In just a little over two months, the Coffee Party movement has evolved into a media powerhouse. Viewed as a less emotional, more left-leaning competitor to the Tea Party, the Coffee Party continues to draw the attention of concerned citizens seeking a new vision for American politics.
As of March 31, the Coffee Party had racked up the following impressive stats:
1. 192,850 fans on Facebook
2. 1,486,586 unique pageviews on their website
3. 205,627 views on 28 Youtube videos
4. Coverage on CNN, C-SPAN, FOX News, Rachel Maddow Show, New York Times, Washington Post, and US News and World Report
On April 10, the Coffee Party will be participating in a round-table discussion at Harvard University to critique institutional corruption, foster civic participation, and propose more effective public governance.
What remains to be seen is whether or not the Coffee Party is able to translate an intellectual movement into an action-oriented game changer in the political arena.
Currently bent on reforming the system from within, it is sure to face strong headwinds from an entrenched two-party duopoly, as well as a highly motivated, renegade Tea Party movement.