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Special Report Covid Coffee Chronicles 076 Sip and Sonder For the Community For the Culture

Released Friday, 31st July 2020
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Special Report Covid Coffee Chronicles
Episode 76
Sip and Sonder
108 S Market St, Inglewood, CA 90301
For the Community For the Culture
Sonder: “the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you’ll never know existed, in which you might appear only once, as an extra sipping coffee in the background, as a blur of traffic passing on the highway, as a lighted window at dusk”. Taken from the dictionary of obscure sorrows.
This week we continue with our series on minority owned coffee business that may have been marginalized, or overlooked. We delve into some of the history of that marginalization and talk about why there aren’t more Black owned coffee shops. How far should you have to go outside your neighborhood to find them? This months cover models for Barista Magazine can fill you in.
From high powered law firms and practicing attorneys, to coffee shop owners, how does that happen? Amanda Jane Thomas and Shanita Nicolas met when they were newbie lawyers just out of law school, working at the same firm. Based on their past experiences with coffee and “coffee shops” they found through “therapy sessions” they shared a common passion. The germination of Sip and Sonder is the story of two very determined Black women, with a vision. They were determined to bring the ‘coffee shop experience” to the neighborhood and communities they loved. We also answer definitively what’s the best part of law school and where you should go to study for the Bar exam.
Do you think there are major disparities, and injustices with black businesses , and coffee shop owners in particular? And why aren’t there more great coffee stores in black and brown communities? Money skin color and prejudice, how long did it take these two Ivy League educated black lawyers to obtain a loan for their shop? What kind of effect is BLM having on Sip & Sonder now, and what is the one question from patrons that they welcome. Why is a Third Space so important to them?
Eye opening and honest discussion, with Amanda Jane and Shanita.
Listen to Coffee Facts this week as we explore the difference between direct trade vs fair trade.
Literary Latte . Amanda and Shanita their favorite books, and the significance they hold for each.
We have truly had a “sonderiztion” experience this week and we hope you both enjoy and are enlightened. For the community, for the culture all of our lives are unique.
Check out this weeks Spotify Playlist for all the songs recommend by our guests.
Stayed tuned for additional new episodes of Covid Coffee Chronicles later this month!
Remember if you have a question,or topic you want us to follow up on from this week, or any other episode of the CCCRS,we are happy to try to get that done in the segment we call Free Refills. Just leave us a message at are web-page

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