Coffee People Zine is a beautifully curated collection of writing and art by creatives in the coffee community.
Issue 10 features work exclusively by Black coffee creatives*. Painting, photography, poetry, short stories, illustrations, music, and other work by brilliant artists in the coffee industry. This zine showcases the multi-dimensionality of baristas, roasters, Q graders, community leaders, café owners, and other coffee professionals around the world.
Coffee People hired an Executive Editor, Korie "KP" Pickett, to put this issue together. Here's a bit from KP:
"This issue is important to me because I got to celebrate and honor a product that has changed my life for the better. Coffee has brought so many incredible people into my life and this issue proved that 10 times over.
I’m excited for issue 10 to be released to the world because it genuinely shows and celebrates magic that can be found within the coffee industry; from the people that farm, to the people that make, to the people that consume. This issue is filled with dreams past, present and future and I’m excited for readers to experience them first hand."
*Profits from the sale of these bandanas will go directly to Cxffeeblack's Free First Sip program, where they offer free coffee every day to any community member in their neighborhood. The Free First Sip program welcomes Black people to enjoy beautiful coffees grown and roasted by Black people all over the world.
Memphis-based Cxffeeblack is a multi-media operation with a physical location, online sales of coffee and apparel, and music created by its founder, Bartholomew Jones. Through many channels, Cxffeeblack promotes the Black history, present and future of coffee. The coffee plant hails from Ethiopia and the beverage is a Black invention, yet Black people in the US are too often shut out from the coffee industry.
In Cxffeeblack's words, "We want to help folks learn to appreciate coffee in itself, as a micro metaphor for our need to appreciate black people, not just the culture and art they create."
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