100% of sales from this coffee will be donated to the Black Food Sovereignty Coalition.
Black Food Sovereignty Coalition (BFSC) is a member-based organization working in solidarity with Black, Indigenous, and POC (BIPOC) growers, policy makers, advocates, and educators to stabilize food systems infrastructure for marginalized communities in the Pacific Northwest. BFSC evolved from the foundational work of Mudbone Grown, Beyond Black CDC, POIC, We Grow, the Coalition for Prosperity of the People, and other culturally-grounded grassroots initiatives and organizations focused on food justice. Founded in 2018, BFSC serves as a collaboration hub, working alongside established justice driven efforts to support existing community initiatives, strengthen community food systems, transform cultural spaces, and conserve resources.
BFSC's Key Goals and Strategies
The primary goal of BFSC is to support building strong organizational governance, land justice, and program development networks throughout the Pacific Northwest focused on three core areas:
Food: Provide healthy, culturally relevant food, grown by our community members, to meet the nutritional needs of Black people. Build leadership capacity among our network to advance equitable policy/systems change and spur the development of a resilient regional food system.
Place: Reclaim our right to thrive in any neighborhood by connecting people to place and the opportunities that the place provides; increasing the self-reliance of Black people in meeting the food needs of their communities through stewardship of land resources.
Wealth: Deconstruct barriers to wealth creation within our communities and build foundations for wealth creation in the Black community through food and place; create innovative marketing strategies that mutually benefit Black food producers and Black consumers
At Water Avenue Coffee Co., we stand with those who are working to dismantle the social and political injustices that are faced by the black community everyday. We wouldn’t be staying true to our core values if we aren’t willing to do the work and continue to educate ourselves and our community on what we can do to help and better each other. We are thinking critically about what more we can do—as a company and as individuals—to support in this critical moment. We promise to continue to listen and use our platform as a way of supporting and standing by the BIPOC community. We hope you know this is just the beginning in our effort to continue to educate ourselves to do better each day.
This blend contains coffee from the Limmu Kossa Estate in Ethiopia and Finca Ayutepeque in El Salvador.