"A medium roast coffee with notes of apple and cinnamon. This coffee is sourced from Zapatista Communities in Chiapas, Mexico."
Tuesday, October 06, 2020
Café solidario: Brew Zapatista coffee, drink solidarity without borders
Everyday acts of living and surviving, as simple as sipping a cup of coffee, can unfold as acts of solidarity with other people who are in struggle and movement for justice and the land.
How can a cup of coffee chip away at the capitalist social-economic and political structures that have our communities — the natural world, communities of color, Indigenous women and Indigenous people, migrant workers, undocumented children, women, men and elders, queer people and African Americas — struggling under siege?
I am not talking about just any old coffee. I am talking about Zapatista-grown and harvested coffee. Zapatista coffee is produced by an autonomous community, a people standing with self-determination, on their own lands and relying on their own shoulders.
Café Sin Fronteras
I am inviting you to a cup of solidarity coffee to break down the economic barriers imposed by neoliberal capitalism. My invitation means purchasing a bag or two of Zapatista coffee that has been roasted and packaged by Oakland's own Sin Fronteras Coffee.
"It has been a wonderful challenge to stay open and still provide coffee to folks. The special thing about our coffee work, however, is that we empower folks to make their local purchase have a global impact," the owners Rocío and José wrote in an email.
Order your Zapatista coffee on-line
Pick-up your Zapatista coffee freshly roasted by Sin Fronteras Coffee at:
Akat Café Kalli
Take it from someone who has been drinking coffee since I was five years old: This coffee is bold, delicious and good any time of the day.
Sin Fronteras Coffee describes the taste:
Sign up for the Sin Fronteras Coffee newsletter here:
Tip the Chiapas Coffee Producers; https://wecoffeeup.com/coffee/oakland/coffee-near-me/coffee-shops/yachil-xojobal
Waffles & Zapatismo
If you want to join me for a cup of Zapatista coffee sometime, join the Chiapas Support Committee in a Saturday session of "Waffles & Zapatismo" where we share consciousness-raising Zapatista-inspired liberation ideas and practices AND good tasting Zapatista coffee.
Check out the CSC website for information and opportunities to take action for solidarity and justice: