
  • Register/Information: Registration page
  • Description: Datassential explores how the coronavirus is affecting consumer eating and drinking habits, with a particular focus on restaurants and the other away-from-home venues. This webinar will highlight:
    • Overall concerns about the current crisis
    • What are consumers looking to avoid
    • How consumers are sourcing food and staying safe
    • What can foodservice operators are doing to maintain traffic

Friday, April 17

Adapting to Our Changing Business Environment with COVID-19

  • Host: Coffee Technicians Guild
  • Time: 8 a.m. Pacific
  • Register/Information: Event page
  • Description: Join us on Friday, April 17, at 8 am PDT / 4 pm BST for a webinar with CTG Chair Hylan Joseph and representatives from the guild as they discuss how to adapt to the changing business environment due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As the situation continues to rapidly evolve, we are still waiting to understand the full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our industry. This is an unprecedented situation for all of us, but we are heartened by the way communities are coming together to support each other and to make their voices heard.

COVID-19 and Specialty Coffee Survey Response Webinar Series

  • Host: Specialty Coffee Association
  • Time: 12 p.m. Pacific
  • Register/Information: Webinar series website
  • Description: This webinar will go over the results of the survey and key insights from respondents, including respondents’ suggestions for business adaptation in the new environment. This webinar series will serve to document the impact on the community and also to outline specific strategies small businesses are using right now to navigate and survive the current climate.

Monday, April 20

Boot Coffee Weekly Webinar

  • Host: Boot Coffee
  • Time: 8 a.m. PDT every Monday
  • Register/Information: coffeecampus.com/blog
  • Description: Weekly discussion with coffee experts working in various disciplines from farming to exporting/importing, roasting, and retailers. Open and transparent communication is essential right now. Join Boot Coffee for constructive and creative discussions exploring ways the coffee community continues to evolve and adapt and strategize

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