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Celebrating Juneteenth – Inclusivity in the Coffee Industry

June 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Free

On Juneteenth week, we invite you to join us and Edward McFields, owner of NoirePack Inc. and member of Seattle Good Business Network, as we discuss with Boon Boona‘s owner Efrem Fesaha and Campfire Coffee Co’s founder Quincy Henry about the barriers of entry for minorities in the coffee business, the ins and outs of operating a coffee enterprise, community service, and advice to BIPOC entrepreneurs looking to pursue a career in the coffee industry.

Seattle is notably the epicenter for various specialty coffee roasters. A city recognized by its star lineup of specialty roasters, not to mention Seattle, is headquarters to Starbucks and Peet’s Coffee. Over the years, specialty coffee has become a significant part of Seattle’s identity, and the city has created its own coffee culture.

However, the coffee community, though, reflects neither the diversity of the origins of coffee nor the pluralism of the city. This is not solely in Seattle, but it cascades to other major coffee cities in America. Nevertheless, there are hidden jewels in this coveted industry shifting the discourse surrounding this popular beverage. We’re excited to get to talk with two of these industry leaders!


When:
 Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 10 – 11 am
Where: Zoom – Online
Cost: Free
How to Register: Please sign up HERE


Enjoy a great cup of coffee from Boona Boona and Campfire Coffee Co during the event!

Order The Northwest pack including both Boona Boona and Campfire Coffee Co or the Let’s Go Camping pack featuring three roasts from Campfire Coffee Co.

Each $27 pack comes with three 4 oz bags of coffee.

Order your sampling pack from Noirepack Inc. by June 10th in order to receive your pack prior to the event. 


Emcee: 

Edward McFields | CEO & Founder of NoirePack Inc.

NoirePack a small start-up based out of Seattle whose primary mission is to deliver the Black coffee experience to your home highlighting freshly roasted coffee from America’s Premier Black Artisan Roasters bringing you a diaspora of America’s best-hidden gems.

NoirePack Inc. is proud to work with Boon Boona and Campfire Coffee Co. in shifting the discourse surrounding this popular beverage one cup at a time.


Panelists:
Efrem Fesaha | CEO & Founder of Boon Boona

Seattle is America’s coffee capital. Coffee is the sun that energizes this overcast city. Even though Starbucks holds the reigns of the coffee scene in Seattle, many local roasters and independent cafes are making a name for themselves as some of the best coffee roasters in the U.S., and Boon Boona Coffee is no exception.

“Boon” and “Boona,” both meaning “coffee” in different East African languages. And at Boon Boona, they are committed to sharing the unique coffee and coffee traditions of this region — and to supporting coffee growers and our local community in the process. So if you are looking for the best collection of East African coffees, look no further. Boon Boona has them all. 

NoirePack Inc. is proud to work with Boon Boona in shifting the discourse surrounding this popular beverage one cup at a time.

If you are in the Seattle area, be sure to visit and support Boon Boona Coffee’s newest location in Capitol Hill or their central hub in Renton.

 

Quincy Henry | CEO & Founder of Campfire Coffee Co

America’s only open flame “Campfire style” coffee roaster, honoring the age-old tradition of roasting over a wood flame. Black, Veteran, and Woman-Owned, Campfire Coffee.

They roast fair trade coffee over a campfire with Pacific Northwest native woods. Yes, you heard that right! The way people did it for hundreds, maybe thousands of years before industrial roasters became a thing. This lost fire roasting art is challenging to get down, but the taste is so worth it. Just imagine a cozy coffee roast sitting around the fire pit, sharing laughs and memories. That’s Campfire Coffee!

Details

Date:
June 16
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
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Venue

Online – Zoom
WA

Organizer

Seattle Good Business Network
Email:
info@seattlegood.org
Website:
www.seattlegood.org
Community Capital
Local Food (Seattle Restaurant Week and/or Good Food Forum)
Northwest Sewn
Peoples Economy Lab
Seattle Good Business Directory
Seattle Made
Sustainability / Circular Economy
Youth