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.


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

City of Tacoma 
Make It Tacoma COVID-19 Stabilization Loans

TIP! Check with your local government for local programs to help through this difficult time.


Joe Mobile App is currently waiving commission on purchases made through their app now through May 1st.
In response to the COVID-19 emergency, Joe Mobile App will charge only 2.9% for payment process and can launch shops as early as same day.
Learn More

RISE Nitro Brewing Co is currently offering a 35% discount on all orders through their website for people working from home. Use code StockUp35 at checkout on for Nitro coffee at your doorstep. In addition, you can sign up for RISE’s Affiliate program & earn $5 on every case sold for those in need of some passive income. Apply/register HERE

BRÜ Mobile App will waive all fees for the next 6 months during the COVID-19 crisis and its economic recovery. The well-being of our community is important to us and BRÜ Mobile App provides a Drive-Thru, Curbside Delivery, and a Walk-In Takeout experience for your customers. Learn More


Keys to the Shop
On a Resilient Coffee Community




The CARES Act and Recovering from COVID-19 for Food & Beverage Businesses
Tuesday, April 7th
10AM & 2PM (Central)
This webinar is free to attend but you must be registered. 

Click here to register for the 10AM (Central) webinar
Click here to register for the 2PM (Central) webinar

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

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


The Coronavirus Action Plan for Restaurants option from the Restaurant Coach
Learn More.

Virtual Coffee Festival
Learn More.


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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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
7 Tips for Pickup Only Service

Christopher Feran
The COVID-19 post


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

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We love aligning ourselves with Coffee Fest -- I think the way they are running things, incorporating new and fresh ideas and activities, and continuing to listen to your community is working better than ever...

Sarah Allen - Barista Magazine