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Hidden Influencers: How Root Capital Is Expanding The Lens on Women in Agriculture, by Michael Sheridan – CRS Coffeelands Blog
The latest Root Capital issue brief is focused on women it calls “hidden influencers” in rural enterprises — not the women managers at the top of the pyramid nor the rank-in-file women farmers and farmworkers at its base who seem to be the subject of so much discussion in policy and corporate circles these days, but the women working as accountants, field officers, agronomists and in other “less conspicuous” roles in the middle of the pyramid. Although it doesn’t use the popular term, Root Capital clearly seems to see these women as “intrapreneurs” with what it calls “outsized influence” within their respective enterprises – influence that can be used to increase rates of women’s participation and leadership in those same enterprises.
By shining some light on the role of mid-level women influencers lost in the shadows of their organizations’ leaders and the sheer numbers of women at the base of the pyramid, Root Capital seems to be reflecting a bit of its own gestalt
Special Porcelain Set for Coffee Connoisseurs, PR Newswire
The Café Sommelier collection claims to have the perfect cup for every coffee specialty. KAHLA is the first manufacturer to meet the growing demand for perfect coffee with a sophisticated offering. Renowned coffee sommelier Michael Gliss was won over to this concept. Together with selected coffee roasters and baristas he defined the professional’s requirements and expectations of the ultimate coffee set.Barbara Schmidt, the multi-award winning porcelain designer, added the final touches to the jointly produced specifications. With classical looks, her innovative forms bring the experience of crema, aroma and taste to the fore. Schmidt is pleased that “Café Sommelier brings the best out of great coffee.”
KAHLA is THE designer-brand amongst German porcelain manufacturers, as evidenced by its 80 international awards for product design. Founded in 1844, the Kahla porcelain works, based in Thuringia, has been in family ownership since 1994, and employs around 300 staff. Its range includes household and hotel porcelain as well as “made in Germany” promotional gifts. Manufacture follows the strictest ecological considerations.
Lafayette’s Precision Pours: From farm to cup to a mobile coffee bar, by Alicia Wallace – Daily Camera Boulder County Business
Brice Young developed a taste for the craft coffee industry while in Kansas City, and the Boulder native decided to bring
his newly unearthed passion back home in a unique way.
Last year, Young put a couple hundred bucks toward supplies and materials and then constructed a mobile coffee bar with his father. By November, Young’s Precision Pours mobile coffee bar was up and running.
“It’s important to me that people understand my farm-to-cup philosophy,” following the trail of the individuals who planted, picked, dried, distributed and roasted the beans,” he said. “There’s just all these key little elements that have to be right, and treated right.
If you lose that, you lose the essence of fair trade and free trade and humanity.
Trek On Over to Scarlet City Espresso Bar for Stellar Coffee and Sci-Fi Goodness, by Jenny Oh – Bay Area Bites
Once an empty storage unit that sat vacant for several years, Scarlet City Espresso Bar has transformed the dormant lot into a wonderful, whimsical new cafe now open in Emeryville at the corner of Adeline and Yerba Buena Avenue. Step into its doors and you’ll walk into a sleek, spacious establishment with stunning Art Deco-meets-Asimov decor. The careful attention to its sci-fi themed design details is apparent in its futuristic furnishings that range from slick black leather tables, gleaming acrylic stools, planetary-esque light fixtures and miniature spaceship replicas dangling above the counter. Even the central counter’s unique arrow shape was inspired by the Star Trek communicator badge. There’s also plans to have outdoor seating along once they receive approval.
The name of their venture was carefully chosen in order to “evoke a feminine, yet powerful, and perhaps a little rebellious, image of a city in the future, a city that had survived the apocalypse, a city that was poised to rebuild itself, and thrive in the midst of the destruction and rubble of the breakdown of systems which supported not only human life, but coffee.”
Here are the professions that glug the most coffee, Pressat Blog
Out of the 10,000 professionals who were included in a survey conducted by Pressat, 85 per cent said they drink at least three cups of coffee a day, and nearly 70 per cent admitted that their working ability would be affected without a daily mug of coffee.
It seems that drinking coffee is a necessity on the job in a wide variety of professions. The highest consumers, sinking over four cups daily, were those with stressful careers: journalists consumed the most, followed closely by police officers and teachers. Could it be that being overstretched or working late pushed the workforce to consume more caffeine?
featured photo credit: Mr. Darren Baldwin via photopin cc
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