Degentrification Fanny Pack
“This problem of poverty,” Dr. King says, “is not only seen in the class division between the highly developed industrial nations and the so-called underdeveloped nations; it is seen in the great economic gaps within the rich nations themselves.”
- MLK, Nobel Peace Prize lecture, December 11, 1964
Honoring the legacy of MLK is about more than quoting niceties. Truly honoring his legacy means continuing his work, and the issue that was on his heart before he was taken from us, was addressing economic inequity, and not just abroad but locally as well. This means degentirfying our coffee, our pallet, our purchasing patters, and our aesthetic. This means supporting business of color, and not jus their cash crops. This means help communities secure the bag, before we ask them to change its contents for hipster demographics.
What would happen if cxffeeculture loved people of color as much as it loved their cash crops?What if we cared for and celebrated single-origin people as much as we celebrated single-origin coffee? We believe coffee can be a force for good in our communities, not just in spite of them. We believe that coffee is not just FROM communities of color, but it can be FOR them too. The profits, the aesthetic, the job opportunities, the empowerment, the and most importantly the vibe. All these can be tools to deepen the ties in our communities, rather than displace them. Coffee can do more than stimulate the minds of folks who consume it; we imagine it can stimulate the economy of the communities it’s in as well.
Made in collaboration with the homies at @departmentfobrewology, These Fannie packs are dedicated to spreading the possibility, the aesthetic, and the message that coffee is not just FROM communities of color, but FOR can for us well. They’re super limited, and currently enroute from the manufacturers in China. Barring any covid craziness, we expect they’ll get here in the middle of February, and they’ll go pretty quick. If you wanna call dibs on before they’re sold out, preorders go from now till Jan 30th. Secure the bag, and keep that cxffeeblack ✊🏿