Welcome to the The Coffeewoman. We’re overwhelmed by the positive response and in awe of so many others stepping forward, shining a light on and giving voice to issues of diversity and inclusion. There are some brave and beautiful stories coming forward. We seem to be at an important point in time—the right convergence of technology and a will for equality.

Yet stepping out, speaking up, or even just making the simple choices that aren’t “the norm”, can be daunting. Unfortunately, there is a lot of cynicism in the world. This week, in addition to The Coffeewoman posts, we’re inspired by this piece as a reminder of why cynics exist…because it’s easy. It’s far easier to sit back and wait for “purity and perfection” and much harder to do good work in a complicated world.

Which, is why we’re “…interested in the people who love the world more, and in what they have to tell us, which varies from day to day, subject to subject.”  It’s why we’re encouraging and supporting coffee professionals to step out, speak up, and do whatever you need to do. We’re not waiting for purity and perfection, we support you now.

Laila & Tracy

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