Hello September. A Cultural Calendar, 2016

hello september.


Of all the months culture had to fall into this one. As ambassadors of culture and coffee, we’re proud of this September.Before the leaves turn…


images2 | Practice your Spanish. Learn the history of narcotics. Season two of kingpin Pablo Escobar an and his rise and fall in Narcos,Netflix original airs tonight. Appearing with subtitles, a narrator, and with cultural inlays from the terrains of Escobar’s domain from  from Colombia, Mexico, and the U.S., its cinematic history apt for the millennial age and before.


We Move

2 | The shrill. The height. The feels. That’s the voice of James Vincent McMorrow whose returned with We Move.  This third album is everything to indeed move to, to ‘feel alive’. An album cover that’s a minimalistpop of hued color fury sets a mood for introspection and storytelling as instruments and his voice are plucked. Play it and play on.


via mycentraljersey.com

via mycentraljersey.com

All | New Jersey, a growing city for specialty coffee, welcomes a new exhibition from Cuba. For the past two years a photographer from Berkeley Heights and tour director named Nancy Ori has led groups to Cuba who have documented their experience through the visual image. On the 11th, an artist exhibition at the Wachtung Arts  Center will begin at 1 and talks will start at 2. Join to preview the work and hear the voices of those behind them and  view Cuba from a shore abroad.



Queen Sugar, Own

6,7PREMIERE Queen Sugar by filmmaker Ava Duvernay, Selma,executive produced by Oprah Winfrey’s OWN.  is a series about two sisters, Nova Bordelon (played by Rutina Wesley), a stalwart journalist and activist from New Orleans, and Charley Bordelon (Dawn-Lyen Gardneara) contemporary Mother with a son named Micah. When Charley, leaves lavish life in Los Angeles to move to Louisiana from her late father, their sugarcane farm becomes as much as a character as them.

coffeetography_nyfw_chermelle_d_edwards 8-15  | It’s the event that’s an unofficial kick-off into the fall season where television premieres begin, indoor festivals abound and the layers known to cooler wearers are worn on the streets of a city that never sleeps. It’s called New York Fashion Week officially beginning today – Kanye West and Tom Ford showed a day early – and  there will be more than 100 designers showing across the island city of New York and more than 900 m. in revenue for the city when it’s all said and walked. Then there’s London, Milan and Paris.

Jerry Seinfeld and J.Smooth

Jerry Seinfeld, J.Smooth

18 | This culture loves the Emmy’s. Scenes of characters of coffee light up the screen. Among television shows featured, this year, the Emmy Awards gives a nod to Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee – the Netflix original show where It’s Emmy Nomination is a first for the show in the late night category. Mark your calendar, prepare for live tweeting and pass the cold brew. Thrilled this culture is!


brew_cover_preview_320 | If I were to write a love letter to coffee, he, Brian Jones had penned it for me. Dear Coffee, I love You, a blog that introduced me to a mind whose view on coffee and design through better and improved ways to enjoy coffee, experience coffee and yes, even love it has stepped into the land of coffee book publishing by way of Dovetail. Dovetail is a new bi-focused publishing outfit where books and products join as one including Jones’ Brew.  The culture awaits.


Filered Coffee, Mott Haven Bronx

Filered Coffee, Mott Haven Bronx

25 Throw a fit! A good one. UK’s five years and running Temper Tantrum is making a cameo in New York at Taylor St. Baristas with a panel of thought leaders and voice makers. Each of the six speakers will speak for twenty minutes on a coffee topic of their choice. With a diverse range of voices, this is something to consider fit for coffee culture education. P.S. Check the roster, its a colorful one.



Kindness & Mischief,

29 | Its local, its global, but most of all on this day its national. On this National Coffee Cay, lovers of the bean and beverage can rejoice in the culture of one of the most trending and consumed beverage in America. Visit NCA for current stats this year and see why “coffee consumption [is] a public expression of individuality. Then pop into the Specialty Coffee Associations open house in Santa Ana.

American Honey

American Honey

30 | When was the last time you read a magazine? When was the last time you read a magazine in a coffee shop? The touch of print and a cup of not too hot coffee together are the ideal couple. But, what about half of that couple, the magazine in the hands of peddlers selling them for money. Enter, American Honey, a film by director Andrea Arnold about more than print but dreams. After all, isn’t that what coffee is, a dream?