100% of sales from this coffee will be donated to APANO (Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon)
*Water Avenue Coffee Co. is not an affiliated entity with APANO. We are an independent effort donating proceeds.
From APANO's website:
MISSION — APANO unites Asians and Pacific Islanders to build power, develop leaders, and advance equity through organizing, advocacy, community development, and cultural work.
VISION — We envision a just world where Asians and Pacific Islanders and communities who share our aspirations and struggles have the power, resources, and voice to determine our own futures, and where we work in solidarity to drive political, social, economic, and cultural change.
Self Determination: We build the political, social, economic, and cultural power our communities need to thrive. We use our power to shape decisions and pursue intersecting forms of justice in order to create a vibrant, inclusive, and equitable world for all.
Solidarity: We believe relationships are sources of strength, support, and power. We are committed to listening to allies, partners, and communities, especially those who identify as Black, Indigenous, and people of color, in their aspirations and struggles, and working together to cultivate trust and connections.
Integrity: We strive to be true to our values in our work, to be accountable to our communities, and to treat ourselves and each other with dignity and compassion.
Care: We practice care, compassion, and respect for ourselves, each other, and the earth to sustain ourselves and our efforts to uplift our community.
Belonging: We create spaces and communities where we can feel a sense of belonging, where we can be ourselves and be visible, where our stories are amplified, and where our heritage and experiences are recognized.
To donate directly to APANO, please visit their donation page.
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 every day. 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.