Jessica is on the mom blog today to tell us a little about over-coffee.com. Meet Jessica:
Connecting Over Coffee
As moms, our day is often packed and unexpected things constantly arise. Maybe we make our morning coffee at home. Maybe we grab it on the go at a Dunkin’ Donuts on the way out. At work, we look forward to our “coffee breaks where we gather around in the office kitchen for a brief reprise from the computer. When we have free time, sometimes we’re meeting up with friends for coffee and to catch up. Regardless of how we take our coffee or where we consume it, it looks like coffee is more than just the liquid caffeine. It is social experience, cultural ritual, and it brings us together. Too often, we don’t take enough time to recognize and appreciate our coffee rituals.
Enter “Over Coffee,” a new website that honors and celebrates the various experiences we encounter and the relationships that evolve over a cup of coffee. Whether we are travelling to a new country or meeting our girlfriends at the local coffee shop, coffee has a way of keeping us good company. It is assuring, warm, and comforting. According to a study conducted in 2008, “people are more likely to judge strangers as welcoming and trustworthy when they are holding a hot cup of coffee.” So, Over Coffee thought about taking this thought a step further. Users from all walks of life are welcome to join the online community, share their coffee stories, adventures, and memories with one another. One can explore new coffee drinks, traditions, and ingredients so they can make the coffee beverage in their own home. Coffee operates on the premise that “anyone can meet over a cup of coffee, and anything can happen.” It’s time to get closer and learn about each up close, just as we usually do over a cup of coffee.
Over Coffee is for people across the world who share the vision that anything is possible and people can connect over the simple things, like a cup of coffee. Come share your travel coffee stories, love coffee stories, and everyday coffee stories. Registration is free, simple, and easy. What role has coffee played in your life? Where will coffee take you in 2012? From the team at Over Coffee, we wish you a Happy New Year!