Showing posts from March, 2021

Some Like it Hot...But Most Like it Cold Even More

  Regardless of the groundhog’s experience on February 2nd, spring is in the air (though we had a few flurries earlier in March). And when the first buds appear on the trees, and the sun stays higher in the sky, later into the day, we all start to celebrate in different ways. I personally celebrate by drinking coffee outside more frequently. There’s nothing I like more on a beautiful spring day than walking in the park or sitting in the backyard with a large cup of steaming-hot coffee---and when friends are there, even better. But what about cold coffee? For me, cold coffee is something I drink mainly in the summer. Surprisingly, I am not in the majority. According to a survey commissioned by Mr. Coffee, and conducted by One Poll, 63% of people polled (2,000 respondents) are happy to drink iced or cold-brewed coffee all year long. I’m definitely part of the 37%---those people who only drink iced coffee in the summer and drink hot coffee the rest of the year (assuming a 4-season loc

Channeling the Magic of Coffeehouse Culture Online (Check out Jason’s Cover of “Dock of the Bay”)

  Within the last year, I’ve been to some outdoor concerts, mainly in large backyards, all socially distanced. And of course, I’ve brought coffee, and I get to see friends, and the music was really good. But I haven’t had a true coffeehouse experience in more than a year. (My local go-to coffeehouse is Trend Café, in Montclair, NJ.) I miss the myriad seating options, the ambient sound of coffeehouse culture---poetry reading, clinking mugs on ceramic plates, and singers and songwriters. Where are we going to hear live music anymore---and drink coffee---and maybe even eat some baked goods. (Yum!) Enter Live Streamer Café , an online community where people gather to watch artists perform. Artists of all sorts, including singer/songwriter, multifaceted musicians like Jason Didner , who sings and plays guitars, keyboards, and drums.  Fans can support their artists by tipping them via the Artist's chosen platform (PayPal, Venmo, etc). Because the artists use their own tipping syten, 10