Specialty Coffee Association (SCA)

 

And then there were…

When I think of 2020 conferences, conventions and trade shows, I am reminded of the Agatha Christie novel, And Then There Were None, as so many, well, almost all this year, have fallen victim to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Covid-19 and its effect on consumer behaviour

It is June, and by now, many cities and countries around the world have “reopened” or have begun to lift restrictions. As life “after Covid-19” slowly resumes, many are wondering how people’s attitudes towards eating in restaurants, sitting in coffeehouses/cafés, and shopping have changed, and are these changes temporary or permanent. Not all changes though, are bad for business.

Coffee shops adapt to the new normal

As many countries, including the United Kingdom and the United States, have begun to lift stay-at-home/shelter-in-place orders, we are seeing more coffee shops, cafés and restaurants also starting to re-open or expand their operations — if they were active during the lockdown period

SCA to launch virtual weekend in place of 2020 Expo

The SCA has announced that though there can be no physical Specialty Coffee Expo in Portland this April, the Association will instead be featuring some of the Expo’s features online, calling it #ExpoSeason.

Reflections of a Gen Xer

I came across an article about how Gen X – the often overlooked generation sandwiched between baby boomers and millennials – is rising to the occasion amid the Covid-19 crisis. The article discusses how Gen Xers (those born between 1965 and 1980) are being praised for their ability to “roll with the punches” and “handle tough moments in life” like these.

Being strong-armed amid uncertainty

I promise that I was really trying to find something other than Covid-19 to write about this week because I realise I have covered it and events relating to it extensively in this space over the past month or so. However, since last week’s blog, there is now, essentially, a new world order.

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