How CoffeePLUG is Using Technology to Support Black and Brown Communities in the Global Supply Chain

When Nikisha Bailey and Matthew Nam traveled to Colombia last May to judge a coffee competition with some of the biggest stakeholders in the industry, they realized they were the only Black and brown people in the group.

The duo, who run Philly-based Win Win Coffee, took the opportunity to encourage these experts to work with more Black and brown coffee farmers.

Eventually, Nam said, they were able to aggregate 400 Afro-Colombian farmers who had not previously been on the radar for Colombian coffee trade.