Coffee People Zine Exclusively Features Black Creators


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Coffee People Zine will release its 10th issue on Tuesday, September 22. This issue features work exclusively by Black artists in and around the coffee industry, including a hired Executive Editor, Korie Pickett (KP).

Black creators from around the world have sent in art, poetry, short stories, photography, paintings, illustrations, and other work in a collection that showcases their unique experiences, multi-dimensionality as people, and their brilliance as creators and coffee professionals.

This is the first time that Coffee People Zine will pay contributors. Additionally, Coffee People Zine will make $0 from the sales of this issue; all sales revenue will be paid to the Black contributors of this issue, as well as two charities KP has chosen that support Black communities: The Bail Project and The Okra Project

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Can you BELIEVE this beautiful cover? I’m speechless. That look, those beans, the colors… It is perfection.⁠ Photo by Issue 10 Executive Editor @hoosierqueenkp KP. ⁠ ⁠ Check our IGTV for a little interview between Founder Kat and Exec Editor KP to learn a little more behind this image, behind-the-scenes info about putting this issue together, and how we’re paying artists for their work in this issue.⁠ ⁠ And get ready – there’s just ONE WEEK till the release of CPZ Issue 10.⁠ Pre-Orders available now (link in bio).⁠ ***All September revenue from sales will go to the artists of Issue 10. Your purchase of the zine pays Black creatives for their work in this issue! Sales after Oct 1 will go to @bailproject and @theokraproject ***

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All Issue 10 subscriptions and sales through the month of September will be divided among the artists (with a minimum of $50/artist). Sales from October 1 onward will go to the nonprofits. Subscriptions and pre-orders are available now at

Issue 10 features Black-owned coffee businesses: Cxffeeblack (Memphis, TN), Deadstock (Portland, OR), Bloom & Plume (Los Angeles, CA), Everybody’s Busy (Chicago, IL), Cam’s Coffee Creations (Winston-Salem, SC), and Hogg Batch (St Petersburg, FL). The featured Black-run coffee organizations include: Getchu Some Gear, Go Fund Bean, #BlackInBrew (@BaristaLifeLA), Coffee & Tax, Coffee Feed PDX, and Barista Coalition.

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