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We are a group of women of color baristas based in Oakland, California who are former employees of the company Equator Coffees. One month ago, we collectively resigned our employment by walk out. On the day of, we issued a brief statement to our local regular customer base, out of respect for the ways they have supported us and the ways we have been able to support them.

Since then, we have felt the pressing need to issue another statement, this one to the specialty coffee industry specifically. We speak as coffee professionals. We care deeply about all that specialty…

Signed, TBF

We are group of non-White coffee professionals prioritizing our emotional well-being and speaking truths to power. @signedtbf

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