Become a member if you:
want more people to talk about your love for coffee with to grow and learn
have a desire to improve your brewing and sensory skills
are always curious to learn but find it hard to find answers online because of the multitude of knowledge out there
Do you ever…
get some form of impostor syndrome where you think you aren’t good enough to share your own experience or knowledge?
feel like the dumb one in the room because knowledge is implied and you don’t want to look stupid asking questions?
struggle with brewing a great cup or describing its flavour?
The Happy Coffee Network
- feel confident
- have a 'place to go to' for your passion
- find the information you need without overwhelm
- enjoy learning & improving instead of feeling stuck
- build connections all over the world
- make a positive contribution to the coffee industry by welcoming everyone in
What do I get as a member of The Happy Coffee Network?
You become part of a global community of coffee lovers. You get access to our monthly events, workshops and gettogethers. You can interact with other likeminded coffee people who believe coffee should be fun and inclusive. And if you’re a Plus Member, you also get unlimited access for a year to our e-courses!
Can I pay per year instead of per month?
Absolutely! It’ll even save you a few bucks 😉
Which events are included in my membership?
We have regular online events like interactive workshops, Q&A’s with industry experts and our social get together called the Brewalong. Besides that, we organise different events around specific themes or offline events like coffee tradeshows.
Are E-courses included in my membership?
If you have a Plus Membership, you get unlimited access for a full year to all our e-courses, (including the ones we’ll add in the course of that year) as well as access to the community with its events.
In a regular membership, you get access to the community (including events, workshops etc). The e-courses can be purchased seperately too if there’s one that sparks your interest!
What kind of topics can I talk about in the community?
Very few things are off limit! Coffee is the thing that connects us, so most topics will have to do with that. However, we also discuss challenges in the workplace, mental health, and hobbies. As long as its not offensive or rude or goes against our Community Guidelines, you’re welcome to start a thread 😉
How can I connect with other community members?
In the community, you have the option to follow other members as well as send them a direct message. The best way however is through attending one of our online events like our Brewalong, where you can meet other members live!
Do I need to know a lot about coffee to be able to interact in the community?
Absolutely not. Your level of knowledge and skill is not relevant to being a valued member. We believe everyone brings something valuable to the table, whether youre an seasoned coffee professional or an enthusiastic home barista. The community is about sharing and learning together!
Can I organise my own event?
You can! If you have a fun idea to bring people together around the topic of coffee, you’re more then welcome to add your own event to our Event calendar as long as its a free event.
Do I have to post in the community?
In our community forums, you’re welcome to start new posts if you want to ask a question, or share something that’s on your mind. However, like in real life, some people prefer to simply join a conversation by listening/reading along. And that is perfectly okay. You do what makes you feel comfortable and happy!
I’m a coffee professional, does this community provide valuable to me?
If you like talking, learning and connecting over coffee: absolutely yes! It doesn’t matter if you’re a new barista or a seasoned roaster, importer or any kind of job in our industry: we’re confident you’ll have interesting stuff to share. And it might be great for your professional networking opportunities too!
I’m a home barista, is it worth joining the Network for me?
Do you enjoy learning from and with other coffee geeks like yourself? In our community, we don’t make a distinction between professionals or enthusiastic home brewers. In fact, many home brewers have more knowledge and passion than many professionals! So yes, the Network is very much for you if you want to share your experiences and learn from other people’s too.
Are all events online?
Most of them yes, to make them as accessible to as many people as possible. However, every now and then we try to organise offline events too, for instance when there’s several members headed to a coffee tradeshow or festival. There’s nothing like meeting up in real life with people you’ve gotten to know online!
I live in a different timezone, can I still join the events?
We try to accomodate for as many members as possible when we pick our event times. That means sometimes we’ll have them on the weekends, and sometimes during the week (as many of our members work weekendshifts as baristas). In terms of timezones, we also change them so as many people can join as possible. However, we are a global community so a little inconvenience sometimes is inevitable. Often, we do record our events and post those recordings in the community for you to rewatch at your own convenience.