As weeks turn into months of social distancing, small businesses continue to struggle to stay afloat. In order to ensure coffee shops don’t close their doors forever, now more than ever, it is important to buy local. Big coffee chains will make it out of this pandemic – many small cafés won’t.
Introducing Brewed at a Distance – a one-person journey to support local coffee shops during these turbulent times. Through this series, I will be discussing the changes cafés have had to make, their menu offerings, and ways to support them. While my contribution may be small, I hope it inspires you to continue supporting the local businesses around you during this time. I cannot imagine Toronto without the local cafés and small businesses that bring this city to life; I hope that with our collective support, this fear won't become a reality.
Although it is unlikely you too will be able to visit all the coffee shops covered in this series, I encourage you to visit these cafés once non-essential travel is safe. I cannot wait to sit, chat, and go on coffee dates in them once this is all over.
You have probably heard this time and time again, but please - stay safe, stay home except when necessary, and do not leave the house if you are feeling unwell.
Keep an eye out for new posts weekly. I look forward to seeing you all on the other side of this. Until then, keep up with me on Instagram and share your local coffee journeys with me.