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Special Report Covid Coffee Chronicles Episode 078 MochaBox Coffee The 10th Person

Released Friday, 28th August 2020
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Special Report Covid Coffee Chronicles
Episode 78
MochaBox Coffee
Washington DC
The 10th Person
https://www.mochabox.com/
This week we are talking to the owners of MochaBox Coffee, in Washington DC. Floyd Sartin & Harlin Thomas ll.
From the east-side of Detroit to the nation’s capital, how did these two decide to “see it and be it” The owner’s of MochaBox Coffee made their childhood dreams of success into reality.
Not that there weren’t a few obstacles placed in their path along the way.
With drugs and gangs in the neighborhood’s they grew up in, what are the statistical chances for success? Does it make a difference who you surround yourself with? Each separately decided to change their trajectory, and with that move the “coffee world” is better for it.This week we hear all about breaking into the coffee business with no previous background in java.
Let’s start with their homage and a coffee brand name entering into their origin story. The Black Bottom area in Detroit, was originally named by early French colonial settlers for the dark, fertile topsoil found in the area. More importantly to our story it later became a thriving entrepreneurial black community, a cultural musical and business hub. That brings us to the MochaBox connection and their roast Black Bottom, that pays homage to their Detroit roots and that period of time. “Lively” medium dark, floral notes,and hints of honey, designed for everybody. Detroit you should be proud! Rwanda, Columbia, and Haiti, see how they decided to choose the green beans that bring people back for more. Direct vs Fair Trade what about the farmers? What do you want your coffee purchase to go towards?
Dark and Lovely, Black Bottom, or Haiti Blue? How about all three. This week’s episode will help you refine your palate while learning from these “ coerced “ roasters what you should be drinking.
Subscription coffee service to roasting and “pop ups”. Building, pivoting, and adapting to Covid-19, and racial and social injustice issues with this fabulous AfricanAmerican small business. They are clearly bound for entrepreneurial success. With multiple college degrees between them, how easy was it to get started, and still what did they learn in a panel discussion that tells us all a lot about the coffee industry, subtle racism and the lack of inclusivity!
From college experience, wing men, aspirations and how actually studying can help you graduate. Would you change religions for a date?
If you surround yourself with 9 successful people who will be the 10th person?
Make sure to check out this week’s playlist for MochaBox on Spotify,to hear musical selections from our guests.
https://spoti.fi/2YIUBTo
As a special bonus for a limited time use code Crosscountry20 when you buy your java at MochaBox!!
Listen to Coffee Facts this week as we ask what exactly is a “pop up”?
Join us for Literary Latte where Floyd and Harlin share their favorite books, and why they are significant.
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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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