One of the biggest reasons we are excited about our move is that when we’re operating at a larger scale, we can be that much more intentional about where the food and drink we serve in the cafe comes from.
The most exciting development on this front: our partnership with Thread Coffee, which became a part of the Red Emma’s family of projects this December, and which will be roasting delicious fair trade coffee in the new location. Thread’s model (and ours) is based on transparent relations with the farmers behind the coffee beans; listen to our new roasters talk about the politics of coffee and solidarity in the video below:
Wow! Thanks to everyone who has donated so far, we’ve passed our first milestone, and can start the process of ordering our new coffee roaster!
Now, we need another $4,000 to be able to get our commercial stove; remember, you can’t spend a Sunday morning eating vegan pancakes in the worker-owned radical bookstore and restaurant if we don’t have the money to buy a stove—-spread the word!
We’re really excited that we’ve raised over $6,000 so far; and that over ninety people have already pitched in to help get the new Red Emma’s off the ground.
But we’re going to need to reach a lot more people if we’re going to make our goal of $50,000 in the next 27 days. If you’ve already contributed, please take a minute to share this campaign with your friends, colleagues, and comrades!