Culture Cooler.: New Zealand, DR Congo, New York, Oakland/ November 6.

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Cafe Henrie, dried flower atop matcha shot

ONE. New Zealand

Acme and Co., @instagram

Acme Cup Company, creators of the Acme and Co. coffee cup brand dropped a whale – in color. The new edition to their ceramic catalogue is blue grey cup inspired by “an elegant doorway on Rue Royale in Paris,” according to their Instagram post reveal captured by Bryan Shiele of Let’s Brew Coffee.  if its ceramic

TWO. Democratic Republic of Congo


Ronan McKenzie via Kivu Music

Kivu Coffee, a curated coffee project, roasting by way of London via coffee sourced  from the Democratic Republic of Congo launched a new feature to its curated coffee project: KIVU Radio. The music is curated by SECOUSSE.TV [DJ ETIENNE with the goal of “connecting distant people listening in the same moment.” In conjunction with their new espresso “a Congolese single origin, program 01 is 100% Congolese music featuring classic icons like Papa Wemba and Tabu Ley Rochereau with contemporary artists we love mixed in,” as stated on its website. Hear 001.   #coffeeandmusic

THREE. New York

Bitten, a food conference intersecting culture and technology held its fifth installment the biannual conversation covering topics on food, coffee and tech.  Its 2017 speakers included editors, a publisher, flavor historian and a trend forecaster to name a few. If you’re feeling FOMO or want to revisit the talks, the conference posts conversations to its website so stay tuned for the updates.  a bite out of tech

FOUR. Oakland

An Oakland based video streaming platform, Third Space Media proves two and community is the charm with its now successfully funded Kickstarter campaign. Founded by head black girl magic in charge – Faiza Farah -the crowd funded initiative will publish video content from independent creators. A platform for us by us.” whose space? our space.