Coffee houses in both the UK and USA historically are meeting places, obviously for coffee, but also to discuss the issues of the day normally with a business emphasis. This tradition is still active today. The ISN Coffee House occasional musings are in a similar vein discussing issues of the day.
This past week FED Chairman Jerome Powell, spoke at the Zurich University. I ( Bruce Albrecht ) attended with many others. One does not go to these events expecting to learn some new revelation although it is good to have some things confirmed and one never knows what questions might be asked from the audience.