The American Coffeehouse
Taught by Eve MacKnight
Eve MacKnight served as Director of Project Management at ScrollMotion, a tech start-up that has published thousands of apps to iTunes since 2008. Prior to ScrollMotion, Eve was a producer for feature films and music. She has worked with Sesame Street, National Geographic, Disney, Warner Brothers, Sony, and the NFL.
Eve is the founder of littleowl.us, a training company that advises on how to effectively manage digital projects. Eve is a certified ScrumMaster and a total media geek. For more info check out on Facebook littleow1 and follow Eve on Twitter @EveMacKnight.
In this talk, we'll first discuss the origins of coffee and coffee houses as a shared communal space.
On our world tour, we will sample different coffeehouse experiences throughout history. After that we'll dive into the United States's love affair with coffee shops, particularly in the last century: coffeehouses as a counterculture performance space in the 1950s and 1960s, the Starbucks wave, and the rise of artisanal, independently owned coffeehouses that we are seeing today.