Onyx Coffee Lab // Public Label: Cxffeeblack
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Onyx Coffee Lab // Public Label: Cxffeeblack

This is the mantra of Cxffeeblack – a Memphis-based venture that was launched by Bartholomew Jones and Renata Henderson. Cxffeeblack is a social enterprise that seeks to reintroduce the black history of coffee into black communities and help reimagine its black future by using revenue generated from apparel, music, events, consulting work, and collaborations to invest in their community; providing opportunities for people of origin to create inspiring work.

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Rabbit Hole Roasters // Iyenga Tanzania
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Rabbit Hole Roasters // Iyenga Tanzania

slept all night in the cedar grove,i was born to ramble, born to rove,some men are searchin’ for the holy grail,but there ain’t nothin’ sweeterthan ridin’ the rails” “Cold Water,” by Tom Waits Rabbit Hole Roasters’s Iyenga Tanzania comes from the Iyenga Cooperative, near the town of Mbozi in the region of Mbeya. The cooperative […]

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MiddleCoast Brewing Company // Black Is Beautiful
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MiddleCoast Brewing Company // Black Is Beautiful

The Black Is Beautiful beer initiative is a collaborative effort amongst the brewing community and its customers, in an attempt to bring awareness to the injustices that many people of color face daily. Marcus Baskerville, Weathered Souls Brewing When Marcus Baskerville – co-owner of Weathered Souls Brewing – launched the Black Is Beautiful beer initiative, […]

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Rabbit Hole Roasters // Nicaragua La Bendicion photo by Andrew Moody
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Rabbit Hole Roasters // Nicaragua La Bendicion

The little girl just could not sleep because her thoughts were way too deepher mind had gone out for a stroll and fallen d o w n the rabbit hole. Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll Rabbit Hole Roasters, based just outside Montreal, Quebec, Canada, is a relatively new company, launched in the past couple […]

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9 Unsettling Gothic Novels of the 19th Century
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9 Unsettling Gothic Novels of the 19th Century

“The original [ Gothic novels ] focused on personalities deformed through loneliness. Ghouls, vampires, werewolves: all made, not born. But the isolation? Are even such as these ever truly alone? Perhaps the psyche has always been more complex than that, desire eternally more potent than terror. Surely, none prowl entirely in solitude.” Martyrs and Monsters, […]

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