In this post, we summarise what we have been doing over the last few months. This includes our actions in response to the Black Lives Matter protests, recent App updates, shipping expansion, and our ongoing Instagram Live sessions.
Black Lives Matter Work and Donations
In the wake of the national and international Black Lives Matter marches, we spoke about our planned actions in support of those protestors. This included making a series of donations to nonprofit organizations such as the Redeemer Center for Life and Dream Defenders. We also supported other coffee focused projects, including supporting Black coffee professionals. You can read more about this here.
Read more details about our initial plan to support the Black Lives Matter movement and find our list of organizations and resources in this post here.
Giveaway and Winners
Along with some of our action plans to help support the Black Lives Matters movement, we wished to also get our international coffee community involved. In response, we established a special matching fundraiser giveaway that chose three winners randomly with multiple ways to enter.
We came together with NotNeutral, Baratza, and Espro, we put together three exclusive giveaway brew kits built with some of the best equipment around. The giveaway raised funds via GoFundMe to support the Redeemer Center for Life, Colors of Change, and the Equal Justice Initiative.
The lucky winners, Aurelian M., Kartikeya N., and JT W, came from across three continents and have their prize packs on the way.
We’ve recently updated several of our iOS and Android apps. Many of these applications can help to enhance your brewing experience.
Recently updated apps include Acaia Updater (iOS), Acaia Coffee (iOS), Brewguide CN, and Brewmaster.
These improvements also included a large migration of information to a brand new database. Due to the switch over, we strongly recommend making sure that all your Acaia apps are up to date with the latest available versions.
You can see the details of these updates to all our applications, including all previous, here at our Help Center.
Broadening our Shipping Across Europe
In April of this year, we were delighted to announce the launch of our European webshop. Early in June, we expanded the shipping of your favorite Acaia products to a total of 16 countries across the European continent.
We now ship directly to Belgium, France, United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Monaco, San Marino, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania, Serbia, and Slovakia.
Don’t see your country? You can find a directory of our trusted international resellers on our Where to Buy page here.
Instagram Lives on YouTube
Over the last few weeks, we've been sharing our Instagram platform with a number of experts over a range of specialties. These lives have covered topics such as coffee brewing, barista competitions, marketing, and self-care, among many others. We have also been the ins and out of our products in our focused Tech Talks with Customer Support Lead Tony. You can find many of these discussions on both our IGTV and our Youtube channel.