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Connecting Over Coffee Worldwide

A new social network called “Over Coffee” has finally gone live. Built from the basic principle that “anyone can sit over a cup of coffee, and anything can happen,” a growing number of people worldwide are getting to know each other over coffee.


(Tel Aviv Jaffa, Israel) February 14, 2012 -- After months of idea generation and website development, a new social network called “Over Coffee” has finally gone live. Built from the basic principle that “anyone can sit over a cup of coffee, and anything can happen,” a growing number of people from all over the world are starting to get to know each other via Over Coffee. While the online community is just starting out, it’s already attracting diverse individuals, from college students, coffee shop owners, to writers and backpack travelers. With members currently hailing from the United States, Canada, Switzerland, England, Israel, Palestine, Nepal, and the Philippines, Over Coffee plans to continue to expand and in the near future, open up a bricks and mortar coffeehouse to bring the online activity, personalities, and stories to life.
For Jessica Jaffe, the young founder of Over Coffee, coffee and the act of sharing a cup of coffee with someone have deep seeded roots and potentially far-reaching effects. “So many relationships, adventures, and experiences are founded or nurtured over coffee. There are so many wonderfully small, yet profound moments that take place over a warm Cup of Joe. I want to remind people of this and bring people together, online and also in person,” says Jaffe.
Over Coffee is a unique social network in that it has more than the usual profiles, walls, and photo album functionality. Everyone can write their own personal stories regarding coffee and life, and many of the personal stories become featured posts in the popular section of the site, “Coffee Stories.” Additionally, Over Coffee offers editorial pieces on different coffee drinks, their backgrounds, customs, and how to make the coffees in our own homes.  It fits well in an atmosphere honors all cultures and promotes diversity and peer-to-peer learning. To help people move from interacting online to meeting at a local coffee shop, there is also a map of the world where anyone can add their favorite coffee shop. Separate from this social aspect of the site, there is also a shop where users can browse and purchase coffee beans, coffee makers, mugs, and even coffee related t-shirts and fun gifts.  
Through Facebook, Twitter, and word of mouth, Over Coffee has already making its way into the blogosphere. Jaffe has been interviewed by Crystal King at and contributed content to “Coffee Talk Magazine” and “Daily Shot of Coffee” website. The facebook fanpage has already grown to over 350 fans and the users of the site are truly unique and interesting. One member is the owner of Coffee Sock Company, another is a Palestinian looking to meet Israelis, and another backpacker traveling around the world. Over Coffee welcomes people from all over the world and is interested in giving a platform to those who love coffee and want to share part of themselves “over coffee.” At a time when technological advances and massive social networks are changing the way we communicate and move through life, Over Coffee attempts to bring us back to the coffee table, where we can truly take the time to enjoy each other and connect. 


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