Have a volunteer wearing a mask and gloves stand behind a table or your coffee bar to serve the coffee. Place the coffee dispenser so that it is facing the volunteer, discouraging self-serve, allowing them to quickly fill a new disposable cup with HOPE Coffee. Place the cup on the counter and allow the church member to pick it up at their convenience. Do not hand the cup to the person directly.
Be sure to use a new cup each time instead of refilling disposable cups, and do not fill cups that people have brought from home. The volunteer should not handle anything that someone has already used.
Serve no-contact condiments.
Have a second volunteer ready to dispense single-serve creamers and sweetener packets as requested by placing the creamers and sweeteners on a counter and allowing the church member to pick it up at their convenience. Do not serve creamers and sweeteners in the self-serve style or hand the packets to people directly.
Consider having a separate table with a trash can nearby where people can add the creamers and sweeteners to their HOPE Coffee without causing a social distancing issue or backing up the line for condiments.
Serve with space.
Place the coffee and creamer stations at least 8 feet apart to maintain social distancing guidelines and for faster service. Consider adding spacing guidelines on the floor to maintain social distancing while people wait in line for coffee and/or creamers. Feel free to download the HOPE Coffee Social Distancing Placards and place them 6 feet apart on your floor as an encouraging way to serve better.
Serve with cleanliness.
Place hand sanitizer stations for people to use before and after consuming their coffee. If your church isn’t ready to begin serving coffee again, consider purchasing smaller coffee packages that your church members can brew at home, like the HOPE Coffee Single Serve Cups for Keurig or 2.5 oz. packets!
Download a printable version of these guidelines to share with a friend or post in your coffee area!