COVID-19 Resources

We love the specialty coffee community! We love your heart, your creativity & your tenacity.

We are devastated by what is happening in our world today and know that it is having a real impact on all of you. We want to help you in the best we way know-how - by connecting you to ideas and resources from people and companies that can help you weather this storm and come out stronger.


CDC Reopening Guidance
Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools, and Homes

Synergy Restaurant Consultants
Guide to Reopening

Restaurants can ditch germ-carrying menus by going digital

FoodHandler Download Guides
COVID-19 Reopening Guide, Restaurant Reopening Checklist and more

Ramping Back Up
A Facebook Live Event with Torani's trends and insights expert, Andrea Ramirez
Click to watch

Stay Relevant in Coffee Company in 2020 E-Book
Click to download
Built by Torani, is an online directory designed to help coffee consumers find you! It shows your customers what shops are open AND what sort of services you are offering amidst COVID (i.e. Drive-thru, curbside pickup, Joe Mobile Ordering, staff is wearing PPE, selling groceries, etc…). This is open to ANY café, whether they are a Torani customer or not! Registering only takes a minute and costs nothing. This platform simply exists to serve the independent coffee community. To register your business, click here.


Facebook Small Business Grants
Your business may be experiencing disruptions resulting from the global outbreak of COVID-19. Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits to help during this challenging time. Click to learn more

National Restaurant AssociationRestaurant Employee Relief Fund
Through the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund, the NRA is providing grants to restaurant industry employees who have been adversely impacted by COVID-19.
Apply for a grant starting Thursday, April 2. Each approved grant is $500 - one per person only. See eligibility requirements listed at their website.
Apply for Aid

SBA Disaster Loan Assistance
COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application

Working Washington
Small Business Emergency Grants

City of Tacoma (Washington State)
Make It Tacoma COVID-19 Stabilization Loans

TIP! Check with your local government for local programs to help you with reopening.


Keys to the Shop
On a Resilient Coffee Community
Coping with Corona with Emotional Intelligence
COVID-19 Focus: General Guidance on Talking to Your Bank and Landlord with Marshall Fuss, Attorney at Law
Refining Your Leadership & Systems in a Crisis



James Beard Foundation
Archived and ongoing webinars can be found here.

MUFSO, Nation's Restaurant News, Restaurant Hospitality & Food Management
Webinar Series: Resetting the Table During the COVID-19 Crisis

Bellissimo Coffee Advisors
Q&A Webinar with Matt Milletto

Zero Hour Health
Restaurant Preparation to Minimize Coronavirus Risk: What You Need to Do Now

The CARES Act and Recovering from COVID-19 for Food and Beverage Businesses

Boot Coffee Campus
Covid19 and Specialty Coffee - weekly webinar at 8am pacific time each Monday with past episodes archived


Join thousands of food industry professionals every Friday for a deep dive into the most critical, industry-related topics around Coronavirus. Each week Datassential, in collaboration with IFMA, shares the latest in consumer research, critical insights, and dives into key topics with a lineup of special guests.


Restaurants Rise

The Way Forward

COVID-19 - The Foodservice View

Atlas Coffee Roasters
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Clarion Event Food & Beverage Group Resources
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The CARES Act for Coffee Shops
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What to Post on Social Media During the COVID-19 Crisis

FDA Issues COVID-19 Food Safety & Manufacturing Updates

David Scott Peters
Restaurant Business Tips for Managing Coronavirus Pandemic: What Restaurants Can Do Right Now

Joe Mobile App
Tips for Pickup Only Service

Christopher Feran
The COVID-19 post

Coronavirus and the Impact on Eating

Fear & Response


Barista Magazine
Coffee Events Calendar

Fresh Cup Magazine
Events Calendar
How You Can Support Foodservice Workers in This Time

Nation's Restaurant News

Roast Magazine

Today's Restaurant News


National Restaurant Association
NRA Call to Action

National Coffee Association
FAQs: Coffee & the Novel Coronavirus also available in Spanish

New York State Restaurant Association
NYSRA Daily Update - COVID19 Outbreak

California Restaurant Association
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

Colorado Restaurant Association
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Policies and Protocols for the Colorado Restaurant Industry

Indiana Hospitality & Lodging Association
Coronavirus Resources

Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association

Washington Hospitality Association
Coronavirus Resources

For more resources, visit the Food & Beverage Shows COVID-19 Resources page

We are always amazed at the amount of quality people we meet at your shows, and at how downright enjoyable the staff and atmosphere are.

Eric Girard - Cafe Kreyol