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The DCN Guide to Online Coffee Events: June 23-29

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


Coffee Break: A Virtual Cafe to Support Local Coffee Through the Coronavirus

  • Host: Multiple meetups/locations
  • Day/Time: Daily at various times depending on region
  • Register/Information: Coffee Break Website
  • Description: COFFEE BREAK’S mission is to bring people together from all walks of life to support their local cafes and coffee companies during this challenging time. Do you buy coffee? Do you have a favorite local cafe you go to multiple times a week? Then this is for you. Come meet up with your favorite baristas and friends, drink homemade coffee, talk with one another and if you can, donate a few dollars and/or buy coffee and merchandise online.

Tuesday, June 23

Full Circle – A Week of Webinars

  • Host: DRWakefield
  • Time: 10 a.m. (London)
  • Registration: Eventbrite
  • Description: “The First R Certified farm” with Nishant R Gurjer, Sethuraman Estate, India. Q graders steal all the praise, but what about R graders? What is R certified coffee? Learn about how to produce the best quality Robusta with Nishant, the owner of the first R certified coffee farm.

Wednesday, June 24

Impact of COVID-19 on E-Commerce in the Coffee Industry

  • Host: National Coffee Association
  • Time: 1 p.m. Eastern (US and Canada)
  • Register: NCA event page
  • Cost: NCA Members: Free. Non-Members: $99
  • Description: Presented by Kathy Cummins, Head of Marketing and Research Analytics at Hinge Global. According to the Gallup poll, 62% of employed Americans are now working from home during the coronavirus crisis, more than double the levels from March. Additionally, because of the closure of many coffee shops, and the fact that many grocers are limiting the number of customers allowed inside their stores at any one time, there has been an enormous surge in e-commerce sales for the coffee industry over the past few months. Hinge Global’s proprietary category tracking has shown that ground coffee sales on Amazon has increased by 60% in May vs. January. Is your business prepared for this new normal? To succeed online, especially on Amazon, a clear strategy is required. This webinar will share the market sizes and key competitors on Amazon. Hinge Global will also walk you through an e-commerce playbook, and share the secrets to success on Amazon and other e-commerce platforms.

Hawaii Coffee Association 2020 Webinar (Day 1)

  • Host: Hawaii Coffee Association
  • Time: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. (Hawaii)
  • Register/Schedule: HCA Event page
  • Sessions:
    • 8-8:30: Message from HCA President Chris Manfredi – REGISTER
    • 9:30-11: The Impact of Time, Temperature, and Extraction on the Sensory Quality of Drip Brew Coffee — Mackenzie Batali of UC Davis Coffee Center  – REGISTER
    • 11:30-1: Coffee Scoring Systems Panel — Kim Westerman, Shawn Steiman and Pacific Coffee Research – REGISTER
    • 2-2:30: 2019-2020 College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) Research and Extension Update — Andrea Kawabata and Shannon Sand – REGISTER
    • 2:30-3: Synergistic Hawaii Agriculture Council Update — Suzanne Shriner and Ralph Gaston – REGISTER

Full Circle – A Week of Webinars

  • Host: DRWakefield
  • Time: 4 p.m. (London)
  • Registration: Eventbrite
  • Description: “The evolution of Café Femenino” with Connie Kolosvary, Director of Café Femenino.The Café Femenino coffee programme is a one-of-a-kind ethical sourcing model committed to ending the cycle of poverty affecting women coffee farmers across the world. Established in 2003, it’s been pushing the cause for gender equity for nearly 2 decades now. We’re proud to have been representing them in Europe since 2009.

Thursday, June 25

Digitalisation of the Coffee Value Chain: Let’s Start Talking. Webinar #3: How can digitalisation be implemented in the coffee sector?

  • Host: Expressing Origin and Vuna Origin Consulting
  • Time: 5-6:30 p.m. Central European Time (CEST)
  • Register/Information: Webinar series link
  • Description: The third webinar will focus on how digital tools need to be integrated in the value chain. Digital innovations are mostly successful only when they can reach a considerable number of users,  when they are not expensive and when they can collect valuable data. During this webinar, we’ll try to understand if this is the case for the digitalisation of the coffee value chain and how we can make this work.

Boot Coffee Campus Bi-Weekly Webinar

  • Host: Boot Coffee Campus
  • Time: 9 a.m. Pacific (US and Canada)
  • Register: Boot Coffee Campus blog
  • Description: A roundtable discussion occurring every other week on Zoom. Join us for constructive discussions about how the coffee community is navigating a new reality.

