Barista Magazine

JUN-JUL 2019

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16 barista magazine T I P J A R COMMENTS, QUESTIONS, LOVE, AND HATE PHONE: 800.296.9108 FAX: 971.223.3659 TIPJAR@BARISTAMAGAZINE.COM Barista Mag is a leader in the coffee community for its commitment to inclu- sivity and diversity. The coffee-community organizer Adam JacksonBey [February + March 2019] and visionar- ies Mayra [Hernandez] and Jesse [Iñiguez, April + May 2019] being on the cover were simply amazing. This is hard- ly the start of your support for baristas though—we ap- preciate your company's de- votion to including people of all ethnicities and celebrating members of the LGBTQ+ and gender-nonconforming communities, too. We wanted to write this letter to thank you for many years of service to the people of all colors and shapes and sexualities that make up the coffee world. So thank you. The baristas of Peet's Coffee Granite Bay, Calif. Great interview with the guys from La Pal- ma y El Tucan. Cool that Felipe Sardi was up-front about troubles he had fi nancially before starting the farm. People brag too much or want to be seen as superheroes who have everything come easy. I respect this man very much for his honesty and the en- ergy to keep trying to make his dream come true. It's cool to see the coffee do so well in coffee championships, too. Garth Kramer Laguna Beach, Calif. Best issue [April + May 2019] yet, guys. The story about how to throw a latte art throw- down was radical. The story on the company Back of the Yards in Chicago was good, too. How they are so loyal to their neighborhood and risked everything to open a café there because they believed. The story about building your own community group ["Cul- tivating Community: How to Launch Your Own Grassroots Community Group"] was my favorite. My coworkers and I have some ideas for getting something going where we live in the Okanagan Valley because there is nothing going on here. We are inspired! Roy Macdonald Kelowna, BC, Canada I am struggling to fi gure out how to open my own coffee shop, and the article about investors ["Cashbox: Taking On Investors Without Losing Your Beans," April + May 2019] helped me a lot. This is a subject that people do not talk very much about. You hear about someone opening a café that is crazy high-end and fancy, and you wonder, "How could they afford to do that?" Because people don't talk about investors. Finally, someone did and it was Barista. Thank you for that article because it put light on some- thing I did not understand. Christine Stover Gilbert, Ariz. New Dr. Smoothie Refreshers are handcrafted from real fruit juice for maximum goodness, and made with green coffee extract for a natural jumpstart. s t t

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