On The Front Lines: Mask-Based Harassment in the Cafe

Once the pandemic began and baristas remained on the front lines, they became the de facto enforcers of mask mandates. Eight baristas tell us about the arguments, hostility, and harassment they endured behind the…
by RJ Joseph | July 11, 2022

Rwanda’s Oldest Tea Factory Has Changed Hands: What Does That Mean?

Farmers in Rwanda were given 100% ownership of the Mulindi Tea Factory by private owners. Twenty-eight years after a horrific genocide tore apart the country, this deal is an example of real empowerment that…
by Likam Kyanzaire | July 8, 2022

A Brief History of Coffee In Revolution

The stimulating effects of caffeine have done more than help people through long work days. All over the world, coffee has played a part in challenging the status quo.
by Valorie Clark | June 29, 2022

Big Time Changes: Redefining Spot Coffee

Spot coffee—green, unroasted beans purchased from a warehouse—is often regarded as inferior. But is that really the case?
by Michelle Maisto | June 23, 2022

Haiti: A Story of Revolution and Inspiration at Origin

Haitian coffee producers continue to work tirelessly to improve the quality of their coffee production. Haiti’s story is one of revolution and inspiration.
by David & Gaïna Dávila | June 16, 2022

Trade Winds

There’s a step usually left out when informing the consumer of all the varied aspects of the coffee supply chain, a step that is so ubiquitous in modern trade that it is barely thought…
by Fionn Pooler | June 8, 2022

A Look Back On Unions: How History Informs The Current Wave of Collective Action in Coffee

For sectors of the coffee industry considering how the power of collective bargaining might improve their lives, it's worth looking at the history of US unions.
by Valorie Clark | May 26, 2022

The Myth of Congolese Coffee

Congolese coffee has historically been absent from most coffee roasters’ menus—but may soon become a go-to in America because of its unique versatility.
by Jim Ngokwey | May 13, 2022

Torque Coffee’s New Proportional Pricing Model Ensures Equity 

Coffee pricing is a complex issue—Torque Coffee looks to build equity through a simple, proportional pricing model.
by Valorie Clark | May 12, 2022

Blockchain Benefits Coffee Farmers

The high-tech innovation transforms how coffee goes from farm to cup—and ensures growers unprecedented supply chain transparency.
by Jodi Helmer | October 26, 2020