Ahh.. cafecito, a liquid hug for your brain, there’s no denying that it’s a staple in most people’s routines all over the world, and that statement is especially true when it comes to the Latinx community. Not only are there many Latin American countries on the list for the largest coffee producers in the world, but it is also doubtlessly a vital part of our culture.
In honor of National Coffee Day, we’re bringing you 3 Latinx-owned coffee companies you should try and a few serious cafecito lovers who share how you can make it.
Alright, so we can all agree that making coffee is an art form, but before we get into that, let us nudge you in the right direction of where to get the delicious coffee you need that also happens to be Latinx-owned.
Coffee Roasters was founded by Richard Cabral and Mike de la Rocha, two amazing Chicanos that play an active role in activism within the Latinx community. Their coffee is born in Veracruz and drafted in East Los Angeles, guaranteeing authenticity in their flavors. The crucial message behind their brand is to honor our ancient traditions, and so in their own words, “Our coffee comes from a place of deep respect and deep prayer.”
With female empowerment in mind, Diana Hoyos created a coffee company with the mission to “Support female leadership by organizing and promoting women-owned companies, through the entire coffee supply chain; from cultivation, exporting, importing, roasting to brand.” More than just coffee, this is a community that elevates women all over the world and gives us fantastic coffee while they’re at it – a definite Alpha Latina move.
You already know we love family-owned businesses over here. This next coffee brand was created through generations of hard work, beginning in Costa Rica, where the founders’ grandfather was a master of the art of cultivating coffee. So years later, siblings Giuliana and Stefano brought their coffee brand to the United States to share their passion for coffee.
Now that that’s settled and you have great coffee in your hands, let us know what your favorite way to enjoy a cup of coffee is on our twitter! @LuzCollective