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APR-MAY 2019

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Mayra and Jesse use their Back of the Yards Coff ee Co. retail space to pay homage to their community every chance they get. For example, each of those red cups a ached to the wall behind them stands for a person who donated at least $200 to the Kickstarter Mayra and Jesse organized to get the company up and running. And speaking of cups, we just had to ask them about those beautiful mugs Mayra and Jesse are holding in this photo and on the cover. "Those are our ollas de barro," Mayra told us of the mugs, which she imports from Mexico to use at the shop. "Our famous Cafe de Olla is a traditional Latin American coff ee drink that is brewed in large clay pots along with many spices, so we serve that drink in small clay pots to keep that tradition." 67

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