1. BD Imports – an importer of coffee from sustainable coffee producing regions – president, Phyllis Johnson, takes on the question, ‘Why Aren’t African Americans more prominent in the Coffee Industry’ in the trade publication, Roast Magazine. Georgia
2. This coffee roaster releases its first woman only produced coffee – Women of Pijao – supporting farming women and single mothers. New York
3. Sometimes you need a hook up, as in coffee. Little Amps Coffee has a new hook up board where you can pay it forward with a drink for the next person in line or anyone specific at 1836 Green Street. Pennsylvania
4. Serving coffee from Myanmar, China and selling The World Atlas of Coffee II, Square Mile Coffee has collaborated with Farry Namber on a coffee scrub. Its coffee, raw sea salts, coconut and almond oil from a glass jar to your body. London, United Kingdom
5. Organized for social enterprise and to bring good food and jobs to the people, Skid Row Coffee is now open alongside Downtown LA’s Central Library. Raising awareness on housing, community events, food and yes coffee, this effort is one to pause for. DTLA, California
6. For its libations, this multi-roaster coffee shop, Morning Glass Coffee gets a feature in Imbibe magazine for its housemate drinks and adventurous food menu. Honolulu, Hawai’i
7. What do you call it when a coffee company designs a coffee bag based upon an galactic event marked by stars and skies on a specific day. Out of this world. Laketown, Colorado
8. A farmer by day and potter by night has released an exclusive set of ceramics at respective Go Get Em Tigers. Mind your collection, these at Highland Park are so pretty. Highland Park, California.
9.Fashion has the little black dress. Now, coffee has this little-big black box. Portland, Oregon.
10. This cafe, Maranui Cafe, made a cameo on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex royal tour where a roundtable of coffee and tea were the center of an important and necessary topic: mental health. Wellington, New Zealand.
11. It can be hard out here – in the corporate world of coffee for an independent. However seeing Saint Frank Coffee company turn five and thrive is heartwarming. San Francisco, California.