What we’re about
C.O.F.F.I.E. Is an acronym meaning "Connecting Friends For In-town Events".
My name is Roderick Smith. I am the owner/organizer of this amazing group, and I love visiting coffeehouses; so much so, that I bought my own shop in March of 2009 and operated it for nearly 2 years. Although my coffee shop is now closed, my passion and love for coffee, conversation, networking, and the arts still drives me. This meetup group is exploding with events which exemplify these passions!
If you're the kind of person who likes to hang out at indie coffeehouses, enjoys great poetry & spoken-word, loves live music performances (as a performer or fan), or you want to meet other interesting, diverse, like-minded people for intelligent conversation over coffee and dessert, then C.O.F.F.I.E. is for you
We have networking meetups, coffee-talks, latte-art contests, open-mics, and stimulating discussions on subjects like: Politics; Socio-economic issues; cultural, racial, and relationship conflicts and solutions, and information about where to go and what to do in Atlanta!
The group features several monthly meetings you don't want to miss. Most notable are "The Gathering" held on 4th Thursdays each month on the patio of Cafe Intermezzo, and the "Do You Lyric Lounge" open-mic event, hosted by the charismatic LadyVee DaPoet on the 2nd Saturday of each month at HodgePodge Coffeehouse & Gallery.
This is your opportunity to connect with the fastest-growing arts and professional networking meetup group in Atlanta. You will not be disappointed..just read some of the Group Reviews!
Upcoming events (4+)See all
- Sweet Auburn Music Festival: Art Out Loud ATL is hosting!!320 Irwin St NE, Atlanta, GA
Join us at the Main Stage of Sweet Auburn Music Festival for Quality Live Entertainment!
FREE family friendly event
Location: 320 Irwin Street
11:00-11:35 am: DJ set by CEO Allen Pough
11:35: Vendors 60 sec business pitch
12pm: Fashion Show
12:05 pm: M3 - Atlanta's Boy Band
12:35pm: Zion Joy
12:45: Legendary Nedge
More info: sweetauburnmusicfest.com
- Poetry vs Hip Hop - 8 Year Anniversary Celebration!City Winery Atlanta, Atlanta, GA$20.00
Tickets are selling out FAST!!!
Sunday, October 8th City Winery Atlanta
As Stage Manager for this fantastic production, I highly suggest you GET YOUR SEAT ASAP!!
SUN OCT 8th - Poetry vs. Hip-Hop Live! 8yr Anniversary show!
Featuring Live Music by @phillippiawilliams
Hip-Hop Feature @translee
Comedian Comedian @btuckcomedy
- The Poetry vs. Hip-Hop
battle for $1500
- Poetry Captain: @shebarz_
Hip-Hop Captain: @thakingroscoe
Choose a side!
- Hosted by Grammy Nominated Poet Queen Sheba
x Emmy Award Winner @bluzbluzbluz
Co-Hosted by @jamellow
- Mood Music @djcrowns
Live Painting by @seanmulkeyarts
Queen Sheba @thequeensheba
Shebarz @shebarz_ - Captain!
Kito Fortune @kitofortune
Glennwood Urbz @glennwoodurbz5
Bluz - @bluzbluzbluz
Dreek Jones - @thakingroscoe – Captain!
Larry Dubb - @therealarrydubb
Chris - @wavegodchris
Dedric - @prosepicasso
*Poetry vs. Hip-Hop is Federally trademarked. Please create your own dope show
PvHH Attorney: Kyle Paske Roswell, GA
- The Poetry vs. Hip-Hop
- Art Out Loud-ATL Open Mic Variety ShowWestview Maker Space, Atlanta, GA$10.00
Be Bold and Be Heard - Live Your ART OUT LOUD!!
You are cordially invited to the Art Out Loud ATL Open Mic.
When: Saturday, October 14th
Doors open/open mic list sign up: 5:30 pm
Show: 6 to 8 pm
Hosted by: LadyVee DaPoet
Original Music provided by: Allen Pough Productions, Entertainment Music Group
Featuring: Multi-Talented Performing Artist, Taqwa The Edutainer
Location: Westview Maker Space / 1554 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. ATL
Cost: to support the feature artist and the venue, audience members and performers are asked to purchase a $10 ticket per person in advance. Cashapp, Paypal or Cash ticket purchases are also available at the door for $15 per person.
Discount Entry advance tickets here: https://artoutloudopenmicoct2023.eventbrite.com
Our stage welcomes open mic artists of various genres: spoken word, musicians, singers, actors/actresses with dramatic monologues, conscious hip hop artists, and anyone with unique talent to share.
Sign up sheet is at the door from 5:30 to 6 pm
DO YOU to the FULLEST!!
FREE limited parking at the lot next to the venue.
Grab your ticket ASAP - it's time to REIGNITE your Creative Passion!
- Upscale Expressions: Giving Back in Style! - Spoken Word/Live Music EventThe Dawn Event Center, Atlanta, GA$15.00
Upscale Expressions: Giving Back in Style!
Spoken Word / Live Music Event
Ticket link: givingbackinstyleoct2023.eventbrite.com
Partial proceeds benefit Liftupatlanta.org
Dress to Impress!! We're Showing Out for this Event!!
Performing Artists Scheduled to Appear:
- Singer, Amber Kristine
- Hip Hop Artist, Maurice the Ghetto Decon
- Poet, Lloyd Dotson
- Poet/Singer, Mz. Dawn
- Poet, Keyana the Artist
- Spoken Word Artist/Dancer/Model, is0lated Beauty
- Spoken Word Artist/Singer, Rose Mincey of Toucharose
- Singer/Songwriter/Musician, Doug Berry
- Singer/Freestyle Artist, JB Edify Burnett
- Spoken Word Artist/Singer, Pasheena Nicole
Featured Artist: Spoken Word Artist, B Rockstar
Hosted by: LadyVee DaPoet
Original Music by: CEO Allen Pough
Cost: $15 in advance or $20 (cash or credit) at the door and online on the day of the event
>>>>Ticket link: givingbackinstyleoct2023.eventbrite.com
FREE Parking in the Atlanta West Business Center parking lot
Food / beverages will be onsite for sale during the event provided by The Dawn Event Center
Got Talent? There will be a LIMITED open mic open to the first 5 performers to sign the list at the door at 5:30 pm. Live your ART OUT LOUD!!
Since 2011, the Lift Up Atlanta organization has helped thousands of people in need with basic needs such as food, clothing, shelter, school supplies, educational services, warm wear etc. With your help, they can continue their work in the community and bring hope to thousands more!
Thank you, in advance, for supporting this fantastic cause!