Illustration by Julia Wu
Fellow Products, a leader in coffee product design, created the ComeTogether.Coffee platform, a place where cafés are highlighted so consumers can support businesses financially.
Now that COVID-19 has majorly impacted business across the country, the platform is now also a place where consumers can visit to donate and purchase from cafes affected by the pandemic.
Alongside Glitter Cat, Mage, and Go Fund Bean, cometogether.coffee will encourage supporting businesses across the country during this time.
There are two ways to donate: to the ComeTogether Cafe Fund or GoFundBean, which supports hourly coffee professionals.
The ComeTogether Cafe Fund will focus on supporting small specialty coffee cafés and businesses with 100% of the fund reserved for those who self-identify as being a member of an underrepresented or marginalized group in the coffee industry, including but not limited to: BIPOC, disabled, LGBTQIA+, womxn, and racial and ethnic minorities. Additionally, 50% of the fund is reserved for Black-owned/co-owned businesses.
Applications for the first cohort are due Monday, August 31. Each month will be a new cohort.