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. Every week, 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 week 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, services, and people in a safe and supportive environment. It also creates awareness and support for local artists and small businesses.

You can participate by signing up for the weekly 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 the coffee shops over the next 4 weeks or so. Mark your calendar and register early by clicking on the date. Once you’ve registered, you’ll get an email with the link to the zoom meeting.

Check back often for updates to the schedule!

In the meantime, thanks so much for registering and I’ll see you in the coffee shop. Don’t forget to BYOCD (bring your own coffee and dessert).

~ Colleen