Unlocking Roast Profiles

  • Host: Royal Coffee
  • Time: 11 a.m. Pacific (US and Canada)
  • Register: Zoom
  • Description: Join us for an overview on roast profiling and Q&A session with two-time Swedish Roasting Champion, World Roasting Championship finalist, and the owner of Drop Coffee, Joanna Alm, and The Crown’s Director of Roasting, Candice Madison.

Hawaii Coffee Association 2020 Webinar (Day 2)

  • Host: Hawaii Coffee Association
  • Time: 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (Hawaii)
  • Register/Schedule: HCA Event page
  • Sessions:
    • 9:30-11: Hawaii in a Global Market — Joan Obra of Rusty’s Hawaiian and Marcus Young of Boot Coffee – REGISTER
    • 12-1: SCA US Chapter Update — Madeleine Longoria Garcia, Marcus Boni and Nathanael May
    • 2-2:30: Hawaii Department of Agriculture Update — Phyllis Shimabukuro-Geiser
    • 2:30-3: USDA Rural Development Programs — Brenda Iokepa-Moses

Digital AA Meeting for Coffee People

  • Time: 4 p.m. CST every Thursday
  • Register/Information: Zoom Channel 475-069-379
  • Description: Weekly digital AA meeting for coffee people. All are welcome.

Free Vinyasa Yoga for the Coffee Community (Every Thursday in June)

  • Host: Bay Area Coffee Community and Coffee Break
  • Time: 4 p.m. PST
  • Register: Link
  • Password: coffeelove
  • Description: Come and move with us! Every Thursday in June Bay Area Coffee Community and Coffee Break are hosting a free vinyasa yoga class for coffee professionals. This virtual Zoom class is one of the wellness series we’ll be doing to help the coffee community to stay mindful and grounded in these times. Lauren Marmol is a San Francisco-based yoga teacher, whose mission is to make yoga spaces inclusive and accessible to all. Lauren currently teaches virtual classes that are invigorating and intuitive, her cues are designed to take you out of your head and into your body.

Full Circle – A Week of Webinars

  • Host: DRWakefield
  • Time: 4 p.m. (London)
  • Registration: Eventbrite
  • Description: “Costa Rica: when social and environmental norms are part of the local industry” with Sébastien Lafaye, General Manager of STC coffee. What makes the Costa Rican coffee industry the benchmark for sustainability at origin? How did they establish processes and laws decades ahead of other coffee origins? Find out why it’s not just the very tasty coffee that Costa Rica produces that sets it apart from other origins. Join us for a virtual coffee and a chat.

Friday, June 26

Full Circle – A Week of Webinars

  • Host: DRWakefield
  • Time: 10 a.m. (London)
  • Registration: Eventbrite
  • Description: “Innovation in Coffee, what we look for at Colonna Coffee” with Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood, Colonna coffee. Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood is founder of Colonna Coffee, three-time UK Barista Champion, co-author of Water for Coffee with Christopher H. Hendon, and author of the Coffee Dictionary. It’s fair to say that innovation is something he enjoys and is good at.

Sunday, June 28

Virtual Coffee Festival #2

  • Time: 6 a.m-11 a.m. CDT
  • Register: Eventbrite
  • Cost: €10.87 – €17.55
  • Description: This is the second installment of Virtual Coffee Festival, a global gathering for the coffee community. Your favourite online coffee gathering is back for another action-packed edition with five fantastic guest speakers from around the world who will offer inspirational talks and engaging workshops on a variety of different coffee-related subjects. The lineup includes:
    • Lennart Clerkx – This Side Up
    • Marjorie Canjura – BELCO
    • Joanna Alm – Drop Coffee
    • Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood – Colonna, PeakWater, Opal
    • Dan Fellows – Twice Coffee in Good Spirits Champion

Monday, June 29

Voices from Origin: Advocating for Sustainability in Central America

  • Host: Rainforest Alliance
  • Time: 1 p.m. Eastern (US and Canada)
  • Registration: Zoom
  • Description: Certification alone cannot address the most pressing challenges in sustainability. Through advocacy strategies and our Sector Partnerships program, the Rainforest Alliance works to strengthen the capacity of farmers and civil society organization in producing countries. We invite you to join the Rainforest Alliance’s key representative for Honduras, Ruben Gallozzi, to learn how the Rainforest Alliance uses advocacy based interventions to advance sustainability goals in the coffee sector.