Welcome to My Virtual Coffee Shop

At the start of the pandemic, I opened up the COKANNA Virtual Coffee Shop online to temporarily replace the in-person coffee shops in my home studio. It was a way to stay connected in the community and provide a safe place to check in and see how everyone was doing.

Since then, it’s evolved and become a permanent fixture so please drop into my COKANNA Virtual Coffee Shop and become a member. Once a month, we have a coffee shop chat on zoom featuring a special guest. You just have to bring your own coffee and dessert!

COKANNA Virtual Coffee Shop

It all began when I started a new chapter in my life and moved into a place of my own with my daughter. In keeping with the starting afresh theme, I decided to try something new with my COKANNA clothing line and came up with the Coffee Shop idea. I hosted my first one back in April 2019. It was an experiment really but it turned out to be exactly how I imagined it. Women coming together for some coffee and dessert, some good company and conversation, with the added bonus of shopping. Since then, it’s evolved into a virtual experience, still with the same good company and conversation, and shopping on the side, but now in the comfort of your home with the beverage of your choice.

How the virtual coffee shop works

Every month a special guest joins us in the coffee shop on zoom. So far, I’ve had everything from a psychic medium doing tarot card readings, to a photographer showing us how to look good in photos, to a discussion on normalizing conversations about end of life, to a tour of a llama/alpaca farm. It’s a way to introduce you to new ideas, activities, people and businesses in a safe and supportive environment. It also creates awareness and support for local artists, entrepreneurs and small business owners.

You can participate by signing up for the monthly coffee shops, free of charge, and I highly recommend you request to join the private coffee shop group on Facebook. By doing so, you’ll get to connect with other like-minded people, and enjoy interesting, inspiring, and often humourous posts and conversations. And, you’ll get advance notice of the coffee shop guests coming up.

Here’s the schedule for upcoming coffee shops. Mark your calendar and sign up early by clicking on the date. Once you’re registered, you’ll receive an email with the link to the zoom meeting.

We’re starting off 2023 with a live in-person coffee shop event! It’s a brand new venue, a beautiful heritage building called the Richardson House in my condo community in Kanata. Please note we will require at least 8 participants for this live event to run. Otherwise it will be a virtual Zoom event. So please register early. I would love to see you in-person!

Saturday  |  January 14  |  11:00 am to 12:00 pm  |  Empowering Meditation for the New Year

Empowering Meditation for the New Year with Christine Klerian

Check back often for updates to the schedule. If you have any requests, ideas or suggestions for future coffee shops, I would love to hear from you. Send me an email at colleen@cokanna.ca.

See you inside the coffee shop and don’t forget to BYOCT (bring your own coffee/tea).

~ Colleen