Culture Cooler.: Panoramic Drinks, A Reusable Pavillon and Apps with Coffee. July 25.

cool off!

via @Panoramanyc, instagram

via @Panoramanyc, instagram

Randalls Island, New York

Island Life

A sister festival to Coachella held in Indio yearly in the spring, Panorama. came to Randalls’ Island Park with its park lawn as the base for three days full of stages, performances, art and yes social media activations that found the biggest digital platforms documenting the weekend of music, tech and art during high temperatures of heat.

To cool off and caffeinate the food was a serious situation of signature brands of edible food and liquid goods. Making a cameo were, Manhattan’s Uptown Roasters, Greenpoint’s Champion Coffee,  Queen’s Tea and Milk and MatchaBar. Looks like the options were all encompassing, this culture likes that!


San Francisco, CA,

coffee town hall

Its a cafe, a warehouse, no, a pavillion. The Coffee Pavillion, a curated experience during a Slow Food Nation Taste Hall event welcomed curators, coffee roasters to an entirely reusable coffee bar.  Organized as tasting champers, the event allowed for tasting the nuances of what characterizes specialty coffee through location, standard of quality and roast skill.  More than a dozen roasters participated with their coffee allowing visitors to indeed slow down and focus on cup and culture.


The Other Little Skips, Bushwhack


reality coffee

What’s real is what we drink and also what we don’t drink when we, the culture are capturing eponymous visuals of the thing that binds the world: coffee.  In a podcast from USAToday, Dawoon Kang, founder of Coffee Meets Bagel, discuses the future of not just coffee but the idea of dating in a world where ultimately meeting at the coffee shop – in-real-life may not happen, in real life, but through the app on your phone that you’re on while at a coffee shop, or a social party, in real life. Got that? Listen here.